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Old 05-16-08, 07:40 PM   #1
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Schwinn Colegiate

I haven't had much opportunity to ride this month due to
many, many family obligations. So numerous were these obligations
that I was too worn out to commute by bike and have been driving.

We just returned from Chicago and we have secured a Studio
for our daughter for the Summer on N. Lake Shore Dr. in Wrigglyville
(Boys Town) whatever. It's three blocks from the ballpark. She wants
to take a bike with her for recreational purposes and she asked me to
ready her old Schwinn as it's a real POS and we won't be out anything
if someone steals it. It is one of our curbside finds.

So two new tires, two pair of new brake pads, a replacement front brake
from my parts bucket, repacked wheel bearings (front & Rear) and I
believe it's ready to go.



Like I said...it's nothing special.

Tomorrow we're off to Albany to pick up one of our other daughters, next
Friday & Saturday is Convocation and Graduation for the oldest daughter at
R.I.T.. This will be special as she's the Engineering School Delegate.
Then the following week it's back to Chicago to move in our third daughter, furniture
and all.

I'm getting tired.

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Old 05-16-08, 08:11 PM   #2
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Our first bikes - back in the late 60's.

Here's a picture of a Collegiate with our daughter on the back in the early 70's before they turned into a couple of Schwinn Varsities.
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Old 05-16-08, 08:34 PM   #3
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Our first bikes - back in the late 60's.

Here's a picture of a Collegiate with our daughter on the back in the early 70's before they turned into a couple of Schwinn Varsities.
I had one of those about then...I think that was the model, anyway. If I remember correctly, it weighed about 40 lbs...without a child seat and child.
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Old 05-17-08, 01:43 AM   #4
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Had a friends daughter go to Uni and and a bike was sorted for her. We looked around for an old frame that was sound but looked rough. Rusty chrome bars that really looked bad and a pair of weathered wheels and tyres that were sound enough. All her friends were replacing bikes on a frequent basis- but this one lasted 4 years without taking a walk.

In fact the bike lasted so well-it is still being used by the daughter as a mode of transport at her Office complex. She works in local goverment and has to travel into town frequently so the bike has become the office hack.
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Like I said...it's nothing special.
You say "Its nothing special." but what would you change? Looks like the perfect bike for the purpose to me.
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Old 05-17-08, 09:10 AM   #6
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Like I said...it's nothing special.

I think it's very special! May she enjoy many happy miles on it.
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