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    Can someone plz tell me what kind of bicycles these are? (pix included)

    i'm not sure where i found these pictures but these bikes are awesome! anyone know the specific type of bikes they are and their names, and where i might find them?





    thanks!

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    the pink one looks like a schwinn varsity womens model.

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    I can't tell specifically what model, if that's what you want. They appear to be early 70s road bikes, the kind that Japan glutted the market with back then. Most had hi-ten (1010 steel, I believe) frames. Standard gearing was 42/52 and a 14-28 5-speed freewheel. The suicide brake levers and stem shifters mark them as low-end examples of the genre. In fact, the sloppy brake and derailleur cable routing on the men's model would've lead me to believe it's a dept store bike, if it hadn't been for the 3-piece crank.

    What I CAN see:
    *Chromed steel spoke guard
    *Steel rims
    *Chainring guard
    All tipoffs that they are low-end bikes
    The mixte framed bike seems to have a bent fork
    sidepull brakes - might mark it as closer to '75 vintage?

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    Yeah, the pink bike looks a LOT like my 1973 Schwinn Suburban, only with drops rather than touring bars.



    Schwinn used the same frames for a range of bikes, and just had fancier components and accessories on the higher-end versions. Continental was a little fancier than Varsity. I'm not sure where Suburban came in, but it's the same frame. They used them for ages, too. I think the last ones made in Chicago were in 1982.
    Wheeeee!

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    I have one that looks like that mens bike on top.I still don't know what brand it is.mine just says A-PRO on the neck and lower tube.
    just got a new freewheel for it yeasterday.now I need tires tubes and cables.oh and a seat tube.
    Like they said,steel chrome wheels,steel frame.(should never worry about bending frame or wheels.)3 pc crank.
    hope it rides better than the beast I currently ride.(wally world special)
    good luck
    Rick G

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