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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 09:56 PM
Replies: 285
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Posted By Scooper
I won't pretend to be unbiased since my father...

I won't pretend to be unbiased since my father was a Schwinn factory representative in the southeast U.S. for three decades in the fifties, sixties, and seventies, but for high end production...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 466
Posted By Scooper
The link to the child miners in the article is...

The link to the child miners in the article is really depressing. You have to wonder how long their average lifespan was with black lung disease, emphysema, cancer, and other risks associated with...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 466
Posted By Scooper
I noticed that too. Not to mention the frame is...

I noticed that too. Not to mention the frame is too big for him.

My dad was born in 1911 and would have been the same age as these kids in the early 20s in Jacksonville, FL.

It was a tough...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-17-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 346
Posted By Scooper
Sheldon Brown's website has an excellent article...

Sheldon Brown's website has an excellent article on Schwinn's electro-forged frames.

Inside the Varsity (http://sheldonbrown.com/varsity.html) by Marc Muller
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 11:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By Scooper
The Waterford 1150 used Reynolds 531 OS tubing...

The Waterford 1150 used Reynolds 531 OS tubing and had Road Sport geometry similar to the current RS-22. The 1150 combined the athletics of the race geometry 1100 with the comfort of a classic road...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-14-16, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By Scooper
The serial number of the Waterford should be on...

The serial number of the Waterford should be on the bottom of the BB shell, and should begin with a letter (the month the frame was built), followed by two digits (the last two digits of the year the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-14-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 799
Posted By Scooper
Although the late eighties/early nineties Schwinn...

Although the late eighties/early nineties Schwinn Aluminums were designed by PDG, they were never marketed as Paramounts.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-13-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Scooper
By 1988, the World Sport was pretty respectable...

By 1988, the World Sport was pretty respectable with the three main frame tubes (top tube, seat tube, and down tube) double-butted 4130 chromoly. The MSRP in 1988 was $239.95. Catalog weight for a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 799
Posted By Scooper
It's not clear from the '91 Aluminum 354 catalog...

It's not clear from the '91 Aluminum 354 catalog page that the rear brake cable has internal routing, only that it doesn't have the top tube cable guides.

However, the 1991 High Plains Aluminum...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-12-16, 06:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,632
Posted By Scooper
Zombie revival after a decade! I noticed I had...

Zombie revival after a decade! I noticed I had posted this in the thread ten years ago (in August, 2006), months before I took delivery of my 953 Waterford RS-22 in May, 2007.



So nearly a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-12-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 799
Posted By Scooper
Bill, that's my guess. A previous owner thought...

Bill, that's my guess. A previous owner thought internal cable routing for the rear brake cable looked cool and decided to take it on as a project. The question I have is did the modification involve...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-09-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 908
Posted By Scooper
Any 80s, 90s, or 00s bikes with Road Sport or...

Any 80s, 90s, or 00s bikes with Road Sport or Sport Tourer geometry should fit the bill. These typically have ~73 HTA and STA with chainstay lengths in the 430mm - 440mm length range, and have fork...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-09-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Scooper
That saddle also appears to date from the 1890s....

That saddle also appears to date from the 1890s. This is a page from the 1899 Arnold Schwinn & Co. catalog.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/k4drd/Bicycles/1899%20Schwinn%20Catalog/05.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-09-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By Scooper
The long head tube and lack of stem extension...

The long head tube and lack of stem extension suggest late nineteenth century (~1890 - 1900) to me.

This illustration is from The Modern Safety Bicycle published in 1899:
...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-09-16, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Scooper
I wouldn't be surprised if it's a homemade...

I wouldn't be surprised if it's a homemade frankenbike made by combining two frames. That boom tube (the tube connecting the two bottom bracket shells) looks too small in diameter for a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-09-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Scooper
There are lots of Anglophiles in mainland China....

There are lots of Anglophiles in mainland China. I think the booming Hong Kong economy and culture has had a huge impact on mainland Chinese since Britain returned the colony to China.

The main...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-08-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Scooper
I think that's right. Often there's some...

I think that's right. Often there's some confusion when ads are written in a language that isn't the writer's first language.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-08-16, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Scooper
I think they're new. The "new" Columbus...

I think they're new.

The "new" Columbus Cromor Tretubi is the three main frame tubes only (TT, ST, and DT); the HT, SS, CS, and fork blades could be anything. The new Cromor is also available in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Scooper
I haven't a clue which tubing company first...

I haven't a clue which tubing company first started the tubing decal thing, but Reynolds invented the process for butting steel tubing in 1897 and began supplying framebuilders with a decal reading...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,448
Posted By Scooper
F=June, 4=last digit of the year, and is probably...

F=June, 4=last digit of the year, and is probably 1984 but can be confirmed by paint scheme, decals, and components. The assembly date stamped into the head badge, 1734, is the 173rd day of the year...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 574
Posted By Scooper
Bill, from the OP it's 2051414.

Bill, from the OP it's 2051414.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 799
Posted By Scooper
Roger, the 1989 Schwinn catalog quotes a...

Roger, the 1989 Schwinn catalog quotes a Bicycling magazine article on the Schwinn Aluminums which states the bikes were TIG welded in Greenville. I don't believe Schwinn would have quoted the...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-06-16, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Scooper
Jon has photos of the SunTour expander seatpost...

Jon has photos of the SunTour expander seatpost HERE (http://www.velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=FA0C0437-BCE1-4695-972D-221093A58174&Enum=105&AbsPos=176) on Velobase.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-06-16, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Scooper
Specifications. ...

Specifications.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/k4drd/Bicycles/Schwinn%20Publ%20Pages/1990_Aluminum_Specs_zpsfsdwhs9r.jpg
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-06-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Scooper
The late eighties/early nineties PDG numbered...

The late eighties/early nineties PDG numbered "Aluminums" were designed by the Paramount Design Group and built by Schwinn using technology licensed from Klein. They were never marketed as Paramounts...
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