Classic & Vintage - newb classics owner with Schwinn Circuit
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
02-17-12, 01:14 PM
Newb in this section of BF. I picked up a 56cm 87' schwinn circuit off CL for mounting on the trainer and light riding around. Seemed like a good buy to me, all OEM grouppo that shifts smooth , Concor saddle with a small tear in the rear, and black Araya rims. Has really thin leather bar tape and old black/tan tires (not rotting yet). I don't think it was riden too much, but stacked w/ other bikes for some of its life as nick marks in a number of places with some surface rust (no bubbles). What is the best ways to treat these areas with surface rust? Other then that I'm thinking I just need to add some cork tape, clean the hoods and maybe swap out some tires. This should be a nice change up from my carbon bike:twitchy:
Congrats and welcome! Those mid-to-late 80's Schwinns are well regarded in these parts.
02-18-12, 04:29 PM
finally got a chance to clean it up some and take pics w/ the sun out. When adding the bar tape, I found out the handlebar clamp bolt was stripped out. Not sure how to remove it in such a tight space. Til then the bars are left as is, I'd like the tops to be a bit flatter though.
Schwinn Circuit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67003117@N00/6898796647/) by jsigone (http://www.flickr.com/people/67003117@N00/), on Flickr
Schwinn Circuit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67003117@N00/6898798633/) by jsigone (http://www.flickr.com/people/67003117@N00/), on Flickr
02-18-12, 04:44 PM
Looking good. Have you tried forcing a little strip of sand paper or steel wool with the hex tool into the stripped head bolt. Sometimes that will get you enough grip to turn it.
02-18-12, 06:36 PM
I tried some tape on the hex tool to help increase the size, but not sand paper (great idea!)
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.