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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-12-05, 10:54 PM   #1
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schwinn super sport?

I'm curious about y'alls impressions.

Super Sport from mid/late 80s at least.

worth paying $75 for a complete bike?

Don't know yet what state it's in (do know what district it's in, har har), but I'm looking to put a rear wheel on and go.

And I don't know crap about Schwinns.

Extra credit, what's the best bikeboom frame you've fixed up?
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Old 01-12-05, 11:54 PM   #2
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Where is Shepard park. I live in columbia heights. I dont know anything about schwinns

i have a Ross and it blows...alot.
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try asking on the classic/vintage forum. those guys know everything you can possibly know about schwinns.
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Shepard Park's about as far north as you can go in DC and still be east of Rock Creek. It's a 10-min walk to Takoma and a 20-min walk to downtown Silver Spring.

I'll ask the vintage people, thanks for the info.
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I converted a Schwinn Le Tour (42x16t) into a commuter.
I have a custom built rear wheel with a Campy Record track hub.
It's a nice riding bike.
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I was checking out a super sport the other day... they're light... seem pretty sturdy... I guess if all the componants are in REALLY nice condition, then 75 would not be bad.
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i ride an 80's letour and she's a heavy *****.
but she treats me good and she'll live a long life, despite my abuse.
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Yeah, I would say it depends on the quality of the components, what kind of shape it's in, etc. It would be a great price for a complete, ready-to-go old road bike (one that shifts right, good brakes, rims trued, rides well).

However, since you're looking to fix it, you could probably do a little better if you're willing to wait and scrounge. The extra money would buy you a couple cheap-ish tires or some bar tape.
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