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1966 Schwinn Varsity Road Bicycle

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THE classic road bike...Schwinn Varsity.

1966 Schwinn Varsity Road Bicycle

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This is a Vintage 1966 Varsity Sport lightweight bicycle with downtube shifting and 10 speeds.  This bicycle will need some amount of work, including cleaning - a full tune, cables/housing, overhaul of hubs and bb - to make it a good rider.  This bicycle is all original, except that the for the tires and the bar tape is missing.  All original parts, seat, wheels, and components.  Also included is the generator light set.  The frame is electrowelded for strength and durability.  

Year manufactured:  1966, April
Model 121
Color - Radiant Coppertone - the Varsity Sport of 1966 came in 3 colors, Radiant Coppertone, Sky Blue, and Violet
21" frame

Seat Tube - 21"
Top Tube - 22"
Stand-over Height - 32"

Seatpost - original steel straight post
Saddle - Schwinn Sprint leather Saddle, in rough condition, cracked, torn, and used
Stem - aluminum quill style stem,
Handlebars - 15" wide steel road bike drop style bar, needs some cleaning on the chrome but in good shape
Brake Levers - Weinmann non-aero
Brake Calipers - Weinmann type730 caliper brakes, need work - front brake arm is bent, red pads
Shifters - Schwinn approved downtube shifters, basically a Huret shifter
Front Derailleur - Schwinn Sprint (built by Huret)
Rear Derailleur - Schwinn Sprint (Huret Allvit)
Crankset -1 piece drop forged Schwinn Sprint crankset, double rings
Pedals - 1/2" rat trap style pedals, original
hubs - Schwinn Sprint, hi flange, made in France, both need an overhaul
rims - Steel 27 x 1 1/4" rims, chrome needs lots of work and steel wool
tires - not original - Raleigh Red Dot approved black wall 27 x 1 1/4"
The wheels are out of true and have several broken spokes
5 speed freewheel

Serial #DB79912
Reference #36513

Additional Information

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