In the past I had been an avid bike rider, and I am a 55 year old overweight woman who was always challenged with weight issues, but biking always gave me peace, serenity, exercise, and social contacts. Long story to be told another time, I am dusting off the Schwinn that my father, God bless him, gave to me, and it is an early 80's traveler. I rode it for a long time after Dad gave it to me, and now it is at the original Schwinn shop that sold it to Dad for a tune up, a chain change, and new tires. The restoration is about $250, and I was contemplating junking the bike and buying a new one until the salesman said this bike has value. He said it is a twelve speed, and it is pre 1986 because Dad had it a while before I moved back home. It is a lovely maroon red, and I can check all the bells and whistles when it comes home on Wednesday.
Thanks for having this site. I am getting stoked to riding again.