ive been looking for a clean original bike for a while. i was about to pick up a clean Schwinn super le tour for a city bike the other day when i found out an acquaintance of mine used to collect bikes. he has 70+ vintage bikes from the 30s to late 80s. anyway i mentioned on another forum i was looking for old road bikes to convert to fixies and he mentioned a black tall frame schwinn that was mint. he didnt know what it was.
turns out its a 25" 1984 tempo. it was a bike shop floor model that never was sold, it has less that 10 miles on it and is completely mint besides dust and so on from sitting, the cables are a bit sticky and the brake pads are dry rotted but other than a couple small scratches its mint and 100% original. its basically brand new. i paid 150 for it. 50 dollars less than the asking price of the super le tour, and he even delivered it to me haha.
the bike rides like a new bike and fits pretty well, im 6'6'' 260 so its tough to find something that fits well. im putting on some decent 700c wheels so i dont mess up the orignals and putting some egg beaters on it, other than that im leaving it alone. it will be my daily commuter.
i just took some pics but they turned out super dark. ill try and get some new ones tommorow in daylight.
EDIT: pics turned out better on the computer. phone pics.