I recently acquired most of an old steel Schwinn. The co-op had tried to make the bike road worthy but the rear dropouts were mucky which let the rear wheel slip around. So they grinded off the derailer hanger and designated the frame as "Single-Speed Only." So I scooped it up and turned it into a fixed gear. It rides great but the model name has been scratched off but I'm still curious as to what it is.
Here's what I know so far:
-The main frame is comprised of 4130 chromoly tubes
-Made in Taiwan
-Original color is grey with green lettering
-Came with derailer, gears, and derailer hanger (grinded off)
-Fits 27inch and 700c wheels
-European bottom bracket with square taper
-rear cable housing was routed on top of the top tube using 3 braze ons (which I've sanded off)
-came with upright cruiser/North Road-esque handlebars
-center pull brakes
-cable guides on top of the bottom bracket shell
here are some pics:
When I first got the bike
Bottom Bracket cable guides
underneath the bottom bracket; serial numbers
Seat stay cluster
73 on the headtube
4130 tubes y'all
Head badge indicates post-1981?
Anyone familiar with Schwinns?