Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Schwinnoobie
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    My Bikes
    1972 Schwinn Continental
    Posts
    15
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Cycling Noob from Buffalo

    Hey guys, My name is Dave and I live in Buffalo, NY. I haven't had a bike for the past decade or so and I'm psyched to have just picked one up today. It's an early 70's Schwinn Continental 10 speed. I have been looking for an affordable old 10 or 12 speed and was weary of buying this one until I saw stringbreaker's red beauty on this site. I knew It would be a good choice. I rode it for about an hour tonight and am back in love with cycling. I have tons of questions and will post more info/pics in the appropriate section, but here's a teaser. I look forward to meeting you guys and hopefully being an asset to the site!

  2. #2
    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
    My Bikes
    1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
    Posts
    14,013
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Learn to downsize your pictures.

    Go Sabres (well, there's always next year, right?)

    I grew up in Cheektowaga.
    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."

  3. #3
    Schwinnoobie
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    My Bikes
    1972 Schwinn Continental
    Posts
    15
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My bad, that should be better. I actually live in snyder right near the cheekto border

  4. #4
    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
    My Bikes
    1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
    Posts
    14,013
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Last edited by Doohickie; 06-18-09 at 09:25 PM.
    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."

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •