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    Very nice!
    What are the rims?

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    We really should have an RCcardr's Tempo thread.. than the rest of us 80's Schwinn owners wouldn't look so lazy in this thread
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    They're Mavic Open 4CD's, and a sweeter set of wheels would be hard to find. Used them on my Merckx Faema for about a week while a new set of wheels was being laced up for it, and it was a very pleasant experience.

    Meanwhile, best way to keep this from turning into a 'vanity' thread is for the rest of you Schwinn lovers to get busy, as I have more projects in the pipeline!
    Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
    They're Mavic Open 4CD's, and a sweeter set of wheels would be hard to find. Used them on my Merckx Faema for about a week while a new set of wheels was being laced up for it, and it was a very pleasant experience.

    Meanwhile, best way to keep this from turning into a 'vanity' thread is for the rest of you Schwinn lovers to get busy, as I have more projects in the pipeline!
    I did rereredo my tempo some months ago.. I'll have to polish her up and put her up again and the Premis' latest transformation is almost done too.. but I still prefer staring at yours.
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    here is my personal favorite.
    i had it all original with gumwalls and original suntour components but decided it needed a facelift to newer grouppo.

    1989 schwinn letour MADE IN THE USA yeah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
    '87 Tempo powder coated in Harley Orange Metallic by Len McCreary at Figure Finishing LLC, new decals by Velocals. Shimano 600 tricolor with rare 8 speed down tube shifters, Cinelli stem and bars, Chinese Regal knock-off saddle, Vittoria Zaffiro Pro's in 25, just an all-around really nice bike. I think I'm gonna move that saddle nose up a bit, though:
    I assume you're flipping all these Schwinns you post? How are you making money on a repaint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
    Another recent completion. Actually built this one last year with 10 speed Shimano 105, but think the Shimano 600 (6207/6208) stuff is more appropriate. Little damage to the seat tube decal, but what can you do? New wheelset with 600 hubs laced to Velocity Twin Hollow rims.



    Quote Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
    Can't believe it's been over 5 months since anyone posted a new build in this thread!

    Here's one that got completed today, a 1987 Schwinn Circuit with full DA 7400/7401 7 speed. Built this last year with Ultegra, but that got swapped over to the Della Santa and the DA stuff is period correct, anyway.

    Yes, that's Guinness Foam powder coat, and Velocal decals that you can't get any longer, thanks to The Schwinn Decal Police:


    Wow. Great work. Nice Schwinns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zazenzach View Post
    I assume you're flipping all these Schwinns you post? How are you making money on a repaint?
    Flipping probably isn't the best term for what I do.

    Each bike I complete is an individual and often unique project, so think of me more as an artisan mechanic. Most of the bikes I build eventually get sold, and for a relatively high price (e.g. That orange Tempo is currently listed for $825, and the Circuit sold for a similar amount). Fortunately, my retirement and financial situation allows me to do this without having to make any money at it, so I can afford to invest in components that are in excellent condition, work with talented painters and powder coaters, and sell the finished bikes to appreciative new owners willing to invest in a really well done end product. It's not a great business model, but it works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
    Flipping probably isn't the best term for what I do.

    Each bike I complete is an individual and often unique project, so think of me more as an artisan mechanic. Most of the bikes I build eventually get sold, and for a relatively high price (e.g. That orange Tempo is currently listed for $825, and the Circuit sold for a similar amount). Fortunately, my retirement and financial situation allows me to do this without having to make any money at it, so I can afford to invest in components that are in excellent condition, work with talented painters and powder coaters, and sell the finished bikes to appreciative new owners willing to invest in a really well done end product. It's not a great business model, but it works for me.
    More power to you. Definitely good to hear people out there (and the market) have an appreciation for these Schwinns.

    When I got my Prelude, I was pleasently surprised by the ride quality, and have considered updating its components for that reason.

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    I picked this up yesterday from a flipper that probably didn't know what he had. The ad was listed as a "Schwinn Road Men's Bike" - no model name listed it at all. I had been reading up on some of the Panasonic DX/Schwinn Tempo threads and knew that it had to be a Tempo. The bike didn't even have air in the tires(he may not have had a Presta pump). Here are some pictures right after I brought it home. It needs a thorough cleaning but it appears to be underused specimen:




    Paint splatter??


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