Well, I shouldn't have, but I did. I saw this 28 year old darling on Craigslist, and thought I'd check her out in person. She's a 1981 Schwinn Continental, with upright handlebars.
The fellow from whom I purchased her was quite knowledgeable about bikes, and had several bikes of his own. That helped me feel a little bit better about buying another bike. He was not asking very much for this bike, which helped me feel even better (my two new Schwalbe Marathon tires cost more than I paid for this bike). The owner wanted to make sure this bike went to a good home, which I promised I'd give her.
Look at the gleam in her rims!
How could anyone say no to this beauty? The only thing I didn't like about her was the saddle. It sucked! When I rode it the saddle felt like it was trying to pry apart my hip bones.
Fortunately, I had a cushy saddle, which I promptly installed when I got home.
I also stuck my old Blackburn rack and some panniers for errands to the grocery store and beyond. This will be ideal for toting my disc golf bag from course to course.
Life is good.