I am new to this forum.
I decided I want to buy a vintage schwinn.
At first, I was thinking about a breeze. Then I discovered suburbans and collegiates and now I am very confused!!
Can anyone offer pros/cons on these bikes?
Any other models that you know about that might fit the desires of someone who wants to go vintage?
Are there any years for these bikes that are considered the best?
Here is some info about me and how I would use the bike:
tall 5'11" : very long legs and very long arms (so what size bike do I need?)
I live in San Diego and would use the bike year round.
I like vintage styling. The style is important.
I live near downtown San Diego. There are some hills.
I would mostly use the bike for light shopping, visiting friends, seeing the sites, going to parks, etc.
I would like the bike to look nice. Since I am interested in a vintage bike, I am assuming that there might be some wear and tear. What should I look for? What should I avoid? How serious is rust (how much can be polished away?)
Thank you all so much in advance for any advice you can provide!!! Looking forward to hearing what people have to say!