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1965 Schwinn Collegiate 5 Speed Bicycle

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Cool purple 5-speed Schwinn.

1965 Schwinn Collegiate 5 Speed Bicycle

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This auction is for a Vintage 1965 Schwinn Collegiate 5 speed that was converted to drop bars.  Very rideable with a decent tune-up.  This steel frame has some scratches, but no other issues.  The chainguard is bent in spots, but usable - especially with a little bit of tlc.  A fun project with a great color.

Not original:  handlebar, but easy to find a tourist style bar
Missing: chain, fenders, original North Road style bar, correct brake lever (driveside)

Color: Violet

From the original 1965 Catalog:
"Exceptional value in a lightweight model or at a budget price...with 5-speed Sprint Derailleur, 43 to 85 gear, sturdy Schwinn tubular rims, 26" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires, tourist style handlebars and lightweight foam cushioned mattress saddle.  Radiant Coppertone, Violet or Black"

Model 719

Seat Tube 19"
Top Tube - 22"
Stand-over Height - 29"

Saddle - Original Schwinn Messinger saddle, starting to loose color - not much white left
Stem - original quill
Handlebars - not original, steel drop bar racing style
Headset - original steel threaded
Brake Levers - mismatched, one non-aero road lever, one flat bar lever, for caliper, both Weinmann
Brake Calipers - Caliper brakes, Weinmann 810 front, Schwinn aproved rear
Shifter - Top tube mounted huret single sided friction shifter, Schwinn Approved clamp and shifter
Front Derailleur - n/a
Rear Derailleur - Schwinn Sprint (made by Huret) round black pulleys.  Cable is routed similar to a 3 spd - top tube routed over a pulley and then down the rear seat stay
Crankset - original 1 piece
Pedals - original block style, chip design, 4", marked Schwinn on the dust caps
hubs - both hubs are made in France by Atom, Schwinn approved rear freewheel style hub
rims - 26 x 1 3/8" steel rims with Schwinn Straight Side Sports Touring blackwall tires, usable, but cracked and will need to be replaced
Freewheel - 5 speed

Serial #BA03043
Reference #73123

Additional Information

Manufacturer Schwinn
Color Purple
Country of Origin USA
Used or New Used
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