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SCHWINN SUPER SPORT, HANDMADE FRAME, BROOKS LEATHER SADDLE - $449 (Greenville)

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bicycle type: road
frame size: 24"
wheel size: 27 in
bicycle frame material: steel
brake type: caliper
handlebar type: drop
condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Schwinn
model name / number: Super Sport
Schwinn Super Sports were a step above most of the schwinn models. It had a hand made fillet brazed chromoly frame made in the section of the plant that made the top Paramount frames. It came with a Brooks B-15 leather saddle. Alloy wheels were standard when most at the time were steel.

This 1972 model comes in opaque green, the only year for this neat color. The bike has a great ride and sports all original parts less the brand new Kenda gumwall tires. The bike was meticulously cleaned from top to bottom with all the chrome polished. The alloy rims were hand polished with Semi-Chrome. The bike is a 24" model with just under a 33" standover. I'm 5' 11" and it fits me great. Brake and shift cables are new. I installed new Hunt Wilde vinyl bar tape in black which was the original type. Ready to ride and enjoy as is, the restoration is complete! The bike is in 8+ out of 10 condition. The only distractions are some scratches on the frame, some touched up with close color matched paint. I like details, I took the liberty to paint the background red at the "S" on the stem. See the image. Hope you like the special touch.

My friend and I both located Super Sports in the cool opaque green color to restore. One image is of us taking a ride on them after we finished. But too many bikes forces sale.

Here is an article about these special Scwhinn hand made fillet brazed frames. You may need to cut and paste the link in your browser:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/schwinn-braze.html

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