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Old 07-29-19, 11:42 AM
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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.

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Old 07-31-19, 07:48 AM
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I like me some Schwinn's as well! Welcome to Bike Forums, Danny S!
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Old 08-14-19, 04:48 PM
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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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