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For you nitpicken' C&V judges. Go back to Schwinn school.

Old 02-01-20, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
aka Shimano Crane GS. Long cage touring derailleur. Made sense on the Paramount 15 speed Touring model due to application, as Campagnolo didn't cater to the triple crankset crowd, and wide range users.
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
Is it my bad, old eyes, or is this a reverse image. The bike in the main pic has its QR lever on the correct/left side. I wondered about the RD and the lower picture sayings a Shimano derailleur, looks like a Rally to my non-judge eyes. Maybe a Schwinn judge will happen by and set me straight, here shortly.

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Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
It's like anti-espionage technology, before the camo covers and name of the magazine could be photoshopped all over it like the next hot car.
Man, those automotive test mules with the various cardboard and duct tape cams piece on them were laughable. I remember the spy photos on Car & Driver and Road and Track every few issues. Never did a very good job of disguising them either. I watched an old documentary about the guys that did the chasing and photography a few years back, the things factories would do to try and get past those guys was hilarious.

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Originally Posted by Kent T View Post
aka Shimano Crane GS. Long cage touring derailleur. Made sense on the Paramount 15 speed Touring model due to application, as Campagnolo didn't cater to the triple crankset crowd, and wide range users.
They did, but not well. A lot of touring Paramounts came with these before Schwinn got smart and switched to the Shimano unit:

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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
They did, but not well. A lot of touring Paramounts came with these before Schwinn got smart and switched to the Shimano unit:
"Schwinn Approved."

*cough* *cough*

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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
They did, but not well. A lot of touring Paramounts came with these before Schwinn got smart and switched to the Shimano unit:

Agreed highly, Campagnolo offered these, but they weren't all that great either. Mediocre at best. That Shimano Crane was far better in terms of touring applications or the SunTour VxGT for derailleurs in that era. A good Schwinn decision.
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
*cough* *cough*

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I used to think there was some kind of physiological in the "turn your head" thing.
Turns out the docs just don't want to be coughed on.
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Well I just picked up my first Schwinn, a 1968 Paramount. I can only imagine what the nitpickers are going to say . . .
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Well I just picked up my first Schwinn, a 1968 Paramount. I can only imagine what the nitpickers are going to say . . .
You don't pick them up! You ride them!!! Jeez...
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
You don't pick them up! You ride them!!! Jeez...
That's only because it takes two to pick one up.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
I used to think there was some kind of physiological in the "turn your head" thing.
Turns out the docs just don't want to be coughed on.
Someone had to ask.....
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Old 02-06-20, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
You don't pick them up! You ride them!!! Jeez...
Well first you have to pick 'em up from the seller before riding. At least that has been my experience, . YMMV.


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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Well first you have to pick 'em up from the seller before riding. At least that has been my experience, . YMMV.

Nice bike, pretty amazing condition for its age. Love the steel Cinelli stem.

About the Weinmann brakes -- I can't remember if that model is early enough to have the riveted or swaged pivots in the arch that connects the two pivots. If so, take a look because those are prone to cracking. You have to take the brake off and look at the pivots from behind, look for radial cracks in the aluminum. If yours has the pivots that thread in, then you're golden, those are very reliable.

If you want period-correct brake levers for the upright bars, you want the ones with no ball on the end, more of a sharp point. The later ball-ends are a lot safer for falling on if you crash, so if you use the pointy ones and crash, keep an eye on them as you fly through the air, and choose something else to land on.
I don't think any nitpicken C&V judges will accost you if you use the newer safer levers. They're a lot easier to find too, and less likely to be worn out or bent and gouged up.

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Old 02-06-20, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by bulgie View Post
Nice bike, pretty amazing condition for its age. Love the steel Cinelli stem.

About the Weinmann brakes -- I can't remember if that model is early enough to have the riveted or swaged pivots in the arch that connects the two pivots. If so, take a look because those are prone to cracking. You have to take the brake off and look at the pivots from behind, look for radial cracks in the aluminum. If yours has the pivots that thread in, then you're golden, those are very reliable.

If you want period-correct brake levers for the upright bars, you want the ones with no ball on the end, more of a sharp point. The later ball-ends are a lot safer for falling on if you crash, so if you use the pointy ones and crash, keep an eye on them as you fly through the air, and choose something else to land on.
I don't think any nitpicken C&V judges will accost you if you use the newer safer levers. They're a lot easier to find too, and less likely to be worn out or bent and gouged up.

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Yeah, I was psyched to find this bike locally. Good to know about the Weinmann brakes. I filed away this info for future reference when I build the bike. I could live with using "newer" weinmann center pulls if need be.

Yeah that cinelli steel stem is cool. It will go on a different bike though as I plan on using drops on this bike and running it 3 x 5 with a TA crank.
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