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Offline Randall

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1977 Schwinn Spitfire
« on: May 15, 2022, 07:09:45 AM »
Back in the day while working at the Schwinn dealer the Spitfires & Cruisers were one of our top sellers. I built, customized, and sold lots of them during that era. One of my favorite bikes was a black Spitfire. I owned a couple back in the day, and eventually sold them to my friends when I started building custom MTB's. I have been casually looking for another black Spitfire in good condition, and finally got one the other day.






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Re: 1977 Schwinn Spitfire
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2022, 10:09:02 AM »
Very cool!  8)

I love the simplicity of those bikes......no frills, just fun!

Congratulations!

Tad
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Re: 1977 Schwinn Spitfire
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2022, 02:33:18 PM »
Very cool! Congrats on the find, she's mint!
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Re: 1977 Schwinn Spitfire
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2022, 09:24:16 AM »
Very cool! Congrats on the find, she's mint!

Thanks, not mint, but a solid 9 out of 10 IMO. It has a few nicks and scratches, but overall it is in great condition for 45 years old.

It had different ape hanger bars, and a non original seat when I purchased it, and I swapped those out for the original factory look.



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Re: 1977 Schwinn Spitfire
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2022, 01:09:18 PM »
Looks a lot better with the original style handlebars. These simple Schwinn's are so cool I don't know why they didn't make  many more of them.