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Monday, October 26, 2009

the Great Pumpkin has landed: OG orange Schwinn Varisty

just in time for Haloween, here's the latest curation to the South Routt Velosport fleet of vintage Schwinns: a dead original, garage-stored-for-life Schwinn Varsity. totally OG right down to the cables, orange handlebar tape, Schwinn saddle bag and rear carrier. not a speck of rust, just a bit dirty and needs some fresh orange plastic Hunt-Wilde handlebar tape from the great eBay store...

got it from the guy across the alley, he bought it new back in the day from La Habra Schwinn in SoCal. i will get the serial # and post up the build date and more photos in future installments as this exciting new project develops.

the 24" frame is a bit on the tall side for me, probably only an inch of seatpost will be showing when i get the fit all done up... perfect.