I recently inherited what I believe is a japanese made Schwinn.
It is/was painted red fading into white.
It has "striped" Schwinn decalls on the seat tube and fork, but no decals on the top tube. They could be worn off.
It has the 4 digit number in the badge which is a Schwinn Chicago Badge.
The number is 2117 (july 30 1987?)
The frame tubes are Columbus Tenax Chromoly
The seat stays and chainstays are chromed on the ends
There is also a number stamped on the bottom of the bottom bracket (c 732611)
It has braze-ons for downtube shifters and bottle cage
The shifters and deraillers are Shimano 600
The brakes and levers are Shimano 600 The levers are "Aero" levers. The cables
exit the housing at the base and are wrapped to the handle bar.
The rear brake cable goes thru the top tube. It enters on the right front and exits on the left rear.
The crank set is Sakae SP
The hubs are "Joytech 90" with wolber rims.
Can anyone help me figure out what I have here
Well, you have a strange one there. No fade paint jobs in the '87 catalog. "88 catalog has some red/white fade paint jobs, but not the chromed stay tips. Components most closely match the '87 Super Sport but it had a pinky/lavender frame with white seat tube and fully painted stays. Also don't see anything with a "hidden" rear brake cable
Thanks for the help.
I went back and looked the frame over and I believe the chrome stays were painted
over. The paint on the stays is so bad it is hard to tell. re: The rear brake cable goes through the top tube. It appears someone drilled the holes and "Customized" it.