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  1. #1
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    1972 Ladies Schwinn Varisty re-do DONE!

    It was last October just before Halloween I decided to rescue wife's bike from the backyard elements where it sat for the past 8 years at least. It was a lemon yellow ladies Schwinn Varsity. Today, June 1, I finally finished this little project. Some pics of the final are attached. I stripped it to the metal and repainted. I cleaned, serviced, and polished all the components. The owner no longer cared for drop-down bars so I put some old Jaguar bars on and then had to replace the brake levers as well. I swapped out the steel wheels for some new alloy ones. The bike looks pretty nice, rolls real smooth, and still ............. it is a Varsity! So ... here's to all you folks who helped me through. Thank you for your encouragement, advice, parts, leads information. Pastor Bob - Brew - John E - THE DECAL MAN! - Hyper-Performance - various Ebay sellers - and The Cycle Cave in Albuquerque, NM! Thank you ALL and if I forgot you -- you know who your are!
    Last edited by MLyon18; 06-07-08 at 11:24 AM.

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    stringbreaker stringbreaker's Avatar
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    Let me be the first to say nice job. Its always nice to rescue an old Schwinn. Who is the new owner?
    (Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)

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    Freewheel Medic pastorbobnlnh's Avatar
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    Beautiful job! Thanks for the acknowledgement!
    Bob
    Dreaming of Summertime in NH!

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    Dolce far niente bigbossman's Avatar
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    Very nice, your effort shows up in spades.

    A small suggestion though - those cables/housings look a wee bit too long.
    "Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, itís the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

    S. J. Perelman

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    Well the Mrs. is still the owner of course. And yea I did go a little extra on the cables. Tough noogies now though!

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