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1965 Schwinn Super Sport

Picked it up from an awesomely cool old dude over in West Chester.
Gonna add it to my small humble Schwinn road bike stable.







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ilikebikes, that is a beauty! Is that original paint? Notice the color is nearly the same as "The James" we swapped earlier this year.
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ilikebikes, that is a beauty! Is that original paint? Notice the color is nearly the same as "The James" we swapped earlier this year.
Thanks man, and yes, like the rest of the bike the paint is orig! The decals didn't come up in those pics, so hear are a few more showing the orig decals. V V V V I love this bike, and I LOVE the color! Good to hear from you. Hows the James holdin' up? Post a pic or two!





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Very fine bike. Nice color. Even the wrap looks like it's in great shape.

Enjoy!
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Radiant Coppertone goodness!

Nice find.
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I know its weird to have a Schwinn as a dream bike, but this is one of mine. Love it, love the coppertone. Keep us updated as you overhaul her.
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You know I have the little brother of your '65.

https://www.pastorbobnlnh.com/1965-su...-for-sale.html

I wish mine were the same size as your '65.
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Beleive it or not I wish my bike was the same size as yours! but I am now in love with this bike and am willing to risk the reproductive organs to ride the heck out of it! LOL! Nice bike though, I did see it when I first contacted you about the seat post decal. =0) Maybe we'll meet up some day for a ride! My bike can be Arnold Schwarzenegger and your bike can be Danny Devito.! ;0)
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Thanks man, and yes, like the rest of the bike the paint is orig! The decals didn't come up in those pics, so hear are a few more showing the orig decals. V V V V I love this bike, and I LOVE the color! Good to hear from you too. Hows the James holdin' up? Post a pic or two!
That paint is incredibly clean for a bike that's as old as me! Even the graphics are like new. Wow is about all I can say. WOW!

Now about The James, I took some pics on one of the rides, but never put them up on the forums. Here's a link to the few pics that I took a while back.
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I know its weird to have a Schwinn as a dream bike, but this is one of mine. Love it, love the coppertone. Keep us updated as you overhaul her.
Not so weird. I have an old Schwinn that I really like a lot. I think they don't get enough love in this forum, though with my interests lying primarily in English and tandem bikes. ilikebikes is a true Schwinn lover and I can't think of anyone better suited to this machine other than maybe pastorboblnh.
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my interests lying primarily in English and tandem bikes.
and thats why you are now the proud owner of the Jame Cycle. ;0)
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Did a Super Sport that old come with clincher or tubular tires?

Gorgeous bike. I think you've even got to love the one-piece crank on this one.
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I wish mine were the same size as your '65.
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Beleive it or not I wish my bike was the same size as yours!
Why aren't you two just trading bikes?



If Pastor Bob's wasn't so clean I would have loved to have bought it and built it in a sort of 1980s/modern-ish rebuild- but it's just too clean to monkey with that.
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'cause I'm in love with mine! Didn't you read my reply! "willing to risk the reproductive organs to ride the heck out of it!" ;0)
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That's a beauty. I like it a lot.
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Did a Super Sport that old come with clincher or tubular tires?
27" x 1¼" clinchers.
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Why aren't you two just trading bikes?

If Pastor Bob's wasn't so clean I would have loved to have bought it and built it in a sort of 1980s/modern-ish rebuild- but it's just too clean to monkey with that.
I sort of thought about this as I drifted off to sleep last night--- or I was dreaming in coppertone--- I'm not certain!

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'cause I'm in love with mine! Didn't you read my reply! "willing to risk the reproductive organs to ride the heck out of it!" ;0)
Actually my thought was that if your frame is too large, how about trading framesets? Mine needs to be completely cleaned with new grease, cables, etc. This is a perfect excuse to tear it apart and then swap framesets, which will be less costly to ship. Just an idea I'm floating because mine is really too small for me.



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Rev., If I had the scratch in hand I'd drive to NH NOW to pick that up!

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Rev., If I had the scratch in hand I'd drive to NH NOW to pick that up!

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I'll accept lay-a-way, easy term payment plan, horse trades, bartering (I have a sweet set of Campagnolo Record low flange hubs I'd like built into wheels), your first born, etc., etc,.etc.! Talk to me and we can make this work if ilikebikes is not interested in a frameset trade.
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That is one beautiful Super Sport. I cannot belive that the color and especially the decals have not faded through the years. I am jealous.
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Beleive it or not I wish my bike was the same size as yours! but I am now in love with this bike and am willing to risk the reproductive organs to ride the heck out of it! LOL! )
My SS is the same size as yours and looks too big on paper, but once you're on board it's a great ride. I'm not a tall guy (5'8" 29" inseam) and can manage the 24" Schwinn frame size. It's more like a 23", anyway, as Schwinn measured to the top of the seat tube rather than C-to-C.
On the Trek Across Maine (a 180 mile charity ride) this year the wrenches and bike shop folks in the support group voted it to be the coolest bike there. And at least half of them were under 50!

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I think in the 1960s Schwinn still called these frames 23 inchers. They didn't start the 24 inch name until either 1970 or 71. It was still the same size though. This my 1966 version of your bike. Roger
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My SS is the same size as yours and looks too big on paper, but once you're on board it's a great ride. I'm not a tall guy (5'8" 29" inseam) and can manage the 24" Schwinn frame size. It's more like a 23", anyway, as Schwinn measured to the top of the seat tube rather than C-to-C.
On the Trek Across Maine (a 180 mile charity ride) this year the wrenches and bike shop folks in the support group voted it to be the coolest bike there. And at least half of them were under 50!

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Here's the 1965 dealer catalog Super Sport page, and there were two frame sizes that year. Model 822 was the 22" frame, and Model 824 was the 24" frame.

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Now that it is cleaned and all of the needed info has been given to make a nice listing, this will be back on Philly CL for $300 (paid $150 IIRC) in less than a week. Always happens. You should change your name to ireallyliketostartthreadsaboutbikesiamgoingtosellonphillyclinshortorder.
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