A reason to celebrate, Jeremy’s ’86 Caliente lives on as God intended: with derailers and
1986ish Schwinn Caliente
A little bit about it:
I got the bike for free. It was my girlfriend’s dad’s old bike. My original plan was to strip repowder coat and make it a fixie. Thankfully I fell inlove with this old bike and restored it back to working order plus some. It has many up graded parts including; lighter/better LeTour crank, sta-true double wall alloy wheel in front with sealed bearing hub Q/R, standard alloy single wall rear wheel Q/R, newer shimano derailers. nicer alloy drop bars, natural cork bar wrap (not pictured), new seat post, new chain, cables, cable casing, and a sealed bottom bracket cartridge. I spent way to much on this bike, but let me say this frame is a great frame to build with good parts. I need to weigh the bike but it feels extremely light, for a lugged steel frame. I’ve ridden it probably 20miles in the past 2 days. I couldn’t be more happy.