Originally Posted by kau
LHBS won't even fix it. They said they either do a complete tune up or nothing so they won't even replace the brake lines.
So I am on my own now.
I need to replace the brake lines and I need to replace the rear derailer. Where do I get the parts at?
They just plain didn't want to work on it, obviously. DIY is the only way to go
with a bike this age. Learn as you go, it's not rocket science like most shops will
try to make you believe. Wal Mart has full cable kits for $4.23 but the housing is
unlined. Also shifter housings by the pedals on most older schwinns are very thin, they
may have to be used over after spraying some lube through them. Brake shoes are
pretty easy to find too. Check ebay and search Koolstop continental. There was a guy
selling them for $5-$6 for a set of 4, which is unheard of for good brake shoes.,,,BD
So many bikes, so little dime.
Last edited by Bikedued; 03-19-07 at 10:33 AM.