Hello all. I have a White/Silver Schwinn Premis that is completely original except for the handlebars, which were upgraded to the original triangular Profile Aero handlebars by the LBS prior to purchase.
I would post pics but the bike is in storage at my parents' basement. Perhaps I will make a trip there tomorrow and update the thread.
The bike has been ridden maybe a total of 5 times since I purchased it new. I bought it when I was in high school, and I bought it a little large, expecting I would grow into it. I was 5'6" when I bought it, and at 33, I am now... 5'6".
The bike is gorgeous. In fact I have thought of selling it several times in years past, but every time I would go and look at it hanging on the wall, I would simply admire it and convince myself that I didn't want to sell it. It really is a work of art.
Everything but the handlebars is original. It has the original white Suntour elliptical crankset and Shimano SIS shifter/derailleur and the original (black) suede seat. The Profile Aero handlebars are also white.
There is not one spot of rust anywhere on the bike. I didn't ride it much because it did/does not fit me. It has been suspended from a homemade carpeted bike rack in my parents' basement for around 20 years. My parents' house is humidity controlled, with a humidifier for the winter months and a dehumidifier for summer.
Anyway, what I am getting at is the thing looks like it came out of the catalog, save for the Profile Aero bars, which may be a plus or minus depending on the person. They are white and they look pretty snazzy on the bike IMO. The tape on them is teal to match the teal/purple accent on the bike. The brake levers are the original white ones that came with the bike. Probably not the levers that should be on a Profile Aero bar, but would make it easy to bring the bike completely back to stock condition if desired.
Recently I have moved, and everything is in biking distance now, so I am wanting to get a bike that fits me. If I could trade my Schwinn Premis for the exact same bike in the exact same condition, but smaller, I would. Unfortunately I don't think that is a possibility, so I am looking at selling the Premis and putting the money towards another bike. I don't think I will buy a new bike. I about collapsed from sticker shock the other day when I walked into the LBS where I purchased the Premis for the first time since I purchased the Premis, and saw what so-called entry-level road bikes were going for. Man I wish my Premis fit me.
So that's where I'm at. Normally with something like this I would list it on eBay and let the market decide what it's worth, but I get the impression that bikes and eBay don't go together too well since people prefer not to ship them, or buy them sight unseen. So it will probably go in the local Craigslist. I want this work of art to go into a good home, so I intend to set the price high and set it firm. Someone will have to really want this bike to own it. What should I ask?