This is a 1972 Schwinn Suburban in Campus Green with Gold decals. It is a 19″ / 5 cm / Medium (center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube) welded steel frame with a steel fork. The stand over height is 20″ directly in front of the saddle. Probably best suited for riders between 5’2″ – 5′-10″
There are 5 speeds available through the chrome one ring crank with Schwinn platform pedals and the 5 gear freewheel.
The rear derailleur is a Shimano approved Huret. Shifting is through a Stem Mounted Chrome Shift Lever.
The wheels are chrome with Maillard alloy hubs. Both wheels have brand new 27″ x 1 1/4″ gum wall tires with shrader valves.
Braking is handled by alloy side pull calipers with alloy brake levers.
The original Schwinn sprung black vinyl saddle is mounted to a seat post that moves freely in the seat tube.
Chrome tourist handlebars with the original hand grips are mounted to a chrome stem.
The bicycle rides, turns, stops and shifts through all of the gears and rings.
This is a beautiful Schwinn Cruiser from a time when the Schwinn name meant quality. The paint doesn’t just look good for a 50 year old bike, it looks good for a new bike. Glossy and deep green. It is a nice, upright riding, neighborhood cruising kind of bicycle. The bottom bracket and both wheel hubs have been cleaned and greased and the Freewheel has been cleaned and lubricated so it should be ready for another 50 years of riding. This isn’t a new, throw away bike, this is a bike that you can pass on to your kid’s kids.
For less than the price of a generic Bike Shaped Object that anyone might buy online or from a store that sells bicycles in the Toy Department, you could have this vintage bicycle with quality components. The fact that it is still rolling down the road is a testament to how well it was built.
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