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    The Men's model appears to be a late 1973...

    The Men's model appears to be a late 1973 10-speed Suburban with a 22" (medium sized) frame, while the Ladies' model appears to be a 1971 5-speed with a 19" (small) frame. Both are Sierra Brown in...
  2. The Kool Lemon Continental in the first post does...

    The Kool Lemon Continental in the first post does appear to be 100% original except for new tires/cables. From the components I believe it is an early '72 model. In that condition it could be worth...
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    More on the Continental vs. Varsity differences...

    More on the Continental vs. Varsity differences here: http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/947766-schwinn-varsity.html#post16758216
  4. Fiction shifting only works if the wheel is...

    Fiction shifting only works if the wheel is false. <g>

    It took a while for me to "get" that btw, then I cracked up!
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    Just click on the link in my previous post and...

    Just click on the link in my previous post and you'll see!



    Unlike the unique factory oval "Continental" badged Super Sport I mentioned (click on the link in my previous post to see more) the...
  6. Besides the smaller frame and wheels it also has...

    Besides the smaller frame and wheels it also has a smaller saddle, handlebars and even the crank arms are shorter, but the chainrings remained the same as on the full-sized models. With the combined...
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    I was going to mention the round vs. oval badges...

    I was going to mention the round vs. oval badges but I didn't want to get into all the caveats. <g> I have seen several examples of Continentals with Super Sport decals and badges and at least one...
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    The '79 Varsity and Continental had...

    The '79 Varsity and Continental had electro-forged (unique welded) frames while the '79 World Sport was lugged, a completely obvious visual difference.
  9. The threading on that SunTour freewheel does...

    The threading on that SunTour freewheel does match the original hub on your bike. Because the rear dropout spacing is 125/126mm you should be able to use any 5 or 6-speed freewheel with that same...
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    I can tell from the pictures you posted...

    I can tell from the pictures you posted previously that your bike is a fillet-brazed Super Sport by the bullet pointed shape of the tops of the seat stays as well as the triangular cutouts in the...
  11. Post the numbers, components, details and...

    Post the numbers, components, details and especially pictures and I'm sure we can help you out.
  12. You are right, it only weighs 36-1/2lbs...

    You are right, it only weighs 36-1/2lbs. <g>
  13. A '76-'78 Superior in a 26" frame has a 34"...

    A '76-'78 Superior in a 26" frame has a 34" standover height.
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    I'd say there is little doubt about that! I...

    I'd say there is little doubt about that! I didn't see any updates after the early to mid-'70s in the Atom/Normandy/Maillard cogs while SunTour and especially Shimano continued improving and...
  15. I think it is more accurate to measure original...

    I think it is more accurate to measure original hubs/wheels as the OLD dimension cannot change while measuring the frame spacing without a wheel installed is much less precise. I've now measured over...
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    Those grooves were a standard feature on...

    Those grooves were a standard feature on Atom/Normandy/Maillard freewheels from the '60s through the '80s. As others have stated, I believe it was designed as a shifting aid.
  17. Please tell me that by "GGC" you don't mean the...

    Please tell me that by "GGC" you don't mean the famous cyclery that was the #1 Schwinn dealer for 18 years in a row (1958-1975)? If so then what happened to "Total Concept?"

    I haven't utilized a...
  18. I just measured two sets of '69 Varsity (solid...

    I just measured two sets of '69 Varsity (solid axle Schwinn Approved) rear hubs and both were 125mm OLD. A '74 Continental hollow axle Schwinn Approved rear hub measured exactly the same. This was...
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    Good to know, thanks for the confirmation.

    Good to know, thanks for the confirmation.
  20. Glad to see you here!

    Glad to see you here!
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    Exactly, while the '64-'67 "Sprint" vs. '68-'84...

    Exactly, while the '64-'67 "Sprint" vs. '68-'84 "Schwinn" crankset chainrings were different, the actual crank arm assemblies were essentially the same. I will say that the smoothness of the finish...
  22. I just measured something like 10 sets of '71-'76...

    I just measured something like 10 sets of '71-'76 FB bike original wheels and they were all 125-126mm OLD. I've been quoting 120mm (what I was told) in the past but that seems to be incorrect.
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    The serial number B5075 indicates this was the...

    The serial number B5075 indicates this was the 75th frame made in Feb. 1965, meaning it is almost certainly a '65 model. These frames were hand-built in the Paramount "cage" and like the Paramount at...
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    Ray-Ban Balorama...

    Ray-Ban Balorama, with black frames and grey polarized glass lenses:

    http://www.eyesave.com/images/products/RayBan.OutsidersRB4089.13965.jpg

    A perfect match for '70s vintage bikes:
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    Opaque Green was also available on the Paramount...

    Opaque Green was also available on the Paramount and Sports Tourer in '72. There is currently a '72 OG Paramount listed on eBay and a '72 OG Sports Tourer recently sold for $635!
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