Re: [CR]Houdaille Powercam Bikes

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Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 11:50:28 -0500
From: John Thompson <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: Richard McCarthy <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Houdaille Powercam Bikes
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Richard McCarthy wrote:
> A female rider in our club has one (and it's still in fantastic
> condition although she's never had it out of the conventional mode)
> Looking up info on the bike itsself, I keep seeing Houdaille-Schwinn.
> Was the bike itsself made by schwinn for houdaille? My understanding was
> that Houdaille had bought a manufacturer out with the sole purpose of
> having a mule they could test their products on.
> Those with info can e-mail me off list

AFAIK, the PowerCam is on-topic here. I think there were a number of manufacturers for PowerCam's frames -- Trek made them for a couple years in the late 70s.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA