Re: [Classicrendezvous] Atala and "Schwinn Approved" plus commercial


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Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 19:22:08 -0800
From: John <bikehunt@pacbell.net>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Atala and "Schwinn Approved" plus commercial
To: brian blum <brianblum@hotmail.com>, jfbender@umich.edu
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <LAW2-F5Y3XNZyp994GY00003bfd@hotmail.com>


Just out of curiosity, what is it, exactly, that makes stem mounted shifters "ridiculous"?? Stop guffawing, you veteran experts. I really want to know.

John Dunn in Napa Valley


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From: brian blum
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Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Atala and "Schwinn Approved" plus


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> I find it hard to imagine a Varsity as quality, though it could be
> consistant. I have a photo of an abandoned Schwinn Sports Tourer that has
> been lock in this rack for many years. It was there when I started working
> here 4 years ago. Grand Tourismo, TA cranks, brazed Reynolds 531 and
> rediculous stem mounted shifters just like a Varsity.
> http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=269411&a=10226754&p=34344260
>
> Brian
>
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: Joseph Bender-Zanoni <jfbender@umich.edu>
> To: "brian blum" <brianblum@hotmail.com>
> CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Atala and "Schwinn Approved" plus
> commercial
> Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 19:24:22 -0800
>
> Ah but a Varsity is a wonderful thing in terms of quality. Consistent,
> reliable. It worked. See Sheldon's site about the electroformed frame
> process. The consistency of the Schwinn product and what it stood for
> across the line is remarkable.
>
> My point about the Chiorda is that you have the good one and it is fine,
> but the lesser bikes were painful and they hurt their image.
>
> And now a special "Schwinn Approved" offering. Toe straps. White. NOS (some
> have a little rust on the buckles. Made in Italy. Schwinn Sprint $2.
> Schwinn Approved $4. Plus shipping ($1-$3.20). Delivery may slide to

> January.

>

> Joe