Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    What model is my Schwinn?

    I am rebuilding a Schwinn into a fixed gear. The code on it is FR548749 and on the badge it is 2210 So I know it was built in 1980. But what model is it? How do I find this out? here is a picture link. I painted the bike and have done stuff to it... http://www.flickr.com/photos/36936770@N03/3402424701/
    Last edited by hippiefeet; 03-31-09 at 07:40 PM. Reason: adding picture

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    7,960
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Perhaps look through the 1980 catalog to match it up?

    http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1980_1990/index.html

    Neal

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,213
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The easiest would be to post a picture. Roger

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What part of it should I take a picture of? it has many new components since I started working on it and is painted florescent yellow... I am thinking it is either a Continental or a Varsity Deluxe but am unable to distinguish

  5. #5
    www.theheadbadge.com cudak888's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Southern Florida
    My Bikes
    http://www.theheadbadge.com
    Posts
    22,735
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Drew'ed Varsity.

    -Kurt

  6. #6
    Bike Junkie roccobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
    My Bikes
    Giant OCR-C, Specialized Tarmac, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 05 Rockhopper, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount, 97 Lemond
    Posts
    9,050
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    Drew'ed Varsity.

    -Kurt
    +1, but it looks like no kittens were killed.
    Roccobike BF Official Thread Terminator

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    not sure about the last 2 posts?

  8. #8
    Senior Member rumrunn6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    25 miles northwest of Boston
    My Bikes
    Bottecchia Sprint
    Posts
    12,471
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the children are running rampant today - must be the approaching spring
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

  9. #9
    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    West Village, New York City
    My Bikes
    too many
    Posts
    20,782
    Mentioned
    112 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Schwinn Varsity.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

    Tom Reingold, noglider@pobox.com
    Residences: West Village, New York City and High Falls, NY
    Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

  10. #10
    Fanatic Dyermaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Sonoma Mountain
    Posts
    346
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A fugly Varsity, indeed.

  11. #11
    peaced out deez's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    670
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    WHy not throw a rear brake on it? As far as weight goes it would be a drop in the bucket on a Varsity, and might save your knees

  12. #12
    Designer steppinthefunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    1,349
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Dyermaker View Post
    A fugly Varsity, indeed.
    Let's try not to be so rude to our new members...this isn't the road bike forum.

    Looks like a fun ride. Varsity's aren't really worth much but that could be a good thing for an everyday beater bike. Next time try to take off the headset cups before painting. I remove them by carefully hitting them out with a spare straight piece of handlebar tubing and a hammer.

  13. #13
    Freewheel Medic pastorbobnlnh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Trying to Ride in the NH Mountains!
    My Bikes
    Vintage Schwinns, Classy Cannondales, & an '83 Santana Tandem
    Posts
    9,248
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A Kool Lemon Varsity--- but--- in 1980, a Varsity did not come in any shade of yellow. So I was thinking that it was not a 1980, but more like an '70-'74, but the serial number also points to 1980, F=June and R=1980. So what else was yellow? Looks as if only the Heavy Duty came in Golden Yellow. So was it repainted? Or is the "R" in the serial number more like an "H" (1972) or a "K" (1974)???? Both those years had Kool Lemon Varsitys.

    Bob
    Dreaming of Summertime in NH!

    Visit my websites:
    FreeWheelSpa.com orpastorbobnlnh.com

  14. #14
    peaced out deez's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    670
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think the OP said it was sprayed that color.

  15. #15
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I sanded and painted the bike. It was originally red if that helps

  16. #16
    Senior Member kalifornsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    AK/IL for a smidge
    My Bikes
    1983 Schwinn Paramount, 2006 Cannondale Six13 Pro, 1987 Schwinn Voyageur 1986 Fuji Regis, SSR Fixed Gear
    Posts
    188
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by hippiefeet View Post
    not sure about the last 2 posts?
    "Drew'd" means that braze-ons where hacked off.

    Killing kittens happens when parts are hacked off. Supposedly.
    Chicago here I come

    If you need any graphic design work or a website made, go here:
    www.immers3d.com

  17. #17
    Freewheel Medic pastorbobnlnh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Trying to Ride in the NH Mountains!
    My Bikes
    Vintage Schwinns, Classy Cannondales, & an '83 Santana Tandem
    Posts
    9,248
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by hippiefeet View Post
    I sanded and painted the bike. It was originally red if that helps
    So, were you just trying to embarrass me?

    BTW, welcome to C&V. Just don't act like Drew or kill kittens.
    Bob
    Dreaming of Summertime in NH!

    Visit my websites:
    FreeWheelSpa.com orpastorbobnlnh.com

  18. #18
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    haha no i was not trying to embarrass you. if you had fully read the OP you would have seen that I am a newbie and have painted the bike and done stuff to it. meaning put new parts on it and converted it to a single speed fixed gear. Thanks for helping me figure out what model it is. much appreciated.

  19. #19
    Freewheel Medic pastorbobnlnh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Trying to Ride in the NH Mountains!
    My Bikes
    Vintage Schwinns, Classy Cannondales, & an '83 Santana Tandem
    Posts
    9,248
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm heading to bed and putting all this April Fools nonsense behind me as I change my avatar back to its more Schwival style.

    Sorry I missed the original reference to you "painting it." My bad. Good night!
    Bob
    Dreaming of Summertime in NH!

    Visit my websites:
    FreeWheelSpa.com orpastorbobnlnh.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •