Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Schwinn Sports Tourer.This is a rare find. I think it is a 22 inch frame. It has a TA Crank, La Tour Derailler, a Brooks Saddle, high flange hubs and many other goodies. I believe it to be a 1972 vintage bike hand made in the Chicago Factory. It has a milage indicator on the front hub and it says 289 miles and I believe that to be the true milage. It is very clean with only a few scratches, the tires hold air and the brakes work. The saddle alone is worth $80.00.
One of my current projects. Probably this one closest to my heart. I want to change the bottom bracket for a Campy BB and put another crank with at least a 52 chain ring on it. I am also looking for a 2 speed kick back hub. The saddle is temporary until I can get another one I have restored with honey colored leather. It is actually really fun to ride and as soon as I finish it I think it will be my main commuter.
My current whip, a rescued Trek 610 series bike. I can't figure out the year. The serial number puts it in 82 but the seat tube decals ad the lack of braze-ons make me think it is earlier (79?). My other Trek (the 710) is an 81 and the seat tube decal was a one piece decal.
I currently have about $5.00 in this along with parts I had lying around (wheels, seat, etc.). the only cost was for a 5 speed Sun Tour freewheel (NOS). It is a great road/tourer. I plan to put many miles on it this year while rebuilding my 710.