Question by email@example.com: Roughly how much would it cost to fix up a 1972 Schwinn Varsity?
My parents purchased the bicycle from a thrift store for less than ten dollars, but it needs a LOT of work. Unfortunately, I don’t know much about bikes — I just needed something that could get me from point a to point b. My biggest concern, though, is the back rim which is bent. Secondly, although the tires hold air, they’re original to the bike and have dry-rotted over the years.
While it’s still usable, I’d rather not risk wearing down the rear brakes as they bump against the rim. Additionally, (and these are the least of my priorities right now) I’d like to replace the pedals and the seat.
Answer by mlwoj
it really shouldn’t be too much. your best bet is to take it to your local bike shop and get an estimate. I would then hit a few places online, pricepoint.com , jensonusa.com and so on and get the parts much cheaper. take it back to the bike shop and have them install the parts.. you save some bucks and have a usable and safe bike.. good luck!!
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