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Old 05-06-12, 01:26 PM   #1
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71 Schwinn Super Sport build

Almost done finally. Purchased this bicycle almost 20 years ago and let it sit. Finally getting it all cleaned up and set up as an Upright cruiser. Designed for quick trips and leasurely rides with my youngest daughter and wife.

Campy Tipo hubs and wolber rims just for fun. Upright alloy bars because I dont have any tourist style bicycles and this was the best candidate for that. Just waiting on a front tire and grips then im ready to give it a ride. Cant wait.

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Old 05-06-12, 01:45 PM   #2
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Man, beautiful bike , great job with the build !
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Oh yeah, those Campus Green SuperSports are great-looking bikes, and even have a sporty ride.

I think that the color is made of a clear green over a gold base, but maybe I just stare at these things too long?

Those wheels look sharp on there also!

And I can't remember ever seeing a SuperSport with both a derailer hanger and a painted fork. Hmmm.

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Very early '71 Super Sports came with forged Huret dropouts. When they started building Sports Tourers (available March 1, 1971 according to the catalog) the Sports Tourer got the Huret dropouts and the SS was downgraded to stamped dropouts without a derailleur hanger.
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Very early '71 Super Sports came with forged Huret dropouts. When they started building Sports Tourers (available March 1, 1971 according to the catalog) the Sports Tourer got the Huret dropouts and the SS was downgraded to stamped dropouts without a derailleur hanger.
Wow what a wealth of knowledge. The VXGT derailleur is tightened directly onto the drop out. It doesnt pivot. The Huret drop out doesnt have that notch that keeps the suntour from pivoting forward. A Huret derailleur would work fine.
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Pre '78 Huret dropouts had a derailleur stop at the 4:00 position, while Campagnolo dropouts placed the stop at 7:00:




The 7:00 stop position became the defacto industry standard as used by Shimano, Suntour, etc. from the early-'70s to the present, and even Huret finally adopted it in '78.

To compensate for this Schwinn used a special tabbed washer when mounting Suntour VGT-Luxe derailleurs to those dropouts ('77-'78 Superior) as seen in the parts catalog diagram below (#14). That "Special bracket for Schwinn" worked with the Schwinn modified Huret dropout in order to make it match the Campagnolo (and now defacto) standard.

You can see a post showing pictures of that special tabbed washer here, and a home-made alternative adapter here and here.

It should be fairly easy to make a copy of the Schwinn adapter out of a stainless steel M10 washer, which would allow mounting of virtually any modern derailleur on a Huret dropout equipped Schwinn Super Sport, Sports Tourer or Superior.
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I've got a Trek with a solidly bolted-on Duopar derailer, since it came with the "wrong" dropuotwasher thing.

Although difficult, I am still able to remove the rear wheel without loosening the mounting bolt. It takes 30 seconds instead of 5.
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Pre '78 Huret dropouts had a derailleur stop at the 4:00 position, while Campagnolo dropouts placed the stop at 7:00:




The 7:00 stop position became the defacto industry standard as used by Shimano, Suntour, etc. from the early-'70s to the present, and even Huret finally adopted it in '78.

To compensate for this Schwinn used a special tabbed washer when mounting Suntour VGT-Luxe derailleurs to those dropouts ('77-'78 Superior) as seen in the parts catalog diagram below (#14). That "Special bracket for Schwinn" worked with the Schwinn modified Huret dropout in order to make it match the Campagnolo (and now defacto) standard.

You can see a post showing pictures of that special tabbed washer here, and a home-made alternative adapter here and here.

It should be fairly easy to make a copy of the Schwinn adapter out of a stainless steel M10 washer, which would allow mounting of virtually any modern derailleur on a Huret dropout equipped Schwinn Super Sport, Sports Tourer or Superior.
Right. thats what I said.....LOL. thanks for putting in the work for that post.
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No problem, I'm a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the fillet-brazed Schwinns. <g>
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No problem, I'm a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the fillet-brazed Schwinns. <g>
THen you will like my opaque blue sports tourer. working on that now too.
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Finished! The bicycle is finally in riding condition. Just a few fine adjustments and im done. Only took 19 years. Rode it for the first time. Feels so solid. Stiff frame, rolls light and very upright and comfy for a leisurely ride.
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Indeed, the frame and forks on those bikes are free of any excess flex.

It makes the mattress saddle especially appropriate imo.

Wow, 19 years, you almost bought it new. ;-)>
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