Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ciudad de Vacas, Tejas
Bikes: 29 frames + 73 wheels
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Back in the 1970s bike boom era, Schwinn was the premium American brand and the Varsity was one of it's most popular models. In 1975 it retailed for $129.95, which in today's money would be about $521. It weighed between 38 and 41 lbs and was referred to in the Schwinn literature as a "lightweight style" entry level 10-speed. The frame was made by a machine welding process they called "electro-forged" and all the welds were fine finished and were very smooth. They were much stronger and better looking than department store bikes like Huffy. If you want to practice tricks on a conversion or play polo, this is the frame to use, but if you just want a nice FG to ride non-abusively, then look elsewhere.
What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman
Originally Posted by Dcv
I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.
I see the light at the end of the tunnel, but the tunnel keeps getting longer - me