Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by Grant, Nov 18, 2019.
1966 Schwinn Varsity Sport
I found out it was actually a 1965 model. The purple is rare.
Those bars look massive! How wide are they?
I threw them out, but they were butterfly style trekking bars for touring on a mtb. Someone chopped the ends off to be bullhorns.
LOL garbage... Then it makes sense that I like them. Living life with my feet in the gutter and my head in the clouds. I also like the wingnuts on the front wheel. Didja toss those too?
I did not toss the wing nuts. I tossed the AVA death stem, but kept the bars. The bars are about 20.5 inches wide.
Nice bike but like most bikes, too big for me.
Me too. I fit a 54 cm and this is a 60cm.
Those bars look like they were made by Scott. I owned one.
I will be using Huret Alvit shifters on the bike. I will remove the levers from the clamp and put them on the braze on mounts.
I will not use an Alvit derailleur. Those are some of the worst derailleurs ever. The ball bearings in the jockey wheels are cool. Some people transfer them on nicer derailleurs. I don't really care about the bearings.
I will put something from the 80s on this bike.
For the front, I am planning to use a low end Shimano from the later Varsities.
I did find another Sprint crank with the BB in brand new condition.
I need to find a French stem. The bike came with an AVA death stem which was starting to fail. I don't trust AVA in general. I will go with one of those BF stems.
With the stem set that high any stem would be bound to fail.
True. But, the AVA stem is prone to breaking even at normal height.
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