1969 Schwinn Racer Three Speed

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Cyclotourist, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    -SOLD-

    This week is clean out the garage week! Who knows what treasures we will find. Today is a vintage Schwinn day!

    I've had this bike for about 15 years, but am not riding it much (none at all). It is a large (for Schwinn!) frame. 22 inches. Paint is pitted and scratched, but is in otherwise good condition for a nearly 50 year old bike! I swapped out the stock cog (included) for a larger one, and it lowers the gearing to a much more manageable level. Tires are good. Brake pads suck.

    $140 for IMTB peeps and I can meet you in Corona, Pomona, San Dimas, Murrieta, or something like that depending on where you are coming from. Or come out to Redlands and I'll buy you a beer!

    https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/d/1969-schwinn-racer-deluxe-top/6651491038.html

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  2. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    I love those 120-year-old setbacks from the City’s ROW. Oh, and nice bike. I’ll ask around if you need to find a buyer after a while.
     
  3. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Vintage week!
     
  4. Racer X

    Racer X Member

    Location:
    Whittier
    Name:
    B
    Current Bike:
    Kona Explosif
    Look at that....
    Internal gearing.
    Sliding rear dropouts.
    Rear (seat) suspension.
    Jones-like bars.
    Round chainring.

    Nearly 50 years and bike companies are still trying to sell ideas as new. I miss the old Schwinn.
     
  5. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    That is a SWEET N+1 bike. So tempting to have this take up space in my garage for the next 20 years.
     
  6. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    A classic design from a bygone era of American cycle manufacturing. What a beauty – every pound of it. TFPU!
     
  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    My cousin likes to collect vintage things. I will let him know about this bike when he returns from vacation.

    Cool bike! :cool:
     
  8. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    This was my townie for quite a solid bit of time. But yeah, literally buried in the back of the garage for several years. Needs a good home!

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  9. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    I need this gone... $100 but no delivery.

    Buy my bikes!
     
  10. MolarM

    MolarM Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Perfect bike for my son. How tall are you? Just wondering about sizing issues. Let me know, thanks
     
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  11. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    I'm 6'0 and this 22" frame is about an inch too small for me to be perfect. Seat and stem are both at their limits in the pics above, so dropping them a touch to fit someone around 5'10" would be spot-on. It took me a while to find one this large, as they just didn't make many.

    Electro-forge for the win!

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  12. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Above-mentioned garage is further cleaned out! Bike is heading to Santa Barbara... Go Gauchos!

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  13. MolarM

    MolarM Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    My son Ryan is really stoked. It is one sweet ride. Thanks - Go Gauchos!
     
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  14. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Glad he can use it! Celebrate it's 50th for me next year!

    Now just need to sell my La Cruz...!!!
     
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