Apparently, Schwinn Collegiate and Speedster camelbacks are like a sickness for me. EVERY dang time I see one I want to rescue it, especially if it's crusty and looks like it needs to be rescued. I guess it's better than having a Sting Ray habit... it's definitely much cheaper and arguably nicer to ride. I watched this one on FB Marketplace for weeks, then when I finally broke down and messaged the guy, it took him two weeks to get back to me. I haven't decoded the serial number yet, but according the the Schwinn catalog stuff I looked at online, this color would make it a '73 or '74. (Edit: serial number comes up as December '73.) When I first dragged it in the house, I got that twinge of buyer's remorse like maybe I had just bought a parts bike. But after spending an hour or two yesterday evening diddling with little things, like scraping off fossilized masking tape, removing some sort of sticker from the headbadge, and getting the shifter and cable sorted out, it started to look a lot better. Got stuff like the seat and (mismatched) brake levers adjusted to where I like them. I even managed to straighten the bars a little; they were visibly tweaked down on one side. Shifts thru all three gears, but I'm sure it could use a few drops of oil. Tires are in decent shape but too small. These are 26 x 1 1/4 where the bike calls for 26 x 1 3/8. Biggest issue at the moment seems to be that the rear wheel has a nasty hop; not sure how or if I will address that. I have no idea why I like these old turds so much.