This was my spring 2008 project, I'm pretty much a novice with working
on bikes but I think it turned out well!
got the 10-speed Schwinn Sprint (1980's ??) from a university campus
surplus sale for ~$25 and used it for about 2 years as a geared
bike for commuting to school (grad student) once or twice a week.
Then I saw some SSÕs on campus and thought they were pretty cool
so I stripped just about everything off, and re-installed just the
front brake, chopped/flopped the handlebars and went from crusty
black foam to nice bright red (Bontrager) bar tape. I ditched the
old and heavily checked gum-walled tires for some new black 27Ós
from my LBS (took some SOS pads to the lightly peppered rusty rims
to get them to shine again). Crankset is Specialized 42t/175mm from
Ebay; clipless pedals, 16t ACS freewheel, and red chain also from
Ebay. IÕm currently looking for a black Brooks saddle, but right
now even the used ones on Ebay are a little too rich for my budget
and the original Schwinn saddle is ok.
gas prices going the way they are I'm cyclommuting up to 4 or 5
times a week now on my "new" S4 (Schwinn Sprint Single
love your website, a real inspiration for future "projects".