I just had to have it. I saw it last year when I went to trade my rod brake Phoenix for a couple of folding Raleighs. I asked the guy what he wanted for it and he said "awe, you're a trader. Come back when you've got something to trade me. I like Schwinns." So I picked up a couple of old Schwinns, a shabby Hollywood and a shiny LeTour but I lost his number. It showed up on Craigslist so I called but it had changed hands. No matter, the new guy likes Schwinns, too.
Obviously it was a 10 speed (or maybe 8). The rear wheel is just there to hold the back of the bike up. It's an AW dated 56 but I don't think it has anything to do with the rest of the bike. I can't read the label on the saddle. It's lighter than the average 26" English bike. Seems to me someone posted a nice one of these last year. I should try to find that post.
I dunno why I felt I had to drive an hour each way for a rusty old piece of gaspipe but I'm glad I did. Should I make it back into a 10 speed, finish the 3 speed conversion or put a coaster brake on it?