15 March 2011

1979 Schwinn Collegiate (luckiest lady in the world)

On August 6, 2008 I wrote this on my LiveJournal:
"i'm researching and trying to get a new-old bike. a schwinn collegiate in yellow. its exciting for me since i havent had a bike of my own in years. its gonna need new tires, but its reasonably priced. or a girls collegiate 1980 schwinn in blue which im leaning towards because its not a boys bike and will prolly be more comfortable."

Well kids, my dream has come true. Rich found and refurbished a women's 1979 Schwinn Collegiate and gave it to me for my birthday. On Sunday afternoon he took me out to learn how to use the old-school gears and how to not fly over the handlebars. This is true love; I can't wait to ride it every single day until it starts snowing next winter. If you see a yellow blur flying past you, it might just be me and my new ride.
EDIT: I did some math *gasp* and bikes now outnumber people in my house 3.5:1. Hoarders is about to come a-knockin'.

25 comments

  1. cute!"



    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

    (there's a NEW give-away)

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  2. wow! It's SO you :) Yellow and everything! You must be so happy ^^
    BTW, about your last post, great necklace and I just LOVE veronica mars ***

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  3. What a sweetie - keep hold of him!

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  4. um best present EVER. yellow is my true love and that bike is a beauty. i have a schwinn traveler in blue with modified handlebars--it's a gem!

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  5. Psst. That bike looks great on you.

    Happy Birthday ;)

    (now to find a matching one!)

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  6. Awesome bike, glad you finally got one! :)

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  7. Congrats on the bike - I love it!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  8. So cute! So amazing how you got your dream bike after all those years!

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  9. Love love love. I had a lovely vintage bike in Mexico... but not a Schwinn since the guys wanted $200 for those. ; D

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  10. oooooooh the bike, loooove! awesome that you got your dream bike! :D and your cardigan is killing me <3

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  11. Haha yes. This was at some damn market and they wanted $200-300 for all the bikes, with the simple excuse of "It's English." I said I was English and didn't give a #(&* if my bike was. Had to get an American bike for $100. Rip off of the century, but it was adorable. ; )

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  12. Lovely bike. I think I have bike-envy.
    You know what would make it even more awesome...a lovely leather Brooks saddle. Well worth the investment. (http://www.brooksengland.com/).

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  13. How cute is that bike I am a big fan of the colour as well.

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  14. Awesome! It was a long wait but you deserve it. What a nice bday present!

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  15. what a cute bike, and what a great boyfriend! You ARE a lucky girl! :)

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  16. OMG! She's beautiful!! I love her vintage feel.

    See ya on the road, buddy!

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  17. Looks awesome! My mom has an old bike hanging up in the shed...I might have to go take it down this spring! It's blue and looks beautiful! I think it's a Schwinn, too!

    You're going to have a lot of fun this season. :) And I'm digging your Converse, too. My favorite shoes!

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  18. that bike is perfect! old bikes are amazing and have that vintage air that we all love. wonderful present.

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  19. DREAM BIKE! whats up!!!!
    so sweet. And just in time for summer.
    yay
    x

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