Cool scrap yard rescue.

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  1. Grant

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    1966 Schwinn Varsity Sport
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    I found out it was actually a 1965 model. The purple is rare.
     
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    Those bars look massive! How wide are they?
     
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    I threw them out, but they were butterfly style trekking bars for touring on a mtb. Someone chopped the ends off to be bullhorns.
     
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    LOL garbage... Then it makes sense that I like them. Living life with my feet in the gutter and my head in the clouds. I also like the wingnuts on the front wheel. Didja toss those too?
     
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    I did not toss the wing nuts. I tossed the AVA death stem, but kept the bars. The bars are about 20.5 inches wide.
     
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    Nice bike but like most bikes, too big for me.
     
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  8. Grant

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    Me too. I fit a 54 cm and this is a 60cm.
     
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    Those bars look like they were made by Scott. I owned one.
     
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    GT
     
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    I will be using Huret Alvit shifters on the bike. I will remove the levers from the clamp and put them on the braze on mounts.
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    I will not use an Alvit derailleur. Those are some of the worst derailleurs ever. The ball bearings in the jockey wheels are cool. Some people transfer them on nicer derailleurs. I don't really care about the bearings.
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    I will put something from the 80s on this bike.
    For the front, I am planning to use a low end Shimano from the later Varsities.
    I did find another Sprint crank with the BB in brand new condition.
    I need to find a French stem. The bike came with an AVA death stem which was starting to fail. I don't trust AVA in general. I will go with one of those BF stems.
     
  12. pebblewurm

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    With the stem set that high any stem would be bound to fail.
     
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  13. Grant

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    True. But, the AVA stem is prone to breaking even at normal height.
     

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