Another Schwinn has been rescued and rehabilitated during our Schwinnbatical. This time it’s a Schwinn Super Sport that got the much needed love and attention of it’s new owner, Thomas B.
Here are pictures of my latest find, an early 70s Schwinn Super Sport. I paid $10 for it. This was my first new Schwinn model back in highschool. I’m in the process of bringing it as close to its well deserved, lustrous beauty it once possessed. Some pitting on the metal will only allow me to make it shine like new if seen from a distance. Since purchase, I’ve torn it down to frame and cleaned everything, replaced the spokes, and recently purchased some yellow tape for the handlebars. I’d be very happy to see this bike placed amongst the others in OTS. The pictures shown are the before pictures. Once I put it back together, I’ll send the phoenix pictures as a comparison. Thank you.
Tomshiba writes: Here are the phoenix pictures of my Schwinn Super Sport that I recently rebuilt. I haven’t dated the bike yet. I was more interested in getting it on the road. I figure it to be early 70s.
I took the bike completely down to frame (except the kickstand), cleaned and shined most everything, replaced the tires, tape, spokes and cables. I spent much time on this project and really desire to let the sunlight play music on the spokes. The bike looks good but I have to deal with some pitting on the metal components. No matter, it looks good to me.
As of now, this bike is a keeper. I hope to see these photos posted on your site. Thanks for the encouragement and inspiration. Thanks again.