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Old 07-11-11, 02:10 PM
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Two "new" bikes in the stable

The first bike is a blue Cordova Capri, which I can nothing on the internets about, save for a craigslist ad in Columbus and two old threads in the these forums. doing a search on these forums gave me 4 or 5 threads, 1 of which was never replied to, the two I found on the Google search and 1 that was about 285 replies long . If any body can tell me anything (besides that it two wheels and uses human power) about this bike, It would be appreciated.

The other is a '73 Schwinn Continental, which there is a plethora of information about. not sure what I'll do with this one, but the other will probably be used be wifey for her long 3.2 mi commute to work and some rec. rides.
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Pics fella, we need pics. Continentals are usually awesome!
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The guy that had these put the flat bars on, but gave me the drop bars too. I'll put the drop bars on the Continental but keep them on the Cordova. Wifey likes it, so now just to clean them up.
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Hope the guy gave you the brake levers that go with the drop bars on the Schwinn, although they are easy enough to get ahold of. Did he also give you the original "racing" style saddle? That Schwinn as is might also be nice "as is" with chrome fenders and a rear rack added. The stem and bars look pretty nice on it.
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Yep the drop bars have the brake levers (and cheaters) put not the seat. Fenders and a rack would be the proverbial icing.
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