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1982 Trek 728/720 Who likes a whippy ride with no liveleness at all? 1982 Schwinn Superior #20609 Perhaps the last incarnation of what one might consider the last of the "traditional" Paramounts, for they were constructed of Schwinn's overstock of Nervex lugs and tubing; though I've heard some Columbus tubesets might have ambled their way onto a few of these. 1984 Raleigh USA Alyeska Traded it for the faux Rossin.
I still have the original fork with the post stub stuck in it, if anyone needs it - and is up to getting it out with lye. Reported to have cracked at the seatstays, three years after I parted with it.The price was right, and the Imron paint job is excellent. The transition between the earlier parts used in '72 and the various new tooling for '73 are apparent on this machine. This one was missing everything short of its fenders, but had a few frame clamps on it that indicated that it had been used with a Shimano 333 rear hub sometime in its life.Now built up as a faux French tourer/randonneur with Simplex SLJ mechs, TA Pro 5 Vis crankset, and CLB-2 brakes. As purchased/build progress: Picture #1 Picture #2 Picture #3 Picture #4 Picture #5 Picture #6 Picture #7 Picture #8 Picture #9 Picture #10 Completed (November 2011): Picture #11 Picture #12 Picture #13 199? I was stupid enough to "restore" this one, only to realize my folly later.Dating these bikes is usually the first step toward proper appraisal of a vintage Schwinn machine. Upon production, all Schwinns had a serial number stamped in one of three places on the frame.
The first possible location is on the underside of the bottom bracket.
1985 Raleigh USA Super Course Another example of the Super Course, this one from 1985.