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    Intro + a Few Questions

    Hello, im new to this forum and i dont know too much about bikes, but i'd love to have a road bike. So, how much do Schwinn Continental's weigh, and however much it weighs, could a 105 pound person ride it well?
    Thanks

    Chris

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    Welcome! The old Continentals were rather heavy, "lightweight" bikes, probably over 30 pounds.
    Fit is more important than weight, though. But, it seems like a LOT of people got way too big bikes
    back when the Continentals were made. I don't want to get into a contentious situation, but a
    rough fit would be, seat tube center of cranks to top of seat tube should be 10" less than your
    inside leg, top tube should be such that you can touch the bars with your elbow against the
    saddle nose. The old bikes like the Continental could be an instrument of torture that would
    put you off cycling, particularly if ill fitted. I see you watching the English 3 speed posts, too.
    Those old bikes could be very comfy, a bit heavy and not fast, but much more approachable
    than the older road bikes.

    Best regards...

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    Howdy, and welcome to the forums!

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