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#1 2012-11-23 5:52pm

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81 Schwinn Sting

Just about done (no chain)...
Not feeling the red grips.   Should I go blue??

Either way it goes....the Sting is mostly complete.   My way...

Enjoy the pics.

OG Candy Sting frame/OG Forks
OG Decals
OG Bike Shop Decal  " Bakers Bike Shop South Bend Indiana"....I think that it says bakers.
1st gen GT Pro Bars
Cam Grips w donuts
Haro Plate/Haro Number 3
DC Tech 3/MX1000
Skyway Fins
2nd Gen ESP Stem (i think 2nd gen)
OG Sting Headset
Campy 180 Stradas/Campy chainring/Campy chainring bolts
Campy Record Hubs with Titanium axles....converted
Ukai Speedlines
EDCO sealed BB
Suntour Pedals
Cheng Shin Snakebelly's/Skinwalls - OG
Cal Lite pads
Aero seat

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this build.
You know who you are.  wink


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#2 2012-11-23 5:58pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

Yeah blue grips would get my vote


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#3 2012-11-23 6:17pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

Awesome Sting build! Yeah I agree, blue grips would be better, especially with the blue seat.


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#4 2012-11-23 6:25pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

Thx!

Yeah....will be on the look out for some worthy blue grips.


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#5 2012-11-23 6:27pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

Killer build big_smile


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#6 2012-11-23 6:32pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

Theron- Very nice and too cool.  Built just like back in the day, the way you would race it!  Blue grips and blue seatpost clamp gets my vote.


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#7 2012-11-23 7:42pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

Insane bike. Killer cranks system!


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#8 2012-11-23 7:44pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

That's one sweet rig. smile

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#9 2012-11-23 8:11pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

cool


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If that does not work SMASH it again !!

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#10 2012-11-23 9:08pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

I love those red Stings. Looks great!!!

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#11 2012-11-23 9:43pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

Nice bisikletta cool


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#12 2012-11-24 4:22am

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

Morning and thx folks

The seatpost clamp is stuck:lol:
I am not brave enough to remove..so it stays for now tongue


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#13 2012-11-24 6:15am

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

Leave the clamp and save that paint ! I would leave the grips and look for a different seat. That aero just doesnt work on that bike and maybe even in red, an elina with a lightning bolt maybe or a early kashi mx would be nice. And yes I know they are expensive but that build looks worthy of a good seat ! Nice job. cool

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#14 2012-11-24 6:44am

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

RAD Build!!

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#15 2012-11-24 6:57am

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

I had a black shotgun ii on it...but I felt as if the bike deserved a colorful seat. 
I had a nos blue viscount aero on it....and now this seat. 

Will see what the seat Gods have in store for this bike...  lol

That clamp is staying.  I would cry if I ruined the candy trying to remove it.


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#16 2012-11-24 6:45pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

Advan taught me this a while ago. The most important tool for the Sting owners are these reverse pliers. Taking off and putting on the seat post clamps on Stings are a MAJOR hassle. THese keep your frame paint on and the ano from scratching on your seat post clamps. A MUST BUY FOR ALL STING LOVERS!

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#17 2012-11-24 6:59pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

Very cool bike ...


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#18 2012-11-24 7:32pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

Cool lil tool. 

So...the clamp is not stuck....just a PIA to remove?


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#19 2012-11-24 7:35pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

Stunning Theron cool


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#20 2012-11-24 7:47pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

Nice build! wink


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#21 2012-11-24 8:00pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

Very nice build! Love the Campy set up!cool
And yes..that clamp will come off after you spread it out a bit.
And with you get it off....I have a NOS blue one that would look real nice on there.big_smile


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#22 2012-11-24 8:25pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

thx folks

B - thx for the offer!  smile
I think this clamp has been on this f/f since 81.   I think I am gonna let it ride.

The grips (possibly seat too) are subject to replacement though.

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#23 2012-11-28 3:28pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

Absolutely love the Campy on this.  there were some black Campy pedals here a while back that would be really cool on this.  Not sure  if they were for sale or just in a thread.  Of course, chrome looks better than black pedals on this ride.  Thad BB is making me so jealous!  Killer ride.  I agree with the grips and seat change, but minor details and neither is a biggie.


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#24 2012-11-28 3:30pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

Also, you should get another concave washer to place on the underside of the brake bridge.  big_smile That's how anal I am


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#25 2012-11-28 3:39pm

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Re: 81 Schwinn Sting

ha!

Was looking for a concave washer when I installed the caliper....but  had none.
So...

lol

Got one?  Hook a brova up.  wink

Thx 4 da luv.


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