Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

197? Schwinn Varsity

Old 09-07-09, 06:14 PM
  #1  
RiverCityCyclis
The Sleeper
Thread Starter
 
RiverCityCyclis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 152

Bikes: GT Transeo 2.0 Disc 2009

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
197? Schwinn Varsity

Here is one I scooped up Saturday, it rides really smooth. It was loaded and unfortunately I lightened it up a bit since I will use it to commute also and it was killer heavy. Put aluminum rims on it and rigged it to be single speed until I can get it done properly I will ride it as is I like it a lot.

**update, this is a 1975 according to a serial number lookup






Last edited by RiverCityCyclis; 09-07-09 at 08:37 PM. Reason: update year
RiverCityCyclis is offline  
Old 09-07-09, 07:16 PM
  #2  
pastorbobnlnh 
Freewheel Medic
 
pastorbobnlnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ascending or Descending the NH Mountains NW of Concord!
Posts: 11,182

Bikes: Snazzy* Schwinns, Classy Cannondales, & a Lonely '83 Santana Tandem (* Ed.)

Mentioned: 84 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 463 Post(s)
Liked 15 Times in 9 Posts
Nice job! Don't you love the way Schwinn paint cleans up? That's a great color. It must be Chestnut. Beautiful!
__________________
Bob
Dreaming about riding in NH's summertime!

Visit my websites:
FreeWheelSpa.com orpastorbobnlnh.com
pastorbobnlnh is offline  
Old 09-07-09, 07:21 PM
  #3  
gerv 
In the right lane
 
gerv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Des Moines
Posts: 9,569

Bikes: 1974 Huffy 3 speed

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nice job! Those fenders are nice too.
gerv is offline  
Old 09-07-09, 07:33 PM
  #4  
RiverCityCyclis
The Sleeper
Thread Starter
 
RiverCityCyclis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 152

Bikes: GT Transeo 2.0 Disc 2009

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks I had taken the fenders off originally but it just looked incomplete so I pounded out the bent up one and put them both back on once I get some new grips and a freewheel cog on it will definitely get rode a lot :-)
RiverCityCyclis is offline  
Old 09-07-09, 09:22 PM
  #5  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Posts: 37,144

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1973 Raleigh Twenty, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 419 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5365 Post(s)
Liked 79 Times in 62 Posts
Good work. Did you do a comparison of how it rides with the steel and alloy rims?

My daughter is my apprentice mechanic, and she has just discovered Schwinns. She adores the way they ride, even though they are, as you say, killer heavy.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
carnivroar
Road Cycling
103
04-15-14 07:47 AM
Lewis_Moon
Classic & Vintage
45
03-15-12 07:25 PM
SurlyLaika
General Cycling Discussion
16
02-12-12 10:54 PM
atmdad
Introductions
2
04-01-10 11:43 AM
maurycy
Road Cycling
6
08-18-05 12:47 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.