This bike is a "Must Have" for anyone who values classic
Made in America bicycles. Schwinn, manufactured in Chicago.
This bike is almost entirely original and in excellent condition.
The only things as far has I can tell that are add on's are the brake
handles, seat + reflectors. Otherwise it's super quality Schwinn
gear from a time when clearly they valued good craftsmanship.
25" frame and 27" rims. Just take a look at a close up of the front
handle bar tube and the seamless smooth weld where the rest of the
frame connects. You'd never know it was welded, they really took
pride in the details back then. Even the name plate is separate and
screwed on not a decal and kick stand is built right into the frame.
Below is an excerpt from the 1973 Schwinn catalog about this bike:
Whether it's a ride to the pool, a daily ride along the bikeway, or a long
ride over the country road, the Continental is unmatched in its class.
An outstanding combination of cycling features including the diamond
style carbon steel frame, 10 speed 38-to-100 derailleur gear, Twin-Stik
gear shift located for convenience and safety at the handlebar stem dual
position center pull caliper brakes that provide sure stops with the touch
of the the finger tips, 27" x 1 1/4" high pressure Sports Touring tires, and
lightweight steel rims. Wt. 37-38 lbs., depending on frame size.
Choice of colors: Kool Lemon, Sunset Orange and Opaque Blue.