Without further ado I present you my latest bike (a birthday present to myself):
Appropriately named "mighty magenta", my 1987 Schwinn Super Sport came yesterday in the UPS truck:
I was extremely happy to find out that it was all original, down to the Schwinn-branded tires and San Marco leather "racing" saddle, with the only exception being the handlebar tape (full specs are here). This bike was assembled in January 26, 1987 and does not seem to have been ridden more that 500 miles since. Seems that it started life in Wichita, KS and came to me (in PA) through St. Elmo, AL. Few nicks but extremely clean overall.
Have a look:
We went for a quick ride today in my local park just to check the assembly and whether everything is working as it should be or adjustments needed to be made. Happy to report that this is an extremely great ride and it is a keeper. It is a bit bigger that what I am used to (it is a Schwinn size 23 - 58.5 CT) but I love the ride. I will change the seat to something more appropriate, the straps to leather and the tires to gators (but keep the original parts around). The cork tape will be changed to white when it needs to be. I could live with the zebra look for a while...