Notices
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

Schwinn Super Sport

Old 07-31-19, 10:02 PM
  #26  
weapons-grade bolognium
 
thinktubes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Across the street from Chicago
Posts: 6,344

Bikes: Battaglin Cromor, Ciocc Designer 84, Schwinn Superior 1981

Mentioned: 44 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 985 Post(s)
Liked 2,378 Times in 891 Posts
Partee lik iz 2Oo7!
thinktubes is offline  
Old 08-05-19, 11:40 AM
  #27  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 15

Bikes: 1973 Schwinn Super Sport, 1981 AustroDaimler SLE, 1981 Miyata 912, 1985 Trek 510, 1986 Schwinn Paramount, 1990 Team Miyata

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by mtarrant05
Hi all! Need your opinion. I picked up a 1972 Super Sport (Kool Lemon) from Facebook for $75 earlier this year. Original brooks saddle, cleaned it up. New bar tape. New tires. Basics.

Have the itch for a project and have been pondering options! Found another bike today that could be a source for parts. Here's the details:

- Throne TrackLord Bike Frame (too small for me)
- Velocity 700c wheels
- Miche Crankset (Single Speed)
- FSA Stem
- FSA Handlebars
- Look Pedals (Would resell)
- Adamo Seat (Would resell)
- Profile Design Tri Bars (Would Resell)

Could I simply put on the 700c wheels, adjust original brakes, use TruV Bottom Bracket, put on the Single Speed Miche Crankset and call it a day?

I guess if the brakes didn't fit I could swap out the handlebars, brakes etc as well.

I think there's enough here to resell to recoup the new bike cost ($200).

I know this would lighten up the Super Sport quite a bit. Worth the trouble?

Goals for this bike are something fun to ride for fitness and family rides. Would be throwing a baby on the back from time to time.

Thanks for the input!
Sounds like your bike is in good shape to ride. I suggest riding it for a while to get a good feel for the pluses and minuses of your setup and the frame. I bought just a frame. The center-pull brakes were still attached. These brakes looked great, but didn't stop all that well. So, I replaced them. I chose a relatively modern crank and early 90s brifters. These additions didn't transform the Super Sport into a Paramount, but they certainly make the most of the frame and enhance my riding experience.
I vote to keep the gears if you ride where there are hills or want to use a tag along.
supersport73 is offline  
Old 11-07-23, 07:17 PM
  #28  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 14

Bikes: 1982 Schwinn Super Sport; 1997 Trek 750; 2023 Trek Domane SL 5 Gen 4

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I have a 1982 Schwinn Super Sport 15-speed. It's been meticulously maintained and is clean throughout. It has new tires, chain, saddle, brake pads, and foam handlebar wrap. This is the chrome-moly 4130 frame with double butted top and down tubes. Anyone here have any idea what this classic bicycle is worth?
RichBaud is offline  
Old 11-07-23, 08:27 PM
  #29  
Senior Member
 
zukahn1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Fairplay Co
Posts: 9,516

Bikes: Current 79 Nishiki Custum Sport, Jeunet 620, notable previous bikes P.K. Ripper loop tail, Kawahara Laser Lite, Paramount Track full chrome, Raliegh Internatioanl, Motobecan Super Mirage. 59 Crown royak 3 speed

Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 790 Post(s)
Liked 1,750 Times in 633 Posts
Originally Posted by RichBaud
I have a 1982 Schwinn Super Sport 15-speed. It's been meticulously maintained and is clean throughout. It has new tires, chain, saddle, brake pads, and foam handlebar wrap. This is the chrome-moly 4130 frame with double butted top and down tubes. Anyone here have any idea what this classic bicycle is worth?
This is a old dead thread you should start a new thread in the value section about your bike.
zukahn1 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Velo Mule
Classic & Vintage
2
08-28-19 08:00 PM
heyitsalex
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
3
03-27-17 07:36 AM
jmkurtz
Classic & Vintage
8
06-09-11 06:22 AM
sellaro3
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
10
10-18-10 11:48 PM
thenomad
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
0
12-06-09 08:41 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.