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    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post
    i'm sure the hi-ten stays and fork don't help either

    in real life the color is much more green.. not sure why but it's hard to get a picture of it to look like it does in person
    Funny you should say that. My 88 World Sport is super comfy compared to my Circuit and Tempo and I used to say that it was because of the "softer" hi-ten stays and fork! To be honest it's probably because I run wider tires at lower pressure.

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    the 89 world sport has slightly different geometry than the 88... the 88 is more of a touring geometry i think. i used to have an 87 which is the same as the 88 and liked it but for some reason i haven't been that pleased with the 89. i haven't ridden it very much though maybe i should give it a second chance. it's freaking heavy though! i wonder how much the frame alone weighs..
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    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post
    the 89 world sport has slightly different geometry than the 88... the 88 is more of a touring geometry i think. i used to have an 87 which is the same as the 88 and liked it but for some reason i haven't been that pleased with the 89. i haven't ridden it very much though maybe i should give it a second chance. it's freaking heavy though! i wonder how much the frame alone weighs..
    The frame isn't too bad. Maybe another 2-3lbs heavier for the frame set compared to the Tenax ones? The fork is worst offender, it weighs a ton. I think the cheap components add a lot of extra weight too. I noticed my bars are "alloy sleeved" steel bars.

    Too bad about the 89 geo. I say sell it off and make room for something you'll enjoy riding.

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    A brown truck will supposedly bring a box to my door tomorrow by the end of the day. Stay tuned...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeebusaurousrex View Post
    I say sell it off and make room for something you'll enjoy riding.
    it's already on CL rode it today and disliked it even more lol.. kinda wish i hadn't sold this other bike i had started to enjoy riding.. luckily i still have my mtb which is lots of fun
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    At last...some pics.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Cloud View Post
    At last...some pics.

    87 Super Sport w/full 600 group. (except for the seatpost) grrr...Rigida rims, Cinelli bar & stem and a new SSM Concor super corsa leather saddle that feels so good it could have been made for it.
    Excellent. Love the red/white paint and the new Concor saddle. Schwinn must have ordered enough of those SR posts to last through the millenium. Seems like everything that came out of their factory was fitted with a Laprade style post. Kind of annoying because they're kind of heavy and don't seem to clean up very well - not to mention that the notches always seem to be juuuust between the saddle angle I want.

    Next thing you need are bottle cages...I vote for white!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Cloud View Post
    87 Super Sport w/full 600 group. (except for the seatpost) grrr...Rigida rims, Cinelli bar & stem
    there's a 600 EX stem too http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.as...c5a29&Enum=102 i want it more than the seat post

    i've got the same bike here.. it kindly donated some of its 600 gruppo for my ironman .. except i though the super sport only came in pink and white.. can't find a red/white fade SS in any catalog. weird. but 87 was the last year SS shows up in the catalogs
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    1986 with full Dura Ace. Upgraded to 8 speed w/bar ends.

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    ^ I was wondering where the leather from my Psychiatrist's couch went. Did that replace your Cilo?

    I said it before and I'll say it again, I love this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post
    there's a 600 EX stem too http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.as...c5a29&Enum=102 i want it more than the seat post

    i've got the same bike here.. it kindly donated some of its 600 gruppo for my ironman .. except i though the super sport only came in pink and white.. can't find a red/white fade SS in any catalog. weird. but 87 was the last year SS shows up in the catalogs
    I'll keep the Cinelli stem... I've seen quite a few of the red and white ones around on this forum but I don't have an 87 catalog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeebusaurousrex View Post
    Excellent. Love the red/white paint and the new Concor saddle. Schwinn must have ordered enough of those SR posts to last through the millenium. Seems like everything that came out of their factory was fitted with a Laprade style post. Kind of annoying because they're kind of heavy and don't seem to clean up very well - not to mention that the notches always seem to be juuuust between the saddle angle I want.

    Next thing you need are bottle cages...I vote for white!
    Thanks!...bottle cages...hmmm...I need to lay my hands on a water bottle with the 80s stripes on it if there is such an animal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Cloud View Post
    I'll keep the Cinelli stem... I've seen quite a few of the red and white ones around on this forum but I don't have an 87 catalog.
    here's the schwinn catalogs: http://www.trfindley.com/pg_schwinn_cats.htm

    the cinelli stem is nice but i dont like the fact it only accepts cinelli bars. i decided not to use it and used an old SR stem instead.. probably some kind of bike blasphemy lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post
    there's a 600 EX stem too http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.as...c5a29&Enum=102except i though the super sport only came in pink and white.. can't find a red/white fade SS in any catalog. weird. but 87 was the last year SS shows up in the catalogs
    The Red/White one never appeared in any catalog that I've seen.

    Best as I can figure, the early '87 models were the Pink/White ones. Schwinn found that that color option wasn't selling very well so they changed it to the Red/White version. Since the catalogs are produced in the preceding year, the Red/White scheme came about too late to make it into the catalog. Complete speculation on my part, but the Red/White ones are definitely '87 models.

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    I just brought this one home for my wife. It's a '85 Super Le Tour. 48cm Columbus Tenax frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra View Post
    The Red/White one never appeared in any catalog that I've seen.

    Best as I can figure, the early '87 models were the Pink/White ones. Schwinn found that that color option wasn't selling very well so they changed it to the Red/White version. Since the catalogs are produced in the preceding year, the Red/White scheme came about too late to make it into the catalog. Complete speculation on my part, but the Red/White ones are definitely '87 models.
    seems plausible to me..
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    My 1988 23" Schwinn Tempo as it sat after my ride today.



    I've had it running for a while now, but it wasn't until this past week that I trued up the original wheels and put them on.

    Thanks to Henry III for getting it to me safely, rccardr for a matching crank arm to replace the rounded off one that it had and Scottryder for a NOS 7 speed cassette on the Hyperglide body I transplanted onto the rear wheel.

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    My '86 Schwinn Tempo, Columbus Tenax frame. I bought two of these from the original owners (man and wife) and sold the champagne colored one. I upgraded the saddle, wheels, rear derailleur and shifters (now has 8-speed hyperglide cassette), but I did the upgrades to stay with original design -- DT shifters, 36 spoke box rim wheels. Otherwise it's all original (this one had barely been ridden to begin with). More pictures at https://skydrive.live.com/?sc=photos...!965&sc=photos

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    When first seeing the title of this thread, I was thinking about posting pics of my lowly traveler after I have redone the bar tape and cables.

    But after seeing the pics in this thread, it is obvious that I am nowhere near worthy.......

    Seriously, though.....wow.....just wow....some really, really nice bikes. Makes me wish that I had had the money to jump on that Super Sport for sale for $175 I saw a week ago.....in the same pink/white colors as that one on the 1st page. Ah well.

    Some very, very nice Schwinns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teon View Post
    But after seeing the pics in this thread, it is obvious that I am nowhere near worthy.......
    Nonsense ... the True Temper Schwinns offer good bang for the buck and are welcome here.
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    I saw a listing today for a late 80s peloton for $50...but it was too tall and too far away. If I ever find out who got the rest of my legs.....

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    '85 Letour Luxe as found

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugrul View Post
    Nonsense ... the True Temper Schwinns offer good bang for the buck and are welcome here.
    I was meaning to be somewhat humorous. Just some really nice Schwinns here that made me slobber a lot.
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    Tugrul, that turned out really nice! I have an '88 frame in storage for a winter project but the paint is completely trashed so it will have to be refinished.

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