You gonna eat that?
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
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I grew up near Union & Genesee. Maryvale, Class of '80.
I have a Varsity of similar vintage, got it from the city dump for free, it just needed new tires. I took the drop bars off and put on upright tourist bars, but I still have to run the cables. Chicago Schwinns weigh a ton but they're pretty much bomb-proof. That's a good place to start. Keep your eyes open, you can probably move up. Of my four regular riders, I got the Varsity out of the dump, a Raleigh Marathon out of a dumpster, and a Nishiki hybrid & Raleigh 3-speed at a garage sale at our church. Total outlay of less than $200 for the basic bikes, and none of them needed major work.
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.
Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
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