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  1. The original pedals are KKT RT-E, which are...

    The original pedals are KKT RT-E, which are unfortunately not serviceable. I normally dribble oil into the inner and outer bearings and spin them a bit to let it soak in: JBM - Japans Top Bicycle...
  2. I've seen bolt caps like that on other bikes...

    I've seen bolt caps like that on other bikes around that time. 1976 was the onset of the heavy CPSC bicycle safety regulations and I think some manufacturers and dealers were concerned about capping...
  3. The RD on the bike in the OP looks like a late...

    The RD on the bike in the OP looks like a late '80s Shimano Tourney.

    I also noticed the saddle, it is a Brooks and appears to be from the period but it seems wider than the original Brooks B15...
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    ^^Exactly. The OP didn't say which Schwinn, but...

    ^^Exactly. The OP didn't say which Schwinn, but many of the Panasonic built models had headsets that were a combination of ISO (fork crown race) and JIS (headtube cup/race) parts.
  5. Most hubs from that era would use 10 loose 3/16"...

    Most hubs from that era would use 10 loose 3/16" balls per side in the front and 9 loose 1/4" balls per side in the rear.
  6. That one-piece handlebar/stem is retained by a...

    That one-piece handlebar/stem is retained by a bolt that goes through the collar and into the stem:

    http://www.schwinnbikeforum.com/SLDB/Images/Repair/1969-70/Head/69Repairhead829.jpg

    In your...
  7. According to Sheldon the smallest is 38T: Bicycle...

    According to Sheldon the smallest is 38T: Bicycle Chainrings (Chainwheels) from Harris Cyclery
  8. Very nice indeed! The original saddle was a...

    Very nice indeed! The original saddle was a Fujita Seamless Super Y.F.C, which is on there now. If you wanted to preserve the fragile original saddle IMHO a better alternative than a Brooks would be...
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    The bike in the OP is a 1974 Super Sport Ladies'...

    The bike in the OP is a 1974 Super Sport Ladies' model with a 22" frame in Opaque Red: Vintage Schwinn Super Sport womens 10 spd

    What is special about that is the Super Sport was technically...
  10. Does anybody know what year TA changed from using...

    Does anybody know what year TA changed from using the older style domed bolts to the newer style recessed hex nuts in the double/triple chainring attachment hardware?

    The older design had the...
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    That's an '86 or '87 in the Grey Firemist color:...

    That's an '86 or '87 in the Grey Firemist color: Schwinn 1986 Lightweight Bicycles -- Sprint

    That was just about the cheapest Schwinn available at the time, with low-end components and steel...
  12. ^^Only the two largest cogs are skip-tooth, the...

    ^^Only the two largest cogs are skip-tooth, the chain is normal. This was a Shimano shifting-aid innovation prior to Uniglide, they called it Alternate Type or Alternate Gear. More info here and...
  13. The crank dates are week and year, so that would...

    The crank dates are week and year, so that would indicate the 3rd week of '68. At that time Schwinn stockpiled components often well in advance of bike production, but in general this would indicate...
  14. The Pixie had the serial number stamped on the...

    The Pixie had the serial number stamped on the seat tube and it did not match the scheme used on other bikes. Unfortunately I've never seen a reference for how to decode them. The bike in question is...
  15. Nervar cranks are another TA alternative:...

    Nervar cranks are another TA alternative: VeloBase.com - Component: Nervar 631/633

    Here's an example set up with TA rings: The Smut Pedaller: Not finished yet

    They can often be found...
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    Was that a one-piece crank? Of course those were...

    Was that a one-piece crank? Of course those were not threaded. If it was a 3-piece crank with a 68mm wide shell that was unthreaded then that is something I've not seen before.
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    The frames have standard OPC or 3-piece 68mm...

    The frames have standard OPC or 3-piece 68mm English threaded BB shells, so standard non-FFS parts will retrofit perfectly. To convert you'll need to replace the crankset, bottom bracket and...
  18. The T.A. Pro 5 Vis (AKA Cyclotouriste)...

    The T.A. Pro 5 Vis (AKA Cyclotouriste) is one of the classic crank and chainring sets of all time. I was thinking of getting that one myself, but I already had a set of the Pro 5 Vis arms and found a...
  19. This: TA Crank Arms Sprocket 170 Road Touring...

    This: TA Crank Arms Sprocket 170 Road Touring Racing Bicycle Vintage Crankset | eBay

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/4tkAAOSw7NNUHjgM/$_35.JPG

    Similar to as seen on this classic...
  20. Totally Stainless: Totally Stainless...

    Totally Stainless: Totally Stainless

    If you go past the automotive kits in their catalog you'll see all kinds of individual metric and US thread bolts, screws, nuts, washers etc. They specialize...
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    That appears to be a Schwinn Model F2 or F3...

    That appears to be a Schwinn Model F2 or F3 freewheel (mfg. by Maillard in France), which has a large 30mm/24-spline hole. To remove that you will want a tool equivalent to either a United Maillard...
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    His money is safe. The bike in that appears to be...

    His money is safe. The bike in that appears to be a 1980-'81 Voyageur 11.8 in full chrome.
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    I believe the GL6xxxxx serial no. indicates that...

    I believe the GL6xxxxx serial no. indicates that the frame was built by Giant in Nov. or Dec. of '86 (not sure if they skipped "I"), while the 3426 badge number indicates the bike was assembled on...
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    1971 Schwinn Sports...

    1971 Schwinn Sports Tourer:http://i57.tinypic.com/4vo2h5.jpg
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    True, the rear derailleur in that "set" was not...

    True, the rear derailleur in that "set" was not the proper Crane or Crane GS, but the crankset, shifters, FD, calipers and levers appear to have been the correct '73 Dura-Ace components: Shimano...
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