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Old 05-06-12, 10:35 AM
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I think FORDSVTPARTS is on the money. There is almost a cult following for the fillet brazed chromoly Schwinns (Superior, Sports Tourer, Super Sport) because the frames are hand brazed and very robust with straight gauge 4130 tubing. I am a big fan.

They are decidedly heavy compared to modern bikes, but can be made lighter by upgrading to modern components.

It's pretty rare to see them in the condition described in the OP, so that might bring a premium price. The only way to tell for sure what it's worth is to put it on eBay with a starting price set as low as you're willing to accept and see what happens.

Schwinn measured the frames from the center of the crank to the top of the seat tube, and the 1976 Superior was available in 22", 24", and 26" frame sizes, so my guess is you've got a 22" frame. The retail price in 1976 was $219.95.

The late Sheldon Brown's website has a great article on the fillet brazed Schwinns HERE.

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