Bikes on display in shop.
Not only did the Wastyns make the first Schwinn Paramounts but they had a great effect on racing bike design. Albert Eisentraut was first exposed to cycle frame building when he hung around the Wastyn shop as a youth.
The webmaster’s visit to the shop on Fullerton St. in old Chicago revealed a treasure trove of bicycles and mementos of the years of Wastyn involvement. Special thanks to the Wastyn family.