Originally Posted by squad314
Love it Dave, a classic! What are some of the specs?
Hi Marc, been a while! It's a 1971 Schwinn Super Sport, 22" frame, hand filleted in Chicago. Not a top of the line bike, but it was fairly high end in 1971. I took it apart today and I'm going to update some of the components. It's got a one piece forged crank that weighs a ton, so I'm going to replace it with something a little more modern, a Shimano 105.
I'll need a conversion kit for it, so I'm looking into that today. I've got another bike just like it, but one size larger and it's too big for me. I'm 5'7
. The other one is the bike I had as a kid, it was always to big for me, so I finally found one like it in the correct size. I took a few pictures while I was working on it this afternoon. This is it stripped down and cleaned up.
Here is the old one piece crank, weighs close to 5 lbs.
This is the Shimano crank I'm going to put in, found it in a flea market cheap.
It's got some decent aluminum wheels, center pull brakes, and a nice old Brooks leather saddle.
Hope things are going good Mark, take care.