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Old 12-19-10, 07:31 PM
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"Talon"... The Stealth '72 Super Sport..... BUILD IN PROGRESS!

Decided once and for all to chronicle a project!

1972 Schwinn Super Sport purchased for !!!!$60!!!! from someone who apparantly didnt know what they had or desparately needed money. Stripped down for a new stealth bomber inspired paint job (gloss and flat black) and all new alloy parts.

updates and more pics should be available SOON!

Original "Opaque Blue"


Make Shift Paint Booth


Inside Booth/Stripped Frame and Fork


Gloss Coat



Result of 4 hours of taping





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Interesting start, I'll be watching this one.
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Welcome to C&V.

This is the first time I've seen this sort of affect in a paint scheme. Can you tell us more about your plans? Will you clear over the flat and gloss?
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Really digging that paint scheme!
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Thanks Everyone!

Can you tell us more about your plans? Will you clear over the flat and gloss?
i dont plan on putting on clear coat; i havent been able to find one that keeps the flat/gloss contrast. The flat, satin, and gloss clears that i tested with, all in different ways, evened the colors too much. All thats left scheme wise for the frame and fork are the original decal set in black and a custom "TALONone" decal for a yet to be determined location. ;-) As far as components go... everything else is being replaced; Black headset, black seat post, black front cable holder, black b.b. adaptor w/ new b.b. (obviously), black quill to threadless steering adaptor (currently being machined from 22.2 to 21.1), black 110mm -5degree stem, compact drop bar w/black fizik logo tape, shiamano sti brake and shifting, triple crank, 8 speed cassette, shiamano derailleurs, black 700c wheels w/700x23 tires
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Oh! And i have all of the original components if anyone is interested in some chicago schwinn assembly line parts for CHEAP!!! (excluding the brakes which i will be using)
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Oh! And i have all of the original components if anyone is interested in some chicago schwinn assembly line parts for CHEAP!!! (excluding the brakes which i will be using)
Time to paint those Schwinn Approved calipers black. One gloss the other flat?

When I customized my Super Sport, I put the custom decal on the back of the seat tube facing the rear tire.

Be careful with the headset replacement since you are using the original fork. That era Schwinn takes what is known as an "Old School BMX" sized headset. Chris King makes this size still. Ebay can supply other options. Most one inch threaded headsets will not work.

I'd be interested in your original headset, stem, and bars.

Your Talon will be a fun project to watch emerge from the paint booth!
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AHHh! Great idea for both the calipers and decal. Just put them on the list.

Is the only difference in those "old bmx style" headsets the cup size? Or are the threads different also?

I'd be interested in your original headset, stem, and bars.
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Interesting idea and beautifully executed so far.

Make sure you wear plenty of reflective clothing when riding at night though, many car drivers don't seem to be able to see cyclists in fluorescent orange on a bright day!
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AHHh! Great idea for both the calipers and decal. Just put them on the list.

Is the only difference in those "old bmx style" headsets the cup size? Or are the threads different also?

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I believe the cup size is the only difference. IIRC, the threads are all 24 per inch. If you can, have a good LBS measure your fork and head tube for a proper fit.

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Interesting idea and beautifully executed so far.

Make sure you wear plenty of reflective clothing when riding at night though, many car drivers don't seem to be able to see cyclists in fluorescent orange on a bright day!
Thanks and VERY true! Also where i live it seems like drivers are just generally inclined to be dicks to cyclists anyway so really its a catch 22 cause the more visible i am the bigger target i become. haha
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All parts now ordered! Patiently waiting through holiday shipping delays. Should be able to finish up just prior to an Oregon BCS national championship victory! GO DUCKS!

p.s. thanks pastorbob for saving me from a game of musical headsets.

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The reassembly process so far........




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Stealth... and stealthier! Very dark. Maybe the name should be Talon the Dark Knight?
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I love the plastic dork disk.
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Sexy. Like black nylons and leather.
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The reassembly process so far........




What bars are you using???
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I was really liking that black and blue paint job until I noticed it was tape.
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Why the mountain bike derailleurs with a double crank?

Seems like an odd choice for a modern part convert, guess I have to be American to understand the 12 pound Schwinn frame love haha
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I love the plastic dork disk.
haha! Those wheels are just for the pics. im waiting on new wheels to get here and will not be using that cassette or "dork disk".

What bars are you using???
FSA Omega Compact

Why the mountain bike derailleurs with a double crank?
Seems like an odd choice for a modern part convert, guess I have to be American to understand the 12 pound Schwinn frame love haha
Its not. the pic just makes it look that way. ill disregard that second part. ;-) (btw minus the seat and chain it weighs 22lbs)

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