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Old 08-29-15, 02:17 AM
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Hi Friends. Greetings from south Brooklyn.

Hello bicycle people of the world,

I'm a most definitely NON-pro cyclist, who's terrified of cars and mostly just sticks to the cycle-ways and bike lanes around the city, going from A to B.

My trusty steeds throughout the years have been a 70s/80's (?) heavy steel frame BMX that I found in a dumpster and lovingly named The Tank and rode scrunched up with my gangly knees hitting my elbows all the way to Westchester.
A beautiful BSA Wayfarer, which I found in pieces on the street and put back together and loved for many years until I disappeared overseas for a while and it went on its merry way from friends, to friends-of-friends, to lost.
And then my current mount, which is a good old Schwinn Varsity that I impulse bought off a friend because it kinda looked like my old Wayfarer, and that's about the extent I know about bikes. It was however, NOT like my Wayfarer I realized when I tried to carry it up the stairs and almost died because it weighs literally about half of me. I can barely lift this thing up the curb (chicks....).

So anyways, unable to lift the Varsity up the stairs, I left it Kryptonited out on the street, and, fairly predictably, I come out the other morning to see not one, but both my wheels gone-zo! Love ya Brooklyn.

So to hide its wheeless shame, I dragged it upstairs and it has been sitting in my room like a forlorn puppy, imploring me to do something. And although I'm not usually so inclined, I have been sitting here obsessively googling old Schwinn catalogues and spec charts and shimano freewheels and yada yada, and that is why at 4am I'm joining a bike forum. The Varsity made me do it.

Hope I can read up and ask some questions of you lovely peeps to get rolling again. Catch you in the vintage forum.
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Old 08-29-15, 04:31 AM
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Welcome. Sorry to hear of your wheels getting pinched. I'd use this as the opportune time look at lighter vintage bike.
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