Here is a nice example of a 1982 Schwinn Continental, a really durable and reliable road bike:
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:
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
5 thoughts on “1982 Schwinn Continental Bike Black Sable”
$222! It sounds so ludicrously cheap!
It does, but I guess it’s almost 40 years ago now…
I might buy a bicycle soon. Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁