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  1. The color is Sierra Brown and that looks like a...

    The color is Sierra Brown and that looks like a very small 21" frame. According to the '73 order form previously posted by Scooper here I believe the "dual position" Weinmann brake levers were...
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    I'm no expert on these but I have seen them sell...

    I'm no expert on these but I have seen them sell for a surprising amount. You will find the most expertise on these bikes on The CABE. For example you can see a similar value question recently asked...
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    Opaque Green was a 1972-only color so like the...

    Opaque Green was a 1972-only color so like the OP's '73 model with a '72 frame, while your frame dates to '71 your bike wasn't painted or built until some time in '72 as a 1972 model. Assuming the...
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    That bike looks to be all original except for...

    That bike looks to be all original except for missing the toe clips and straps, and from the paint color (Sunset Orange) and components I see it would have been built in the first half of '73.
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  5. The original WV/VII seatpost was a 26.6mm "Criep...

    The original WV/VII seatpost was a 26.6mm "Criep Rider" (aka Hupel Rider): СУПЕР Rider seatpost

    Note that "СУПЕР" is Russian for "Super", which is somewhat strange since the post was made in...
  6. If the pictured unit is what you were referring...

    If the pictured unit is what you were referring to in the quote above, note that one happens to be a 14-32T gold-tone Model J that was used by Schwinn on the '72-'73 World Voyageur. The larger 14-34T...
  7. I did recommend the "proper" procedures...

    I did recommend the "proper" procedures first, the video was only presented as an alternative. I have seen others use the adjustable wrench as a lever technique with success. Some adjustable wrenches...
  8. I don't believe grease is the problem, it sounds...

    I don't believe grease is the problem, it sounds like you may have misplaced one or more of the shims for the outer cone, which if missing would cause the unit to bind upon reassembly. While a...
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    Cool bike! Note that is a Sports Tourer, not a...

    Cool bike! Note that is a Sports Tourer, not a Paramount. The Sports Tourer was just below the Paramount in the product lineup and the frames were hand-made by the same people that built the...
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    Roger what rear derailleur is on that bike? Post...

    Roger what rear derailleur is on that bike? Post a close-up pic if you can.
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    The OPs '79 Varsity differs from your '74 in the...

    The OPs '79 Varsity differs from your '74 in the downtube cable stops. Other components like the derailleurs are different as well.


    It can't be a Super Sport or Continental since it is clearly...
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    According to the forged fork and one-piece cable...

    According to the forged fork and one-piece cable stops on the downtube it would be a '76 or later Varsity model. Since you read the 2nd character as a "G" (which is incorrect) I suspect it may...
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    So far that seems to be the case. So far I've...

    So far that seems to be the case. So far I've only seen this on some '71 Sports Tourers, but I believe the Paramount used different Weinmann rims. Interesting to hear that they were also showing up...
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    I'll assume you are talking about the Classic &...

    I'll assume you are talking about the Classic & Vintage models from the '60s and '70s. In that case there is not so much a hierarchy as there are simply different models for different purposes. For...
  15. Schwinn used TA Pro 5 vis cranksets...

    Schwinn used TA Pro 5 vis cranksets w/Cyclotouriste chainrings on the S/S Tourer, Sports Tourer and Paramount Tandem from '68 through '76. I know that in the case of Schwinn models using these cranks...
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    Very interesting, thanks for reporting. I look...

    Very interesting, thanks for reporting. I look forward to seeing pics after media blasting too. I'll have to look more closely at the '69 Varsity frames I have, the paint is good so I won't be able...
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    Those "seams" on the chainstays are slag rings...

    Those "seams" on the chainstays are slag rings that are a leftover part of the Schwinn electro-forging (EF) process. They are a normal identifying feature of Schwinn EF frames and don't require any...
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    The kickstand on the smaller framed Varsity...

    The kickstand on the smaller framed Varsity models (like the 21/22" OP example) weighs 15.6 oz (0.98 lbs) including the cam and pin. I totally agree that the kickstand is way more useful than 1 pound...
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    I knew I had read about that somewhere else, I...

    I knew I had read about that somewhere else, I think that covers it! I wonder when they changed from the hand-brazed to induction welded "brazed" joint there? Everything I have from '69 up looks to...
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    I believe those joints were brazed earlier on,...

    I believe those joints were brazed earlier on, but at least by the mid-'70s (as indicated by the Reporter article I quoted) they were induction welded. On the other hand I haven't cut apart any...
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    Also wrong. :) The top tube to seatmast joints...

    Also wrong. :) The top tube to seatmast joints were high-frequency induction welded. An article in the Jan. '77 Reporter titled "Glass Bead Blasting Improves Schwinn Quality" states:


    Schwinn...
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    Looks like a 1982 model, barely ridden and all...

    Looks like a 1982 model, barely ridden and all original. Note that it has the Shimano Front Freewheel System (FFS) w/Positron derailleurs:
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    If by "brazed" you mean lugged, note that the...

    If by "brazed" you mean lugged, note that the Varsity was reintroduced as a lugged frame import in 1986:

    http://bikecatalogs.org/SCHWINN/1986/LightWeight/FULL/1986Ltwt24.JPG...
  24. What type of pedal was it?

    What type of pedal was it?
  25. Until just now I had not. All of my TA cranksets...

    Until just now I had not. All of my TA cranksets are installed on original TA spindles. While I generally trust Sutherlands I did want to verify it for myself, so I just took out a 1971 vintage TA...
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