Unfortunately, I have neither the time nor space to complete this build so it's time I moved it on.
The frame is a quite rare Schwinn Peloton from 1999 built with Reynolds 853 tubing. It shares the same geometry as the Serotta designed Schwinn Paramount and is a real pleasure to ride. Fast, supple steel at it's finest.
Cosmetically it's a little rough around the edges; the paintwork has chips and scratches that have been touched up over the years. But structurally, it's in great shape. I stripped it most of the worn components and added a fresh Campy 11 speed group, some nearly new Campy wheels, a Thomson stem, Zipp bars and some slick GravelKings. Apart from that I haven't really touched it - a tragedy I know. I was planning on adding a matching Athena chainset at some point and maybe replacing the carbon fork with a Columbus Minimal or maybe the straight blade chrome forks from Condor, but this year has just been too hectic. Needs a chain, cables, bartape and some adjustment - but that's all.
Either way, whoever does the finishing touches on this will be rewarded with a very lovely ride indeed!
Frame: 1999 Schwinn Peloton 853 (56cm)
Fork: Profile Design BSC Carbon (1" Threadless)
Wheels: Campagnolo Scirocco C17 (700C)
Tyres: Panaracer GravelKing Slick (26C)
Shifters: Campagnolo Athena 11s (Black)
Brakes: Campagnolo Athena Skeleton (Black)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Athena 11s (Black)
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Athena 11s Short Cage (Black)
Bars: Zipp SL80
Stem: Thomson Elite X4 (Black, 100mm 0 Degrees)
Saddle: Selle San Marco Regal (Brown)
Seatpost: FSA Gossamer (Black)
Chainset: Shimano Ultegra FC-6603 52/39 (172.5mm)
Cassette: Miche Primato 11-30t
Pedals: Shimano PD-M520
Price & Location
This is a super steel road bike with some very nice components, so I'd really like to see this go for £485. I'm no way near breaking even here, but I'm about to move house and will very soon be in the dreaded '1 bike only' situation. So let my loss be your gain!
If there's no interest in the bike as it is, I will split. But buyers of the complete bike will take priority at first. I'll update the thread with split prices in a week or so if there's no takers.
Collection only from Oxford (OX11)
That's nice Dimi,
Interested in the frameset if considering splitting!
Interested in the athena bits and saddle if splitting. To put on a blue cyclefit glider, also made by serotta. GLWS otherwise.
Thanks - also noted!
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