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1982 Schwinn Superior (French build)

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Schwinn Superior / 59cm / 1982

3TTT Record / 3TTT Record

Fork is unknown replacement (not original Superior fork) w/Campagnolo dropouts / Campagnolo Triomphe

Campagnolo Record high-flange / Wolber Super Champion Gentleman 81 700C / Wolber 23C

Campagnolo Record high-flange (Schwinn Paramount drilling) / Super Champion Gentleman 700C / XLM (?) 20C

TA Pro 5 Vis / Stronglight

Brooks Professional / Campagnolo Nuovo Record

SR SP-11 w/Christophe medium clips / HP 6-speed

Mavic SSC (Simplex Retrofriction) / Simplex SLJ 6000 RD / Simplex SJA 102 FD

CLB2 centerpull / Spidel

Cyclo-Pans 6-speed (Ultra-spacing) freewheel / Crankset 53/42


Faux French build with mainly French and a smattering of Italian components.

Supposedly repainted in Porsche's "Winesap" color.


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wicked clean build. im surprised this hasn't been a featured bicycle yet. really cool center pulls i haven't seen brakes quite like that before.

Very cool

At the time Superiors were one down from Paramount, as I recall, so a good choice for a dazzling build.

Paramounts and Superiors

Pretty much; in fact, the 1981-83 Superiors are essentially a continuation of the second-generation Paramount line; they were built from the left-over lugs and tubing from Paramount production by Don Mainland. The only real difference is the Japanese fork and the lack of mitering in the BB (which is the only pet peeve I have about the Superior).


Added to 50.4 cluster

Cyclo-Pans...that's the French Cyclo, not the UK Cyclo, right? I don't think I've ever seen CLB stuff that late; mid-80s, maybe? It's cool; they've got a sort of '50s Italian biological Futurist thing going on.

Correct; French Cyclo. 3

Correct; French Cyclo. 3 steel cogs, three aluminum. This very freewheel was covered on BikeForums by member pastorbobnlnh, before he traded it to me:

The CLB 2 set is a late 1970's product that lasted until 1985. They are surprisingly ideal for the look; same for the similarly styled (yet, mechanically different) CLB 1 centerpull.


Those CLBs do have

...a Dura Ace/Tourney look to them, with the straight arms.


classic and classy. Nice.

That is a neat and clean

That is a neat and clean build. I like.

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