Beautiful paint job. I used to do airbrush illustrations for Advertising and for myself, but on paper, lol, so I can appreciate all the time involved to come out with this flawless piece of rolling art.I don't know if I'll be shamed for this, but here is my '80 Varsity I just finished.
Did you ever do anything with the Terra Cotta Varsity?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.
One owner near mint late 1961 Conti with the factory Huret upgrade and new style decals.
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.
I pieced together this copy of my favorite childhood bike that I purchased new in the Summer of 1964, 1964 Lime 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. lolDid you ever do anything with the Terra Cotta Varsity?
That blowsSuper bummed!
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.
Traveler had SS fenders, Varsity fenders were painted.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...