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GONE | 1989 Schwinn Caliente.

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1989 Schwinn Caliente (color: tea rose).

Wald Low-rise handlebars.

Araya alloy quick release rim (from 1988 Schwinn World Sport).

Araya alloy quick release rim (from 1988 Schwinn World Sport).

San Marco Anatomic (from 1986 Schwinn Le Tour).

She's a tank. Nearly every component is steel, so she's heavy as hell, but I use her to cruise around the neighborhood so it's not that bad.

I added the fenders, change the seat, changed the handlebars, and bought the new white wall tires. I plan on removing the plastic piece behind the rear crank. In the future I may upgrade to aluminum components to shed weight, I'm not sure if it's really worth it right now. All in all, this was a fun little project.

Update on 31 March 2009:
I've changed the original rims out for aluminum quick release rims. I've also changed the seat to fit the color scheme better. I'm currently looking for white plastic pedals to replace the steel ones on there now.

Update on 30 June 2011:
I traded (most of) this bike to my best friend's mom for this: 1985 Frankenstein World Sport. It's much lighter and much more practical for the type of riding I do. The Caliente was mostly just sitting around looking pretty instead of being ridden, and that made me sad since I put so much into it.

People who friended this bike Diaji, eleni, owlboogie, trackmarks, van, roadbikebreck,


You're bike is really sweet, do you still have 27" wheels on it? I'm working on fixing up my mens caliente. Can you tell me which fenders you used and where you found them? Thanks in advance.



Really nice job.



Keep looking at your bike

I'm planning on doing a Tokidoki themed bike for my wife and I like looking your Caliente for reference/inspiration. I think I am gonna use a Breeze or a Collegiate as a starting point.

Aw I'm flattered! I'd love

Aw I'm flattered! I'd love to see what you come up with, so do let me know once it's finished.

It's funny though, the Breeze was the look that I was going for with mine. :)

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