79 SCHWINN SPITFIRE 5

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This bike popped up yesterday on FB locally and at first I didn’t think I could make the hour drive to pick it up. Last night I decided to contact the seller to see if it was still available and it was. Drove over this morning to get the bike.

The seller said it came from the estate sale of an elderly man who passed away. Apparently he bought the bike in 79 at Tri City Schwinn in Hurst, TX and never rode it.

Appears to be in fantastic original condition. Should turn out mint after a little magic Texas water treatment.











 

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Discovered that these tires are no longer rideable. Tried to air them up to 30lbs and scary things started happening.

I’m pretty sure Schwinn brand tires were the poorest quality tires on the market. Every pair I’ve ever found are always falling apart.
 
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Discovered that these tires are no longer rideable. Tried to air them up to 30lbs and scary things started happening.

I’m pretty sure Schwinn brand tires were the poorest quality tires on the market. Every pair I’ve ever found are always falling apart.
Bummer!
 

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