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Old 05-11-04, 09:11 AM   #1
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My Schwinn Collegiate

Have had this brown monster in the kitchen, waiting for me to get around to messing with it. Well, was so enthused by my success with the Motobecane, I got started on the Collegiate, and have it running as a single speed. It's a fun ride, not one I'd commute on, but a nice around towner thing.
I was actually seeing how many bikes I have that I could give a friend. He runs a 1/2-way house for adolescent males, I have 14 bikes, and live in a bike shop, so I was thinning the herd.
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Old 05-11-04, 08:34 PM   #2
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Don't the old Schwinns stir the memories? I found a like new, 1969, "Green Monster" Suburban with Sturmey Archer 3 speed at our local good will for $9.95 & bought it on the spot because I had only seen ten speed Suburbans before. I rode it for a Winter rain bike on my commute for a while then gave it to my Grand sons who are passing it down from brother to brother as they outgrow it (all 4 of them will likely be quite a bit taller than grandad). Odd thing was I tended to make faster commute times with this bike. Perhaps because of the longer gearing on the hills I was forced to work harder & ride up a bit faster. Don
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