Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Bikes: March [B]'71 Schwinn Sports Tourer [/B] [B]
Originally Posted by SoreFeet
That boat anchor saddle has to go. I'll take it off your hands and pay the shipping charges. Get yourself a carbon seatpost and Fizik or one of those other plastic ones. They are so much lighter. Hah you lucky dawg that is a beautiful machine...
We at classic and vintage forum will tar and feather you if you think of changing that fork over to carbon.
I promise that I won't do anything like that. Before I can restore it, I need to find a source that will give me a comprehensive component run-down of what it may have originally come with; Heck, I don't even know what year it is yet...
For me personally, nothing feels better than an all steel bike. (Plus, I'm a bigger rider and I do open these up in the Vail and Steamboat backcountry every chance I get. Something about plastic forks and frames and high speed on swithcback corners doesn't sit right with me)
The boat anchor saddle is an Ideale, so I'd better just go ahead and destroy it for you because I know how you feel about the Frenchies
Thanks so much for all of the nice compliments guys. I'll do my best to restore it to a condition that will make you proud
. The only thing that will not be done on it this year is the paint. I just don't have $$ for that type of a big-$$ project right now
I think it's just about time for some C&V er's to do a ride out here
Last edited by bigwoo; 01-20-08 at 12:04 PM.