The 1973 catalog on the head badge site shows the self adjusting brakes and the decals, not to say they were not on later models.
The hub date had 63-64 before I started looking through catalogue sites. Thanks for the catch, either way it's what I've been looking for.
PalmettoUpstate...That's really different - and that chain guard sure looks fast! (Seller did a nice restoration too).
This appears to be a Sears & Roebuck bike but I can't tell who actually made it.
Vintage 3 speed men's 26 inch for restore
Have any of you replaced the brake levers with something more modern? Mine have a tendency to rattle and squeak. Perhaps something that looks period correct...
I think he meant its rare that the house brand bike is worth acquiring.....don't you love the English language?
Back from the shop:
Wald front basket
650b Col de Vie
Lumotec front light
No. Department store bikes are ubiquitous but a Puch/Steyr made bike is a real find!
sort of a thread hi-jack, but...anybody need a pair of 26 x 1-3/8" tires,(E.A.3) NOS Bell "street" tread with reflector stripe sidewall, wire bead?
Hit me with a PM and meantime I'll try to take pics and do a proper thread in the For Sale subforum...but this seems like the right place to start.
Last edited by unworthy1; 07-13-14 at 01:47 PM.
Does anyone have any experience with these rims?
Weinmann Metal Products Co., LTD
I have heard about the CR-18 rim but have read here that they are much narrower than the stock steel rims. I need 26x1-3/8 590 rims and I was wondering how these would work. Thanks!
Last edited by DaytonaMike; 07-15-14 at 07:23 AM.
"I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create." -- William Blake
Alloy rims will make that All Steel Bicycle more pleasant to ride. And it will stop better in the rain.
You could lighten it with alloy parts. The crank and hubs would lighten it most if they were alloy.
ZAC 20 series rims, which are a bit wider than the CR-18.
Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(
ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.
"Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"_Nicodemus
"Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred
Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"_krazygluon
Aaron and everyone else, thank you for the replies.
From Geneva Illinois
71 Schwinn SuperSport
72 Schwinn Paramount Chrome
73 Schwinn World Voyageur Kool Orange
73 Schwinn World Voyageur Opaque Blue
75 Raleigh Superbe 3speed
80 Holdsworth Mistral (frame for sale)
81 Schwinn Superior
82 Mercian Strada Speciale
82 Schwinn SuperSport SP
84 Lotus Supreme
85 Basso Loto
88 Ocshner in Chrome
95 (GT)Harley Davidson 4sp cruiser
96 Dynoglide deluxe
11 Specialized Roubaix Elite
I recently became a bike shop employee again. Someone brought in a 1974 ladies' Sports and asked us to overhaul the bottom bracket. These bikes are such a pleasure to work on, provided they're not abused. This one was abused but not beyond hope at all. The BB overhaul went well. I was able to adjust the much-too-tight headset, too. The rear fender gave a lot of trouble. My boss has been a bike mechanic for about 50 years and agrees that the Sports is really the best bike ever. We worked on the rear fender together. For some reason, it is too close to the wheel in the middle of the run, i.e. not at the back end or front end of the fender. The eyelet on the dropout might have been drilled too low. We got it working.
I love knowing what I'm doing with these bikes. They just work, dammit, even with this apparent manufacturing defect. 1974 was not their best year.