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Old 01-04-13, 01:11 PM   #1
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1965 Schwinn Super Sport. Done.

Well its all I'm doing to it anyways! I never do complete restos, just not my thing.
Took pics with and without flash. I repacked all the bearings, new cables and housing,
new tires and tubes, and cleaned her up. Let me know what you guys think. I forgot to
Polish the wheels and hubs and I forgot to clean the chain! but its cool 'cause I havn't ridden it yet.

















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Old 01-04-13, 01:25 PM   #2
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I'm hoping the color I get for the Volare turns out close to this which is nearly the color the bike originally was from the factory.
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Now that is a sweet thing, ILB! - Must have been a garage queen for nigh on to 5 decades!
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You just gave me her name! "Garage Queen!" Yeahya!
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That is one hot Super Sport!
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Yowza! She has turned out super nice. Since you haven't rode it yet, I'll be interested to hear what you think of her.

WRT color, is this more orange gold than yellow gold? The earlier pictures you posted gave me the impression it was a more yellowish than this.
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Love the water bottle holder! Don't know how durable it looks though.
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Been in use for 'round 48 years, does that say anything about durability?
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Yowza! She has turned out super nice. Since you haven't rode it yet, I'll be interested to hear what you think of her.

WRT color, is this more orange gold than yellow gold? The earlier pictures you posted gave me the impression it was a more yellowish than this.
Thanks! If it rides anything like my other Schwinns I'll be very happy! The paints a lot more like an orange gold. Official Schwinn name is "Radiant Coppertone." http://schwinncruisers.com/catalogs/1965.html
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Wow. So you were the one who beat me on the auction for that cage? Kidding, lol.

I like that it has a real derailer hanger! Those red-dot levers are pretty rare, are those original hoods too?

And how's she ride???
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Haha! I've owned the Schwinn Sprint water cage for like 10 years now, it was given to me by a LBS owner. The hoods were on the bike when I got it but can't say for sure if they are orig to the bike. There are a few knowledgable guys here on the forum, maybe one of 'em will chime in for the answer to your question. I havn't ridden her yet so I don't know.
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I love the look of the pre-67 Varsities, Continentals and Super Sports so much better than the ones with the giant dork discs and chainguards.

Very nicely done!
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Beautiful looking bike- I love that Schwinn Coppertone stuff.
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Wow that bike is a real looker. Great Job!
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Looks fantastic. Nicely done.
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Very nicely done!
Thanks! Heres a question, (to all) would I be right in saying the Super Sport was one below the Paramount in 1965?
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Beautiful job. It almost looks NOS. That's unreal for the age of that bike. Congrats!
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ILB - A really great score. I'd like to see more of a glamor shot of this bike (without the furniture and shoes and stuff.) You really ought to show it to greater advantage, because it is as classic a bike as any ever posted in this forum.

PS- If you can't use the Grand Canyon as a backdrop, use a brick wall or garage door. (Brick walls and doors are good because they'll never steal the show from a bike.)
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Took pics with and without flash.
I like to shoot that way, too. The flash flattens everything, metalic paint, too. I do use flash in the daylight sometimes, though to get a little more sparkle on the chrome.
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Thanks! Heres a question, (to all) would I be right in saying the Super Sport was one below the Paramount in 1965?
That's the way it looks in the catalog.
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ILB - A really great score. I'd like to see more of a glamor shot of this bike (without the furniture and shoes and stuff.) You really ought to show it to greater advantage, because it is as classic a bike as any ever posted in this forum.

PS- If you can't use the Grand Canyon as a backdrop, use a brick wall or garage door. (Brick walls and doors are good because they'll never steal the show from a bike.)
Thanks man. Your kind words really mean a lot to me. ('cept the parts about the furniture and the shoes! LOL!) I plan a short ride tomorrow, if I find a brick wall I'll take a few "glamor shots."
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