Forum, Meet Stella

Discussion in 'FRESH FINDS' started by flatflip, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. flatflip

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    Found it on craigslist. Everything is original except the tires and front brake pads. It cost a little less than a Walmart Schwinn.

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    Nice! That has the tall frame too. An adult bike...no kids allowed! Gary
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    Sweet Bike. Amazing these still exist. A blue S seat and blue grips would make that really stand out.
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    No kiddin ... did you take it out of the wrapper for the pics or somethin ??? Looks awesome !!! :D
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    Thanks guys for the nice comments. I am stoked. Yes, It's a big boy bike and I'm having fun riding it. I had a Red Varsity in 1978 and a Brown Continental in 1980. Maybe this makes the hat trick, IDK.

    cman, I like my seat but I'll have to say I really wanted an "S" seat. I like your blue grips too.

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    I'll trade you for my red one with the shorter frame. 8) I think the black seat and grips were original to these. Gary
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    Nice bike Gary. I better keep mine. Yea, I figured the black seat and black grips are standard. It's just my first Schwinn in 30 years and I was thinking of S's & glitter. Mick
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    Yes Sir! The colors are looking good on your racer!
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    After searching on ebay and chatting with a forum bro about some oem brake pads, I figured I needed some Schwinn backing plates too. I contacted the craiglist seller to ask about the parts that he took off. He was so kind to send them to me, pads and all, right away. They are pretty hardened but I'm really enjoying looking at them while it's raining out.

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    Man oh man CLEAN! Glad you finally have the proper stopping power!
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    Oh, Hey, forum bro. haha
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    Stella is beautiful !
    B607 , so is your red one. 8)
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    Well done! Tht bike looks so cherry!
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