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Old 01-08-22, 03:57 PM
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Sold a bike today

Long storyÖ. So I listed a xl sized blue Schwinn continental for sale on marketplace.( finally admitting that I fit a smaller frame bike than the big ones). A guy reaches out asking if Iíd ship, I say no trying for a local sale and itís a pretty darn heavy bike! So he says Iíll make the drive to pick it up. 8 hrs and change! Springfield Illinois to eastern suburbs of Cleveland Ohio. Sure enough Saturday afternoon the deal was done. Iíve met a lot of cool people through the vintage bike hobby and thought this was a cool story. So Anthony, thanks for making the trip! Hereís a pic of big blue.
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Old 01-08-22, 04:35 PM
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One the way to TransContinental.
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Old 01-08-22, 06:18 PM
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Grail Bike? Priceless.
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I love the color. A true classic. I remember in high school, about 1968 , I had a Varsity and my best friend had a Conti , I envied the slightly higher end Continental it was just a bit lighter if I remember correctly.
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Old 01-08-22, 11:00 PM
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I had a yellow one, but no cooling towers. That's a long drive for a Continental.
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When polished well, those shiny steel parts look great against Schwinn Opaque Blue. A beautiful color!
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Great story, I'm not a flipper and only buy things that I have wanted or interest me. When I do let go of things its always the best feeling when it going to someone who will really appreciate it!!
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Old 01-09-22, 06:44 PM
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Great story, I'm not a flipper and only buy things that I have wanted or interest me. When I do let go of things its always the best feeling when it going to someone who will really appreciate it!!
same here. I live pretty far out so selling bikes is pretty tough. For someone to drive so far tells me theyíre pretty excited for the bike.
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