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    Hello From Black Hawk Country!

    As I await tonight's face-off vs. the Kings, I have questions about the gears on my vintage Schwinn Continental. What's the function of the lever on the left? What's the best setting for level riding? How do I position the two levers to get the lowest gear and the highest?

    (As you can tell, I'm no Tour de France candidate although my wife and I and some friends will be riding in France this Sumer on a bike 'n barge trip down the Moselle. In fact, that's why I picked up the used Continental - to get my buns in shape for our grand adventure!)

    Thanks for any info you can offer on the gears - and on any other aspect of using a 41-pound relic to train for a week of 30 mile a day riding.

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome to Bike Forums. The folks in the Classic & Vintage forum can answer questions about your bike. Have fun on your tour.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

    I thought of that while riding my bicycle -- Albert Einstein

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    Endangered Serotta Rider Lacumo's Avatar
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    Welcome to BF and enjoy the big vacation!

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    Thanks! Did some searching on BF and found some great info!

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    Formerly Known as Newbie Juha's Avatar
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    Cheers Jim, welcome to Bike Forums!

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    Who is this General Failure anyway, and why is he reading my drive?


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