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Old 12-12-19, 09:54 PM
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Schwinn Superior

This is a 1982 Schwinn Superior with a frame that was modified by Doug Fattic, who added braze ons for wired guides for a bike computer, pump peg, and rear rack mount. Nervex lugs, DuPont Imron paint. Current configuration has Dura Ace 7400 parts, including cranks (177.5 mm), front and rear derailleurs, shifters, seatpost, and BB. Royal Gran Compe brakes, Philippe handlebars, Brooks saddle, Mavic GP40 rims with hardly any brake wear, Campy Record hubs and newer 28 mm tubular tires. I completely overhauled the bike within the past year from the frame up. Wonderful riding bike. Last picture shows bike as I bought it; more in a touring configuration with Daniel Salmon fenders (still have them and rack).

25" frame. More pics on my flickr site here -
https://flickr.com/photos/39670213@N06/page2

I am open to selling complete bike, or frame/fork and select parts separately. Also have other parts, including wheelsets, that I could sell with it. Asking $800 for current configuration, without pedals.









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Old 12-12-19, 10:03 PM
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Old 12-13-19, 05:00 PM
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That’s a beautiful bike. Glwts!
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Old 12-15-19, 07:15 PM
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That’s a beautiful bike. Glwts!
Thank you!
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Bump. Any interest before I start to part out this bike? It's a great build and rides very nicely.
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Bump. Any interest before I start to part out this bike? It's a great build and rides very nicely.
What is the bike's year/date code? It looks like 2680 when zoomed in, but its blurry. Superior models around the early 80s were in 78, 81, and 82 i think?
I am interested in the frame and fork, if its the right year and the price works.



ETA- forgot to ask about tire clearance. What fits?

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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
What is the bike's year/date code? It looks like 2680 when zoomed in, but its blurry. Superior models around the early 80s were in 78, 81, and 82 i think?
I am interested in the frame and fork, if its the right year and the price works.



ETA- forgot to ask about tire clearance. What fits?
I will check on date code tonight and circle back. Tires in photos are 28mm.
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Code on head badge is 0892
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Code on head badge is 0892
ha, I was reading it backwards. thanks.
The size is perfect and its losing quality, but I'm looking for a high end frame that is from '81(birth year).
curious still- what will you price the frame and fork at?
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Just wanted to say: Bike is gorgeous. That paint looks incredible.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
ha, I was reading it backwards. thanks.
The size is perfect and its losing quality, but I'm looking for a high end frame that is from '81(birth year).
curious still- what will you price the frame and fork at?
It may have been built in '81. Superior frames were welded in Racine and then shipped to Chicago.

If I'm decoding the date correctly, it looks like 87th day of 1982. serial number on the frame would give some insight.

Beautiful frame/bike. I have an '81 Superior - it's magical.
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Originally Posted by francophile View Post
Just wanted to say: Bike is gorgeous. That paint looks incredible.
Thank you! I think it is a beautiful color and the photos don't always do it justice.
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Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
It may have been built in '81. Superior frames were welded in Racine and then shipped to Chicago.

If I'm decoding the date correctly, it looks like 87th day of 1982. serial number on the frame would give some insight.

Beautiful frame/bike. I have an '81 Superior - it's magical.
Awesome! Thanks for the info!
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Posted pics of bike in current configuration.
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I thought Superiors were filet-brazed.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I thought Superiors were filet-brazed.
I believe the earlier ones were
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25" is a lot longer legs than I have. Beautiful color!
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That bike is too large for me. I don't think I could ride it even with the seat post all the way down.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I thought Superiors were filet-brazed.
Baby Paramount...here is a link from BF
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Baby Paramount...here is a link from BF
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Thank you - good info!
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1963 Schwinn Superior 15 speed

Where in the Schwinn Heirarchy does the 1963 Superior fall? I had not heard of this model til I saw it on CL a few days ago.
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