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    No, your OTHER left!! bikenut2011's Avatar
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    Show off your late 1980's Schwinn road bike HERE

    I have purchased a 1986 Prelude in awesome original condition. I should be taking delivery of it next week sometime. In the meantime, let me drool over your special Schwinn road bike and tell me something about the history of how it came to be yours. Or anything else you would like to share about it!!

    CHEERS!!

    andy
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    1988 Schwinn Circuit (Red, White, 'n' Chrome... American made Hot Rod! )
    1986 Schwinn Prelude now a 14 spd (survivor bike, almost mint)
    2009 Motobecane 27 spd Flat bar (too small for me, now wifey's ride)
    2011 Motobecane 18 spd Cross Bike turned road bike (my "modern" ride)
    1973 Schwinn Continental... 36 pounds and yellow (for my son) :)

    My C&V pics here
    My daily mile page is here

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    Heres my 1989 Schwinn Voyageur. I traded away a ProFlex Beast that I had $80.00 invested in including the purchase price. =0) Cell phone pics are all I can do. =0(


    As it sits today.


















    As it looked as "a work in progress."
    Last edited by ilikebikes; 01-13-11 at 05:19 PM.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Whoa!! That first pic was freaking me out for a sec. Nice Bike!!

    andy
    Bike Hoarder in Training :)

    1988 Schwinn Circuit (Red, White, 'n' Chrome... American made Hot Rod! )
    1986 Schwinn Prelude now a 14 spd (survivor bike, almost mint)
    2009 Motobecane 27 spd Flat bar (too small for me, now wifey's ride)
    2011 Motobecane 18 spd Cross Bike turned road bike (my "modern" ride)
    1973 Schwinn Continental... 36 pounds and yellow (for my son) :)

    My C&V pics here
    My daily mile page is here

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    Here's my '87 Paramount with 7-speed 7400 Dura-Ace. It was listed on Spokane craigslist for $250. I told the seller that I'd be stealing it at that price and asked him to take $500 so I could sleep with a clear conscience. He had purchased it from the original owner in the early nineties. The original Emerald paint was pretty rough, so I had Dr. Deltron respray it in Ferrari Red which was a 1987 Paramount factory color.





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    I have 3 late 80's Schwinns.
    1988 Ontare, Tempo and Premis
    The Ontare was an eBay win because I had to have it to match the other two. The Tempo and Premis was a CL find. Husband and wife matched set. They rode test bikes at the Schwinn dealer (North Town Schwinn - Cedar Rapids IA). They brought the two bikes home, he rode his about 5 miles she never rode hers. Mint condition on both. $300 for the set.

    I ride the Ontare but the other 2....not so much.


    1995 Specialized Allez Sport - 1988 Eddy Merckx Corsa-Extra Team Hitachi - 1988 Pinarello Catena Lusso - 1988 Schwinn Ontare - 1986 Specialized “Allez SE” Jim Merz Edition - 1984 Masi Gran Criterium - 198? BMZ Biemmezeta Mod. Gimondi - 197? Libertas - 1974 Falcon Olympic Model 78 - 1974 Bottecchia Special SN:334863 - 1972 Bottecchia Professional - 1962 Legnano Roma Olimplade SN: FA9376

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    Well, this is my '89 prelude. Need to take a current picture of it because the configuration has been changed somewhat:

    (when I got it)











    Sorry, the pics are a bit gratuitous.

    Oh, and since you asked about the history, I bought it as a basketcase and powdercoated the frame, then rebuilt it with all new (well, used) parts from the ground up. I knew I wanted the frame because of the '87 super sport I had [and stupidly sold], my favorite riding bike of all time! (the prelude is pretty much the same thing though, and equally excellent)

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    Here are a few more gratuitous schwinn pictures just because







    This wasn't quite late 80's but it was an 80's schwinn nonetheless, also regret selling, although it was a little big.


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    I'm sure most have seen these before but since you're asking. Here is my '88 Paramount Wheaties/Schwinn team bike. I need to take some better pics, maybe this spring.


    My wife's '85 Paramount


    The two together


    Mutt
    I love all my bikes because I have a heart of steel.

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    '88 Paramount Wheaties/Schwinn team bike
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    AWESOME PICS!! AMAZING LOOKING BIKES AND I DON'T MIND GRATUITOUS AT ALL!! KEEP 'EM COMING!! Man, its gonna be a long week... This will be my first vintage bike btw. I'm very excited!!

    andy
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    1988 Schwinn Circuit (Red, White, 'n' Chrome... American made Hot Rod! )
    1986 Schwinn Prelude now a 14 spd (survivor bike, almost mint)
    2009 Motobecane 27 spd Flat bar (too small for me, now wifey's ride)
    2011 Motobecane 18 spd Cross Bike turned road bike (my "modern" ride)
    1973 Schwinn Continental... 36 pounds and yellow (for my son) :)

    My C&V pics here
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    Im REALLY digging the pink and white SS and that red Paramount WOW!!

    andy
    Bike Hoarder in Training :)

    1988 Schwinn Circuit (Red, White, 'n' Chrome... American made Hot Rod! )
    1986 Schwinn Prelude now a 14 spd (survivor bike, almost mint)
    2009 Motobecane 27 spd Flat bar (too small for me, now wifey's ride)
    2011 Motobecane 18 spd Cross Bike turned road bike (my "modern" ride)
    1973 Schwinn Continental... 36 pounds and yellow (for my son) :)

    My C&V pics here
    My daily mile page is here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muttleyone View Post
    I'm sure most have seen these before but since you're asking. Here is my '88 Paramount Wheaties/Schwinn team bike. I need to take some better pics, maybe this spring.


    Mutt
    I havent seen them...VERY NICE!!

    andy
    Bike Hoarder in Training :)

    1988 Schwinn Circuit (Red, White, 'n' Chrome... American made Hot Rod! )
    1986 Schwinn Prelude now a 14 spd (survivor bike, almost mint)
    2009 Motobecane 27 spd Flat bar (too small for me, now wifey's ride)
    2011 Motobecane 18 spd Cross Bike turned road bike (my "modern" ride)
    1973 Schwinn Continental... 36 pounds and yellow (for my son) :)

    My C&V pics here
    My daily mile page is here

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    My 85 Le Tour Luxe. I've owned it for a couple of months, and have only been able to ride it for one short ride.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
    Here's my '87 Paramount with 7-speed 7400 Dura-Ace. It was listed on Spokane craigslist for $250. I told the seller that I'd be stealing it at that price and asked him to take $500 so I could sleep with a clear conscience. He had purchased it from the original owner in the early nineties. The original Emerald paint was pretty rough, so I had Dr. Deltron respray it in Ferrari Red which was a 1987 Paramount factory color.





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    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikenut2011 View Post
    AWESOME PICS!! AMAZING LOOKING BIKES AND I DON'T MIND GRATUITOUS AT ALL!! KEEP 'EM COMING!! Man, its gonna be a long week... This will be my first vintage bike btw. I'm very excited!!

    andy
    You'll enjoy your prelude, the tenax schwinns are about as under rated as bikes come.

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    Scooper, as always very nice! I wish I could take pic like that.

    Mutt
    I love all my bikes because I have a heart of steel.

    '91/'92 Tommasini Velocista
    '88 Paramount Wheaties/Schwinn team bike
    '85 Paramount "wife's"
    '81 Miyata 1000
    '90 Miyata TripleCross
    '87 Centurion Ironman (Miami Vice)
    '73 Dawes Galaxy turned Scorcher

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger M View Post
    My 85 Le Tour Luxe. I've owned it for a couple of months, and have only been able to ride it for one short ride.

    That color is amazing!

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    ilikebikes, great looking bike. Where did you get that bell and did it come with the stem mount, it looks like a Crane bell. Do you have another pic of that handlebar cage. I've been looking for one and can't find anything I like.

    Mutt
    I love all my bikes because I have a heart of steel.

    '91/'92 Tommasini Velocista
    '88 Paramount Wheaties/Schwinn team bike
    '85 Paramount "wife's"
    '81 Miyata 1000
    '90 Miyata TripleCross
    '87 Centurion Ironman (Miami Vice)
    '73 Dawes Galaxy turned Scorcher

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    No, your OTHER left!! bikenut2011's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
    That color is amazing!
    Im sot sure if its the same color...but the one i bought is "Bright Blue" and it looks similar to that one. But possibly a little lighter??

    andy
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    1988 Schwinn Circuit (Red, White, 'n' Chrome... American made Hot Rod! )
    1986 Schwinn Prelude now a 14 spd (survivor bike, almost mint)
    2009 Motobecane 27 spd Flat bar (too small for me, now wifey's ride)
    2011 Motobecane 18 spd Cross Bike turned road bike (my "modern" ride)
    1973 Schwinn Continental... 36 pounds and yellow (for my son) :)

    My C&V pics here
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    My 1985 Schwinn Voyageur SP and my wife's 1985 Voyageur.

    Bob



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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
    You'll enjoy your prelude, the tenax schwinns are about as under rated as bikes come.
    I agree. Most people overlook them. My Le tour is a Tenax tube bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
    That color is amazing!
    It's a good color, but I played with different settings(AV vs TV) on the camera that day. I came up with a couple of different examples. Here is a different setting.




    Quote Originally Posted by bikenut2011 View Post
    Im sot sure if its the same color...but the one i bought is "Bright Blue" and it looks similar to that one. But possibly a little lighter??

    andy
    My bike is the Bright blue

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    Its a shame Schwinn closed doors when they did, but I guess all things end eventually, it would of been intersting to see what they could continue to put out into the '90s, they seemed to be doing a lot of things right by the late 80s, look how many great road machines you Americans had within reach. There wasn't any big Canadian company left to do anything, if CCM managed to stick around I can't imagine they would of been half as good as those Schwinns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
    Well, this is my '89 prelude. Need to take a current picture of it because the configuration has been changed somewhat:

    (when I got it)


    That is a great transformation. Is that paint or powder-coat? And who did it?

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    '87 SuperTempo. Nice Tempo Tenax frame, touched up as needed, then fitted with all new Shimano 105 9 speed drivetrain with a compact crank, Michelin pro Race 3 tires, Ultegra hubs with Mavic Open Pro rims, D-A dt shifters, Tektro brake calipers and levers:


    '87 Tempo, bone stock, refinished/rehabbed and sold to a gorgeous statuesque DC lady who was looking for a commuter bike. Rode it in Bike Baltimnore and a few long rides before it moved to DC, also built one just like it for my daughter but 21". Think I still have a few more in storage boxes like this, maybe a 23" and a 25":


    '86 Paramount, 56cm, swapped out the D-A tubulars for a new clincher wheelset and new Michelin ProRace 3's in gray. Very sweet bike, full D-A. Guy who bought it has decided he wants to sell it, so anyone interested, let me know. Not cheap, around $1100.
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    Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...

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    I have two 80's Schwinns.

    1980 Schwinn Le Tour (Custom Build)





    1986 Schwinn Super Sport (Original)





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    Quote Originally Posted by rccardr View Post

    '86 Paramount, 56cm, swapped out the D-A tubulars for a new clincher wheelset and new Michelin ProRace 3's in gray. Very sweet bike, full D-A. Guy who bought it has decided he wants to sell it, so anyone interested, let me know. Not cheap, around $1100.
    That is a great looking bike(as is every bike you lay your hands on).Nice work, Rccardr. Are there more photos of this bike posted?

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