Here’s another one back from the dead.
It’s an April ’82 Schwinn Deluxe Varsity. It was found in under a foot of dirt and leaves on the side of a friend’s house. It was in pretty rough shape. The front wheel was missing, the Positron shift cables had become nothing more than ferrous oxide, the front freewheel was siezed. The seat and pedals were shot, the brake cables were no better than the shift cables. Tires were nothing more than dry rot. After getting the front freewheel to function again and finding an NOS shifter and cable set up I decided to leave the Positron set up intact. A new set of Origin 8 Bull Bars, grips, brake levers, new tubes, tires, rim strips, new brake pads and cables, a used matching front wheel, a lot of clean up, and the obligatory for me SDGCS…here you have it. It rides and functions like it was new again!