Re: [CR] Early 1950s Schwinn Continental on CL Portland, OR


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From: ternst <ternst1@cox.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, <dcwilson3@yahoo.com>, david <viciouscycles@excite.com>
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Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 10:18:39 -0700
Subject: Re: [CR] Early 1950s Schwinn Continental on CL Portland, OR


Yup, that seems right on. We sold those bikes at/in those years and they were 8-sp. By '62/3 I think they were gone and were using D/T shifters. First the Cotinentals came with 10 sp and a year later the Varsity followed if I remember correctly. Too bad the gent doesn't answer your post which would be informative and helpful to him for any problem he may encounter with a purchaser if misrepresented. I think that time frame is when Schwinn put on a big ad campaign and then the American public started calling all derailleur bikes 10-speeds which held for 30 years or more and even today yet some older folks out of the bike game still come in a say 10-speed when referring to derailleur equipped
bikes.
Ted Ernst
Palos Verdes Estates
CA USA


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From: "david"
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Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: [CR] Early 1950s Schwinn Continental on CL Portland, OR


HI , I have some early Continentals in the collection, '47 up to late 50's were fillet brazed chro-mo. Very different. The bike in the pic looks mostly original and the ser. # is Jan 15, 1960. The owner has not replied to my email. This bike is electro forged boiler pipe ala all the other modern Varsity/Continenral's. It is unique ('59-61) as it has the suiside huret front der.

David Cowie Oakland , Oregon

-----Original Message----- From: "Don Wilson" [dcwilson3@yahoo.com] Date: 07/24/2009 07:00 AM To: "david" <viciouscycles@excite.com> Subject: Re: [CR] Early 1950s Schwinn Continental on CL Portland, OR

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