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SirMike1983

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 27, 2008
3,046
2,682
United States
#41
The low-profile front fender that comes to a low, rounded point is correct for the post-war Continental. They're a stainless, lighter fender with wire braces and a rounded-profile.
 

HARPO

I live for the CABE
Dec 28, 2010
1,671
1,807
Floral Park, NY, United States
#43
BTW...the '46 Continental was found on Facebook, but not even listed as a Schwinn. The top of the saddle wasn't attached (I have it) in one of the photos, and the bike was dirty, but I knew what it was. And being around 10 miles from my house was icing on the cake.

And another great deal...$50...

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schwinnlax

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 14, 2016
103
142
52
La Crosse, WI
#47
Here are my 1950s lightweights.

'53 Varsity with cycle lock.

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'56 Racer, haven't done anything with this yet. Has the unique "speedy" Schwinn decals

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'59 Racer 23" frame. I ride this one several times a week. Now has a Brooks saddle on it.

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HARPO

I live for the CABE
Dec 28, 2010
1,671
1,807
Floral Park, NY, United States
#51
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schwinnman67

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 11, 2014
288
143
Aurora, CO, United States
#53
I have nothing earlier than a couple1962 models and nothing later than a 66. Here's just a few of my lightweights.

1962 Continental 15 speed, but not a Super Conti. Was originally a tourist model.

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One owner near mint late 1961 Conti with the factory Huret upgrade and new style decals.

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One owner near mint 65 Varsity Tourist that was pulled out of an attic in Scottsdale after 35+ years hibernating. Original owner was a retired Air Force pilot.

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I pieced together this copy of my favorite childhood bike that I purchased new in the Summer of 1964, 1964 Lime Varsity.

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Did you ever do anything with the Terra Cotta Varsity?
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
10,373
9,046
Central Arizona
#54
Did you ever do anything with the Terra Cotta Varsity?
I did very little to it, didn't need much, so just enough to get it rolling again with the correct parts. New grease when I put it back together and just wiped it down with some Pledge. Took a while to find, but I got the correct Sprint freewheel, removed the suicide brake lever extensions and fixed the damaged they did to the quick release on the levers. The bars are wrapped with white flexon tape for that catalog correct look. lol

Never did take any pictures of it when I got it put back together though. I was going to do that after the chrome and paint was all detailed but never got that far. :eek:
The before pictures. 1964 Terra Cotta Varsity

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Somewhat rare metal stem.

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3-speeder

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 26, 2017
355
694
Lansing, MI, United States
#55
Picked up this '53 a while ago but never got any pics of it. I'm thinking it may have been a Varsity or maybe a Traveler. Ad on CL said "Old bike $30" and had poor photos. Had to grab it once I saw it. Pretty sure it belonged to Burl Ives. I don't have any documentation but, ah..... check this out...
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Wish he'd a kept it red
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And here's Burl
 

cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
6,485
21,292
Costa Mesa, California. United States
#56
Super bummed!
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My 46 Continental build just arrived, and this frame is cracked as well. Uggh!
I had such high hopes for this one, and now I’m just going to pull the plug on it.
I’ll be in the market for a good quality version of the same, if any of you guys spot one.
I’m not in the mood to try and repair this one, since it’s original condition was such an important part of the build.
I’m over it now.
 
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Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
2,237
6,929
55
Mechanicsville, MD, United States
#57
Super bummed! View attachment 1024187
My 46 Continental build just arrived, and this frame is cracked as well. Uggh!
I had such high hopes for this one, and now I’m just going to pull the plug on it.
I’ll be in the market for a good quality version of the same, if any of you guys spot one.
I’m not in the mood to try and repair this one, since it’s original condition was such an important part of the build.
I’m over it now.
That blows
 

schwinnlax

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 14, 2016
103
142
52
La Crosse, WI
#60
Picked up this '53 a while ago but never got any pics of it. I'm thinking it may have been a Varsity or maybe a Traveler. Ad on CL said "Old bike $30" and had poor photos. Had to grab it once I saw it. Pretty sure it belonged to Burl Ives. I don't have any documentation but, ah..... check this out...
Traveler had SS fenders, Varsity fenders were painted.
 
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