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Old 05-07-17, 08:41 AM
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[MENTION=460171]Shrevvy[/MENTION] great bike and wonderful story you being the original owner. I hope the miles pile up for you again. Don't read much about these models in the Schwinn lineup. That saddle really follows the colour scheme!
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Originally Posted by chrish1288
I have 2 Romani road bikes purchased in Spain in 1982 .One is a 51 cm ,the other is a 61cm I believe. They are are in good condition for 36 year old bikes. Anyone have any idea what the value of a bike like this is worth? Thanks
Hey, welcome to the Forum! Your question would be best asked in the appraisal sub forum we have here. Good luck on your question.
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[MENTION=460171]Shrevvy[/MENTION] that color combo is one of my favorites! White components, too. Beautiful bike. Glad you got it back on the road!
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Thanks guys. The bike shop gave me a white saddle, but I like the original better. It is hard to tell from the picture, but the white hoods are missing. They disintegrated when he removed them. I'll have to keep an eye for some serviceable hoods on eBay or elsewhere. I do love the 1980s paint schemes. This is one of my favorites too. I remember deciding between this and the laser yellow/white Prelude (also liked that paint) at the time.
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Yep the 80s had great colors. The blue seat looks great on that premis! Update shakedown ride pic from today on the prelude. Had the shop tune up the rear wheel put on some 25s and so far I dig it.
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Originally Posted by Kdogbikes
Yep the 80s had great colors. The blue seat looks great on that premis! Update shakedown ride pic from today on the prelude. Had the shop tune up the rear wheel put on some 25s and so far I dig it.
Paint looks great! They look great with the Benotto tape. I have a pink one too...love it. Why did you strip the fork?
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Unfortunately the paint is real rough in person. I thought I'd start with the fork to possibly match up a color to original pink. But....the polished look of the fork looks pretty cool. Work in progress.
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Just finished this '86 Super Sport. Not a keeper, but some new owner will be very happy with it.
Purchased the bare frame from Bluesdaddy a couple of months ago. New blue powdercoat and Velocals make it pretty, 6400 7 speed Tricolor makes it fast and bulletproof. Wheels are 6400 hubs laced to Mavic Reflex blue anodized rims, stem and bars are both SR. Great, quick, fine-handling Columbus framed bike.
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Here's my '85 Tempo that I posted in another thread. I have ridden approximately 100 miles on it.



Originally I was going to build it up with parts from that era, but I realized that I had just as many parts for a resto-mod. The determining factor was that I had a Mavic Open Sport Wheelset with Shimano 105 (5700 series) hubs. It's running a 2x10 50-34/11-32 drivetrain. I kept the Shimano 600 friction shifters that came with the frame since it came with those proprietary Shimano shifter bosses. Actually friction shifting with the close spacing isn't that bad.







So far I am pretty happy with it. I plan on replacing the seat which is fine for shorter rides but not longer ones.

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This was a CL find that I rebuilt, a 1986 Schwinn Passage, normally I rebuild and then sell but this ones a keeper.


[IMG]Pass hill day by Ryan Surface, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Just finished this '86 Super Sport. Not a keeper, but some new owner will be very happy with it.
Purchased the bare frame from Bluesdaddy a couple of months ago. New blue powdercoat and Velocals make it pretty, 6400 7 speed Tricolor makes it fast and bulletproof. Wheels are 6400 hubs laced to Mavic Reflex blue anodized rims, stem and bars are both SR. Great, quick, fine-handling Columbus framed bike.
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what a clean machine - awesome job
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Originally Posted by ryansu
This was a CL find that I rebuilt, a 1986 Schwinn Passage, normally I rebuild and then sell but this ones a keeper.


[IMG]Pass hill day by Ryan Surface, on Flickr[/IMG]
Great looking machine! I can understand it being a keeper.
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[MENTION=170517]rccardr[/MENTION] beautiful job on that 86. I am drawn to those decals. What is the story to those, internet or homemade?
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They are from Velocals.
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my '87 Tempo getting a quick break over the Erie Canal. Rides smooooooooooooooth.
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Very nice. I loves me some Tempo.
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My 88 Tempo is getting fitted with another Shimano 105 group, 90's era
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Great pic mike. Good year for the tempo.
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It's nearly impossible to get too much '87 Tempo.

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I did end up building this Super Sport with the traveling Campy groupset and was nonplussed with its performance. It's was the mushy 10-speed Campy and some other small details and overall aesthetic composition that, to me, had trouble 'committing' to a look, even as I tried hard to aim it. Stripped the frame, components go to other bikes, the frame sits, but not before I buy a (used) matching white water bottle cage. Believe it or not, the matching-to-the-paint red and white bottle cages are what kept me from selling the frame (well, after building it up to do so). The thinking went, "I can't sell a bike with cool matching bottle cages! I gotta give this thing another shot."

Off goes a full set of 6400 parts from my '84 Super Sport and onto this. Bingo. This thing is looking good! Time for pictures and a test ride.

Ride Report: This is the, presumably standard Schwinn upper-end road bike feel. Geometry is very similar to same-year/era Prologues. Differences between it and the Paramount are 58cm TT vs 59cm TT for the Paramount, and 49mm of calculated trail (50mm fork rake) vs 60mm of calculated trail (40mm fork rake). HT and ST angles between all bike are identical. I like me some sub-50mm trail, so this fits the bill. I will swap out the cool-looking-but-uncomfortable (to me) Turbo saddle for a newer Prologo (also black, don't worry) and re-ride. For now though, the basic attributes of solid, stable yet agile, if a little punishing, are the names of the game. Good bike. Hoping to replace the brake pads because they are old and suck (while feeling terrible), and perhaps go dark grey or black with the chainrings to match the 6400 pieces and/or black "3rd color" theme.

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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel
Ride Report: This is the, presumably standard Schwinn upper-end road bike feel. Geometry is very similar to same-year/era Prologues. Differences between it and the Paramount are 58cm TT vs 59cm TT for the Paramount, and 49mm of calculated trail (50mm fork rake) vs 60mm of calculated trail (40mm fork rake). HT and ST angles between all bike are identical. I like me some sub-50mm trail, so this fits the bill. I will swap out the cool-looking-but-uncomfortable (to me) Turbo saddle for a newer Prologo (also black, don't worry) and re-ride. For now though, the basic attributes of solid, stable yet agile, if a little punishing, are the names of the game. Good bike. Hoping to replace the brake pads because they are old and suck (while feeling terrible), and perhaps go dark grey or black with the chainrings to match the 6400 pieces and/or black "3rd color" theme.

Terrific job on your Super Sport. Great frame color and tasteful build.
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Terrific job on your Super Sport. Great frame color and tasteful build.
Thank you! Planning on going to the few LBS's to pick up those final pieces today.
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Hello Vintage Schwinn road bike enthusiasts! I took a test ride yesterday on my 89 Schwinn Tempo. Very smooth and comfortable! For a 28 year old bike I was amazed how nicely it shifted and rolled. The only downside was that the quill stem is too long for my 59 year old back and neck. It looks classy and cool with that Cinelli stem and bars. But for comfort, I really need a shorter stem, like 90 mm maybe. I'm going to have to look around for a shorter stem. Maybe someone can refer me to the appropriate place to hunt down a shorter stem.






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...But for comfort, I really need a shorter stem, like 90 mm maybe. I'm going to have to look around for a shorter stem. Maybe someone can refer me to the appropriate place to hunt down a shorter stem.
I like your bike. I, too, am a Tempo owner. Mine is posted up in Post #660 of this thread.

You can find the C&V want ads at the top of this forum at "Classic and Vintage Sales."

Or you could go search the big online auction site.

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Originally Posted by danarello
Hello Vintage Schwinn road bike enthusiasts! I took a test ride yesterday on my 89 Schwinn Tempo. Very smooth and comfortable! For a 28 year old bike I was amazed how nicely it shifted and rolled. The only downside was that the quill stem is too long for my 59 year old back and neck. It looks classy and cool with that Cinelli stem and bars. But for comfort, I really need a shorter stem, like 90 mm maybe. I'm going to have to look around for a shorter stem. Maybe someone can refer me to the appropriate place to hunt down a shorter stem.

Great looking Tempo! Don't know any LBS's down in SoCal, but your 90mm stem thought is good, and is proportional to the frame size (even an 80mm would look ok, IMO). The old school bars also extend pretty well forward. It looks like you have a 120mm on their right now. Shorter stem that sits higher off of the headset (the one you have now is more "slammed" and has room to be raised to the 'maximum height line. You can also angle the saddle a little more level while moving it forward on the rails. All of those things will noticeably shorten up the cockpit and be less stressful on your back. I don't like reaching to the moon to grip my brakes, so I know what you mean! Best of luck.
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