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.
>> not 100% sure, but I think it might be unique in full chrome.
>> Tom Sanders
>> Lansing, Mi USA