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    Are the current tubes damaged or defective? Do...

    Are the current tubes damaged or defective? Do they maintain pressure? I haven't found a problem reusing old tubes. OTOH, good to have one as a spare.

    I recommend carrying a flat kit when you...
  2. The diamond frame is stronger and more rigid than...

    The diamond frame is stronger and more rigid than an equivalent step-thru. Something to think about if you're heavy and/or ride on rough roads. The two guys from Sweden riding from Anchorage to...
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    Old thread but it's a timeless one for the few of...

    Old thread but it's a timeless one for the few of us who have this problem, thus the bump.

    I've hit on an answer that works well for me. Updated my old post & repeated here.
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    One of my rides is a ~1981 Le Tour, with steel...

    One of my rides is a ~1981 Le Tour, with steel wheels and hi-ten frame. Slow acceleration with the steel wheels, poor braking when wet, a bit stiff riding with the hi-ten fork and frame... but... a...
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    Could also try the Kenosha-Racine Craigslist,...

    Could also try the Kenosha-Racine Craigslist, tho' traffic is light there.
    http://racine.craigslist.org/

    Images from my beautiful hometown
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    Odd mishmash of parts. Centerpull brakes, rear...

    Odd mishmash of parts. Centerpull brakes, rear spoke protector ('dork disk'), handlebar set say late '70s-early '80s Le Tour. Are the wheels steel or alloy? Cloverleaf chainring says pre '70(?). ...
  7. Where can I get a long-reach dual-pivot caliper...

    Where can I get a long-reach dual-pivot caliper brake, that goes around the fender and big tire, and that doesn't suck (I mean, that stops well with 350 lbs of me, bike, and trailer), and doesn't...
  8. Where to get bolt- Make a 'rear' Proponent BMX dual-pivot brake into a 'front'

    I'm trying to upgrade the brakes on my commuter. Got two Proponent BMX brakes from the 90's. Got two rears and I'll try exchanging one for a front but I bet they don't have one. Problem is, the...
  9. Wisconsin: Contact your legslator, support the Vulerable Users Bill

    From the Bike Federation of Wisconsin

    "[Wisconsin]ís influential motorcycle lobby group is asking their members to oppose the vulnerable users legislation (LRB 173/2) we have been working on with...
  10. Wisconsin: Contact your legslator, support the Vulerable Users Bill

    From the Bike Federation of Wisconsin

    "[Wisconsin]ís influential motorcycle lobby group is asking their members to oppose the vulnerable users legislation (LRB 173/2) we have been working on with...
  11. I am not convinced, and here's why. The lower...

    I am not convinced, and here's why. The lower tire pressure in the motorcycle tire means it has less loading per unit area. Can take a steeper angle before it reaches the same loading per unit area...
  12. I don't think the height of the center of mass...

    I don't think the height of the center of mass makes a difference to the angle of lean. The center of mass has to coincide with the direction of acceleration (gravity only when in a straight line,...
  13. Welcome to the forums. Lots of love and hate for...

    Welcome to the forums. Lots of love and hate for these heavy old Schwinns. I tend to like them, actually am planning to get (another) one & refurb for a neighborhood kid. Had one as a kid, have...
  14. Thread: Old Grease

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    I think I heard from somebody else here, the idea...

    I think I heard from somebody else here, the idea of dripping motor oil into the bearings to refresh the old grease. Not as a substitute for disassembly and refresh, but to get you your test ride.
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    Looks like the 1970s to me. Might have a Shimano...

    Looks like the 1970s to me. Might have a Shimano 333 hub. Huffy was founded in Dayton, Ohio, and this might have been made there. Looks like a typical lower-price American-made bike of the era.
  16. Sorely disappointed with an overhaul. Parts kept...

    Sorely disappointed with an overhaul. Parts kept falling off, it was almost that bad, and they repeatedly failed to make it right. The bike was in great shape before bringing it to the LBS, was a...
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    Have you ever piloted a motorcycle? Countersteer...

    Have you ever piloted a motorcycle? Countersteer to get the bike into a lean, before you reach the beginning of the curve. And do it carefully and deliberately when at high speed, don't want to...
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    I bought a pair of early '70s Schwinn 3 speeds...

    I bought a pair of early '70s Schwinn 3 speeds for not a lot of money. One Breeze, one Speedster, both evidently with low or no miles. The set was missing one front wheel and one front fender. I...
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    A 21.1 quill to 1-1/8 clamp stem. I have a bike...

    A 21.1 quill to 1-1/8 clamp stem. I have a bike with 21.1 i.d. steerer that I like & ride daily. Don't know exactly what I'm gonna do with this adapter, but have never seen one before & didn't want...
  20. Have you identified a reason that it doesn't work...

    Have you identified a reason that it doesn't work well? Worn bushings, or bent, or inadequate spring...? Just from the photo, it looks to be in good condition.

    Looks like the housing between the...
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    Almost got thwacked by an asshat SUV today. I...

    Almost got thwacked by an asshat SUV today. I was in the straight-ahead lane, leaving the right turn lane open for right turners. Past the intersection, I began to drift to the right to the striped...
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    Is that Lee Iacocca? I had driver-ed in one...

    Is that Lee Iacocca?

    I had driver-ed in one of those. With the emission-choked 200 cid inline 6, 3 speed auto trans, and a full load of students & instructor, it was a real slug. The car was...
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    Going to work yesterday in daylight, I rode...

    Going to work yesterday in daylight, I rode across the railroad tracks and thought I heard a clattering. Turned around and saw nothing. During work, made a quick trip to the grocery to get a...
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    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmen...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=317780&d=1369000151

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/887410-Show-me-your-cruiser?p=15642778&viewfull=1#post15642778

    Yes, but it's...
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    :) Excellent site for new-newbs, as well as...

    :)

    Excellent site for new-newbs, as well as advanced folks: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/ Sorry that Sheldon the man is no longer with us, but the site lives on courtesy of Harris Cyclery.
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