Saturday, April 21

Craigslist score!

I recently snagged these two green Schwinns on craigslist. The seller got these in an estate sale and swore they were a set. He was adamant that he didn't want to break them up (even for his mom, who wanted the ladies bike!)...however, after looking up the serial numbers this evening, they are as follows:
  • Mens Schwinn Sports Tourer, 10 sp, built in Feb, 1973
  • Ladies Schwinn Suburban, 5 sp, built in June, 1970
So, not a matched set, but that's fine with me. It was a little obvious, since the shades of green don't match, and the models don't either. But we love them, and have taken a few short city rides already. Tonight I ordered some new tires - gum rubber for the mens and whitewalls for the ladies bike, but I think they're backordered. Other than the old rubber, they are in near-mint condition. I can't imagine they did much for the past 30+ years besides hang in a garage. Now, if that sun would only come back out...

3 Comments:

Blogger ew said...

Holy Craigs List! Note to self: Don't forget about Craigs List. Nice score!

Monday, 23 April, 2007  
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Wednesday, 25 April, 2007  
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Friday, 27 April, 2007  

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