Posted 1 year ago
This one dates from the early-mid 1970's, where it served as my own personal form of transportation back and forth to school or anywhere else I wanted to go, until I finally got an actual driver's license and set of keys to Mom's car instead. Recovered today from the attic of my former residence (where it's been stored for at least 20yrs) it hasn't otherwise been fully assembled much less ridden for at least a decade before that.
Shown 'as recovered', it is obviously still dirty and slightly surface rusty, and just about anything rubber on it (including at least one still-labeled SCHWINN tire, pic 3, the other matches) is no doubt dry-rotted to uselessness by now. It had/has the then oh-so-popular 'foam handlebar grips' as well as chromed front forks, and still has its original SCHWINN dealer's store's name tag on its seatpost, along with a 'city bicycle tax' sticker from the town I grew up in and another slightly later one which allowed me to use it/chain it to a rack on the college campus I attended (mid 1980's by then) where (even though I had my own car then too) it was otherwise handier to get around on. Frankly that was probably the last time it really got *used*...? ;-) :-)