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Old 07-28-11, 09:38 AM
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Here's my '85 Tempo, all gussied up with 9-speed compact drivetrain and a new Velo Orange seat:

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Old 07-28-11, 09:47 AM
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Here's my 1988 Schwinn Voyageur, recently built up with a mixed touring group from the mid-80s:








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My 86' Schwinn passage

Here is my 86' Schwinn Passage with all new parts and powder coated Snake-Skin Green.
I still need to put my fenders and racks on, then shes ready for a tour.
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Heres my 86 World Sport, yes that is a lot of red, and yes it is a tiny frame a 19in i believe.

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My last Schwinn of the period was my '89 564. Built it up with Shimano 600 tri-color, but never could really come to love the frame. Ended up trading it off to someone here on the forum (can't remember who):

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1987 Schwinn Circuit. Great condition with small scruffs and scratches here and there. This bike rides great!
Today during a ride through town, I decided to stop and take some pictures so I could finally upload them to the forum.

Purchased from original owner who still had the catalog.
Equipped with complete Suntour 7000 Cyclone except for the hubs.
Cinelli stem and bar. Mavic MA40 laced to Sansin hubs. Columbus tubing.
Replaced the Turbo Tri saddle with a Bontrager. I also replaced the cylone pedals for some clipless.
Got rid of the tri-bar and have put away the Zefel pump.
Future plans include a white Concor Profil and some new bar tape (tore the tape in a collision with a car, hence the ring of black tape on the right handle).
I have also tooled with the idea of converting this to brifters and a 9 speed cassette but can't get over the want to keep it original.

*excuse the bulky lights, but safety first!








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Old 09-07-11, 09:34 PM
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87 Tempo

I had an 87 Tempo before, but it was too large. This time I found one that was my size! I love the color scheme. The bike just looks fast!


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Old 09-08-11, 10:04 AM
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[QUOTE=cycle_maven;12999453]Here's my '85 Tempo, all gussied up with 9-speed compact drivetrain and a new Velo Orange seat:

My first decent road bike was a new 25" 85 Schwinn Tempo in the black color. Great bike. I did not realize how nice at the time as I was just getting into cycling.
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Old 09-08-11, 10:07 AM
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[QUOTE southpawboston;Here's my 1988 Schwinn Voyageur, recently built up with a mixed touring group from the mid-80s:

I really like the build on your Voyageur. Great looking bike. Have an 1984 model (not an SP) on the way.
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Old 09-08-11, 01:39 PM
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FrankenTown based on an '88 Le Tour frame. I got the bare frame (not even with a fork) so I don't feel guilty for wrecking a classic.


It is still in process. Since that photo was taken I've shortened up that absurdly long shifter cable and found a sort of matching red grip.

It is amazingly fast and nimble and fun to ride.

Still todo:
Front brake
Fenders - torn between the Orange Velo hammered or red plastic- feel free to vote, but this is also a super frugal build so the odds are against hammered.
Racks - there seems to be a sudden shortage of silver racks here in Chicago.
New rubber - the tires on there now were just laying around the house. I'd like to run 35s if I can squeeze them in with fenders. The wheels are 700, so one would think that there would be a ton of room, but somehow there isn't.
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Old 09-08-11, 07:14 PM
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nice ride--but why are you wearing a TANK TOP in the family pic??!
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Old 09-24-11, 08:31 PM
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Just finished this '87 Tempo

...refinished in beige with Shimano 600 and Brooks leather. It's a 8 speed, got the 130 OLD wheelset from BBM. That's Velo-Orange cable housing.
Particularly like the tan sidewalls with the teeny red stripe.



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Old 09-24-11, 09:46 PM
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^^^Nice...very understated and classy IMHO!

What are the tires? They work very well with the rest of your theme.
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Old 09-25-11, 05:56 AM
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They are Michelins- maybe Erilium2's?
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^ wow that tempo is impressive!
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[QUOTE=rccardr;13274219]...refinished in beige with Shimano 600 and Brooks leather. It's a 8 speed, got the 130 OLD wheelset from BBM. That's Velo-Orange cable housing.
Particularly like the tan sidewalls with the teeny red stripe.



That is beautiful
Wet paint of powder coat?

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Old 09-25-11, 12:29 PM
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Wow Doc!
Your build skills aren't isolated to just Cannondales!
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Old 09-25-11, 06:58 PM
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Wet paint or powder coat?
Powder coat, by the uber-skilled Len McCreary of Figure LLC in Manassas park, VA. Gorgeous, flawless.

Your build skills aren't isolated to just Cannondales!
Aw shucks, thanks. Been doing a Tempo here and there for the past year or so since Cannondale has ended production of top tube cable guides for the old frames. I have a handful of guides and will be using them sparingly on the last couple of 80's C'dale frames I have left. Meanwhile, this building season I'll be building about a half dozen Tempo's since their cable guides are welded on to the top tube.

I've also been collecting Merckx frames, so keep a look out for some neat-O builds on those over the next few months.
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rccardr, do you have any 28mm tires you can try fitting on a Tempo?
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Old 09-26-11, 05:27 AM
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Sadly, I do not. Looks like 25's would fit for sure, somebody even posted a pic a while back of one with 25's and fenders. So 28's- good possibility.
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1986 Paramount - Heavily Upgraded.

I bought this frame and upgraded it into my go to race bike:



Higher res Image:
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I've also got a 1985 Peloton. The Peloton, in my opinion, actually offers a superior ride. I'm guessing this is due to the narrow, tapering seat stays on the Peloton. The Paramount has these enormous Columbus SL stays. I've also located an all original 1988 schwinn premis that I may buy, even though the last thing I need is another bike. I'll post pics of the peloton at some point, but it looks just like every other red 1985 peloton on earth.
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'87 Traveler

The first bike in the garage that I normally grab when I go ride......fun and forgiving bike to ride. Nothing like most of the bikes here, but it's a really nice condition 4130 chromoly frame. And yea, the stem is up pretty far to ease my aging back.

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Schwinn Ontare . a work in process nov 2011

Building this mint frame from the ground up.
Dura ace - downtube shifters, brakes, rear derailleur, campagnolo crank and hubs,
Suntour front crank, campagnolo record brake levers and regina super leggera chain, cinelli 1R stem

Im contemplating putting Cinelli L.A.84 bullhorns. i have them new. but never ridden bullhorns.







Got it the frame for $60.00 and im building it all shimano dura ace / campagnolo crank and brake levers.
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Love the color desertrat.
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