A recent thread in the "what's it worth" forum prompted me to tell the story of my Schwinn Passage.
goodwill, greece, passage 371.jpggoodwill, greece, passage 373.jpggoodwill, greece, passage 374.jpggoodwill, greece, passage 375.jpggoodwill, greece, passage 376.jpgThe spring before last I was looking through a neighbor hood rummage sale. I was riding my Panasonic Sport from sale to sale when I pulled up to a garage with 2 large stereo speakers (vintage stereo is my other addiction). I was discussing the history of the speakers when the owner asked if I ever toured on a bicycle, as he noticed my Panasonic. The Panasonic is converted to bullhorns and is my around town errand bike. I said I dreamed of someday riding cross country and he asked if I'd ever seen a pink bike. I said no. He asked if I was interested in a pink touring bike. I said sure. He's about my height so I'm optimistic. Down the basement we go and there hanging on hooks is a pink 10 speed. I see Schwinn and cantilever brakes and get exited. He pulls it down and it's in great shape, am I still interested? I ask how much? $10!
It appears near stock except for the rear derailleur and the seat. I have even put 800 miles on the tires that came with it so far. The moral is that if I hadn't been riding that vintage bike it would still be hanging in that basement.