Hello everyone, I need some help.
I recently became the owner of a Schwinn road bike. I'm hoping to use it for commuting once it's fixed up. I've done some searching around, but have yet to find out exactly what type of Schwinn it is. I just read about the serial number possibly being located on the handlebar stem, however I've yet to look it up. I have written down a slew of other information off the bike though, which will hopefully help with identification.
The Chain and Freewheels, and Rear Derailleur are labeled "SunTour Honor 4532", "Maede Industries Ltd. Japan".
The Brake Levers are labeled "Dia-Compe Schwinn Approved".
The Brake Shoes themselves are labeled "compe" as well.
The Brake Assembly near the Tires is labeled "Type LS 2.4".
The back of the Seat has a metal tag labeled "Schwinn Approved Comfort Form".
The Tires are labeled "27 x 1 and 1/4" and "32 - 030".
Of course a picture is worth a million words, so here are some pictures of her. She's got a fair amount of rust all around the frame and wheels. The paint has began to peel a bit. One brake lever, as you can see, has fallen off. The brakes are stiff and unresponsive. The handlebar foam is torn up and old. It needs new tires and tubes as well. But, otherwise it's great. I'm hoping to take her apart and clean her up as best as possible soon.
Well, what do you think? Any clues as to her identity? Will she work for an 8 mile commute once she's fixed?
Thanks for the help,