So, I've posted a "For Trade" ad here offering a Schwinn Varsity (shameless promotion). No bites in two days. I'm thinking of moving it to the "Pay it Forward" thread elsewhere on the forums.
I thought I was doing a noble thing by saving it from a dumpster, but it seems this bike is an albatross in the cycling world. What happened to all the sentimental fools who had these as kids and want to rekindle lost innocence (or is that just it - it would take naivete to ride a Varsity again?)
What is it with this bike? I think what captivates people about it is the place it occupies in cycling history, but they would rather the bike itself be history.
One thing's for sure: I've been tinkering with it a bit, and the thing is rock solid. Also heavier than most rocks.