Old 08-09-21, 11:41 AM
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I believe this is a first-year Continental. 1960 I think.

BTW, the same-year's Varsity model would have 26" wheels and a four-speed block.

I paid around $250 for this example found locally. The ~80-yr-old seller who was the bike's original owner contacted me a year later as he had found the bike's original rear derailer, so the refurb is now back on track. Lucky for me it's the 24" frame model, the only size that fits (Varsinentals fit tall due to a super-high bb, but very short forward reach due to the ~70-degree seat tube angle).

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