Saturday, June 8, 2013


This is a 1978 Schwinn Sprint which I quickly converted to a fixed gear a few years back. It served as a daily commuter for several months before I sold it.

The photo was taken at the old high school in Georgetown, Tx. If you're a fan of the movie Dazed and Confused, you may find it interesting that this is the same school that appeared in the movie. The emergency slides have been removed but if you ever drive by for a glance you will immediately recognize it. Coincidentally, as the movie was being filmed, my wife and I were getting married just down the road. I never made the connection until just a few years ago when I saw the deleted scenes on the DVD dated August 22, 1992, the same as our anniversary date.

Same bike...different angle, before buying a matching front wheel. This photo was also taken in Georgetown, Tx.

This is a Takara...I'm guessing 1979ish??? As you can see, it also did time as a fixed gear commuter. Unfortunately it too fell victim to a sudden need for cash. Nothing beats a lugged steel frame for riding comfort. She will be missed.