I'm not a schwinn guy, so I don't know if they made anything for the European market. But I'm pretty sure they didn't.Thanks Falstaff. The serial number matching the Schwinn database. Has him thinking it a Schwinn.
I'll quote myself... nothing like holding a conversation with yourself . Hamppea may have hit on something here...I can't find a reference that states CCM ever off-shored production of frames. It could be that many of the bikes above...and others I've dismissed as asian, german or british are made in America (Well... America's hat at least). That would be very cool as I was a bit bummed that my BRC was just another asian import .That CCM is probably an import as well...could very well be the same factory that manufactured many of the above mentioned bikes .
I agree with your assessment.I'm not a schwinn guy, so I don't know if they made anything for the European market. But I'm pretty sure they didn't.
The three piece crank set tells me it's Euro, U.S. bikes used a one piece for cruisers. Also not aware of American cruisers that are lugged and have the cantilever tubes below the top tube at the seat tube.
I could be wrong about all of that, but still certain it's European.