As if I needed another reason for spotty posting, my current employment may require that I suspend lunchtime posting. It’s unofficial at this time, but if you see new stuff even less than you do now, never fear, I’m not gone. I will post when I can.
Here is Stephan S’s 1972 Schwinn Continental.
Just cruisin through ots with my 12 y.o. son, passing on the passion, and found I had never submitted this old Schwinn. Hope it meets with everyones approval and hope to get a little input?? I apologize for the following text, it’s copied from my ad, but I wanted you to have all the details. I rescued this 1972 Schwinn Continental from a garage where it was about to go to the dump, cleaned it up, and posted this on craigs list. Feel free to gimme an idea what YOU might consider a reasonable price, and I’ll respond and tell you what I priced it at. I think it’s a great ride, and thats why I wanted to bring it to you, just thought some research from knowledgeable people might be good at the same time.
“This is a complete professional rebuild with all the little touches that make your ride last, Good To Go or Good For Show! This is a beautiful, fully re-conditioned 1972 Schwinn Continental, all original except the seat, (which is period!), and the items I replaced, new tires, tubes, cables, housing, and handle bar tape, which is now, White Cinelli simulated cork, comfy! It’s fully rebuilt, bottom bracket, headset,and both wheel hubs were taken apart, cleaned, repacked, and adjusted, the new tires, (White Wall), and tubes, were entirely coated with powder so the tubes won’t stick to the inside of the tires, should you get a flat. The front and rear derailleurs and brakes were tuned and adjusted. New cables were installed along with new, white, lined cable housing, (cables slide easier and require less maintenance!), complete with housing ferrules and cable ends, (no frayed cable ends!). The frame, while stripped of parts, was cleaned and polished by hand, as were the rims, chainrings, chain guard, crank-arms, and the rear spoke protector, (can’t tell you how many hours were spent doing that, but it shows!). Seat tube and top tube both measure 23 inches, while the “stand over” height is 33 1/2 inches. As I said, this is an absolutely beautiful bike! It is not “flawless”, and I do not mean to represent it as such. The frame does have minor scrathes and chips, as you would expect on a 38 year old bike, but over all, it is gorgeous!”
So there it is. I did spend forever cleaning and polishing, and I really do think it looks great, but you tell me?! Any and all comments are welcome and wanted! Thanks so much for having this great resource, and historical record, of one of America’s greatest past-times!!