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Old 02-24-10, 10:09 AM   #3876
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That's a beautiful stem. I would use it, not sell it.
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Old 02-24-10, 11:14 AM   #3877
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I really like the two tone. I am thinking about trying the mustard fenders from this Raleigh Sprite

On this 1948 Rudge
If you do, I've got a pair of brown fenders you could put on the Sprite to create another two-tone. Let me know if you're interested.
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Old 02-24-10, 12:07 PM   #3878
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If you do, I've got a pair of brown fenders you could put on the Sprite to create another two-tone. Let me know if you're interested.
I will keep that in mind. I also could use the chrome fenders from this Raleigh Super DeLuxe.

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Old 02-24-10, 01:19 PM   #3879
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Schwinn guys...paging Schwinn guys...Any idea what year this thing is?? It has a Shreveport bike shop decal on the seat tube so it must have been made before the walmart deal. It's got a shimano pps shifter for the rd and a shimano em shifter for the fd. Serial # is SA916883. Thanx...
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Old 02-24-10, 02:21 PM   #3880
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Schwinn guys...paging Schwinn guys...Any idea what year this thing is?? It has a Shreveport bike shop decal on the seat tube so it must have been made before the walmart deal. It's got a shimano pps shifter for the rd and a shimano em shifter for the fd. Serial # is SA916883. Thanx...
What Model name is that?
Check here for serial number. I would guess 1989 or 79.
http://www.re-cycle.com/history/schw...nB_Serial.aspx

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Old 02-24-10, 02:24 PM   #3881
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What Model name is that?
Check here for serial number. I would guess 1989 or 79.
http://www.re-cycle.com/history/schw...nB_Serial.aspx

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Also look at this post on the Schwinn Forums. It looks like your bike.
http://www.schwinnbike.com/usa/eng/f...ad.php?t=75101
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Old 02-24-10, 02:56 PM   #3882
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Yeah, that definately looks like it. Still...one guy says either 84 or 85 and another says the silver paint didn't start 'til 88!! Hmmm...

Oh, and it's a world tourist.

edit...ok, the decals don't match the 84 or 85 at all...so I'm guessing that narrows it down to between 88 and 91.

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Old 02-24-10, 04:56 PM   #3883
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SA916883. Thanx...
That should decode to a January of 1979 build, but check the right rear dropout for a date code in the format 'Gmmyy' (Giant, month, year).

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Old 02-24-10, 05:51 PM   #3884
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Yeah, that definately looks like it. Still...one guy says either 84 or 85 and another says the silver paint didn't start 'til 88!! Hmmm...

Oh, and it's a world tourist.

edit...ok, the decals don't match the 84 or 85 at all...so I'm guessing that narrows it down to between 88 and 91.
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That should decode to a January of 1979 build, but check the right rear dropout for a date code in the format 'Gmmyy' (Giant, month, year).

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Cannot be a '79... The world Tourist was introduced after that.

+1 for being mid to probably late 80s. The Schwinn catalogs on line do not have the specs for this model, but the positron RD makes it late 80s.

The serial number should be underneath the BB, but have a look at a couple of things:

the headbadge date code (shown below) :



(the 1249 here indicates that the frame was built the 124th day of 1989)

and the date codes on your Shimano components (2 letter combinations).
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Old 02-24-10, 06:03 PM   #3885
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This Cinelli stem came with a repainted 1966 Atala frame I bought for myself (posted a thread about it). I've had it for months just sitting on my desk looking pretty. Can anyone tell me anything about it? As near as I can tell from my web-crawling, it's likely from the late 50's or maybe early 60's. Love the brass badge. Sorry about the webcam pics, my camera bit the dust.


Originally that badge would have been enameled, e.g.:


See eBay item #280469753758 for an available example (not mine).
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Old 02-24-10, 06:08 PM   #3886
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Isn't Positron like mid 70's until early 80's? Late 80's we're almost into brifters!
+1, Positron was around 75-78, for a ramped rear derailleur design. I remember one installed on a Sears Free Spirit bike a friend bought. (that got returned and replaced with a Peugeot).
Positron did return again during the Shimano Ax years for naming their indexing system.
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+1, Positron was around 75-78, for a ramped rear derailleur design. I remember one installed on a Sears Free Spirit bike a friend bought. (that got returned and replaced with a Peugeot).
Positron did return again during the Shimano Ax years for naming their indexing system.
Schwinn used the positron on the World Tourist at least until '87

here is a shot of the '87 catalog that indicated that:



the color and decal schema make it an '86 the earliest...
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Old 02-24-10, 10:22 PM   #3888
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Originally that badge would have been enameled, e.g.:


See eBay item #280469753758 for an available example (not mine).
That is beautiful. There is literally one little fleck of white paint, and one little fleck of red paint left on mine.
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Old 02-24-10, 11:07 PM   #3889
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Schwinn guys...paging Schwinn guys...Any idea what year this thing is?? It has a Shreveport bike shop decal on the seat tube so it must have been made before the walmart deal. It's got a shimano pps shifter for the rd and a shimano em shifter for the fd. Serial # is SA916883. Thanx...
That's a Front freewheel ? it would make it a late 70's
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the color and decal schema make it an '86 the earliest...
Seeing photos helped ... (they are blocked from work)

I read World and FFS (PPS?) and thought late '70s. Those are most definately late '80s decals. Sorry for the misdirection.

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Here's a couple of others...Could this be a Greenville, Ms. bike? It seems an awefully short skip to a bike shop in Shreveport. Perhaps it got homesick and sneaked back across the river.


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Picked this Hercules up on CL . Dunlop rims, brass capped oilers on the hubs and BB and a Herc. Type A 3 speed hub. Still trying to determine an age; 30's-40's-50's?

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Picked this Hercules up on CL . Dunlop rims, brass capped oilers on the hubs and BB and a Herc. Type A 3 speed hub. Still trying to determine an age; 30's-40's-50's?
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Old 02-26-10, 09:20 AM   #3896
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Stopped at a thrift shop on the way home tonight and picked up a nice set of Nitto B123AA track bars for $3.50 They also had an old low-end Ross road bike for $15, but I left that one behind.

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Old 02-26-10, 09:17 PM   #3898
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I also stopped at a thrift store and picked up a Brooks B66s saddle for 4.99. Someone has removed the top rail and tried to make it a single rail but it just does not work well. So it will need a new frame. Other than England does anyone know where I may find one. None on Ebay.
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Old 02-27-10, 01:04 PM   #3899
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Picked this old Schwinn StingRay up for a song today as I was picking up the chainguard for my Raleigh Twenty. This was hanging upside down in the garage.
Still not sure of the year. The serial number was above teh left dropout and it was J43972.

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I also stopped at a thrift store and picked up a Brooks B66s saddle for 4.99. Someone has removed the top rail and tried to make it a single rail but it just does not work well. So it will need a new frame. Other than England does anyone know where I may find one. None on Ebay.
Brooks new spare parts here
But it is in England
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