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Old 03-11-12, 07:51 AM
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Schwinn Superior?

Got this straight out of a dumpster along with a Technium 440, I believe it's a mid to late seventies Schwinn Superior, what do you guys think?









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1979 model?
BTW, nice bike ... Mark Spitz would probably have dived into the dumpster for that one.


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I'd dive in a dumpster for that.
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Good for you!!!
That bike in a 22" has been on my grail list for a long time.
Looking forward to seeing the "after" pics

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After pics soon, first I have to finish my sons new Viscount Aerospace
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It's a '77 or '78 Superior in a 24" frame. '76 Superiors used the Schwinn GT300 Le Tour (a rebadged Shimano Crane GS). The '77-'78 Superiors used the SunTour (Maeda) V GT Luxe as seen on this bike.

You can date the bike more precisely via the headbadge. Starting in 1976 Schwinn begain stamping the day of assembly on the headbadge in the form dddY, where ddd = the Julian day of assembly and Y = the year. For example 1238 would mean the bike was assembled on the 123rd day of 1978. Note that the serial number on the frame may indicate that the frame was made years earlier, since most if not all of the '76-'78 Superiors started out as leftover Sports Tourer frames. There should also be date codes stamped into the original hubs. Count me as jealous, I never find anything that nice in dumpsters!!!
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It's in fairly rough shape but I think it'll clean up pretty well, It's going to be rehabbed and sold since it doesn't fit anyone in my family and since that's the case I think the Nervar crankset may find a new home on one of my personal rides.
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I'm getting tired of hearing about barn finds and dumpster finds . Heck , lately I can't even get a Craigs find...
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Originally Posted by Rabid Koala
I'd dive in a dumpster for that.
I would too; however, for flip material (too big for me personally).
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Nice find.

I never find anything like that in the trash around here, and this is not a poor area. Seems everyone around here checks eBay or Craig before they throw away something. The only bikes I see in the trash are completely ruined X-Mart bikes or 70's gas pipe models. A few weeks ago I saw a Schwinn middle-weight that actually looked to be in rebuildable condition. I was in my small car, so it wouldn't fit. I went home to get my big car, and by the time I got back....20 minutes....someone else had already grabbed it.
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beautiful Superior!!
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Originally Posted by FORDSVTPARTS
After pics soon, first I have to finish my sons new Viscount Aerospace
You might like this then. A real dealer sign
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Nice Superior! It looks like it has most of it's original parts. Too bad it doesn't fit you, these bikes ride a lot better than you would expect. I like mine a lot.
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Originally Posted by mkeller234
Too bad it doesn't fit you, these bikes ride a lot better than you would expect. I like mine a lot.
I'd second that. Every time I get on my Super Sport (same frame except for BB size) I notice how it seems to be more supple over bumps. Like velvet!

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People toss Superiors in dumpsters in your part of the country?! WTH?!?!? We're lucky to find vintage gas-pipe down here.
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