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Old 05-30-08, 03:54 AM   #1
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"Sporty" Has Left the Building!

Remember "Corky," the Dr.Deltron painted frameset sent from CA to BC via a cross U.S. journey thanks to UPS and the US Customs Service? Hopefully "Sporty" will not endure the same fate on its trip from CA to NH.

By now, my long awaited Dr.Deltron painted Schwinn Super Sport should be out of CA and someplace in between. It was picked up by DHL late Wednesday, scanned in Watsonville, CA that night, and was routed east through the Fresno, CA hub very early on Thursday morning. Estimated delivery in 5 business days. So that should put it in NH about Tuesday or Wednesday!

One of the latest pics from the good Dr.

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WOW!

That frame looks like a pair of pretty lips with a fresh coat of lip gloss.

Beautiful!
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WOW!

That frame looks like a pair of pretty lips with a fresh coat of lip gloss.

Beautiful!
Dr.D deserves all the credit fir the work you see. I came up with some of the various ideas such as the box striping, removing the cable stops in order to use downtube shifters, and the higher end "bling" components. I have way too much $$$ in this project. But I tell my wife this is way less expensive then restoring and keeping a classic car--- or maintaining her shoe collection!
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Just looking at that picture, I can tell that you do have way too much invested, but it sure looks like a fun project. What components will you use: NR? C-Record?
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Bob, your SS is over the top. You and Dr. "The Wizard" Deltron both deserve a big hand of applause

The paint scheme and beautiful fillet-brazed construction make it most reminiscent of a lugless, small English builder's frameset from the 1940's. Jack Taylor, eat your heart out.

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Gee, looks like the good doctor cleaned up his garage, too.
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A real mismatch of pieces:

Campagnolo: Rally RD, a modified Record FD for a triple, late Record crankset with TA chainrings, Nuovo Record downtube Shifters. Victory brake calipers and Gran Sport levers, Tipo high flange hubs with straight lever QR skewers laced to Sun CR18 polished 27" rims.

Brooks Professional saddle (honey with large copper rivits), Custom SR (Campy Record copy) seat post, Chris King headset, FMF BB adapter, Phil Wood BB, Shimano SPD pedals, Suntour 6 speed Ultra freewheel, SRAM chain, Schwinn stem, dump find drop bars, and Velo Orange Elk hide wrap.

Yellow cable housing.

The only thing not ready for the build is having the wheels built. So it might end up wearing another set to begin with.
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Bob, your SS is over the top. You and Dr. "The Wizard" Deltron both deserve a big hand of applause

The paint scheme and beautiful electroforged construction make it most reminiscent of a lugless, small English builder's frameset from the 1940's. Jack Taylor, eat your heart out.

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Schwinn, myself, and Dr.D thank you for your kind words! But...

no electroforging went into the construction of "Sporty." It, along with all other Super Sports, Sports Tourers, Superiors, and the elusive Sport Limited, produced in the 1960-70s, were all hand made fillet brazed cromolly frames, built just around the corner from the Paramount Cage.

Sometimes the fillet brazing could be a bit sloppy. But when "dressed" by Dr.Deltron before he paints, they look as nice as any, dare I say, Tom Ritchey frame.

Here's another teaser picture from Dr.D's very neat shop!

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no electroforging went into the construction of "Sporty."
GAAHHH - I did it again. Fixed.

Sharp looking SR final-generation crankset! Looks just right without the flute on the main crankarm.

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P.S.: is the Doctor building the bike up for you, by any chance? Looks so from the photos.
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One day I hope to find a bike worthy of a Dr.Deltron paint job and the money to pay for one.
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How many layers of clear coat went into this beauty? It look like the striping is under a quarter inch of glass. Stunning!
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A very nice look.
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WOW!

I am used to seeing sort of crazy (in a good way) fantastical paint jobs from Dr. D, but I have to say that Corky and this stunner are amazing in just the classic paint style that I LOVE. I have to agree that the box lining looks to be better than any I have seen.

Congrats, keep us posted with pics/ride reports etc.

What sort of mods would you have to do to the front der. ? I thought they shifted a triple without a problem.
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Dr.D was concerned that I might "nic" the paint installing the shifters, FD and cable guide. This led to also sending the crankset so he could place the FD. I had not gotten the BB, so he measured and ordered the correct size. Since we were using a Phil BB, which is adjustable, he also needed the rear hub and freewheel in order to adjust the chainline.

Six months ago I ordered a headset and had it sent directly to him since he had a press. He also wanted to make certain the seatpost clamp fit nicely. And since I was sending all these pieces, I included the headbadge so he could see the "full effect!"
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Anticipation is such a wonderful thing isn't it?

Want help building the wheels? Probably impractical, but if you want to send them here...
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Schwinn, myself, and Dr.D thank you for your kind words! But...

no electroforging went into the construction of "Sporty." It, along with all other Super Sports, Sports Tourers, Superiors, and the elusive Sport Limited, produced in the 1960-70s, were all hand made fillet brazed cromolly frames, built just around the corner from the Paramount Cage.

Sometimes the fillet brazing could be a bit sloppy
. But when "dressed" by Dr.Deltron before he paints, they look as nice as any, dare I say, Tom Ritchey frame.

Here's another teaser picture from Dr.D's very neat shop!
The fillet brazing on my superior looks fantastic, no further work will be required. Your SS looks fantastic, I can hardly wait to start my Superior project.

BTW, stop making fun of Dr. D's shop. Looking at his garage makes me feel good about my own crap-shack garage.

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I'm glad someone else's garage lookslike mine does.
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I really shouldn't poke fun at his shop. Mine does look the same, I just NEVER take pictures in there!
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Hats off to DrDeltron

Pastor Bob, I have to say the SS looks fantastic Dr.D has turned out a masterpiece labor of love. Hat's off to him, his painting technique is a true art form

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That's FOUR "thumbs up" to you JR (two from me and two from Dr.Deltron) for producing the decals, especially the custom ones! I should have given this credit earlier.

Along with the two unique decals pictured below, all of the decals were custom color cordinated between JR and Dr.D in order to match the paint scheme.

This is the decal on the back of the white panel, facing the rear wheel. It was taken between sanding a clear coat before applying the next clear. All three of us collaborated on the design.



This is the "band aid" decal designed by Dr.D after the frame fell out of the stand and made a small nic in the paint about in the middle of the toptube. The gold trim you see in other pictures is also due to the fall.

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Absolutely beautiful, and it sounds like (and looks like) you're putting some really classy parts on it
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I have used the classic car statement many, many times.......

That is one fine looking Super Sport, Pastor! If it rides as good as it looks, you have a winner!
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Wow!! A truly monumental team effort from JRrestore, Dr. Deltron, and Pastor Bob has resulted in one gorgeous bicycle you should all be very proud of.

Congratulations, all.
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I wish I'd been able to see the bike completely assembled, but at least I got to see the glorious paint job in person!

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