filing the headtube won't help, it's the steerer that matters. I'd sooner sand down a stem. You don't really need to take it to a shop, just get some sandpaper and go to work.
1980ish Free Spirit Sunbird fixed * 1996 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G * 1997 KHS Comp * 1990-ish Scapin * Lemond Buenos Aires Triple
American bikes used thick tubing in small diameters (and often Ashtabula's thick, heavy forks,) while European and Japanese bikes used thin tubing in large diameters. Over time everyone has mostly shifted over to European-style tubing, which is why a BMX 7/8" (thin tube*, thin steer tube) and a Schwinn 1" (thick headset tube, thick steer tube) use the same stem. However, a 1" BMX headset will probably fit your bike.
*or extremely thick tube with the same inner diameter for making "sweet jumps"
More confusion: Schwinn used European parts on their high-end bikes, and by the 70s they were selling Japanese-built bikes as their own. If you go the eBay route, be aware that a Schwinn quill may or may not be the right size for your bike.
Scrod, so I picked up my fathers Cannondale mountain bike, and it's in pretty bomb condition. Decided to not fix what's not broken. Only problem is (other than reflectors galore) the bike comes with OnGuard locking skewers on the rear and front wheels and the seat post clamp. And of course, there's no KEY! What do you think I should do? Do you think some pliers would be able to get it off? Pretty sure this is it: http://www.amazon.com/OnGuard-3-Piec.../dp/B000C14NEG
Nice score calv!
How long does it take for my bike to show up on myfixedgear.net?
You could try to drill them out, tap them, and thread a bolt with Loctite or JB Weld into each one and use that to back them out. Downside of course is that if you mess up, you'll probably need new axles.
I am not the company I keep.
What's your take on Schwalbe Durano vs Gatorskins vs (insert good daily tire here)? Looking for good long life and good puncture resistance. I've been here pretty good things regarding the Duranos.
Im not Scrod,but I use Specialized All Condition tires,They work and are cheap.These tires dont have the best ride,but Im 4 years in and they still have usable tread and no flats yet.