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  1. My first ride to school bike was a Schwinn...

    My first ride to school bike was a Schwinn Stingray for first grade in 1968. Next up was a used rental Schwinn Varsity for 7th grade. Had all the faults & virtues that we read about. In high...
  2. Thread: runbike?

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    Curious to see what she came up with.

    Curious to see what she came up with.
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    I was forced to ride a Huffy to work back in...

    I was forced to ride a Huffy to work back in 1979. Horrible. Nothing worked. The brakes dragged and still wouldn't do much to stop the bike. Rims would go out of true just sitting in the garage...
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    Driving through the alley I saw a Schwinn Ranger...

    Driving through the alley I saw a Schwinn Ranger in pieces. I discovered it had been hit by a car. Put it together with parts I had on hand.

    Behold the Heffalump:
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    It's now an 8 speed,...
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    Trueing rims truly doth suck. I can take a...

    Trueing rims truly doth suck. I can take a potato chip'd rim and make it somewhat less potato chippy. Never straight.

    Working on bikes that weren't designed to be repaired. The cheap awful...
  6. Memories of a Huffy 10 speed in the 70's still...

    Memories of a Huffy 10 speed in the 70's still haunt me. Most awful thing on wheels.
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    This Schwinn was found in the alley in Corona Del...

    This Schwinn was found in the alley in Corona Del Mar, CA. It's a very wealthy area. My aunt loves combing the alley for stuff. The forks were backwards. I took it home, cleaned it up, tuned it...
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    Dad found this out by the curb for pickup by...

    Dad found this out by the curb for pickup by Goodwill. He brought it home for me. The people protested, but he pretended not to understand.

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    Just brought this home Saturday. Damn...
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    My signature bike is an American Eagle. When the...

    My signature bike is an American Eagle. When the rusted out spokes start breaking, I plan to switch to 650B. The Raleigh's rims have a lot of life left.

    The Honjo fenders are pricey but perty
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    1973 it is. Looked up Raleigh catalogs, it's...

    1973 it is. Looked up Raleigh catalogs, it's most likely a '73. This is going to be a wallhanger/ occasional rider. Really nice bike. The tires seem fine, but the rear hub needs oil. Got to get...
  11. This: 486968 The Schwinn Ranger. Found it...

    This:

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    The Schwinn Ranger. Found it in the alley. It was hit by a car. Mostly intact. It's now an 8 speed. It's going to be a beater/grocery getter/cruise to the beach bike. I'm...
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    1971? Raleigh Sport dumpster find

    Been a while since I've posted, but this is too good.

    Got a call from an old guy who buys & sells beach cruisers. His friend found the Raleigh in a dumpster after the owner died. It probably was...
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    It comes with upside down serial numbers. ...

    It comes with upside down serial numbers. Increases the value by a factor of 10 or more

    Super RARE Collectors Vintage Schwinn Bicycle Bike | eBay
  14. I justed found a Pacific-Schwinn women's beach...

    I justed found a Pacific-Schwinn women's beach cruiser in the alley. Great looking bike with the pink paint job and springer fork. It's a 7 speed. A friend wants a bike to tow a doggy trailer,...
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    Late 60's American Eagle roadster '82 Univega...

    Late 60's American Eagle roadster
    '82 Univega Gran Turismo
    '91 Shogun Prairie Breaker MTB.

    Bikes last.
  16. Thread: runbike?

    by Flying Merkel
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    Still a claw hammer, just with a weird handle

    Still a claw hammer, just with a weird handle
  17. Thread: runbike?

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    5 years from now, you'll be able to pick one up...

    5 years from now, you'll be able to pick one up on Craigslist barely used and real cheap. Looks like a pointless gimmick.

    Re-inventing the bicycle is like re-inventing the claw hammer.
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    Optimist of the week, or best story: Hollywood...

    Optimist of the week, or best story: Hollywood movie studios beach cruiser 26 inch 5 speed
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    Opened my eyes back in the day. Changed the way...

    Opened my eyes back in the day. Changed the way I looked at cycling

    "Just Ride" I agree 85% with 85% of what he says. I like Grant's philosophy.

    "It's Not About The Bike" Lance is a turd.
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    I gave away a 1959 Hercules 3 speed. Really...

    I gave away a 1959 Hercules 3 speed. Really regret now.

    The bike I regret selling:

    http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e234/djbower/SchwinnJaguar1.jpg

    A $25 Schwinn Jaguar with GT mountain...
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    No need for me to add anything to the list except...

    No need for me to add anything to the list except "Good Score". I paid $20 for one in far worse condition. Got $80 for it.

    Alloy rims, new brake pads, maybe new shifters. The Schwinn shifters...
  22. Can't go wrong. Cycle Tech at Fairview/Baker in...

    Can't go wrong. Cycle Tech at Fairview/Baker in Costa Mesa is another place
  23. That picture just about made me cry. Like...

    That picture just about made me cry. Like replacing the water pump on my Plymouth Voyager 4 cylinder did.
  24. I found a Nishiki hybrid in the alley. Decided...

    I found a Nishiki hybrid in the alley. Decided to fix it up for quick sale. Everything was worn. Ball bearings were cracked, the stem was cracked, the brakes crumbled when I pulled them off. The...
  25. Just Patience. Hit C-list 3-4 times a day, know...

    Just Patience. Hit C-list 3-4 times a day, know what you're looking for, read ads that make no sense. I picked up a very nice Shogun MTB. The ad read "beautiful bike". Period.
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