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Danny S 07-29-19 11:42 AM

Thornybucks....
 
One of my 1st high school jobs was screwing together Schwinns at Thornbury's Schwinn Cyclery in Louisville. Still shake my head when I recall how we'd argue Schwinn's (electroforged boat anchor frame's) superiority with the manager (as he'd bring in his Raleigh Pro for a tune-up).

Stupid kids...

But I still have a soft spot for the odd vintage Schwinn. Very pleased to find Bike Forums! Have Super Sport, and Sports Tourer projects gathering dust, but I recently stumbled across a Nervex lugged Superior on CL, and while researching it's specs I kept finding pertinent posts on Bike Forums.

Looking forward to leaning on the forum's collective wisdom and advice as I bring this original (but rusty) Superior back to life.

I'll post some pics once my post count permits.

Cheers,
Dan

gnome 07-29-19 09:16 PM

Welcome to bike forums.

Hermes 07-30-19 08:24 AM

Welcome from SoCal.

Dannihilator 07-30-19 07:50 PM

Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy your time here, it's a good community.

Siu Blue Wind 07-30-19 11:29 PM

Welcome!~ We've got a pretty good classic and vintage section you may like.

LAJ 07-31-19 07:48 AM

I like me some Schwinn's as well! Welcome to Bike Forums, Danny S!

Danny S 08-14-19 04:48 PM

Thorny bucks..

So Thorny bucks were the Monopoly money type coupons handed out with toy purchases at Thornbury's toy store. S&H Green Stamps for kids to save up to offset the price of their dream Schwinn.

Thorny the chimp was the logo for the toy store. And was a child in a monkey suit on local Louisville children's TV. Late 60s, early 70s, sure was a different time.


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