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  1. Black rims, gumwall and red on a red bike. ...

    Black rims, gumwall and red on a red bike.

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7516/15232439084_309585cc50_b.jpgIMG_5540 by Bills Vintage Steel Bikes and Parts, on Flickr
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    Incorrect premise. If anything, Schwinn made too...

    Incorrect premise. If anything, Schwinn made too many basic bikes (low value) and not enough higher value bikes. Fortunately, you have one of the better ones.
  3. Thread: It's pink ...

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    Shadows don't suddenly turn right next to a nasty...

    Shadows don't suddenly turn right next to a nasty chip.

    Dent.
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    They are NOT sought after by collectors. There is...

    They are NOT sought after by collectors. There is just a short list of Univegas from that era that are collectible. The Nuovo Sport from the 1970s is not one of them. Its all about what the frame is...
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    Check with one of the larger LBS in your area....

    Check with one of the larger LBS in your area. Some will have a box full of dead STI. That's where I got my replacements. Any time I stop at an LBS, I check on used parts: take offs, broken bits,...
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    +10 None of them. The prepackaged tool kits suck....

    +10 None of them. The prepackaged tool kits suck. The ones with good tools are very expensive, and contain a variety of tools you don't need, and will be missing some tools you do need. The cheaper...
  7. Its not rust. There are at least 1000 threads...

    Its not rust.

    There are at least 1000 threads on removing a stuck stem. Some come out easy, some come out after a lot of work. Hopefully yours is on the easy end. I am currently cutting one out...
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    Nishiki made in USA? In the early 1980s, most...

    Nishiki made in USA? In the early 1980s, most were made in Taiwan.


    Just google your particular crank. Sheldon Brown has a listing of them. Sugino made a lot of different cranks. Doesn't matter...
  9. This one came with Campy drivetrain, ten speed...

    This one came with Campy drivetrain, ten speed (five rear), Williams cottered crank, steel rims with Campy hubs. No idea what was original. Tons of patina, and its my size (like I need another...
  10. Yes, it had Campy DT levers and cottered cranks.

    Yes, it had Campy DT levers and cottered cranks.
  11. Carlton Franco Suisse 1961+/- Whitworth Thread?

    Bought an early Carlton basket case from the LBS. It was missing one of the original bolts for the DT shifter. A normal metric bolt does not fit. I am thinking it may be Whitworth?

    I'll probably...
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    Poll: Can I? Yes, sure. Will I? No. The actual tool I...

    Can I? Yes, sure. Will I? No. The actual tool I use (bike) will not matter.
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    Only as a parts bike/donor bike for someone who...

    Only as a parts bike/donor bike for someone who restores cruisers. In that case, I would think it was worth it.

    As a project, missing pieces would scare me away. A little on the toasty/crusty side...
  14. +1 Anymore, I put bikes like the second one on...

    +1 Anymore, I put bikes like the second one on consignment at an area shop. I go through them first, make sure everything works, and drop them off. I've sold several bikes that way this year that in...
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    It was a gimmick IMHO, they did it across the...

    It was a gimmick IMHO, they did it across the entire product line. At least it makes ID'ing a Cannondale easier!
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    Pretty unusual thrift store find today, five 1...

    Pretty unusual thrift store find today, five 1 1/2 pound tubs of oxalic acid, 25 cents each.


    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7574/15666239929_d4bf512382_b.jpgOxalic Acid by wrk101, on Flickr

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  17. VERY location dependent. So Cal is quite a bit...

    VERY location dependent. So Cal is quite a bit different than here in Hooterville. In my location, high end bikes sell at a small fraction of ebay. In other locations, ebay would be a waste of time....
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    Any of the Sugino 110 doubles will work. Myself,...

    Any of the Sugino 110 doubles will work. Myself, I have reused chainrings from a mtb triple to create my own double. Often the large and middle rings on a mtb triple are almost identical to the rings...
  19. On a bike like a Suburban, just ride it until it...

    On a bike like a Suburban, just ride it until it dies, then find another Suburban (without the FFS) and do a parts swap. Schwinn took a heavy, very reliable, and easy to work on bike, and made it...
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    Panasonic did both, mainly complete bikes....

    Panasonic did both, mainly complete bikes. Prologue is the only exception I am aware of.
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    Personally, I would prefer a Panasonic built in...

    Personally, I would prefer a Panasonic built in Japan frame over a Greenville, MS frame, assuming similar tubing.

    Of course, I have quite a few Panasonic built Schwinns in my "collection". The fit...
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    Every Panasonic Schwinn I have has a Panasonic...

    Every Panasonic Schwinn I have has a Panasonic serial number on it.

    The Chicago head badge is typical marketing nonsense, as the plant closed in 1982.
  23. Not always. The late 1980s Sprint/Cyclone/Superbe...

    Not always. The late 1980s Sprint/Cyclone/Superbe Pro DT levers had 3 settings, one for indexed six speed, one for indexed seven speed, and one for friction. Really confusing, as they used a bizarre...
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    +10 Every post office is different. I avoid the...

    +10 Every post office is different. I avoid the one in my town for this reason, and use the one in the next town. Totally different response.

    I also have had good luck with satellite post offices...
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    Last 20 or so Simplex FD I have seen had cracks,...

    Last 20 or so Simplex FD I have seen had cracks, some fully through the clamp, some just part way. RDs seem to fair better.

    +10 replace with a Suntour instead.
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