i had my eye on this varsity at work for a couple months.. It wound up in the trash last week, belonged to a scientist or something like that. I think it's a 69. It had a replacement rear wheel that looked like a snowplow got it and it just sat there for years after that. Had to toss everything but the frame and crank. Derailuers were frozen. Aluminum stem was frozen in the fork. Wheels were taco'd. Seat trash. Corny touring bars. I used an old school straight wald fork. Mixed up a bunch of headset parts, femco wheels with a 6speed rear, derailuer, and brakes, that I removed from a women's beach cruiser. I ditched the front outer ring. Forged 4 bolt stem off a crusty old earth cruiser. Had these bars left from my kid's project, I extended them 3" per side. Brooks b72 that I had. Used the original seat post for now, I had a shim in the tool box.