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Old 12-22-23, 06:48 AM
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Or a German Bike Enthusiast bought it from Canada
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Old 12-22-23, 06:49 AM
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The black Bike in the Apollo thread looks very exactly to the frame i got.

here is another similar Apollo from 1976


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Old 12-22-23, 06:52 AM
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The frame was sprayed over with a Spraycan and when i got it off with pickling agent it was lite yellow metal flake coloured underneath, bit like that yellow


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Old 12-22-23, 06:55 AM
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Now got it painted in a nice blue metal flake color


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Here now the promised pics of the result, i searched the whole world to get all the needed parts. UKAI 27 x 1 1/8 Wheelset with Sansin hubs came from Saint Louis Missouri, Suntour BL shifter & derailleur set came from Birmingham UK, Sugino Diamond crankset from Nottingham UK, Suntour Superbe brakelever from Los Angeles California, Suntour Superbe 4700 Brakes from Germany, Decals from Canada & Australia, Seatpost from the Netherlands and so on. I tried to get everything from the era of the bike, some of em i have luckily got as NOS parts. I like it pretty much now...











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Old 01-05-24, 07:06 PM
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Absolutely stunning !!!! What a great job you've done.
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Old 01-07-24, 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by H2Rick
Absolutely stunning !!!! What a great job you've done.
Thank you Rick
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Picked up this Schwinn Voyager. 86'? Repainted but was teal.

Last number is 6.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Picked up this Schwinn Voyager. 86'? Repainted but was teal..
Thanks for posting the serial number. Not an Asian serial number. From the Schwinn facility in Greenville, Mississippi.


Edit: The letter K is for November, the first digit 7 is for the year of frame manufacture 1987.

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Originally Posted by Hummer
Thanks for posting the serial number. Not an Asian serial number. From the Schwinn facility in Greenville, Mississippi.


Edit: The letter K is for November, the first digit 7 is for the year of frame manufhacture 1987.
Makes sense. Found a file on these years and it showed the color "Emerald Green" as 88-89. I'd have thought they would have gone away from 27" wheels by then.
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Old 01-12-24, 08:33 PM
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A Greenvile Schwinn ?? Wow, that's a pretty rare bird. I wonder what the total production volume was from that plant. Anyone ??
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Does anyone know T-Mar’s whereabouts?
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Originally Posted by H2Rick
A Greenvile Schwinn ?? Wow, that's a pretty rare bird. I wonder what the total production volume was from that plant. Anyone ??
Not so rare. I've owned several Greenville Schwinns. Schwinn made the mid range road bikes there in the mid to later 1980s. Circuit, Le Tour, Passage, Prelude, Premis, Super Sport, Tempo, Traveler, Voyageur, and quite a few more. Generally nice riding bikes. If you see a Columbus Tenax decal or a TruTemper decal on a Schwinn, it was probably made in Greenville. If you look inside the bb shell, you will see they had some sloppy mitering. During the same time, Schwinn was getting the World, World Tourist and World Sports from Giant Bikes of Taiwan as their entry level road bikes.

As far as production numbers from Schwinn, fat chance. The only publicized numbers for any model I've ever seen were for the Cycle Truck. They did brag about reaching 1,000,000 bikes per year the first time that happened but that was company wide. And just after that is when they started buying imports to sell so that fogs the numbers of sales vs actual in house production. AFAIK numbers for specific models or factories were never released.
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Thanks for that info,Rick.
I had no idea that Greenville's production lasted that long.
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Nishiki Colorado.
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G0586 (Giant build May 1986)
very nice. Previous owner was killed in a motorcycle crash.


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fresh find:

Shogun 500
first letter is a bit mangled.
N3D5429

First guess is 1983, April make. Still need to get the date codes from the Shimano components.

What to do with this bike? Single speed conversion and flip the parts? Just clean and repack and watch it sit as vintage road bikes don't sell here.

Early cassette rear hub. No lock ring, the small cog threads on and holds the other 5 cogs in place.

Nice drive train.





Cranks are labeled Tourney (Shimano group name) made by Takagi date code GK (Shimano would be 1982, November). Triple. Half step gearing?





early Deore wide range deralleurs 1981+ Deore Deer head long cage.




Tange cromo




Shogun head tube sticker.


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That's a very nice Shogun. I'm not a fan of black bikes generally, although I've owned a few over the years, but I'd make an exception for this one because of the nice equipment.......if it was a LOT closer to me. LOL You certainly do get some nice rides at your co-op from time to time.
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1981 Fuji Grand SE

Serial is JA008358. Decodes as ???

1 year only model in the catalogs.

Just did a flat bar conversion as there is nearly zero local interest in dropped bar bikes from the bike boom era.

Fuji branded derailleur (Suntour) and crank.

New black tires to replace the melted gumwalls. new tubes. New ss brake cables. Black bars, some vintage XCE levers. Needed a fair amount of cleaning. Had a seat pad on it so the seat is still in good visual shape. Might have had a baby seat on it at one time. The seat stays are ever so slightly bent and there was a standard 1/4" bolt in the seat lug. Same bolts that came with the baby seats in the 1980s.

before:






after (the black beauty is reborn)

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Originally Posted by rickpaulos
1981 Fuji Grand SE

Serial is JA008358. Decodes as ???
The second character "A" = January and the first digit "0" = 1980, date of frame manufacture.
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Tsunoda? You tell me

Here's a fun one. Purchased a bike with stuck seatpost. It looks like an early 1980 aero bike. Ity is very similar to the Lotus and Tsunoda Aero bikes with the unique seatpost clamp and true aero oval Dura Ace EX seatpost. The bike came with full Dura Ace EX and ARAYA Aero rims. Details, shift cable guides instead of lever bosses, odd offset rear brake mount, early Tig welded. It is metallic blue that looks like the Shimano blue. I just successfully removed the seatpost in one piece.
Serial number looks like G74910 or 674910. Unfortunately I can't load photo.
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