1973 Schwinn Super Sport - Sunset Orange

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Price
225
Location
Miami, Florida
Zipcode
33134

cudak888

Look Ma, No Hands!
This one popped up locally a while ago - it was looking a bit worse for wear and I took pity on it. Gave it a good cleaning, straightened the fork, polished up a few bits, and here it sits.

This is a 22" frame measured to the top of the seat tube extension (as Schwinn did it BITD). This isn't an electroforged boat anchor (e.g. Varsinental), but a fillet brazed 4130 frame. Still, in traditional Schwinn fashion, it has a one-piece Ashtabula crankset and built-in kickstand to ensure partial boat anchor status.

It is cleaned up, but unrestored - complete with Brooks B.15 saddle. Original Hunt-Wilde bar tape, drivetrain, wide-range Atom freewheel, et. cetera. The cable housing is original, but has some tears here and there on the original vinyl covering, but nothing that has affected the spiral-wound housing itself. Rear cable itself (not the housing) has been replaced. Calipers have original Weinmann X pattern salmon brake shoes on them, and they work like brand-new Kool-Stops.

Shifts as well as the Huret components can be expected to shift on an Atom freewheel, and stops a lot better than I want to give it credit for - though the Weinmann 27" aluminum rims definitely have something to do with that.

Here's the bad news: There are some notable paint nicks around the upper seatstay/seatpost area which will not polish out. Personally, if the Kool Orange reproduction paint out there wasn't so expensive, I would probably have wetsanded the entire area, primed it, resprayed it, and blended the respray into the original paint with wetsanding, but that's where I draw the line - I've got other projects to get wrapped up in
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Have it listed locally for $275, but will gladly do $225 + actual shipping cost via BikeFlights or ShipBikes (whichever is cheaper) to any CABE member.

Located in Miami, Florida - a local pickup would be great.

EDIT: Many more photos w/left side and detail pictures can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/43240189@N03/albums/72177720297420494

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miquelcamo

Look Ma, No Hands!
These were "the" bikes when I was a kid and I want every one of them I see. I could only afford a used Varsity back then. Sadly, I cannot have them all. Good luck with the sale.
 
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cudak888

Look Ma, No Hands!
Reducing to $200 + actual BikeFlights shipping cost.

FYI, I discovered that the smallest cog on the original Schwinn Approved Model J (Shimano) freewheel is worn and skipping. I have another cog on the way. Crossing my fingers that there isn't enough chain stretch to prevent the donor from running smoothly. If it doesn't, I may fit a later Uniglide freewheel with a similar range to the bike for functionality, but will (of course) include the original Model J freewheel.

-Kurt
 
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