1972 Schwinn Speedster commuter!
Hello, everyone. I enjoy reading this forum from time to time and I thought I'd contribute.
My brother and I bought a couple of bicycles for our grandparents about eight years ago. My brother found a Schwinn Hollywood for our grandmother and I found a Speedster for our grandfather. They have both passed away and the Hollywood is long gone but the Speedster is still with me.
I ride it 4 or 5 days a week to and from work which is about a 15.5 miles each way. It has been extremely reliable, comfortable, and very, very fast. I can usually complete the ride to work in about 55 minutes which astounds some of my fellow road bicyclists. It weighs 34.5lbs as it sits in the picture and has a 3 speed hub. I hope to ride it for as long as possible and do whatever it takes to make that happen.
Greetings from San Jose, Ca!
Howdy, and welcome to the forums! Looks like a solid and well used bike, the fact that is was your Grandfathers is awesome.