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    Senior Member 1bluetrek's Avatar
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    schwinn continental

    Hey I Saw An Ad For A Schwinn Continental. Any Know Anything About Them?
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    Heavy indestructible nice riding Schwinn. Did I say heavy, think 35 to 40 pounds. Schwinn made them by the millions in the 60s/70s. These are not particularly rare or collectible. They also made them in the 1940s/50s and these are somewhat rarer and are collectable. The early ones evolved from 3 speeds 1946 to 1958 up to a Super Continental 15 speed in 1963. They were Schwinns first mass produced derailleur bikes. Roger

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    Better than a Varsity due to the tubular front fork and center pull brakes. Nice as a neighborhood rider or commuter.

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    If you can find a 1960 model in great shape, it is worth big bucks.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
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    Thanks For The Replies Folks. No Idea What Year It Is Or What Shape Its In. For $75, Worth Taking A Look At?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1bluetrek View Post
    Thanks For The Replies Folks. No Idea What Year It Is Or What Shape Its In. For $75, Worth Taking A Look At?
    Yes its worth a look.
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    Yeah, if you need a bike, grab it. You could always sell it when you find a better bike. Keep in mind as others replied, IT IS HEAVY. If you have to lug it up stairs or load onto a roof, find a lighter bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    If you can find a 1960 model in great shape, it is worth big bucks.
    Thanks, John E for ruining my day. Two days ago a 1960 Schwinn was listed on my local CL. It was all original, single owner.Suicide shifter, headbadge said Arnold Schwinn. Listed for $100 obo. My email went unanswered.

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    40 lbs of heavy metal . . . imported components stating " Schwinn Approved".

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    Nice riding bike, mine is a '69 Varsity (built December of 68). Mine is a smaller frame, the smallest frame size besides a woman's frame, and it weighs 37 pounds. They aren't too bad to carry on steps. I mainly use it to commute on dry days and as a utility bike, heavy duty front rack and towing a trailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zonatandem View Post
    40 lbs of heavy metal . . . imported components stating " Schwinn Approved".
    my varsity is 41 lbs but my continental with alloy rims and an updated drive train is 31 lbs.
    (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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