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Old 01-08-14, 04:03 PM
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Minor fit issue...

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A bit long in the legs, are you?

Geeze. The blood would rush to my head.
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Slam that stem!
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Old 01-08-14, 05:18 PM
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A Festivus pole?
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Originally Posted by 67tony View Post
My groin just seized up thinking about reaching for the drops....
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Chicks dig the long tubes.
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The problem I think you are referring to is the fact that the seat is so far behind the BB, right?
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
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Geeze. The blood would rush to my head.
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My groin just seized up thinking about reaching for the drops....
N.P. Just slide back on the saddle and do wheelies all day long.
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Old 01-08-14, 06:59 PM
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Finally - a legitimate application for ape hangers.
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Beautiful bike, though.
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Yeah, the FD could be dropped a hair.
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It's an odd-sized seat tube, requiring a 26.8 seat post, and this is what I came up with.
It's since had about 4" lopped off...heresy!

Here's a few more pics:















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Since Opaque Red wasn't offered in March of '73 I'm gonna say gorgeous repaint, if I'm reading the serial number correctly. I love what you did with the RD hanger to let it fade into the background. Seat posts for these are still pretty easy to find, if you can tolerate chrome plated steel. The factory SS posts were shorter than the ones provided for Electro-forged models.
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Old 01-08-14, 09:37 PM
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The serial # is CJ810260, which does translate to a March, 1973 build date. The paint is original, called Sunset Orange, and is shown in this '73 catalog page:

https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat...0/1973_12.html

My lbs only had a black claw rd hanger, so I crudely mixed up some Testors and painted it. It looks decent, but I'm not sure how durable it will be. Seat post will do for now, I always keep my eyes open for that size.
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Opaque Red was indeed offered on the Super Sport in '74 and all of those had '73 or earlier frames. Schwinn built the SS frames in batches and had a number left over after '73 so they continued to build them into '74 even though they were no longer in the catalog. Here is just one example: https://www.schwinnbikeforum.com/index.php?topic=22679.0
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The paint is original, called Sunset Orange...
The paint is stunning. Sunset Orange would make it a '73 model year bike since that color was only offered that year. Are those decals also original?

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I already bought a pair of Panaracer Paselas, but if I had seen these pin-striped tires I might have considered them. (The decals, cable housing, and Suntour bar-end shifter covers are all white.)

https://www.junkyrustybikes.co/shop/2...d-to-cart=5408

Or, I could have gone all white with these bad boys:

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...FYZi7AodFkAAXA
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Originally Posted by 67tony View Post
The serial # is CJ810260, which does translate to a March, 1973 build date. The paint is original, called Sunset Orange, and is shown in this '73 catalog page:

https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat...0/1973_12.html
Ah, that explains it. Might be my computer monitor that makes it look red. Gorgeous bike!
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Opaque Red was indeed offered on the Super Sport in '74 and all of those had '73 or earlier frames. Schwinn built the SS frames in batches and had a number left over after '73 so they continued to build them into '74 even though they were no longer in the catalog. Here is just one example: https://www.schwinnbikeforum.com/index.php?topic=22679.0
Is that when Schwinn started date-stamping the head badge?
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Did you take the rubbber off the rims so the bike is easier to ride during the Polar Vortex whiteout? Must make for a cavity filling loosening ride and a lot of wheel spinning.
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Is that when Schwinn started date-stamping the head badge?
Schwinn started stamping the headbadge with the bike build date in early '76. Most of the component parts were date code stamped at that time as well, but components like cranks and hubs had been date code stamped for many years prior.
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Originally Posted by 67tony View Post
Or, I could have gone all white with these bad boys:

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...FYZi7AodFkAAXA
Yet another choice here!
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Originally Posted by Metacortex View Post
The paint is stunning. Sunset Orange would make it a '73 model year bike since that color was only offered that year. Are those decals also original?
Yes, the decals are also original. Amazingly, the downtube is almost flawless. The head tube has a few nicks, and the chain stay has quite a few, but other than that the frame is in great shape. I came close to matching this unusual color by mixing red, orange, and a touch of brown Testors. At 10' away it looks great, but it's noticable with a close inspection.
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Originally Posted by Metacortex View Post
Schwinn started stamping the headbadge with the bike build date in early '76. Most of the component parts were date code stamped at that time as well, but components like cranks and hubs had been date code stamped for many years prior.
So I guess component dates/type are the only way to spot a '74 SS? (EDIT: My apologies for the thread jack, Tony.) Beautiful SS. Love these fillet-brazed Schwinns!
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