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My blue SR Sierra Sport
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Hi All;

I purchased the frame off eBay in September. It is (supposedly) mid 80's vintage, medium high end based on the rear derailluer hanger and rear axle positioning screws. It has a Cro-Mo frame (Tange straight gauge tubing).

So far, I have rebuilt the BB with loose balls and new axle. Put the headset back together will loose balls on the bottom, still has ball in retainer at the top (ran out of balls). I have cranks from a junker, cleaner up, with FSA 53/39 rings. The brakes are Avid SD 5.

This weekend I am building the wheels: Shimano 7 speed freehub and Tiagra HB 4500 front hub, Wheelsmith SS14 spokes, Sun M14A 36H 650c rims. When I bought it, I was under the impression that standard 26" (ISO 559) would fit, but 559 rims do not line up with the brake pads (or even close). Amazon (Niagara) had some 36H M14A 650c (ISO 571) rims for a very nice price Smile .

The cassette is a SRAM PG730 7 speed 12-32T. Shimano Sora FD3400 front derailluer (Craigslist find). Sunrace M50 rear derailluer

Hopefully this project will be completed in May. Some pictures:

http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb8/dianemisso/Nigels%20Wheels%20042311%20A/Nigels%20Wheels%20042311%20B/Nigels%20Wheels%20042311%20C/

http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb8/dianemisso/Nigels%20Wheels%20042311%20A/Nigels%20Wheels%20042311%20B/

Tires will be Continental Gatorskin 650-23

The goal is another commuter bike, faster and lighter than my current (red) bike.

More pictures will be posted as it comes together.
Nigel
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Awesome bike choice! I am impressed with the rear axle positioning screws! BTW love that schwinn too!
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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