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    Not an MTB, but a fun project

    This has been a long time coming. I bought it about 10 or 12 years ago from a pawn shop. I really just bought it because it looked to be a great old vintage Schwinn, of really nice quality. It's not a Super Sport as the decals imply. I think it was a Voyaguer II originally. I sandblasted the frame and primered it years ago and it's been hanging in the shed until recently. A friend needed a paintjob on a motorcycle done, so I figured it was a good time to squirt this thing and get it back together too. It's nearly completely original in terms of parts and components, and for it's day I think it was a fairly top-notch bike. It's too big for me, but I plan to use it as my commuter, or sell it off if I just cant ride it safely. Or I may just hang it on the wall of my art studio.
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    Very nice.
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    I like the color scheme. Very classy.
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    That will work for you.

    Looks like you added some RL shifters. Pretty standard Diacompe, Sugino components that work well and last forever. I don't know if you plan on running those hubs, probably with a freewheel, or go with a wider 130mm cassette hub. Since it is a steel frame it is easy to open up the rear drops. My wife has an '86 Univega with newer Fulcrum wheels.

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    Counting down to the questions/pic requests about the Camaro (?) in 3, 2, 1.....

    Nice work, looks like a fun project!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Counting down to the questions/pic requests about the Camaro (?) in 3, 2, 1.....
    ^ LOL

    Here comes the hijack!

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    Thanks guys! And thanks for the info. I think I'm going to keep it really stock. I just think it's a pretty bike, very classic looking. For some reason I'm into black and white right now. My 2015 Pitch is the same basic color scheme. The job I just did on the motorcycle used white as a base, and I figured while I was at it breathing paint fumes I'd squirt the Schwinn frame too. I had time to kill so I taped off the lugs and shot them with the only other acceptable color I had laying around. It's far from perfect, but it looks nice from a couple feet away.
    Concerning the backdrop, it's a 1968 Chevy Camaro. Not quite original, it was a six cylinder car from the factory. Somewhere along the line somebody attempted to create a Z-28 clone. It now has a small block with a Muncie four speed. It's a fun little car, but might be for sale soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
    That will work for you.

    Looks like you added some RL shifters. Pretty standard Diacompe, Sugino components that work well and last forever. I don't know if you plan on running those hubs, probably with a freewheel, or go with a wider 130mm cassette hub. Since it is a steel frame it is easy to open up the rear drops. My wife has an '86 Univega with newer Fulcrum wheels.

    John
    I haven't added anything. If you notice any non-oem parts they were installed by the PO. The bike is exactly as I bought it, except for the new paint of course. It has what looks to be good-quality componentry on it for the day. It's certainly not Paramount status, but not all bad either.

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