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1982 Schwinn Super Sport

Old 11-10-23, 06:51 PM
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Here’s one for sale on my CL. Looks to be same frame size as OP listing. Stated as 65cm which would match it to the 25” spec in the Schwinn catalog.

https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik...676067083.html
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Since the OP now has 12 posts, there is a simple solution to this. Get a tape measure and hook the “0” end to the top of the seat tube. Pull it down past the BB shell and lock it. The tape measure can be held in place with clamps or tape. Take one picture of the full length of the tape and another close up of the point where it crosses the center of the BB showing the measurement. Attach these to a post. He can also post a picture of the “data sheet”.
FWIW, In the 80s catalogs & data sheets were put together by printers working off draft formats, information was sometimes left out due to space and formatting restrictions.
... or he’s unhappy being told that he has a $150, run-the-mill, bike instead of a “collectible” and is just trolling.
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Originally Posted by Senior Ryder 00
FWIW, In the 80s catalogs & data sheets were put together by printers working off draft formats, information was sometimes left out due to space and formatting restrictions.SR 00
Another variation: when I bought a Schwinn Peloton in the mid-'90's as my employee discount bike (it was very cheap for a Reynolds 853 bike), I was disappointed at the sizing: The box was marked 54 cm (my c-to-t size), but the bike measured about 55.5 c-to-t.

I called a guy at the Schwinn headquarters. He said I must have mismeasured it. I told him to look at the catalog, where the size was specified as being measured c-to-c (wish I'd noticed that before I ordered the bike). He put me on hold, found a catalog, came back and said, "You're right."
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Old 11-11-23, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Senior Ryder 00
Since the OP now has 12 posts, there is a simple solution to this. Get a tape measure and hook the “0” end to the top of the seat tube. Pull it down past the BB shell and lock it. The tape measure can be held in place with clamps or tape. Take one picture of the full length of the tape and another close up of the point where it crosses the center of the BB showing the measurement. Attach these to a post. He can also post a picture of the “data sheet”.
FWIW, In the 80s catalogs & data sheets were put together by printers working off draft formats, information was sometimes left out due to space and formatting restrictions.
... or he’s unhappy being told that he has a $150, run-the-mill, bike instead of a “collectible” and is just trolling.
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$150 would be less than the refurbishment that I put into it to get it ready for sale (new tires, seat, brake pad, under-saddle bag, servicing, etc.) not to mention the bicycle itself. But anything's value is whatever people are willing to pay for it. If $150 is all that I would get for a bike that's in excellent condition and ready to take for long rides, I'd just put back into storage or donate it to someone worthy of it.

I will be posting this bike on eBay this weekend and will share the URL here (if the forum moderators will allow it.)
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Old 11-11-23, 10:46 AM
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I find people often put more money into a bicycle than the bicycle is worth after repairs are made. The OP may have done this and they may be lucky to recapture the amount spent on repairs. That said this looks like a nice bike and hopefully they will get more like $250 to $300 for it.
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Old 11-12-23, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by RichBaud
Good to know. Are you able to post a photo?
Here's a pic you requested

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OP follows the tried and true formula of taking the high-side valuations given here and listing for double on eBay. I guess you don’t get it if you don’t ask for it. GLWS.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/39499514152...mis&media=COPY
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$750 +Probably about $150 shipping +$75 tax...$975 for what is in the 2023 post boom reality, a $100 Schwinn...But at least it has provenance.

Good luck with sale.
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ebay fees are killer, he'll probably net about $100 anyway.
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Beautiful bike, thanks for sharing!
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Good luck with the sale, RichBaud. Hope you get your asking price. Could be a new day for all us sellers.
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Reeeeeally, it's merely a decent quality road bike for a tall guy. Collectable Super Sports are from intro in the early 60s thru 1970. Although I'm sure it's a good bike, I'd say the ceiling would be $300 in the highest of markets. You couldn't give it away around here. (DSM)
I know this frustration, it's how collecting bikes starts.
eBay sales is a non starter.
Id post it locally on every platform around $200.
Nothing will value a bike like no interest and there are SOOOO many choices nowadays.
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