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Old 04-24-21, 06:09 PM
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Interesting Schwinn Peloton

Picked up this interesting Schwinn Peloton today. Original owner said was originaly White with Black rear triangle and an 1986. Headbadge build date is 0078 Jan 7 1988 and serial number is 8A03273 for a 88. Cataloug doesnt list one for 87, 88, any one else have a 87 or 88 Peloton? To late for picts tonight, so tomorrow
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Schwinn offered the Peloton from ’84 - ‘86. The Circuit was its replacement from ‘87 - ‘89.
The Peloton would return in latter years.
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Old 04-27-21, 02:52 PM
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If that's a repaint it is a really nice job!
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Rider's name on the top tube and a re-riveted badge + a really nice glossy finish. Certainly looks like the kind of work you'd get with a professional repaint.

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Yes its a repaint by Fresh Frame in the early 90s it still looks really good. I have a purple and burgandy 94 Paramount he painted too.
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That is a funny one for sure, as one who is familiar with Pelotons (owned an '85). That paint job and color are beautiful! Regardless of the mystery year stampings on both the headbadge and lower head lug, it is a worthy bike. The Pana-Schwinns had such lovely detailing.
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This one has me puzzled. The fork crown doesn’t match a 1986 Peloton; however, it does appear to match the 84-85 forks. The seat lug and rear brake bridge are the same as a Peloton. It definitely appears to be Panasonic-built. The 1988 build date just seems amiss. The 0078 is stamped the opposite direction from my Peloton.

* I think this is a Prologue frame with a reworked Peloton head badge and a replacement fork. None of your components are factory stock for a Peloton.

* The rear brake bridge doesn’t match the Prologues. I am at a loss, but I feel certain that it was built by Panasonic for Schwinn.

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I have a 85 Peloton, which is a real war horse.
The frame looks same as yours in most respects:
  1. Brake bridge
  2. Forks
  3. Lugs
  4. Chainstay bridge (mine has drain hole, could not see if yours had one)
Where it differs is:
  1. Mine has shift cable routing above BB and on top of chainstay for RD
  2. Chrome dropouts and drive side chainstay (maybe yours got painted over)
  3. Headbadge number stamping rotated 180 degrees from yours, and centered over the “E” instead of “L” (ie shifted to left of yours)
  4. Both my headbadge and frame stamp start with a “5”
Is that your name custom painted, or previous owner?
It’s definitely a sweet bike and an oddity as well!
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My guess is Schwinn made a small number of Peloton frames in 88 without catalouging them. It wasent clear if it was a bike or just a frame, or exactly what year he got it. He did believe it wsa an 86 because it was painted white with black chrome But he also said he switched the parts from another bike and It had an updated fork made of SLX wich I thought was strange. It was the right size I liked the color and componets and price at $300 was right. So now my collection has an old Columbus and a newer Reynolds Peloton
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