Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1
    Senior Member jjames1452's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Dayton, Ohio
    My Bikes
    Steel Schwinns, AD Puch, Trek's, Kona, Jamis
    Posts
    450
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Inquiry - What to Build

    Please give me your thoughts on what to build.
    I have wanted for some time now a vintage, steel, (friction) Suntour equipped bike.

    Thanks to some BF Members, I have a nice pair of Suntour Cyclone front and rear derailleurs, and a very nice Cyclone crank set.
    I have a almost new wheel set: Suntour Supurbe Pro hubs laced to Mavic Open Pro Wheels.
    Additionally, I have a Suntour Winner 6 speed freewheel and Cyclone Brake Set. That is Suntour equipped enough for me.

    The question is what frame to build around?
    Schwinn Peloton (white and black)
    Univega Super Strada (red)
    or Schwinn Super Sport (purple and white)

    http://s34.photobucket.com/user/jjam...?sort=3&page=1

    (sorry for the pictures in the snow-but we work with what we have)

    Suggestions?

  2. #2
    Senior Member Flog00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Milan
    My Bikes
    Jamis Aurora Elite, Trek 620, Trek 720, Raleigh Sojourn, Centurion Accordo, Raleigh Sports.
    Posts
    232
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Peloton.
    2010 Jamis Aurora Elite
    1985 Trek 620, gone and returned in the 21" size!
    1985 Centurion Accordo,
    2011 Raleigh Sojourn,
    1980 Raleigh Sports,
    1979 Schwinn LeTour IV, gone.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    St. Cloud, MN
    My Bikes
    Soma Double Cross DC, Salsa Vaya, Redline D440, '87 Schwinn Super Sport
    Posts
    584
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You should definitely build the Vega...and sell the two Schwinns...to me...cheap
    I do not claim to be a doctor, scientist, genie, bike magician, good looking, or qualified in any way. The contents of my post are opinions and should be taken as such.

  4. #4
    Over forty victim of Fate Cougrrcj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    NE Ohio / Phoenix AZ
    My Bikes
    A few...
    Posts
    1,244
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looks like the Univega has the single shifter stud for top-mounted shifters, if that weighs in to your build at all. If you do decide to go that route, I have the top-mount SunTour Symmetric shifters that I just took off my Univega that you can have for free... I only took them off because I prefer SunTour barcons.
    '75 Fuji S-10S bought new, 45k+ miles and still going!
    '84 Univega Viva Sport
    '90 Schwinn Woodlands
    Huffy MTB - for trips to corner store
    MTB of questionable lineage aka 'Mutt Trail Bike'

  5. #5
    Decrepit Member Scooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    San Francisco California
    My Bikes
    2007 Waterford 953 RS-22
    Posts
    8,530
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Peloton gets my vote.
    - Stan

  6. #6
    Warning:Annoying to jerks RaleighSport's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    STS
    My Bikes
    Leader 725, Centurion Turbo, Raleigh Team Technium, Schwinn Premis, GT Tequesta, Bridgestone CB-2
    Posts
    5,720
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Peloton, then equip that super sport with functional but less blingy components... then sell the Univega to digger at gouging status prices.
    “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”


    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

  7. #7
    Senior Member zukahn1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Denver Co
    My Bikes
    Current 79 Nishiki Royal, Jeunet 620, 59 Crown Royal, notable previous bikes P.K. Ripper loop tail, Kawahara Laser Lite, Paramount Track full chrome, Raliegh Internatioanl, Motobecan Super Mirage.
    Posts
    4,441
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    The Peloton is the nicest frame of the three but they are all very nice and should build up to be somewhat comperable riders.

  8. #8
    Senior Member jjames1452's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Dayton, Ohio
    My Bikes
    Steel Schwinns, AD Puch, Trek's, Kona, Jamis
    Posts
    450
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thank you all. I appreciate the advice. Thank you for the offer of the shifters. I will check the parts bin. I am 40-60% sure I have the shifters - and I know I have a set of barcons. If I am wrong - which happens every so often - I will PM you.

    In addition to the Cyclone front and rear derailleurs for the current build, I have two NOS Suntour group sets - one a Sprint 7000, the other a Cyclone 7000. I wonder if one of the matched group sets would be better for the Peloton.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Kactus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Tacoma, WA
    My Bikes
    Trek 850 Antelope mtb, 1985 CIÖCC Designer 84, 1978 Raleigh Professional, 1983 Sekai 4000
    Posts
    711
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Peloton. Anything with Vega in the name scares me after Chevrolet named one of the worst cars of the 70's that.
    1978 Raleigh Professional
    1983 Sekai 4000
    1985 CIÖCC Designer 84
    1992 Trek 850 Antelope

  10. #10
    Constant tinkerer FastJake's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6,120
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well the Peloton is obviously the "best" frame of the three, but I think Cyclone would be fitting on any of those frames. So it depends what you want. If you want the nicest bike, by all means build up the Peloton. On the other hand, you could probably sell that frameset for the most money (if selling the other two is your plan.)
    Why "derailer" is the correct way to spell the gear-change mechanism: sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html

  11. #11
    Senior Member Steve Whitlatch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Chicago area
    My Bikes
    1989 Schwinn Circuit
    Posts
    669
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I vote the Peloton as well. Send the Super Sport to me.
    My bikes - 1989 Schwinn Circuit - 1992 Trek 1400
    Wife`s Bike - 1980 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8

  12. #12
    Senior Member jjames1452's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Dayton, Ohio
    My Bikes
    Steel Schwinns, AD Puch, Trek's, Kona, Jamis
    Posts
    450
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Peloton it is.

    We'll see if we can't get this ready for a summer time ride.

  13. #13
    Senior Member jjames1452's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Dayton, Ohio
    My Bikes
    Steel Schwinns, AD Puch, Trek's, Kona, Jamis
    Posts
    450
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What components would fit best on the build?
    So far it is:
    Supurbe Pro hubs laced to Mavic Open Pro rims
    Brooks Brown B-17 (I will add the tool bag later)
    Cyclone Cranks
    Tange (Falcon?) headset


    Choices are a Sprint Group, a Cyclone Group, Cyclone separate components, and (not pictured) the 4050 Accushift Group.

    http://s34.photobucket.com/user/jjam...postlogin=true

  14. #14
    Still learning oddjob2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    North of Canada, Adirondacks, NNJ
    My Bikes
    Too many
    Posts
    4,968
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    The unboxed Cyclone Group.
    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. Albert Einstein
    2014 Additions: 1985 Trek 560, 1992 Trek Multitrack 700 (my 2nd), 1994 Trek Carbon 2200, Peugeot PX-10, 1981 Schwinn Voyager, 1989 Bridgestone RB-1

  15. #15
    Senior Member Chombi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    9,172
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just keep Shimano stuff away from the build to keep it from sinking into Shimano anonymity......

  16. #16
    Senior Member jjames1452's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Dayton, Ohio
    My Bikes
    Steel Schwinns, AD Puch, Trek's, Kona, Jamis
    Posts
    450
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
    The unboxed Cyclone Group.
    Done. That is what I was thinking.
    And no Shimano - I am a vintage Suntour Sap.

  17. #17
    Senior Member zukahn1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Denver Co
    My Bikes
    Current 79 Nishiki Royal, Jeunet 620, 59 Crown Royal, notable previous bikes P.K. Ripper loop tail, Kawahara Laser Lite, Paramount Track full chrome, Raliegh Internatioanl, Motobecan Super Mirage.
    Posts
    4,441
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Just thought of this a bit nit picky but wouldn't the Cyclone stuff be more vintage correct appropiate on the univega.

  18. #18
    Senior Member jjames1452's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Dayton, Ohio
    My Bikes
    Steel Schwinns, AD Puch, Trek's, Kona, Jamis
    Posts
    450
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes.
    I probably will be able to piece together cyclone components for the Univega.
    I may have to go with Dia Comp brakes and another crank - but that will be next winter.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •