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Schwinn Peleton worth building????(6 posts)

Schwinn Peleton worth building????CaliforniaDreaming
Apr 26, 2003 6:10 PM
Thinking about building up a Schwinn Pelelton. It would be my first build. I figure it would be a cheap steel ride, however I don't know if the frame merits the attention. Anyone with opinions or knowledge of the frame?

Thanks.
re: Schwinn Peleton worth building????lancezneighbor
Apr 26, 2003 7:24 PM
I have a year 2000 peloton, it's a great frame, Reynold's 853 steel, shaped seat stays. It rides great and is fairly light. My bike is built with Ultrgra/Durace, Easton carbon bars, Kysrium wheels. Alante saddle. It weighs right at 19 lbs with bottle cages and pedals. The ride is great especially over chip seal pavement where it is much nicer than my aluminum bike.
re: Schwinn Peleton worth building????CaliforniaDreaming
Apr 26, 2003 8:23 PM
Do you know if the frame is threaded or threadless? I've located a 50cm on eBay. I'm tempted, but don't really want to do the threaded conversion. Any Schwinn specific component issues?

Thanks.
Schwinn FanJaeP
Apr 27, 2003 12:39 AM
The Schwinn Peloton on eBay is a threaded model.
The Peloton is a great bike. Granted, the Peloton is not going to be as light as many of todays "modern" bikes but there is nothing like the ride of a well designed steel bike like the Schwinn Peloton. I'm biased because I have three Schwinn's: '89 Paramount, '99 Peloton, and a '00 Fastback. The only component issue you might run into is finding the replaceable rear drop out.
re: Schwinn Peleton worth building????Juanmoretime
Apr 27, 2003 3:28 AM
I bought a Peleton frame off Ebay and built it up all Campagnolo Chorus and Record. With an Alien carbon fiber seatpost and Seele SLR saddle. Mt total cost on the bike, including upgrading the fork to a Look HSC 2 was less than $1,500. I also have a Litespeed Vortex that weights about 3 lbs less. While the Vortex is my favorite, I do enjoy riding the Peleton. I was hooked on the panels on the paint job and with Schwinn written in script, it looks awesome. The ride quality is excellent and the bike handle very well. I must admit part of my decision to build this bike was I grew up in Chicago during the 50's, 60,s and 70's when the Schwinn bicycle compnay was a big part of that city and I lived near by. Buy it, enjoy it, I think overall you will be very satisfied with the bike.
PS Do a search on this website under discussions.....Juanmoretime
Apr 27, 2003 3:30 AM
I had posted a picture and a complete build up list here.