[CR]1962 Chrome Superior photos now up on Wool Jersey Gallery


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Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2006 20:55:30 -0400
From: Harvey M Sachs <sachshm@cox.net>
To: tsan7759142@sbcglobal.net, Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]1962 Chrome Superior photos now up on Wool Jersey Gallery


Tom Sanders did a lovely job with this Schwinn Superior, and I'd love to have one in my fleet. But perhaps not quite enough. :-) Without being pedantic, there are a couple of elements on it that I did not remember from the early sixties. First, I did not see Schwinn-labeled Huret derailleurs until later in the decade. Indeed, I think that the "proper" Huret front had but a single adjusting screw (low), and you slid the cage on the rod for the high adjustment - a la Campy "plunger" style. Unfortunately, the older style seems to be very rare except with advanced skin cancer. Also, I don't remember "suicide levers" - the "safety levers" until much later, perhaps early bike-boom. But, my memory is not infallable, and it is still a lovely bike. FWIW, I wonder if the chrome was post-factory, from the file marks near tube junctions. But this is conjecture.

harvey sachs mcLean va usa

Tom Sanders wrote:
>> For those who love highly original, chrome or Schwinn bikes
>> (or some
>> combination thereof...) I have posted pics of the just
>> finished '62 Schwinn
>> Superior I recently purchased.
>>
>
> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/1962+Full+Chrome+Schwinn+Superior/
>> I'm
>> not 100% sure, but I think it might be unique in full chrome.
>> Enjoy,
>> Tom Sanders
>> Lansing, Mi USA