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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-06-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By duffer1960
Hi Nigel! Thanks for your advice. Put a new...

Hi Nigel!

Thanks for your advice. Put a new axle, cones, bearing balls. The existing axle snapped as I was accelerating across a busy street. Didn't realize how bad it was, limped another few...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-18-16, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
Posted By duffer1960
I've bent the equivalent 1970s-era Schwinn...

I've bent the equivalent 1970s-era Schwinn forged, 'Ashtabula' forks. If they're the same as the 1959 models, the front forks will bend to closer or wider settings easily. They're very stiff...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-17-16, 03:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By duffer1960
Thanks for all your replies. Sure, there are...

Thanks for all your replies.

Sure, there are better bikes. I find this one comfortable, and I've kitted it with fenders, lights, rack and bags, handlebars and saddle, that work for me. Really...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-15-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By duffer1960
Need 126 - 26"/559 - sturdy wheel or parts to build

I commute on a 'Schwinn Cruiser Supreme', a late 80's Giant-built upright bike with 26" (559) wheels. Heavy hi-ten tig-welded diamond frame. Want to keep it because I like the handling and...
Forum: Commuting 12-14-14, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By duffer1960
Peadles, Pettles, Peddles, Petals, Paddles.... ...

Peadles, Pettles, Peddles, Petals, Paddles.... Whew! Got that out of my system. Been reading Craigslist (and here too) too much. Sorry. Ahem.... please excuse me :) Just adding 'keywords'. ...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-07-14, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By duffer1960
My bud had a mountain bike with 9-speed rear and...

My bud had a mountain bike with 9-speed rear and index shifters on the bar. He had crashed and the shifter only had about 3 clicks afterward. Bud took it to a bike shop & was told he needed a new...
Forum: Commuting 12-06-14, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,613
Posted By duffer1960
Any disadvantages to drums in the mountains? I...

Any disadvantages to drums in the mountains? I am old enough to remember 4-wheel drum brakes on cars. They don't shed heat as well as discs. This would be a problem esp. on mountain descents.
Forum: Commuting 12-06-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,613
Posted By duffer1960
I vote for drop bars also. Four distinct riding...

I vote for drop bars also. Four distinct riding positions. With your distance & elevation changes, plus a tiring day at work, plus a stiff headwind some days, you'll really appreciate the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-10-14, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By duffer1960
Are the current tubes damaged or defective? Do...

Are the current tubes damaged or defective? Do they maintain pressure? I haven't found a problem reusing old tubes. OTOH, good to have one as a spare.

I recommend carrying a flat kit when you...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-26-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,563
Posted By duffer1960
The diamond frame is stronger and more rigid than...

The diamond frame is stronger and more rigid than an equivalent step-thru. Something to think about if you're heavy and/or ride on rough roads. The two guys from Sweden riding from Anchorage to...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-09-14, 10:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,489
Posted By duffer1960
Old thread but it's a timeless one for the few of...

Old thread but it's a timeless one for the few of us who have this problem, thus the bump.

I've hit on an answer that works well for me. Updated my old post & repeated here.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-12-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,616
Posted By duffer1960
One of my rides is a ~1981 Le Tour, with steel...

One of my rides is a ~1981 Le Tour, with steel wheels and hi-ten frame. Slow acceleration with the steel wheels, poor braking when wet, a bit stiff riding with the hi-ten fork and frame... but... a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-12-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,645
Posted By duffer1960
Could also try the Kenosha-Racine Craigslist,...

Could also try the Kenosha-Racine Craigslist, tho' traffic is light there.
http://racine.craigslist.org/

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-08-13, 08:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,645
Posted By duffer1960
Odd mishmash of parts. Centerpull brakes, rear...

Odd mishmash of parts. Centerpull brakes, rear spoke protector ('dork disk'), handlebar set say late '70s-early '80s Le Tour. Are the wheels steel or alloy? Cloverleaf chainring says pre '70(?). ...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-02-13, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By duffer1960
Where can I get a long-reach dual-pivot caliper...

Where can I get a long-reach dual-pivot caliper brake, that goes around the fender and big tire, and that doesn't suck (I mean, that stops well with 350 lbs of me, bike, and trailer), and doesn't...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-02-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By duffer1960
Where to get bolt- Make a 'rear' Proponent BMX dual-pivot brake into a 'front'

I'm trying to upgrade the brakes on my commuter. Got two Proponent BMX brakes from the 90's. Got two rears and I'll try exchanging one for a front but I bet they don't have one. Problem is, the...
Forum: Great Lakes 09-17-13, 06:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 581
Posted By duffer1960
Wisconsin: Contact your legslator, support the Vulerable Users Bill

From the Bike Federation of Wisconsin

"[Wisconsin]ís influential motorcycle lobby group is asking their members to oppose the vulnerable users legislation (LRB 173/2) we have been working on with...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-17-13, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By duffer1960
Wisconsin: Contact your legslator, support the Vulerable Users Bill

From the Bike Federation of Wisconsin

"[Wisconsin]ís influential motorcycle lobby group is asking their members to oppose the vulnerable users legislation (LRB 173/2) we have been working on with...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-15-13, 07:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,628
Posted By duffer1960
I am not convinced, and here's why. The lower...

I am not convinced, and here's why. The lower tire pressure in the motorcycle tire means it has less loading per unit area. Can take a steeper angle before it reaches the same loading per unit area...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-15-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,628
Posted By duffer1960
I don't think the height of the center of mass...

I don't think the height of the center of mass makes a difference to the angle of lean. The center of mass has to coincide with the direction of acceleration (gravity only when in a straight line,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-04-13, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By duffer1960
Welcome to the forums. Lots of love and hate for...

Welcome to the forums. Lots of love and hate for these heavy old Schwinns. I tend to like them, actually am planning to get (another) one & refurb for a neighborhood kid. Had one as a kid, have...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-11-13, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 783
Posted By duffer1960
I think I heard from somebody else here, the idea...

I think I heard from somebody else here, the idea of dripping motor oil into the bearings to refresh the old grease. Not as a substitute for disassembly and refresh, but to get you your test ride.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-11-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By duffer1960
Looks like the 1970s to me. Might have a Shimano...

Looks like the 1970s to me. Might have a Shimano 333 hub. Huffy was founded in Dayton, Ohio, and this might have been made there. Looks like a typical lower-price American-made bike of the era.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-01-13, 10:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,088
Posted By duffer1960
Sorely disappointed with an overhaul. Parts kept...

Sorely disappointed with an overhaul. Parts kept falling off, it was almost that bad, and they repeatedly failed to make it right. The bike was in great shape before bringing it to the LBS, was a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-31-13, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11,205
Views: 1,011,038
Posted By duffer1960
Have you ever piloted a motorcycle? Countersteer...

Have you ever piloted a motorcycle? Countersteer to get the bike into a lean, before you reach the beginning of the curve. And do it carefully and deliberately when at high speed, don't want to...
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