Schwinn Varsity 10 speed or Cannondale Evo Ultimate?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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djconnel
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by djconnel

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r_mutt
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by r_mutt

i guess it depends on what you are using it for...

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by Montana

Varsity! Heck yeah! Those were great! I believe my current car weighs less than that bike... :mrgreen:

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by wasfast

A glorious 40 lbs in standard trim. I can't imagine how many of those were sold in the 70's. Definitely need to score that and forget the EVO. Everyone's going to have one next season:-)

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Best subject line ever!
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by swimmingskibble

I'm actually in the middle of restoring a yellow one for my uncle. They are great bikes! US made in Chicago, sexy high flange hubs, etc... Definitely doesn't have the same performance as current generation bikes, but I still think they are pretty rad.

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by Doolop

swimmingskibble wrote:They are great bikes!

"They are great bikes!"
"They are great bikes!"

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by Briscoelab

Hmmm.... if that were a world sport... I might take it :)

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Hilarious

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Is that Liquigas green? :)
Ti or dye!

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by wasfast

My first 10 spd was a World Traveler, in a green of the era that was fairly close to the Liquigas green! What goes around comes around.

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Rick
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by Rick

If your budget can stretch that far, go for the Schwinn Continental over the Varsity.

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by Juanmoretime

I spent plent of miles on my 1973 Schwinn Continental. Very fond memories since I grew up in Chicago not real far from the Schwinnn plant on Kostner. My oldest daughter still commutes on a 1972 Schwinn Collegiate to UCSF medical school on a daily basis.

Go for the Schwinn !
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by foofighter

You should do a time trial up OLH with both and compare times.

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foofighter wrote:You should do a time trial up OLH with both and compare times.


Excellent idea! Twenty iterations, double-blind, ANOVA.

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