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Or look around for a nice late 80's upper end Schwinn, Prelude, Peloton, Premis, Passage, Voyageur, etc. with Columbus Tubing. Schwinn built a lot of bikes in this period, and they built them well, with Italian tubing, Japanese components, and American craftsmanship. At about 1/2 to 2/3 the weight of your Varsity. Later 80's French is nice as well, look for a Peugeot with Shimano componentry, so you avoid a lot of the pitfalls inherent in older French bikes, having to do with threading issues.
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