UPDATE!well, it's great to see so many balloon bike collectors volunteering information on the cabe web site.
I helped get richard truett started with the original hard copy "cabe" so many years ago.
My collecting in the hobby started in 1988 and with the encouragement of the schwinn history center curator jim hurd was given the name of "fender doctor" the following year.
This was after donating my time rolling fenders & detailing bicycles on the schwinn family collection.
It started in the old chicago cycyle building and then more volunteering in the original bicycle museum of america at the north pier terminal in chicago.
I will be 72 next month and am a schwinn collector that specializes in the "schwinn cycelock" repair and keying.
1974 the Varsity was over 10 years in the catalog.... but '74 was first year for lime green...I was ten when I got my Lime Varsity. Gave myself an early Birthday present this year at the beginning of Summer.
This is a year i.d. and then word math quiz. LOL
Hey Awhipple. I'm in the process of moving to Gilbert. Recker and Ray Rd. area.
But F. Lime was introduced in 1963, even on the new Sting Rays.1974 the Varsity was over 10 years in the catalog.... but '74 was first year for lime green...