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    Senior Member gregam's Avatar
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    47 years of riding Schwinn's

    Hello everybody, great forum. I ride a 1972 Schwinn Sports Tourer which I bought new. I try to keep it stock, but I just can't stop tinkering. In 1973 after trashing my second bottom bracket assy, I installed a Phil Wood and have never looked back. I just reciently moved to vintage friction Simplex bar end shifters, which I found new in Denmark (ain't the internet great). This is something I have wanted to do for many years. I have two sets of wheels, one with the stock Normandy Luxe Comp hubs laced to new Wienmann 27" x 1 1/4" rims with Wheelsmith stainless double butted spokes in a 4X pattern and Schwalbe tires. I think this is about as close as you can get to stock with new parts. The second set is Phil Wood 32 hole hubs laced to Sun 27" x 1 1/8" rims. I am currently trying different spoke patterns on the Phil Wood set, the front is curently a 2 forward and 2 trailing pattern and the rear is a half crow and 2X pattern. So far I'm happy with them.

    I would like to do the Seattle to Portland this year, looking for local riders who ride their oldies.
    1st bike - 1962 Schwinn Varsity (bought new and wish I still had it, left it in Siagon, Viet Nam 1965)
    1962 Schwinn Varsity (could be a twin of my first bike)
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    1972 Schwinn Sports Tourer (bought new)
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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    Oh, immediately head over to Classic & Vintage and talk to stringbreaker and kpug505. Stringbreaker's in Sumner, and kpug's in Puyallup. Stringbreaker LOVES his Schwinns--check them out!

    Oh, and bring photos of your Sports Tourer, too.

    Welcome to BF!

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    Senior Member gregam's Avatar
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    Thanks for the Welcome. I'll post a message there.
    1st bike - 1962 Schwinn Varsity (bought new and wish I still had it, left it in Siagon, Viet Nam 1965)
    1962 Schwinn Varsity (could be a twin of my first bike)
    1969 Peugeot PX10E
    1972 Schwinn Sports Tourer (bought new)
    1982 Peugeot PH19 Mixte
    1989 Novara Aspen

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    Oh, and don't forget to check into the Pacific Northwest regional subforum. There's a few other members in Lakewood as well. There will be a thread on STP later on in the year, too.

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    Margaret: I didn't beat you on the picture request. I see you got him in this post
    (Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    Margaret: I didn't beat you on the picture request. I see you got him in this post
    You know it's tough to beat me on the East Hill Photo Request™ .

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    Senior Member gregam's Avatar
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    I just posted pics on C&V Vintage rides. Enjoy
    1st bike - 1962 Schwinn Varsity (bought new and wish I still had it, left it in Siagon, Viet Nam 1965)
    1962 Schwinn Varsity (could be a twin of my first bike)
    1969 Peugeot PX10E
    1972 Schwinn Sports Tourer (bought new)
    1982 Peugeot PH19 Mixte
    1989 Novara Aspen

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregam View Post
    I just posted pics on C&V Vintage rides. Enjoy
    Wonderful!

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    Welcome! A few friends of mine are doing the STP this year, quite a ride! But looks like fun with some great scenery too!

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