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    Hey brockd15, I sent you a PM...

    Hey brockd15, I sent you a PM...
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    Here is the listing: 1972 Original Chicago...

    Here is the listing: 1972 Original Chicago Schwinn Twinn Tandem Bicycle T11

    http://images.craigslist.org/00505_hPaitN3gSwS_600x450.jpg
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    That derailleur has a split clamp with bolts on...

    That derailleur has a split clamp with bolts on both sides (vs. a hinged clamp). The bolts appear to be long enough to allow a sufficient gap between the clamp and derailleur, which you can see in...
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    I can confirm that the seat tube on these bikes...

    I can confirm that the seat tube on these bikes is 29.4mm in diameter, just slightly larger than the 28.6mm found on most other bikes.
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    My favorite are the Ray-Ban Balorama...

    My favorite are the Ray-Ban Balorama, a true classic. In Black of course, and as a concession to modern technology, with polarized lenses:
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  6. Any "Schwinn" branded (made by AFA) ones?

    Any "Schwinn" branded (made by AFA) ones?
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    They only charged ~$24 for shipping?: Crescent...

    They only charged ~$24 for shipping?: Crescent MCB Worldmastarcykeln Bicycle | eBay
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    More on those frames here:...

    More on those frames here: http://www.bikeforums.net/northern-california/666135-hamilton-tt-sprint-bike.html
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    I think you got a great deal: Schwinn Sports...

    I think you got a great deal: Schwinn Sports Tourer | eBay

    The seller should have asked at least $100 more, especially on eBay. I do worry about the shipping though. The quoted price seems so low,...
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    The following is a paragraph from the book "No...

    The following is a paragraph from the book "No Hands: The Rise and Fall of the Schwinn Bicycle Company, an American Institution", which describes Stanley J. Natanek, the author of the Schwinn factory...
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    Excellent, that adds back some value. Note that...

    Excellent, that adds back some value. Note that the original rims were Weinmann, are you sure the ones on there now are replacements? Where is the bike located?
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    The last of the fillet-brazed Superiors were...

    The last of the fillet-brazed Superiors were built from '76 through '78. Note that many used reworked leftover '72-'75 Sports Tourer frames. Plus they didn't use them in any order, for example I've...
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    I would have to see many more close-up pics...

    I would have to see many more close-up pics before paying that high of a price. I'd also want pictures of the serial number and headbadge number to verify the frame and bike build dates. For a high...
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    This Paramount is pretty cool: 1959 Schwinn...

    This Paramount is pretty cool: 1959 Schwinn Paramount P 11 Tourist Model B 75 | eBay

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjA2WDgxMQ==/z/bYgAAOxykmZTLW-8/$_58.JPG
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    This seller on eBay has been listing several NOS...

    This seller on eBay has been listing several NOS examples, my guess is another will be listed soon: huret stop from casanova9898 | eBay
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    eBay: Vintage Schwinn Chrome Chain Guard for One...

    eBay: Vintage Schwinn Chrome Chain Guard for One Piece Cranks Very Nice Used Cond | eBay



    Just get pedals with a 1/2" spindle: Schwinn Super Sport Atom 440 1 2" Road Bike Pedals 1970'S |...
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    That one might have received a higher than normal...

    That one might have received a higher than normal price for a Super Sport because it is a '74 model not listed in the catalog. The Super Sport was discontinued in 1973, however Schwinn continued to...
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    From the photo I can see that it is a 26" frame...

    From the photo I can see that it is a 26" frame in Kool Lemon. The paint/decals and chrome look good, besides the original Brooks B15 saddle it is also missing the original front derailleur, seat...
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    I agree with mparker on a $200 to maybe $300...

    I agree with mparker on a $200 to maybe $300 value, but only if the paint, decals and chrome are excellent. If not then the value goes down. The value would be higher if the original wheels and...
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    Not that it matters much to your intended market...

    Not that it matters much to your intended market but I'm pretty sure that is a '70 model. Check both the head tube and the left rear dropout for serial numbers and post them if you want verification....
  21. Note that the geometry is virtually identical...

    Note that the geometry is virtually identical between the P10/P15 Paramounts and the fillet-brazed Schwinns! They share the same head-tube and seat-tube angles (73 deg.), fork rake (~2"), top-tube...
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    According to the catalog literature...

    According to the catalog literature it was marketed as "a truly responsive sports and touring bike".
  23. The Sunset Orange '73 bike currently appears to...

    The Sunset Orange '73 bike currently appears to have original type Atom 440 pedals installed. Those pedals were used on the Sports Tourer, Super Sport and Continental, however the ones used on the...
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    That dates the frame to Jan. '76: THE SCHWINN...

    That dates the frame to Jan. '76: THE SCHWINN DATE CODES BY YEAR,MONTH AND DAY



    I suppose it's possible it wasn't stamped, but it's not very likely. Schwinn started stamping headbadges in '76...
  25. Very nice, these are some of my favorite Schwinn...

    Very nice, these are some of my favorite Schwinn bikes. The orange one is a 1973 model in Sunset Orange, which was a one-year only color for these. Unfortunately finding the original Sunset Orange...
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