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    Big Doofus mstrpete's Avatar
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    Super Sport Updated!

    I made a couple of changes to the '71 Super Sport. I was still feeling wrist pain, so I needed more extension on the handlebars. Then the Le Tour RD blew up on me, so I had to hunt around the garage for a replacement. I went with the long cage Suntour that had served so well on the red Trek 830; it seemed appropriate somehow. So here's a before:

    And an after:

    The requisite drivetrain photo:

    And a little high flange action for you:

    And a detail of the brake and shift levers:

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Freewheel Medic pastorbobnlnh's Avatar
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    It looks great, especially with those Collegiate/Suburban bars, Suntour shifters and new RD. Are they BMX or MTB brake levers?

    Recently I used a similar set of bars on my 2003 C-Dale comfort bike (I hated the MTB type (nearly) straight bar). And at the same time I tossed the fat gel saddle and added a spare Brooks B-15 to see how it felt. With C-Dales smooth, fillet brazed look alike, tube joints, it sort of gives the same appearance of your SS.

    Thanks for posting your conversion.
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    Very nice looking bike. It shows that old Chicago made Schwinns never fade away. I have a yellow Super Sport in my shed that needs some fixing up. I used to have an Opaque Blue one when I was young, so for sentimental reasons I just can't give this one up.

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    Looks good. The saddle seems awfully nose-high in the "after" pic. (Ouch!)

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    Big Doofus mstrpete's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
    It looks great, especially with those Collegiate/Suburban bars, Suntour shifters and new RD. Are they BMX or MTB brake levers?

    Thanks for posting your conversion.
    They're MTB levers, from this:

    The frame broke at the head tube, and I got all the parts back after my LBS got the frame replaced with a new Trek 820 under warranty. I've been re-using the parts as needed. I like the idea of some of that old bike "living on" with other bikes, like an organ donor.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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