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Old 03-23-09, 11:06 AM   #1
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'75 Schwinn Sprint

I understand this bike is somewhat rare having been offered for only three years.

Probably not worth musch as a collectable but I like it. The rarity is the problem. I'm having trouble locating references.

As you can see from the photos the bike needs pedals and bar wrap. I need to know what style pedals and what color wrap would be OEM.

Any help would be appreciated. I can't wait to ride this baby...

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Mike
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Old 03-23-09, 11:11 AM   #2
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It probably had the old plastic cello wrap that came on all the Schwinns, matching the color of the bike if I remember correctly.

As for pedals, there aren't a whole lot of 1/2" threaded pedals available out there new. Any rat trap should do the trick for now if you want to ride it. If you want to restore it to original, you'll have to find the old bar tape, and find out what pedals came on, say, the Varsity of the same year. Chances are this bike had the same ones.

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I understand this bike is somewhat rare having been offered for only three years.

Probably not worth musch as a collectable but I like it. The rarity is the problem. I'm having trouble locating references.

As you can see from the photos the bike needs pedals and bar wrap. I need to know what style pedals and what color wrap would be OEM.

Any help would be appreciated. I can't wait to ride this baby...

Best regards,

Mike
That curved seat tube is pretty sick, if you should ever decide to part with it let me know.
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Old 03-23-09, 05:20 PM   #5
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That curved seat tube is pretty sick, if you should ever decide to part with it let me know.
That's what was special about the Sprint- it had an extra-short wheelbase for better manuverability. Looking over the specs, I'd say it's roughly the equivalent of a Continental.

FWIW: There's still a variety of 1/2" thread pedals available, including these:
http://harriscyclery.net/page.cfm?Pa...ils&sku=PD1036
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Old 03-23-09, 05:51 PM   #6
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Funny, I just saw one of these a couple of days ago. I had to walk around it twice to figure out what was different.
I have some peddles. One pair is off a Continental of that vintage but one of them is broken. Then I have a stack of plastic ones off of BMX bikes and such.
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Fellow Bikers

Thanks for all the comments and offers. Turns out I had a pair of period pedals and didn't know it. I'm back in the saddle again...

Really enjoy the feel of that short wheelbase. This bike is very responsive. Glad I bought it.

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Bike is not rare. In the 70s, all the manufacturers pumped out huge numbers of bikes. It was the height of the bike boom. Baby boomers like myself had to sign up for waiting lists just to get a new bike.

But the main thing is that you like it and are riding it. Great to see a bike from almost 35 years ago be ridden.

Enjoy it!
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