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Thursday, January 26, 2012

My latest acquisition!

I'd been looking at new comfort hybrid/commuter bikes for about a month.  But I just couldn't bring myself to pay the $400-$600 price tag.  So, yesterday took our trailer to Vacaville to have the heater fixed at Camping World and decided to wander over to Davis while we waited.  Davis is a college town, a Bike City USA and has lots of bike shops.  I wanted to check out the Green Bicycle Depot which only sells used bikes.  I had my eye on one they posted on their facebook page, but ended up with a Schwinn Suburban.  I thought it was a mid 80's, but got home, ran the serial number online, and found out it is older than the Collegiate!  Turns out it is a June 1970.  Dang, I wanted to convert it to a usable bike, rather than keeping it original.  Now I have a dilemma, should I go ahead and just clean, wash and use it, or do another resto?!


adventure! said...

Good question! If it were me, I would go more towards making it a functional bike for you rather than a restoration. Schwinn Suburbans are quite ubiquitous and not really collectible. If you wanted to, you could probably find another Suburban in original condition.

Treehugger ;) said...

After much deliberation, I think I'm going to make it functional, but am going to keep the original paint as it is for awhile. In another 20 yrs, someone might thank me for that!

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