1972 schwinn varsity- scrapped :.(

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1972 schwinn varsity- scrapped :.(

Postby junkyarddog » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:20 pm

picked this up today for free with some other bikes......plans are to tear it apart and repack all the bearings, new cables and tires.....needs a few other things too....figured it would be good for some road rides
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby to the beach » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:10 am

I had a ladies varsity that I bought to resell last year. Every single piece of the bike is too heavy for a modern bike. Mine had good original paint and just minor rusting on the bars and rims so I de-rusted the rims and put some $25 WALD pullback bars on it figuring folks who ride these upright bikes don't mind if the bike is heavy and will pay a little extra. It worked, I paid $20, bought the bars, grips, pedals, a tire, a cable, and a seat all for $80 on amazon and sold the bike settling down to a price of $150 from $165.
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby junkyarddog » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:23 pm

yeah I have been hauling off junk bikes for free and fixing them or using them for parts...been knocking out the easy ones first......have 3 projects that are using parts from another bike to fix..... and some 20" bikes I need tires and tubes for
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby to the beach » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:28 pm

I would have preferred your Varsity, mine was a 1977 ladies. You have an older one and it's a men's in black, much better for me. I have seen NOS Schwinn bar tape on EBAY if you keep drop bars.
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby junkyarddog » Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:05 pm

it is actually brown.... a very weathered brown..... cleaned it today and found shiny paint under the grime.... I also put a new seat on from my parts bin
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby to the beach » Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:35 pm

Funny, in 1977 that was a quality fast bike for an average kid. The BBB GMC Denali has about the same price tag today as that Schwinn cost in '77, under $200 then and now.
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby junkyarddog » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:51 pm

found out this is a 77 huffy sea pines
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby junkyarddog » Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:33 pm

not much going on with this at the moment...... picked up a set of new cables today, gonna repack all the bearings...... new handlebar tape , tires and tubes and have the wheels trued ( loose spokes)
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby junkyarddog » Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:25 pm

got some tires and tubes today.......one is gum wall and the other is blackwall ... long as it rolls I dont care about that......got them at my LBS for $40 for the tires and tubes.....soon as I get some handlebar tape, I should have everything I need
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby junkyarddog » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:54 pm

got the new rubber put on today
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