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1976/77 Schwinn Competition Scrambler

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Anyone feel like posting a picture of theirs? Thanks. I'm talking about the full chromoly diamond frame with no front gusset. I'm really intrigued by these frames. I think I want to find/build one up.

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Those are cool, Steve, thanks. I'm looking for the full chromoly/no front gusset frame. Has the thick Shimano drops. Should have been more clear in my description.

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I think I have one of those full cro-mo frames tucked away at home. When I get back there today I'll drag it out and take some pics. I'm not sure what year it is though. I'll work out the date it when I get it pulled out.

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From the catalogs I have seen.  The non-guesset Competition Scrambler was only available in 77.  I actually have one in my stash of bike stuff.  I rediscovered it after going through all my stuff that is in storage.  Will get some pics soon. 

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But here is the weird part Jeff I have that same catalog but I also have this frame that is a 1978 by it's serial #. have a look. Notice the welds. Only the Cro-mo frames were welded together like this at schwinn. A standard Schwinn frame was electrostatic welded or by some other similar industrial process.

 

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I changed my mind and took pics anyway.  :wink:

 

 

 

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Here is my 76. It has Campy or Shimano Drop-outs not sure. I'm still trying to get my first gen. Speedos back. I bought this bike about 6 years ago. It was in pieces. I had the frame, seat post,seat, and cranks and wheels. The rest was parted out by someone else. I have been searching for the original parts to build it as pictured. I actually found all the parts from the bike by doing some detective work. All I need are the forks. Hope you dig it.

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This is just one of my favorite pictures.
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I don't judge you, Steve, buddy. Every bike guy likes to post his bikes. It's innate.

 

Joe, that's a badass. Again, I've just begun to scratch the surface on these frames, but I think they had Shimano dropouts. I could easily be missing something.

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So, the frame for the complete had chainguard tabs, but the other frame you could get seperate didn't have any?

 

I think Schwinn used that catalog image for a few years in a row. I also think the chain guard tabs came in along with the gusset, at least for 1978 anyway. It is hard to tell by that pic of the complete that Rick posted. I have not been able to locate the thread that Ken Pliska started a few years ago on these frames. Lots of good info and development background in it and some pics of a prototype frame as well. He either posted it here or over on VintageBMX. But I have not been able to find it yet. A little help?  

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Here is a link to the scrambler thread I was thinking of. It was over on VintageBMX. Unfortunately many of the pictures have been lost. Though I found some info to be a bit off, it has some good stuff in it none the less. http://www.vintagebmx.com/community/index.php?showtopic=27020611&hl=schwinn%20scrambler

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Joe, Pat, Sod.  here's a twist.  Dug up mine.  No serial # on the headbadtube but the headbadge ID shows it as a DEC 75 assembly date. . It has definite real track dropouts (Shimano I believe --to undefined to be Campy) but it has chainguard tabs brazed to the drop outs. 

 

 

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