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Old 10-24-05, 11:55 AM
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NOS Schwinn Superior Frame

I just bought this on eBay. http://cgi.ebay.com/Schwinn-Superior...QQcmdZViewItem

What do you all think? Any suggestions on how I should build this up?
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Old 10-24-05, 12:57 PM
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did you get the decals that were offered in the sale? You should, if you didn't...

http://www.geocities.com/sldbxtralit...78xlite10b.jpg has the specs for this bike.
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Old 10-24-05, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by luker
did you get the decals that were offered in the sale? You should, if you didn't...

http://www.geocities.com/sldbxtralit...78xlite10b.jpg has the specs for this bike.
Thanks for reminding me about the decals, I almost forgot to ask for them.

Thanks for the the spec sheet!

28 1/2 pounds, huh? I'll bet that I can build a bike <25 pounds with modern components.

Now I have a winter project.
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a good light fork will likely go a long way to reaching that 25lb goal. If you're planning on using 27" rims, might be easier said than done, though I have no experience trying to mix/match forks and wheel sizes/frame sizes. Might check sheldonbrown's website for seatpost size. I believe schwinn had some interesting sizes some years.

Group wise, guess it depends on your goals for wheels or gearing. I've got a 14/28 6speed on my Traveler with a 42/52 front for a somewhat period correct gearing. If you want modern group, perhaps making a Campy Schwinn? Carbon Record with that black frame, come on you know you want to. lol.
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Originally Posted by cuda2k
a good light fork will likely go a long way to reaching that 25lb goal. If you're planning on using 27" rims, might be easier said than done, though I have no experience trying to mix/match forks and wheel sizes/frame sizes. Might check sheldonbrown's website for seatpost size. I believe schwinn had some interesting sizes some years.

Group wise, guess it depends on your goals for wheels or gearing. I've got a 14/28 6speed on my Traveler with a 42/52 front for a somewhat period correct gearing. If you want modern group, perhaps making a Campy Schwinn? Carbon Record with that black frame, come on you know you want to. lol.
Yeah, I think I'll build up this frame with 700 wheels and a modern group. There's something about having a frame handmade in the USA that I find really appealing.
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I'll let someone else guide you on the front fork, but being that 700c to 27" wheel radius difference is 4mm, hopefully using a 700c front fork won't be an issue. The rear dropout spacing (126mm on this frame, may even be 120mm though by 80 my Traveler had 126mm) is going to make it difficult to fit a modern rear hub in. You can coldset these old frames - sheldon brown has a good page on this and scooper posted the link in the schwinn traveler thread that's currently going on in this forum to give you the 130mm rear spacing for a modern group hub. Other issue you will run into is brake reach. I went into some length on this topic here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=148526 the short of it is that modern brake calipers + 27" frame + 700c wheel = brake nightmare. Of course anything is doable if you throw enough money at it.

So Carbon Record group right?
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That is so awesome! Congratulations on your new find. My modern and fancy-pantsy road bike is a fillet-brazed frame.

I can't wait to see as this one progresses.
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That is so awesome! Congratulations on your new find. My modern and fancy-pantsy road bike is a fillet-brazed frame.

I can't wait to see as this one progresses.
Thanks, but I think this project may get put on the back burner for a while -- I have a Yamaha DT project that hasn't moved forward in months. Finding a fillet brazed Schwinn in good condition is tough, finding a fillet brazed frame NIB -- and my size -- is unheard of, so I grabbed it.

Funny thing about the Schwinn fillet brazed bikes, they were killed off by the E-F frame bikes. The E-F frames were designed to mimic the look of the fillet brazed frames -- this they did. Because the the E-F bikes looked like the hand-made bikes -- Schwinn compounded the confusion by hanging a lot of Varsinental components on the brazed bikes -- people opted for the cheaper E-F frame bikes.

Is it any wonder that Schwinn went bankrupt?
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Anyone know anything about the NOS Schwinn frames being sold on nashbar.com right now? I saw them listed, but without any pics. Just wondering...
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schwinn superior Any mediums out there!?

Originally Posted by cruentus View Post
I just bought this on eBay. http://cgi.ebay.com/Schwinn-Superior...QQcmdZViewItem

What do you all think? Any suggestions on how I should build this up?
Do you still have this frame? What size? Woul you sell it? (If it's a med 51cm - 54cm )
I had one back in the day... stolen. would love to find one again, but doubt that will happen
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Do you still have this frame? What size? Woul you sell it? (If it's a med 51cm - 54cm )
I had one back in the day... stolen. would love to find one again, but doubt that will happen
I doubt he will see your post:

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