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Old 03-03-05, 06:29 AM   #1
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Schwinn Continental II

I picked up a 1979 Schwinn Continental II last night, but I can only find info on the Continental. I got it to convert it to a single speed, but before I take it apart I thought I would try to find some info on this model. It doesn't appear to be anything special, but can someone shed some light on this model for me?

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Does it look like mine? or a variation of it?
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[QUOTE=Iride]Does it look like mine? or a variation of it?QUOTE]

I looks very similar but the top tube says Continental II and it has center pull brakes. Overall I would say it is the same bike though. Why the Conti II designation on mine and not yours? Is there a difference or just marketing??
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I think that mine is a conti II also,, just don't see it on the sticker so well in the pic.

http://www.geocities.com/sldatabook/...9continentalii
there is some info on your bike,, there was no continental in 79,,, just the II.
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I have a continental II either 78/79. it was flamboyant red but thanks to wal-mart spray paint its now orange with no defining marks.I wanted to make a descreet commuter out of it but it looked better after the repaint then before. I think part of the upgrades for it were the chrome fork instead of the flat blade fork on the varsity. I pulled the decals off mine and it looks great. also it has the centerpull brakes instead of the sidepulls. I swaped the old steel 27" wheels for some inexpencive(recycled) 700 c and the brakes reached ,no problem. the lighter wheels helped with the weight but not much.

It is a very plush ride,and although I dont ride it as much as my regular everyday bike,I do get it out when the weather is nice. seems ironic, i got it for free from a guy to fix up to ride to work in all types of weather and not worry if it got stolen, and after cleaning it up, I like it so much it got regulated to good weather only.
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http://www.geocities.com/sldatabook/...9continentalii
there is some info on your bike,, there was no continental in 79,,, just the II.
Thanks for the link. This is exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks for all the input.
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I think the 79 continental has a 1-piece crank... which is fine. But obviously you will need a conversion kit to use a 3-piece crankset. I have an old conti that I have put many miles on. It has gone through many incarnations and the headset and the stem are the only original parts left on the frame. It is a sled but very comfortable.

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If you guys need any parts for these conti's ,, just email me or post it here with your wants,,, all i have left is bike minus some cables ,,
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