A lady just brought this to me for $30. As far as she knew it is original except handlebar tape. Would like to hear from the Schwinn experts on what is original. Thanks in advance. Big bonus it’s my size.
Looks original to me except for the saddle (yours is an upgrade) and as said the bar tape. The freewheel was gold on these, can't tell but yours looks like it might be. Chain probably changed. Not sure what the globe decal is on the fork but I like it! It's a 74 Obviously you got a deal there. Should be more numbers in the price!!!!!!!!!! Here is mine for comparison.
Comet, you got one heck of a deal and the paint looks to be in great shape. The only other thing is that it would have come with gum walls. I had one exactly like yours but the paint was too worn for me so I moved it along. Tim
serial indicates a machine which departed the Matsu**ita facility in September of of 1974
shell exhibits a feature have only seen on Nippon machines produced in 1973 and 1974
the notch visible at the edge of the shell on the adjustable side is there to accept the tab/tooth of a lockwasher sometimes employed as seen here on a 1973 Fuji S10S-
this image of a Bridgestone produced C. Itoh shows the notch a bit more clearly -
if the cycle will be a keeper/rider for you suggest to replace the KKT RTSF pedals with something a bit higher quality. one of the downsides of the RTSF is the counterbalancing feature which renders them more likely to catch during cornering.
is multi-coloured cloth item a throw toy for the collie o' the borderlands?