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Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-30-16, 02:03 PM
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Posted By Metacortex
That is *exactly* what it means.

That is *exactly* what it means.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-30-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 37
Posted By Metacortex
The Rally is not original to the Paramount, if it...

The Rally is not original to the Paramount, if it is a P15 model then it would have come from Schwinn with a Schwinn Approved GT-300, which was a Shimano Crane GS with different branding. Post some...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-26-16, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Metacortex
+1, nailed it. I agree with everything above...

+1, nailed it. I agree with everything above including the value.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 11:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 340
Posted By Metacortex
Definitely by '67. ;) ...

Definitely by '67. ;)

http://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1961_1970/1967_18.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 340
Posted By Metacortex
I believe the "Mag" sprockets were introduced in...

I believe the "Mag" sprockets were introduced in 1967.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By Metacortex
It appears to be a 1950 Terrot according to the...

It appears to be a 1950 Terrot according to the photostream where I found that pic: https://www.flickr.com/photos/timmi_berlin/26324425250/



Very interesting! Some of the Centrix stems in that...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By Metacortex
Here is another higher resolution pic of a...

Here is another higher resolution pic of a slightly different one:

https://c3.staticflickr.com/2/1634/26324425250_0ab3f8b4bc_k.jpg

This one doesn't look to be alloy either. Are you sure yours...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By Metacortex
What size frame is your Continental? Schwinn...

What size frame is your Continental? Schwinn normally used shorter stems for smaller framed models. Is this it (ignore the handlebars)?

http://i63.tinypic.com/2nunaqw.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By Metacortex
There was no Continental in 1959, so it must have...

There was no Continental in 1959, so it must have been a '60 or later model. For 1960 there were two stems for Continentals with drop bars. There was a #7514, listed in the Aug. 1960 Reporter...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By Metacortex
I use and recommend Oxalic Acid on rusted chrome:...

I use and recommend Oxalic Acid on rusted chrome: https://www.google.com/search?q=oxalic+acid+site%3Abikeforums.net
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By Metacortex
The rear portion was open by design, no cap was...

The rear portion was open by design, no cap was used.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 662
Posted By Metacortex
If you are talking about your Flamboyant Lime...

If you are talking about your Flamboyant Lime 1964 Varsity (http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-what-s-worth-appraisals-inquiries/1072600-original-chicago-schwinn-varsity.html), it...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 12:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,790
Posted By Metacortex
Dia-Compe originated and patented the design. The...

Dia-Compe originated and patented the design. The Weinmann levers were the copies (legal and under license): Patent US3403577 - Brake operating device for bicycle handles - Google Patents...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-16-16, 12:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 363
Posted By Metacortex
I know these bikes well enough that I can usually...

I know these bikes well enough that I can usually tell on sight. ;)
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-15-16, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 363
Posted By Metacortex
Those are the model numbers. Yours appears to be...

Those are the model numbers. Yours appears to be a model 121 because it has a 21" (which actually measured as 22") frame.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-15-16, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 363
Posted By Metacortex
The original tire was in fact a blackwall. There...

The original tire was in fact a blackwall. There should be very little need to replace any of the hard parts on that bike. Some new bearing balls, grease and a good cleaning is all it needs. If it...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-13-16, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Metacortex
Can't tell much from the horrible pic. However it...

Can't tell much from the horrible pic. However it appears that it has a round headbadge and downtube shifters, which would make it a 1966 or earlier model. If so it is worth more than $40 in parts.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-12-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 829
Posted By Metacortex
That factory Record triple crankset first...

That factory Record triple crankset first appeared on the 1970 Schwinn "Diamond Jubilee" Paramount P15, and in fact I believe it was created at Schwinn's behest.
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Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-11-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Metacortex
Looks like a mid-'90s model, worth maybe $100 to...

Looks like a mid-'90s model, worth maybe $100 to $200.

http://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1991_2000/1996_Cnsmr_50.JPG
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,890
Posted By Metacortex
It was very close indeed. You need to watch the...

It was very close indeed. You need to watch the video shot from overhead, which can be seen in the clip shown here: Chris Froome fined after punching fan | NBC Sports...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-10-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 368
Posted By Metacortex
[/quote] kunsunoke was nearly correct, it...

[/quote]

kunsunoke was nearly correct, it is an '86 model. Here are the relevant catalog pages:

http://bikecatalogs.org/SCHWINN/1986/LightWeight/FULL/1986Ltwt13.JPG...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Metacortex
Without pictures all I can say is that the serial...

Without pictures all I can say is that the serial no. indicates a frame built in June '84 and the 1734 badge no. indicates a bike assembled on Friday June 22nd, 1984...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,459
Posted By Metacortex
I see Scooper beat me to it. ;) I can add that...

I see Scooper beat me to it. ;) I can add that the 1734 on the badge indicates a bike assembled on Friday June 22nd, 1984...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-07-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Metacortex
^+1 to all the above except to say that the...

^+1 to all the above except to say that the Traveler had bolt-on wheels standard.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-06-16, 07:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,830
Posted By Metacortex
I don't have any proof of Ishiwata's serial...

I don't have any proof of Ishiwata's serial numbering scheme, but I believe what I wrote in my previous post is the correct interpretation for that specific model produced for Schwinn. Schwinn began...
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