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Old 08-16-09, 03:24 PM   #1
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Amazing 1965 Schwinn Hollywood CL find

I responded to a vague ad on Dallas CL the other night for a "an old girl bike from the 1960s". There was no pic. They were asking $40, and I wanted to strip some wheels off an old woman's bike for a men's Columbia I am trying to rebuild. When I got there, I found this 1965 Schwinn Hollywood that had been "restored" from the ground up. Those Schwinn logos are hand-painted. I was pretty shocked...the woman's father had taken her childhood bike and had it rebuilt completely. The tires are brand new! I'm actually in the market for a nice vintage white seat for it (the springs are shot), and some nice white grips that aren't yellowed.

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Old 08-16-09, 03:43 PM   #2
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sweet. My sister had one exactly like that one
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That's an auction sticker on the handlebar. Something about the story doesn't add up?,,,,BD
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Old 08-16-09, 04:25 PM   #4
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You gotta wonder

I didn't know what the sticker was all about. I wondered if it was some "vintage" restoration gag, as though it just came from the factory.

My bottom line is that it was $40, and someone spent a helluva lot of effort to get this thing in such nice shape. And my wife likes it, as well as every cute girlfriend that has seen it. They all want it. It's really cute, I must say.

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Is that sticker maybe a moving & storage company sticker? Anyway, what would you guys do if you lovingly restored your daughter's childhood bike for her, and she then turns around and offs it for $40? On the other hand, it has hopefully found a home where it will be appreciated. Nice catch.
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The woman actually said that she was selling the bike because she was moving back to MPLS and she was so unhappy with her experience with the last moving company and she didn't want the bike dinged up anymore.

Mystery solved, by clear and convincing evidence. It's a moving sticker.

And this bike definitely found a good home. My wife, or occasional female houseguests (if not me, in a dress), will put this bike to good use. It's really lovely.
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