1972 Schwinn Collegiate 5-Speed Bike - Campus Green
Purchased in 1972 by a suburbanite in his thirties, this 1972 Schwinn Collegiate 5-speed bike spent most of its life in the garage, instead of serving its duty delivering college students to class or city dwellers to the office.
On the bright side, this Collegiate is in excellent condition. The campus green paint glows. The chrome has just the lightest peppering of surface rust. The chain is grimy, the derailleur needs adjustment, and the grease in the bearings is pretty much petrified, but still the bike rides great.
Unlike a road bike or mountain bike, the Schwinn Collegiate is designed for stable, upright crusing in comfort. It serves that purpose well, and could probably continue to do so for another 40 years.
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