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    I got the decals from e-bay. I chose a couple...

    I got the decals from e-bay. I chose a couple that I thought would look good together. After the frame was powder coated I applied the decals. I can always change them later if they start to peel or...
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    Here's a couple more shots of it: ...

    Here's a couple more shots of it:

    http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y395/car_shots/IMG_1051_zpsa9085722.jpg

    http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y395/car_shots/IMG_1036_zpseeb31be8.jpg
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    I bought that exact bike new in 86. Rode it for...

    I bought that exact bike new in 86. Rode it for several years and loved it. During winters I rode it on a trainer. Ultimately the top tube started to rust from the sweat generated while riding...
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    Rear wheel busted, need some suggestions

    So I'm rebuilding my latest flea market find, a 96 cannondale sr500. Bike has shimano RSX components including hubs. It has a Mavic CXP-10 on the front (original to the bike I'm pretty sure). On the...
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    96 cannondale SR500

    Picked this up at the flea market yesterday. Mint frame and slightly crusty components but they should clean up nicely. Plan to do a basic rebuild with new tires, chain and cables. Otherwise...
  6. I'm excited that I might be able to go this...

    I'm excited that I might be able to go this weekend. Two quick questions from a first time attendee:

    1. Website says it starts at 10:00, can you get shopping earlier and if so what time?
    2....
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    This year seemed better than ever, got a NOS...

    This year seemed better than ever, got a NOS shimano 600 rear derailleur in the box for $10. Scored some United Healthcare cycling apparel for cheap - new warm-up jackets and pants for $5, headsweat...
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    The Joe Bell signature is hand painted under the...

    The Joe Bell signature is hand painted under the clear coats. I'm thinking it's an older restoration. The bike came with a spare fork painted blue. The part of the fork that goes into the head tube...
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    Merckx Titanium with custom paint

    Was at a bike swap two weeks ago at the local bike shop and this ride called my name. I think it's a mid-90's Merckx AX. It was done up in the Motorola colors by Joe Bell. I didn't realize who he was...
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    1988 Mongoose IBOC Comp just rebuilt this year...

    1988 Mongoose IBOC Comp just rebuilt this year for neighborhood cruising.


    http://mikeypics.smugmug.com/Bikes/1988-Mongoose-IBOC-Comp/IMG1875/1245834526_LPNJw-M.jpg
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    Glad I replied to this post because I got some...

    Glad I replied to this post because I got some good info on how to make a better fit on my later model 600 brake levers. Guess I got endeared to the cane creeks because they were free :) I'll check...
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    +1 on the crane creek. A friend who owns a bike...

    +1 on the crane creek. A friend who owns a bike shop passed them on to me for free. I had to make a small cut on the bottom for the lever that I think you can see in the pic. They actually look...
  13. Shimano 600 is bulletproof and still...

    Shimano 600 is bulletproof and still looks/feels/performs great after 20+ years!

    http://mikeypics.smugmug.com/Other/1986-Schwinn-Super-Sport/IMG1052/995876783_QuP2z-S.jpg...
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    I like it. I wonder if you'll be able to locate...

    I like it. I wonder if you'll be able to locate orange hoods and an orange saddle. Maybe go white on the saddle, black or white on the hoods. I also think the top tube might look better all orange.
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    87 Nishiki Tri-A ...

    87 Nishiki Tri-A

    http://mikeypics.smugmug.com/Other/87-Nishiki/IMG1103/1032367610_n7oTS-M.jpg

    http://mikeypics.smugmug.com/Other/87-Nishiki/IMG1088/1032366183_HYTT5-M.jpg
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    A clean rag works for me.

    http://mikeypics.smugmug.com/Other/1986-Schwinn-Super-Sport/IMG0986/979033264_Wbq7Y-S.jpg
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    This is a great post. I love 80's vintage...

    This is a great post. I love 80's vintage Schwinns. Here's my 86 Super Sport with 600 SIS. Bought it new and after a few years retired it to the trainer. Subsequently it turned into a rust bucket....
  18. One piece of advice if you're undecided on a...

    One piece of advice if you're undecided on a color, talk to your powder coater and find out what brand he/she uses. Then go to the brand's website and look at their selections on line. When I went to...
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    I'm into old cars and bikes. I restored my 55...

    I'm into old cars and bikes. I restored my 55 Chevy a few years ago and last year did the bike (86 Schwinn Super Sport) in a similar motif. Restoring a bike is a lot easier/cheaper than a car but...
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    Talk to your powder coater. The guy I used had a...

    Talk to your powder coater. The guy I used had a series of gadgets/plugs to fill holes and he made sure there was no coating in the shifter mounts and bottle cage thread holes. Same for the set-screw...
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    Wow, you should be proud of that one. Excellent...

    Wow, you should be proud of that one. Excellent choice on the decals and the white accents. Nice work and attention to detail.
    Mike
  22. Here are some pics of a set-up I used based on...

    Here are some pics of a set-up I used based on some advice on this site:

    http://mikeypics.smugmug.com/Other/1986-Schwinn-Super-Sport/IMG0966/970365818_MvKGT-S.jpg
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    Yes, it's full shimano 600 with the SIS which...

    Yes, it's full shimano 600 with the SIS which attracted me to it. I have an 86 Schwinn Super Sport with 600, it still works flawlessly and I love it. I dug the in-tube brake cable routing too....
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    Yes, here's a better pic of the Tange decal: ...

    Yes, here's a better pic of the Tange decal:


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    1987 Nishiki Tri-A

    http://mikeypics.smugmug.com/Other/87-Nishiki/IMG1088/1032366183_HYTT5-M.jpghttp://mikeypics.smugmug.com/Other/87-Nishiki/IMG1090/1032366361_aJGRb-M.jpghttp://mikeypics.smugmug.com/Other/87-Nishiki/IM...
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