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Old 03-14-20, 06:46 PM
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Old 03-14-20, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by ski4bob
Recently finished this rehab. This is a very nice ride, and one of Schwinn's best from 1988. Columbus SP/SL, "aero" seat stays and fork. All stock except for wrap, tires, seat and seat post (still have the original post, but it's not long enough for my long legs), 25"/63cm frame. I also changed the cassette, it was a 13/24 and I took out the 14t cog and added a 28t making it a 13/28. Makes hills much more manageable. Still looking for a nice silver, or hopefully white, pair of SPD/SL pedals for it. The Sante' crank's pedal socket aren't drilled completely thru, so you can't use a pedal that requires an allen wrench from the back side. Let me know your thoughts.



I'm still get used to the size. I think that TT might be about belly button height on me.

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Old 03-14-20, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by illdrag0n
Is there a bike in the photo? I see a few black circles and lots of grey lines/shapes
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Old 03-14-20, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat
I'm still get used to the size. I think that TT might be about be about belly button height on me.
Well you know how it is, tall guy, tall bike.....
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Originally Posted by illdrag0n
It is not hot in this photo.
  • Background dominates the photo
  • Bike is not oriented with drive-side out
  • Cranks not oriented correctly
  • Both wheels are not synchronized with valve stems at 6 o'clock - rear wheel is in position by chance, not intentionally
  • Remove bottles and storage containers from bottle holders
  • Chain must be on big/front and little/rear
There is potential.

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Old 03-15-20, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by ski4bob
Recently finished this rehab. This is a very nice ride, and one of Schwinn's best from 1988. Columbus SP/SL, "aero" seat stays and fork. All stock except for wrap, tires, seat and seat post (still have the original post, but it's not long enough for my long legs), 25"/63cm frame. I also changed the cassette, it was a 13/24 and I took out the 14t cog and added a 28t making it a 13/28. Makes hills much more manageable. Still looking for a nice silver, or hopefully white, pair of SPD/SL pedals for it. The Sante' crank's pedal socket aren't drilled completely thru, so you can't use a pedal that requires an allen wrench from the back side. Let me know your thoughts.
Needs skinwall tires, clipples pedals and a more period correct looking seatpost.

Velo Orange makes one that would look much better. https://velo-orange.com/collections/...-seatpost-27-2
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Old 03-17-20, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Needs skinwall tires, clipples pedals and a more period correct looking seatpost.

Velo Orange makes one that would look much better. https://velo-orange.com/collections/...-seatpost-27-2
I never was a fan of gum wall tires, plus imho, red bikes look great with red tires. Thompson seatpost are my preference, but like I said I have the original, but to get the seat to my height it was well past the minimum insertion point. But I am looking for a set of clipless pedals that work, deciding if I want white ones or silver.
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This is my new gravel bike (hopefully not too faux pas to put a gravel bike in here). Custom paint job. Otherwise, completely stock except switched tires from tan wall schwalbe to black gravel king.
Looks like a broken mountain bike with drop bars. Isn't this a road bike thread?
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Originally Posted by 69chevy
Looks like a broken mountain bike with drop bars. Isn't this a road bike thread?
Gravel roads are still roads
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Old 03-19-20, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by 69chevy
Looks like a broken mountain bike with drop bars. Isn't this a road bike thread?
The poor owner can't catch a break. Now people are going to gripe about his bike all over again.
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Old 03-19-20, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by seypat
The poor owner can't catch a break. Now people are going to gripe about his bike all over again.
Not to mention the fact that it looks nothing like a mountain bike.
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Originally Posted by ski4bob
I never was a fan of gum wall tires, plus imho, red bikes look great with red tires. Thompson seatpost are my preference, but like I said I have the original, but to get the seat to my height it was well past the minimum insertion point. But I am looking for a set of clipless pedals that work, deciding if I want white ones or silver.
This thread isn't about your opinion, on your bike. Colored tires look bad on all bikes. I'm not a fan of skinwall tires on modern bikes, but they look "right" on classics.

I'd probably go with Silver SPD-SL r540 pedals like these. https://www.ebay.com/p/1300011185
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Originally Posted by seypat
Bianchi's hot except for that beer can sized stem and blueish saddle The Cervelo is hot simply because it's a black bike..............that looks purple. It will stand out in the endless sea of other black bikes.

I'm not really qualified for this thread, but srsly?
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No love previously with the non-aero levers and downtube shifters.

Lets try this again with Campagnolo 8 speed and modern wheels:

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Originally Posted by abshipp
No love previously with the non-aero levers and downtube shifters.

Lets try this again with Campagnolo 8 speed and modern wheels:

please post with a before photo.

what frameset is that?
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I know that vintage stuff can be a bit controversial in here, but I'm really happy with this build right now. So have at it:

1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2

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No love previously with the non-aero levers and downtube shifters.

Lets try this again with Campagnolo 8 speed and modern wheels:

Originally Posted by noodle soup
please post with a before photo.

what frameset is that?
Here you go. 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2. I stripped the cloudy and chipping clear coat. Unfortunately the decals were a casualty.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Here you go. 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2. I stripped the cloudy and chipping clear coat. Unfortunately the decals were a casualty.
I think I like the before better. Neither are hot, but the before photo looks period correct.
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Old 03-22-20, 10:26 PM
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I'm not much of a C&V guy, so if someone would have told me that they were going to show me a Time and a Nishiki and that I'd like the Nishiki more, I would have said they were nuts.... but here we are.

Nishiki = Hot.

Time = Very nice bike, for sure, but the frame is looking a bit dated to me, and not in the charming way.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Here you go. 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2. I stripped the cloudy and chipping clear coat. Unfortunately the decals were a casualty.
I actually think bikes look better without decals. It makes them a lot cleaner, more pure. If they have to have them, make the decals small. Unfortunately, that does not sell widgets.
As for your bike, chrome/shiny is always hot. The brown saddle is iffy now with the move to black.

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Old 03-23-20, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Here you go. 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2. I stripped the cloudy and chipping clear coat. Unfortunately the decals were a casualty.
I like the after if you went with a modern saddle and handlebars. I believe the frame can be vintage, but the rest needs to be updated. Or, keep it all period correct, as [MENTION=426966]noodle soup[/MENTION] says.
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Originally Posted by Eric F

I like the Time. The Nishiki is cool, but would be more better with black bar tape. It would set off the white cable housings nicely.
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Originally Posted by Eric F

The Nishiki is hot. Might be hotter with black bar tape and the Conti GP Classic dark gummies. I like the white cable housing and the Turbo. Awesome saddle! Slap it on straight out of the box and go do an all day ride. No break in required.
The Time, unfortunately looks like ever other red/black/white bike out there. There is a sea of them in every brand made. Those, and black on black bikes. They all look the same. Like Army ants marching on towards world domination.

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Originally Posted by abshipp
No love previously with the non-aero levers and downtube shifters.

Lets try this again with Campagnolo 8 speed and modern wheels:

Overall, I really like the lines of the bike. Not a fan of the rims, though. Well, I'm a fan of the rims, I've built wheels with them myself, but I'm not a fan of them on this bike. Too jarring of a difference in aesthetic unless you're going full-on retro frame with modern everything else. I'd also go with either brown/brown or black/black on the saddle and bars.
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Originally Posted by seypat
I actually think bikes look better without decals. It makes them a lot cleaner, more pure.
I say that, yet I just got through filling in the brand/model etching on an aluminum crank with a black sharpie so I could see it better. Talking out of both sides of my mouth.
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