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  1. #76
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    When I was about nine, my dad got me a English bike for Christmas. I was a 24 inch one speed: narrow tires, foot brake and hand brake for the front. I was the only one on the block who did not have a Schwinn. When I got comfortabe riding, I went to the celler and got my older brother's Schwinn Panther out. He was driving and no longer wanted it. It still had everything it came with including locking fork. When I got a paper route at eleven, I got a Schwinn Wasp. That was a heavy bike. I kept these bikes and rode the Panther mostly. One day, when I was in college, my sister paid a guy to clean out the yard and he took all the bikes from the celler too. She said he asked for them and she said yes. I was somewhat upset.

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    Senior Member loneviking61's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve View Post

    Several years ago, I purchased a Chicago Schwinn Speedster from the 60's or 70s. It weighted a ton and I was thinking of commuting on that bike but was exhaused after 2 miles of riding. Too high geared and a three speed to boot! It's amazing how Schwinn survived all those years.
    Here's a picture of the bike rack where my wife works, taken this morning. Three Schwinns, including two of those electroforged monsters that scare you. The Varsity is mine. These are often joined by a Schwinn Le Tour and a hybrid Trailways. All Schwinn, all being commuted on despite their cheap components, despite weighing so much that an ordinary mortal couldn't pedal them along a flat street, much less hills!

    RSI bike.jpg

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    RIP Sonny RaleighSport's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by loneviking61 View Post
    Here's a picture of the bike rack where my wife works, taken this morning. Three Schwinns, including two of those electroforged monsters that scare you. The Varsity is mine. These are often joined by a Schwinn Le Tour and a hybrid Trailways. All Schwinn, all being commuted on despite their cheap components, despite weighing so much that an ordinary mortal couldn't pedal them along a flat street, much less hills!

    RSI bike.jpg
    His post was from a year and a half ago or so just for reference.
    "Seriously is what I want to be, so I put on spandex and show off my gear, my junk, my thing, yes my ding-a-ling."

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