1982 Schwinn Continental Bike Black Sable

Last Updated on July 8, 2023 by FAB Jim The Cyclist

Here is a nice example of a 1982 Schwinn Continental, a really durable and reliable road bike:

1982 Schwinn Continental Black Sable

This bike came with a Schwinn electro-forged carbon-steel frame and 10 speeds.  Not a light bike at 36lbs, but reliable and durable.  Black sable is the only color for this year.  Came with center pull brakes and quick release front wheel.  Here is the catalog page:

Came in the following sizes:

312 22”

314 24”

316 26”

318 28”

This would have been one of the last bikes made in Chicago by Schwinn before the plant was closed.

Suggested retail price was $222.95

Here are some more specs I dug up for 1980, I believe they remained unchained through 82.

Steel: 1010 carbon steel

Fork: Tubular chrome plated

Stem: SR alloy

Saddle: Schwinn Approved Confort-Form Racing Style Saddle

Crankset: Schwinn Forged Steel diamond style heat treated with 52 and 39 tooth chainwheels

Freewheel: Schwinn Approved 14-17-20-24-28 tooth cogs

Hubs: Schwinn Approved large flange

Rear derailleur: Schwinn Approved GT510(made by Huret I believe)

Front derailleur: Schwinn Approved GT290(made by Huret I believe)

Shift levers: Schwinn built twin stik stem mounted

Brakes: Schwinn Approved alloy center pull with extension levers

Rims: Schwinn chrome plated steel 27 x 1 ¼”

Accessories: built in kickstand 

Published by FAB Jim The Cyclist

Jim has over 40 years of experience with bicycles and loves road and mountain biking and just going for calm cruises. He is a mechanic who has built custom bikes and is also very interested in bike history.

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