my latest project. I purchased this bike just before Christmas and
wasted little time cleaning it up and getting it set up to ride.
came with all the original components, and most were in great shape.
I did rebuild the wheels, using Mavic Open Pro 36 hole clinchers
as the tubular rims that were on it were beyond repair. I also replace
the too short stem and too narrow handlebar with a Nitto Pearl stem
and a Nitto B115 handlebar. The bike came with long reach Campagnolo
side pull brakes which were an option back then, but I felt a nice
pair of center pulls would be more appropriate. I was lucky to find
a brand new set of Weinmann "Schwinn Approved" center pulls on Ebay.
I matched them up with a new set of Tektro brake levers, which I
know will cause a lot of grumbling, but hey, I'm the one who rides
the bike! I also found some vintage weinmann brake cable stops on
ebay. I used Vredistein 700x25 tires and Berthoud stainless steel
fenders. The frame has some scratches and scars, but no dents or
dings and the chrome is decent. Overall not bad for a vintage 1966
for your wonderful website,