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Old 08-14-18, 06:57 AM
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Schwinn Superior

Hi!


I found this place looking for pictures of my old 1977 Schwinn Superior.


I remember it as the most comfortable bike ever for me. But it didn't last very long. About a year after I got it we met with a car driving on the wrong side of the road near Pella, Iowa.


I must have owned about a half-dozen bicycles since then, none I liked as much as that Superior.


I'm having my mid-life crisis. Thinking of getting a Surly Long Haul Trucker. Hoping it is as much fun as that Superior was.


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Old 08-14-18, 07:16 AM
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Welcome kurmey
Back in the day bicycles were meant to be ridden, not carried eh? Lots of Superiors and the like can be found if you're able to refurbish them yourself, just turn a blind eye to the profit motive.
I just enjoy hoisting my 40+ pound examples up onto the work stand while I still can.
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Welcome. I once had a Schwinn Continental, I wonder if they're similar. Mine was stolen. I went on to get better road bikes, but would consider going back now as these aluminum frames are too stiff for an old guy's bones. I hope you find another one.
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Old 08-14-18, 11:36 AM
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Top tube measurement?

Does anybody know what the top tube measurement of a 22" 1977 Schwinn Superior is?

I'm trying to use it to find the best size for my next bicycle.

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Old 08-14-18, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by kurta49ameyer View Post
Does anybody know what the top tube measurement of a 22" 1977 Schwinn Superior is?

I'm trying to use it to find the best size for my next bicycle.

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Krut (ie kurmey)
Ask that question on the Classic&Vintage forum and you'll get answers from the experts, including geometry charts, original catalogs, etc.
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Old 08-14-18, 12:03 PM
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Hear ya go. Read through this long running thread and post there, or start your own new thread in C&V.
This introduction forum is not designed for specific questions, so few people will see your question here. Come over to the C&V side and get to know the folks there. As soon as you have ten posts you can post pics of your Superior.
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Old 09-21-18, 08:24 PM
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I just snagged a 1977 superior for $35! It's in fairly good condition it seems too.
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Old 09-21-18, 08:24 PM
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I want to post pics of it and see what people on here think.
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