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Looks sweet. Pretty original, too (though Richard ought to chime in about this). And at that price in that condition, it's pretty hard to lose. But did bicycles have suicide brake levers in 1971? And I think there's a link inside a recent Retro-Classics forum thread that says the Schwinn frames of the era were actually electro-forged, not fillet-brazed. Just filling your head with useless information here.......
 

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Kinda sure those levers were available at the time. The seller does provide part of the serial #. I'm a former machinist/toolmaker/welder, I know something about metalurgy, forging, welding ,brazing and silver solder. I missed "roto-forging" please do help me out. What I do know is CHROMEMOLYBDENUM, TURNS ME ON, Wether it be a bicycle frame or a gun barrel, CromeMoly, I'm in.
 

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The Super Sport, Superior, and Sports Tourer were fillet brazed in the "Paramount cage" at the Chicago factory. They were not electro-forged like the Varsity, Continental, Suburban, etc.

The Super Sport used straight gauge (not butted) 4130 chromoly tubing, and was bullet proof. You did well.

Sheldon Brown has a good article on the Schwinn fillet brazed models HERE, and an equally good article on the Schwinn electro-forged frame manufacturing process HERE.

I described my own 1973 Super Sport project in THIS THREAD.
 

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I read Mapei's post and immediately thought of Scooper - the "go to" guy on everything Schwinn. Sure enough.......

I've learned a lot about old Schwinns from our shop manager who sold them back in the '70's.

You did quite well. And yes, they did have "suicide levers" then!
 
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