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Passed on a Superior. It's still there if you want it

Old 10-08-11, 05:06 PM
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Passed on a Superior. It's still there if you want it

I looked at a Schwinn Superior today. It's 531 tubing, orange, Campy GS. Good condition. 26" frame. $250. I can pass along the contact info if you are interested.
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Old 10-08-11, 05:12 PM
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Nice. Too bad it's ginormous.
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Too bad it's too big for me - I've always wanted a Superior. Oh, wait a tic - I need another orange bike like I need another hole in my head.

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I was going to buy it for a flip, but the frame size really hurts the value IMO.
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Is that a center to center measurement or center to top?

Just askin, lotsa crap already.
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Old 10-08-11, 06:25 PM
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The fates must be against me. I love orange bikes, ride a 26" frame and will be in Iowa next weekend. Hmmmmmmmm
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W/ 531 tubing and Campag. GS, what would be the approx. vintage? I have always associated Superiors w/ fillet-brazed CrMo.
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I'm guessing it's a "baby paramount" since it's orange and 531. Is that the case? Too bad it's too big for me.
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^ Kurt would know for sure, but I think this comes from around '80 to '82. I remember the Schwinn advertisement for their roof-mounted bike rack and a Superior was on it - upside down. I think that was '82.

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I'm thinking 82 as well. I have a black 82 with all GS but it's way too small. Supposedly, they built these to use up all the Paramount parts when they shut down the Chicago plant. The 82's are basically a Paramount frame with a Tange fork.
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1981-1983. What color, decals, and lugs?

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this is my dream bike in my size.
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It was on CL listed as 2 touring bikes. If it was smaller I would have jumped on it. The owner is 77 years old and he won't budge on the price. It is in Clinton, Iowa. The phone number is:563-243-0819. It is orange, the lugs look like the ones on my Paramount. 700c Super Champion Gentleman rims. Very nice guy to talk to. Tell him the guy on the Campy equipped Litespeed told you about the bike. I did not actually measure the frame, I took his word for the 26". very big. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by slushlover2 View Post
It was on CL listed as 2 touring bikes. If it was smaller I would have jumped on it. The owner is 77 years old and he won't budge on the price. It is in Clinton, Iowa. The phone number is:563-243-0819. It is orange, the lugs look like the ones on my Paramount. 700c Super Champion Gentleman rims. Very nice guy to talk to. Tell him the guy on the Campy equipped Litespeed told you about the bike. I did not actually measure the frame, I took his word for the 26". very big. Good luck.
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if i was anywhere in iowa...
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Whomever gets this had better post pics.
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Originally Posted by illwafer View Post


if i was anywhere in iowa...
That is the bike. I can help with this.It is about 25 miles away. I don't want to ship it, but I would drop it at a local bike shop.
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