I found the bike I always wanted as a kid - beat up, with a wrecked paint job, rusty, and 28 years old. (S/N GL501100, MFD July, 1975 in Chicago.) I want to restore it as close as possible to the way I would've decked it out when I was thirteen. Here's the progress.
1975 Schwinn Continental
This is the bike before most of the restoration work - click to view full-size
Thursday, April 21, 2011
75 Continental: It Looks Like My Connie's Serial Number Is...
That puts its manufacturing date as July, 1975.
It also records it on this blog. Great month to a great year!