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    Schwinn Excelsior Klunker

This was an old Schwinn Excelsior frame that was converted to mountain bike duty.  The frame has been broken and fixed several different times.  When the bike was finally retired, it was completely restored with new factory-style paint and new old stock, or lightly used, parts.   About the only thing that really looks out of place is the more modern mountain bike fork.   Imagine riding this beast on your favorite local trail; no suspension, friction shifting, marginal brakes, heavy wheels/tires........thank goodness for progress (even if the new bikes are nowhere near as pretty as this one)!

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Frame Steel
Fork Chrome ATB
Rear Shock NA
Rims Schwinn S-2 26x2.125 steel
Hubs Shimano high flange alloy, nutted
Spokes Stainless steel
Tires Goodyear Studded 26x2.125
Pedals KKT with Christophe clips and Binda straps
Crank TA Cyclotourist triple
Chain Sedis
Rear Cogs Suntour 5 speed freewheel
Bottom Bracket American/Euro conversion
Front Derailleur Campagnolo Record
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Rally
Shifters Suntour Mighty thumb shifters
Handlebars Motorcycle
Stem 4 Bolt Motorcycle
Headset steel
Brake set Mafac tandem cantilevers
Brake levers Tommaselli Racer
Saddle Brooks B-15
Seat Post steel w/ Campagnolo quick release
Colors Red/Cream with blue accents
Size 16"
Serial #   988910

 

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