66 Coppertone Collegiate


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TehKernal

Look Ma, No Hands!
Sep 22, 2017
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Albuquerque, NM, United States
#1
Picked up this Collegiate a couple of months ago, and finally got it back together. I cleaned it up, regreased all the bearings, swapped the Sprint derailleur for a Suntour Cyclone, new tubes, new chain, and changed the headlight and taillight bulbs for LEDs. I’m pretty stoked with how it came out!

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Cory

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Feb 23, 2013
2,069
5,908
HUNTINGTON BEACH
#2
So you put a bunch of time/money into it. If you were me you would immediately sale it for a loss. Lol.
Really though looks great and fun bike. Gotta have coppertone! Here is a pic of my Blue Varsity set up similar.
Enjoy!
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markoshawn

On Training Wheels
May 4, 2018
6
4
64
Atlanta, GA, USA
#5
Wow I had a Varsity version of the OPs bike, bought when I was around 11 years old. Brings back some really good memories.
 

Sven

I live for the CABE
Dec 24, 2017
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4,834
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Mechanicsville, MD, United States
#6
Sweet looking bike. You did a great job!!! Hopefully you didn't build to sell it right away
 

juvela

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 2, 2014
826
1,238
Playa del Rey, United States
#15
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Wonderful colour and condition.

Beautiful job; thanks so much for posting! ;)

Seeing the top tube shift lever mount made me wonder if I could recall the first year for the Schwinn Approved Huret stem shifters. Am thinking it was ~1969, but the experts will know for sure...

You might wish to keep an eye out for the no-slide support for the Pletscher mount so it can't slip and mess up that wonderful paint.


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TehKernal

Look Ma, No Hands!
Sep 22, 2017
33
40
32
Albuquerque, NM, United States
#18
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Wonderful colour and condition.

Beautiful job; thanks so much for posting! ;)

Seeing the top tube shift lever mount made me wonder if I could recall the first year for the Schwinn Approved Huret stem shifters. Am thinking it was ~1969, but the experts will know for sure...

You might wish to keep an eye out for the no-slide support for the Pletscher mount so it can't slip and mess up that wonderful paint.


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Thanks! I’m way ahead of ya, I put the no slide support on it already.
 

Schwinn499

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 9, 2011
2,075
4,030
Monrovia, CA, United States
#19
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Seeing the top tube shift lever mount made me wonder if I could recall the first year for the Schwinn Approved Huret stem shifters. Am thinking it was ~1969, but the experts will know for sure...


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1967

Edit: oops didnt see the response with the answer already posted.
 
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juvela

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 2, 2014
826
1,238
Playa del Rey, United States
#20
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Minor mechanicing tip -

The drums on these older Huret shift levers are slightly smaller than everyone else's.

When you mix them with non-Huret mechs it can take somewhat more lever travel to effect a shift.

After you have had an opportunity to use the machine a bit shift it onto to small cog and take up any slack there may be in the cable.

Otherwise you may have to have the lever back parallel with the top tube to get the chain onto the large cog.

Huret went to a normal size drum beginning with the launch of the Jubile gear ensemble in 1973.

Ensembles such as Club, Challenger & Eco have the normal size drum.

Thanks again for sharing this mount! ;)

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