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    Why??????

    I just picked up my 74 Varsity in Tiffin, Oh.
    (it was listed on CL and my friend scored it for me)
    He said it was in great shape....When I saw it I crapped.
    It was a rust bucket and tires were flat.
    Brought it home and put air in the tires....They held.
    Gave the componenets/nuts and bolts a WD40 wash(I know..sorry).
    Made a few adjustments and took the bike out for a ride and I loved it.
    I have a few nice classic/vintage bike around, but this old varsity stole my heart.
    BTW, I do not plan on detailing the bike as I need this one for Va. Beach at the end of the month.(I hope nobody has a keen eye and a good set of bolt cutters there).
    To boot, there is a red Tiffin Police bike license sticker on it with the number 0666...
    Here is the Lime green Devil......why do I like this bike so much?
    Is it the green, or the devil?
    \I stole the joker in the spokes idea from a pic I saw here and put some small gold 666 numbers on the top tube for kicks. Those that have seen it like it

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    That really doesn't look too bad, and the most rusted parts are also the most expendable -- the overweight steel rims and Ashtabula crank. Old Varsinentals do have very nice road manners, although the weight becomes noticeable on a steep climb or a fast sprint.
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    just remember to most people a bike in "great shape" means the tires hold air and the pedals go around.
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    You have me curious, but the link is not working.
    What is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90wreck View Post
    The main thing is that it's green. When I see a green bike, I want it.

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    Lets see if this works
    There are some things a man needs to believe in wether they're true or not;

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    I like lime green Schwinns.

    I had a lime green Sting Ray as a kid, and the future Mrs. K had a lime green Varsity when we met.
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