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    Dirty Schwinn-Lover deeth82's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    Attachment 323248 There you go.
    Nice!! What size frame is that? You must be around 6'2" or so.
    Ride what you like, how you like.

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    Dirty Schwinn-Lover deeth82's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo Spiff View Post
    Absolutely beautiful! Is that the original paint job?
    Ride what you like, how you like.

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    Carpe Velo Yo Spiff's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeth82 View Post
    Absolutely beautiful! Is that the original paint job?
    Yes, it's actually got an amount of nicks and scratches that is normal for a 25 year old bike. But the paint shines up nicely. The frame and most of the components were freebies. Converted it to drops about a year ago.
    2000 Bianchi Veloce, '88 Schwinn Prologue, '88 Trek 900, '92 Trek T100, 2000 Rans Tailwind

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    Senior Member no motor?'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeth82 View Post
    Nice!! What size frame is that? You must be around 6'2" or so.
    It's a 23, and I'm a little taller than 6". It's a CL find I bought it 8 years ago after deciding I needed to start exercising again. It keeps getting upgraded/modified as I wear stuff out/break it, and I think it could easily outlive me.

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    I don't get out enough polishmadman's Avatar
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    Here's my 2 franks. Schwinnstein and Frankenfisher. my Gary Fisher now sports a Surly 1+1 fork(sorry for the nondrive train side). I love Frankenfisher and now I'm starting to like Schwinnstein. Enjoy
    12 Schwinn Tourist, 90 something Gary Fisher Marlin (Ss conversion), ?? Bike E RX

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    Started as Schwinn DBX frame, then built up with parts from Craigslist and Bike Swaps.


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    This guy is pretty Franken. My life situation is changing (I'm going back to school), so I'm going to be able to get back to commuting starting in August. I picked up this '74 Schwinn Le Tour at a garage sale. It had been repainted at some point, and it had new wheels with flip flop hubs. There wasn't much original on the bike. I put on new (or stuff I had lying around) brakes/levers/cable/housing, headset, saddle, tires, handlebars and pedals. I'm also experimenting with using old tubes for handlebar tape, and I like it so far.

    I have new Longboard fenders and and old rack to put on it. I also have a new chainring on the way. It's not set up to handle going uphill at the moment.

    This is about as comfortable a bike as I've had. In the past, I've had chop and flop handlebars, but I splurged on bullhorns, and it's much nicer. I'm also really enjoying the cross levers. And the 35mm tires are cush. It's nice having the space for bigger tires and fenders.




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    Quote Originally Posted by dankev View Post
    This guy is pretty Franken. My life situation is changing (I'm going back to school), so I'm going to be able to get back to commuting starting in August. I picked up this '74 Schwinn Le Tour at a garage sale. It had been repainted at some point, and it had new wheels with flip flop hubs. There wasn't much original on the bike. I put on new (or stuff I had lying around) brakes/levers/cable/housing, headset, saddle, tires, handlebars and pedals. I'm also experimenting with using old tubes for handlebar tape, and I like it so far.

    I have new Longboard fenders and and old rack to put on it. I also have a new chainring on the way. It's not set up to handle going uphill at the moment.

    This is about as comfortable a bike as I've had. In the past, I've had chop and flop handlebars, but I splurged on bullhorns, and it's much nicer. I'm also really enjoying the cross levers. And the 35mm tires are cush. It's nice having the space for bigger tires and fenders.
    Seems like a lot of slack in that chain. Also rear brake ahead of the seat stays? Is that how that's supposed to be? Seems odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Seems like a lot of slack in that chain. Also rear brake ahead of the seat stays? Is that how that's supposed to be? Seems odd.
    There is a bit of extra slack in the chain, although I think the angle of the picture with the chain against the left chainstay gives the illusion that it's more slack than it is. Whoever had set it up before me left the chain a bit too long, and I was waiting until I get the new chainring to do anything about it.

    Putting the rear brake ahead of the seat stays is not the convention, but it has zero effect on brake performance. I did it because the frame is old and not set up for recessed brake bolts, and it is much easier to drill out the rear side than the front, as the seat tube is in the way. As a bonus, the cable housing stop is on the right, so having the brake flipped around let me have cleaner cable routing. As a further bonus, mounting the brake in front of the stay gets it out of the way of the rack support arms that will be there soon.

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    Late nineties CAAD3 frame with 8-speed ultegra that was converted to a flat bar commuter. Topeak Explorer rack was retrofitted (thank you P-Clamps) and belt clip is attached to stem that holds my iphone. Really great setup that's a lot of fun to ride!
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    My "Frankendale"
    Mods: 26" pizza cutter width rims/tires.... sugino touring crankset.... XT thumbshifters... 8 speed cassette... etc...etc..
    I keep an extra wheelset with nobbies for weekend trail rides (last pic)


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