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  1. The headset cup/race OD is 32.7mm and the 1"...

    The headset cup/race OD is 32.7mm and the 1" steerer tube is threaded 24tpi. This was called the "BMX/OPC" standard according to Sheldon: Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Headset Dimension Crib Sheet
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    It is an '88 for sure, probably a LeTour: Schwinn...

    It is an '88 for sure, probably a LeTour: Schwinn 1988 Lightweight Bicycles -- Voyageur / Le Tour / Traveler / World Sport

    Unfortunately it has been repainted with some components changed.
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    It could be this one:...

    It could be this one: http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/954701-3-digits-81-schwinn-voyageur-11-8-headbadge.html#post16881903

    Here is another with only a 3 digit stamp (078), which may have...
  4. Opaque Green was available only in '72 and only...

    Opaque Green was available only in '72 and only on the Super Sport, Sports Tourer and Paramount.
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    The Shimano FFS was used on certain Schwinn bikes...

    The Shimano FFS was used on certain Schwinn bikes from 1977 through 1985, and had the freewheel on the crank. This allowed you to shift even while not pedaling since the chain and rear sprockets...
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    I'd estimate between $25 and $50 for the ladies'...

    I'd estimate between $25 and $50 for the ladies' model in excellent condition. A men's model should be worth roughly twice as much. A drawback on these is the Shimano FF (Front Freewheel) system,...
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    While Schwinn did quote the 15 degree angle in...

    While Schwinn did quote the 15 degree angle in many publications, the angle to match those pictures (where the bar ends point to the rear axle) is more like 30 degrees actual.



    Schwinn wanted...
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    That is basically what Schwinn taught its dealers...

    That is basically what Schwinn taught its dealers in the '60s and '70s. Schwinn wanted the bar ends at a 15 degree angle downward and brake lever hoods parallel to the downtube:
    ...
  9. Thanks for the confirmaton! I couldn't believe...

    Thanks for the confirmaton! I couldn't believe that what has worked so well for me hasn't worked for anybody else.
  10. With the wheel horizontal (freewheel side up, I...

    With the wheel horizontal (freewheel side up, I usually set the wheel on an open cardboard box) and nothing more than the weight of the gun holding the removal tool in place (no vise or skewer...
  11. The fillet-brazed Ladies' and Men's model Super...

    The fillet-brazed Ladies' and Men's model Super Sports were made from the same chrome-moly tubing.
  12. So I'm the only one who uses an impact wrench to...

    So I'm the only one who uses an impact wrench to remove freewheels? If so that's too bad, it just works so well...
  13. One of these will take freewheels off in about 2...

    One of these will take freewheels off in about 2 seconds with just a pull on the trigger:

    http://fileserver.ingersollrand.com/images_tfm_complete/2130_HR_04_m.JPG
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    I believe it was simply the "Palmer" cursive font...

    I believe it was simply the "Palmer" cursive font style used at that time that made it look strange: schNinn
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    The Schwinn Approved Model J freewheels can be...

    The Schwinn Approved Model J freewheels can be removed with a 20-spline Park FR-4: Freewheel Remover - Park Tool

    http://www.parktool.com/assets/img/product/_productDetail/FR-4_001.jpg

    These...
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    That is a Schwinn Approved Model J (Japan, made...

    That is a Schwinn Approved Model J (Japan, made by Shimano) freewheel. It did not come on the 1972/'73 World Voyageur, however it did come on the 1974-'76 Voyageur II.



    Bingo! The wheels on the...
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    That means the bike was made on Tuesday November...

    That means the bike was made on Tuesday November 9th, 1982. That model was made by Giant in Taiwan for Schwinn.
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    That means the frame was built in Nov. '82, which...

    That means the frame was built in Nov. '82, which would make it an '83 model. The decals point to '83 as well. The small 4-digit number stamped in the headbadge will indicate the actual day of...
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    It is interesting, but also old news around here:...

    It is interesting, but also old news around here:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/227337-reverse-steering-bike.html...
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    Nice work! For reference note that is a 1973...

    Nice work! For reference note that is a 1973 model. The original color was Sunset Orange, which was only offered in '73. Schwinn built SS frames in batches months or even years in advance of building...
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    Yes, as previously mentioned one option is to...

    Yes, as previously mentioned one option is to replace the original ball retainers with loose balls. Note that 1/8" balls were not originally installed, the original upper bearing balls were 5/32".
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    The Continental that year used the Schwinn...

    The Continental that year used the Schwinn "Deluxe" headset, which had bearing retainers with 3/16" balls (lower) and 5/32" balls (upper). You can use loose balls, install new balls in your existing...
  23. The CL bike has the rounded style "S" stem, here...

    The CL bike has the rounded style "S" stem, here is another bad pic from the ad where you can see it more "clearly":

    http://images.craigslist.org/00t0t_iSk5CXJeE2L_600x450.jpg

    The girder style...
  24. I'm not sure what you mean by "straight up stuff"...

    I'm not sure what you mean by "straight up stuff" but Schwinn measured the Super Sport from the center of the crank to the very top of the seat mast. Here are some pics of a 24" Super Sport frame as...
  25. Looks good (and for a great price!), note the...

    Looks good (and for a great price!), note the frame size is 26":

    http://bikecatalogs.org/SCHWINN/1972/Catalog/FULL/1972_10.jpg
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