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    1982 Sidewinder (seller doesn't know about badge...

    1982 Sidewinder (seller doesn't know about badge assembly dates): Schwinn Sidewinder All Original 10 Speed Mountain Bike Original Owner 1981 | eBay
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    The bike in the OP appears to be a '72 Super...

    The bike in the OP appears to be a '72 Super Sport. I would say that most people consider things more than 40 years old to be "antique". For cars it can be as little as 25 years: Antique car -...
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    I would check for any cast or stamped ID marks on...

    I would check for any cast or stamped ID marks on the back sides of the arms. The calipers may have to be removed to see them.
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    If the badge is original to the bike then it...

    If the badge is original to the bike then it isn't a '60s or '70s model and would most likely have been assembled on Wed. March 19th 1980.

    EDIT: Looks like a 1980 24" wheel Collegiate:
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    I think it is a very interesting product of the...

    I think it is a very interesting product of the bike boom, my guess is they were looking for something to stand out at the time. In another way it is an interesting early example of something that is...
  6. I believe I saw one of those very bikes hanging...

    I believe I saw one of those very bikes hanging on the wall at Wastyn Cycles last March. Oscar Wastyn Jr. told me this was John Vande Velde's bike:
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  7. The serial no. may indicate a May '81 frame,...

    The serial no. may indicate a May '81 frame, however a better number can be found on the headbadge, which will indicate the ordinal day and year the bike was assembled. The badge number is stamped as...
  8. There was no Super Le Tour in '73, the first Le...

    There was no Super Le Tour in '73, the first Le Tour was introduced in '74: Schwinn 1974 Cycling Adventures '74 -- Le Tour

    I'd guess that the frame/fork was either held in inventory and not...
  9. Steve Whitlatch are you sure it's a '72? I ask...

    Steve Whitlatch are you sure it's a '72? I ask because the color looks like Opaque Red, which would be a non-metallic color that was first offered in '74. In addition the decals suggest '73 or later...
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    Wald is still in existence...

    Wald is still in existence and you can download a catalog here: Catalog
  11. The holes are 1/4" and are unthreaded. Schwinn...

    The holes are 1/4" and are unthreaded. Schwinn normally used 1/4-20 nuts and bolts.



    The stays are 1/2" in diameter.
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    If it fits the 2-prong Park FR-2 I've used an...

    If it fits the 2-prong Park FR-2 I've used an impact wrench on that tool with instant success and no damage to either the tool or the freewheel. If it is splined then there is no issue whatsoever, an...
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    I normally remove freewheels with an impact...

    I normally remove freewheels with an impact wrench:

    http://fileserver.ingersollrand.com/images_tfm_complete/2135_COB_HiRes_m.jpg

    This has worked so well for me that I believe I could easily...
  14. The badge number is stamped as shown in the...

    The badge number is stamped as shown in the following example, however it can be hard to read if covered with dirt and corrosion. The bike bearing the following badge was built on Monday Jan. 26th...
  15. It looks like an '84 or '85 Le Tour with a 27"...

    It looks like an '84 or '85 Le Tour with a 27" frame in Dark Blue. What is the 4-digit number stamped in the headbadge (which will confirm the day and year of assembly)?
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    That is a '73 World Traveler. The ladies' model...

    That is a '73 World Traveler. The ladies' model came only in a very small 19" frame. The saddle, handlebars and brake levers have been changed from the original drop-bar style to a tourist style and...
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    Stolen image for sure, taken from here: 1971...

    Stolen image for sure, taken from here: 1971 Schwinn Varsity - *The Varsity Valencia* | Rat Rod Bikes
  18. Because that is how Schwinn and its dealers...

    Because that is how Schwinn and its dealers described them when they introduced their first 10-speed models in 1960...

    http://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1961_1970/1962dlr_Varsity.jpg
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    Up until '74 base model Sting-Rays did not have...

    Up until '74 base model Sting-Rays did not have fenders, while deluxe models did. The Krates had no front fender in '68 only, from '69 through '73 front and rear fenders were standard.
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    OK, that sounds normal. That's where it...

    OK, that sounds normal.



    That's where it gets strange. Original 5-speed freewheels had 2mm thick sprockets leaving 3.5mm (Maillard, SunTour) or 3.75mm (Shimano) gaps between each of the...
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    I've never heard of a 5-speed freewheel with...

    I've never heard of a 5-speed freewheel with uneven spacing between the sprockets. According to Sheldon the total width of the freewheel cluster is the measurement from the inner side of the inner...
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    Here is a tool for $30 shipped: Vintage Original...

    Here is a tool for $30 shipped: Vintage Original T D C 3 Prong Freewheel Tool | eBay

    As rhm stated it does appear a 2-prong remover would also work:
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    Saddles were not color matched. The standard...

    Saddles were not color matched. The standard saddle was a black Brooks Professional, however the color would often wear off or fade with use. Tape color varied with the paint and was either matching...
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    That is an '80-'82 Traveler, and it did...

    That is an '80-'82 Traveler, and it did originally come with drop bars and a different saddle: Schwinn Traveler
  25. If they are from '78 or earlier they are...

    If they are from '78 or earlier they are serviceable. See the following post for more information:...
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