From it’s inception, the OTSG has boldly and unapologetically celebrated the beauty and simplicity of the ‘Old Crappy 10-Speed”. We have been an outspoken supporter and advocate of both derailers and brakes, not to mention spoke-mounted reflectors! That said, today’s entry completely violates all of these philosophies, and would normally be rejected on its complete disregard of these matters. However, Greg S, the owner of this now emasculated Chicago Schwinn was at least kind enough to include a ‘Before’ picture that shows the blue beauty appropriately appointed and appropriately crappy.
1977 Schwinn Varsity
Picked this old prize up at a thrift store (see “before” photo) for $19.99!
Spent a couple of days stripping, cleaning, restoring and reassembling the bike to a single speed track bike.
Everything on the bike is original except for the tires and tubes.
Greg A, MD