Today’s entry comes to us from Paula B. This 1987 Schwinn Tempo has to be the Smallest OTS we’ve ever seen in the gallery. This bike is so small I bet that its Super Deluxe Gel Comfort Saddle weights more than the frame and fork combined! Paula, I’m glad you like the bike. Don’t worry about changing out the saddle; I can assure you, the one pictured is not “authentic” either.
Hi, This is a bike my boss gave me, she said it had been sitting in her garage for about 10 years, and she got it from someone else that hadn’t really ridden it. I don’t know much about bicycles, but I’m really enjoying riding this one around town. The bike shop where I had it tuned up said it was made in 1987.
I took the money I had been saving for a bike and spent it on some accessories, replaced the ratty turquoise handlebar tape with some nice white stuff, and installed chrome fenders. My boss said the seat is a “nice touring saddle” whatever that means – I’m currently on the hunt for a white one, I know it’s not as “authentic” but I think it will really look spiffy.
All the best, Paula