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Old 07-01-10, 06:38 PM
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shed find!! neighbor was throwing these out

schwin college






suburban





colombia





https://s636.photobucket.com/albums/uu90/johnvanveen/ more pics here
looking for any info on what i got
i know there low end the suburban is heavy as hell but im pretty shure all the add on lights/radio/generator might be worth something???
any ideas guys? thanks John vV
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Old 07-01-10, 07:16 PM
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Clean up the Suburban, strip off all of the Peewee Herman extras, and you will have a nice, desirable bike. I had a 1975 Suburban last year.

The Collegiate is also desirable, although I am not sure how well it will clean up, and step through frames are not as valuable.

Schwinn speedo and lights should have good value as well.


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Old 07-01-10, 07:51 PM
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Great bikes and a great catch ! The greatest thing about the USA made Schwinns is that, no matter how much rust they have on them, they can be disassembled, cleaned up , and they usually end up looking almost as nice as when they came out of the box. Try that on anything manufactured in the last 20 years and you will be wasting your time. I have cleaned up a number of old Schwinn Varsitys, and a couple of Super Sports. They came out looking sweet.
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Old 07-01-10, 08:00 PM
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still looking for info, the schwins are pretty easy to find but that colombia i cant find anything on
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Old 07-01-10, 08:27 PM
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That Suburban is a parade unto itself!
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Old 07-01-10, 08:43 PM
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Blinkers and Mathauser finned brake shoes on the Suburban... someone really loved this bike.
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Old 07-02-10, 06:43 AM
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When was the last time you saw a bike with "streamers"? That Suburban is just too much!
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Old 07-02-10, 06:45 AM
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I like the front mud flap
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Old 07-02-10, 06:56 AM
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I just noticed that the Suburban has a rear drum brake. Probably the rear wheel from a tandem. Thats cool!
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I like the spaceship look. I'd clean it up and ride it as is for novelty sake. You could carry a lot a stuff on that rear rack.
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I'm lovin' the "i don't need no stinkin' Honda CB350" Suburban!
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Nice saves. That is a quite a dashboard on the Suburban!
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That Suburban is so cool. I love the Dashboard with the speakers! why don't they make a new version of that with an ipod dock?
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Wow. Get those lights and speakers working, grab a pair of Blue Blockers and ride that Suburban around town like you own the place. Do not remove the streamers. It's unlikely to ride as well without them.
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Old 07-02-10, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
That Suburban is so cool. I love the Dashboard with the speakers! why don't they make a new version of that with an ipod dock?
I've thought of this so many times! I'd LOVE a cruiser that I could mount my ipod and some speakers to...
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why dont ya just retrofit a ipod dock to work that way? dosent seem that hard? anyone in the ri area good with wireing stuff so i could get that stuff working? it has a generator onit but would prefer something easyer lol
also anyclue on the columbia? like model and year? im thinking of paiting it and cleaing it up and making it a beater
other then that im prolly gonna sell suburban and college what should i ask? or should i stripit and sell parts seprate that spedometer is going for 30 on ebay and it works for sitting in a shed for prolly 40 years orso
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Originally Posted by fiataccompli View Post
I'm lovin' the "i don't need no stinkin' Honda CB350" Suburban!
Hey, I have one of those, too!
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I just noticed that the Suburban has a rear drum brake. Probably the rear wheel from a tandem. Thats cool!
Ah, yes, that makes sense. I was pondering what was up with that rear hub being about the size of a turbine at the Grand Coulee Dam. Doesn't look like there is a rear caliper. Also explains the clamp on the left chain stay -- I was wondering if it had a coaster brake, but that would be for the drum -- probably an Atom. Used Atom freewheel drum brakes are not cheap.
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Nice catch! Color me jealous.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Clean up the Suburban, strip off all of the Peewee Herman extras, and you will have a nice, desirable bike.[/IMG]
Feh! The accessories are what make it the coolest bike of the lot.
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Columbia

Greetings: The Columbia is most likely a 1960's Thunderbolt. Columbia serial number chart is available at oldroads.com Here is a photo of one that I have. It is a re badged Red Klinedinst Special. Klinedinst's was a local York, PA bike shop that opened in 1909 and just closed about 2 years ago. The lady that worked there had been an employee since 1940 and most likely sold this bike back in the day. I took a photo of her with the bike in front of the store before it closed. john
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I dare you, no double/triple dare you to ride that Suburban, as is to your next club ride. But it must have the streamers still attached.
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I dare you, no double/triple dare you to ride that Suburban, as is to your next club ride. But it must have the streamers still attached.
I believe the proper progression is "I dare ya" to "I double-dare ya" to "I double-dog dare ya." My unimpeachable source is Ralphie in "A Christmas Story."
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The Suburban is the duck's nuggets with the period modifications. You a have a rare time capsule gem there. Clean it up & get it working as good as practical.

I bought a 5 speed woman's Collegiate for an ex- girlfriend. She loved it, the one time she rode it. After the breakup. I rode it for a while. Too small for me, heavy, but a quality bike that was a fun ride for slower trips to the beach. Sold it to an amazingly cute little college girl for $150.00
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Dude that suburban is the ****, thats awesome, clean it and ride it around, don't destroy suck an awesome thing.
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