Schwinn black phantom - anything special?



Verve2

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I recently saw the movie Hearts In Atlantis where one of the story elements is a central character's longing for a Schwinn Black Phantom.

I see examples in good condition go for a lot of $$. Is it anything more than just a one-speed bike with a high bling factor? Is there anything particularly special about it?
 

PISTON1246

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I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THAT SCHWINN BUT I HEARD THAT SOME OLD BIKES FROM DECADES AGO WERE BUILT BETTER AND LASTED LONGER THAN SOME OF THE MODERN BIKES WE HAVE TODAY.

I WOULD NOT MIND TRYING OUT A VINTAGE BIKE IF I HAD THE MONEY FOR IT. I AM NOT THAT INTO A GLOSSY LOOK. MATTE IS ME.

ON SECOND THOUGHT A SHINY METAL PART MIGHT BE EASIER TO SEE AT NIGHT TIME SO THAT MIGHT ADD TO SAFETY ASSUMING THE PERSON DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE LIKE TO AVOID HITTING PEOPLE AND THINGS THEY SEE ON THE ROAD.
 
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