I live for the CABE
It's sad, but there was lots of rust, that bike had been neglected for a long time. You can't save them all.A Continental was what I dreamed of while riding my older brothers lime green 64 Varsity to school in the late 60s and early 70s.
Last Monday I had to go into work and in the scrap pile there was a March 8 1960 Continental in copper tone withe the suicide shifter and everything seemed original. The loader operator had grabbed it by the bottom bracket crushing one chain stay, the seat post and cranks. It was so sad, rims were pretty rusty but it had nice all chrome forks and might have cleaned well. I did a search on that bike and found a 1960 Coppertone Continental sold few years back for $400. The sold bike looks like a beauty.
1960 Schwinn Continental First model year in Radiant Coppertone 21" (54cm) Recent overhaul fresh lube/grease and adjustment all around, cleaned and waxed. Beautiful Schwinn Lightweight bicycle. $400 Local pick up in Monrovia, California. Feel free to contact me with any questions.thecabe.com
The poor sad victim of a front end loader looks like it had been stored out in the San Francisco salt air for some time. Probably dumped by someone who lived out near Ocean Beach. There was a fair amount of paint where I rubbed off the grime to see the serial number. I didn't have time to even try to pull some parts off.
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