1972 schwinn varsity- scrapped :.(

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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby Falkon45 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:20 pm

This has become quite the interesting ride. I likes it
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby junkyarddog » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:45 pm

its now my fave of the 3 bikes I have... its kinda heavy, but built like a tank..... I have ditched weight wherever I can without sacrificing strength
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby junkyarddog » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:33 pm

picked up some lights today on clearance... front ones were $3.99 and the rear was $7.99
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby junkyarddog » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:40 pm

modified the rear light a little and mounted it to an old school reflector bracket...... at this point the bike is pretty much done..... it rides nice now and will feel even better after the wheels get trued
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby junkyarddog » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:36 am

took this on its maiden voyage and all was well til about a block from home something let loose in the rear deraileur and it got wadded up in the wheel..... wheel is ok.... the large sprocket in the rear has some bent teeth, so I converted it to single speed.....was pretty easy and was able to complete it in about 20 min
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby Tomcat65 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:55 pm

WOW
lol :P

I've never seen one quite do that before..
But you lost some weight just getting rid of the steel mech parts :D
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby junkyarddog » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:04 pm

it is lighter thats for sure
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby junkyarddog » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:14 pm

rode this to work today......first real ride on it...... I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby junkyarddog » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:10 pm

with the trek done and its fall I wanted to get this painted before it gets too cold to paint....... bye bye siera brown and derailuer cable mounts.....gonna shop for a color tomorrow.....something that works with red or might even find a red I like....below a pic of what I am kinda thinking
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Re: 1972 schwinn varsity

Postby Tomcat65 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:13 am

That bright red might be just the thing to turn that bike on! In some of the previous pics, it looked like the chromes pieces were in good shape.. Red should really bring out the shine from the polishing you've done
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