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45 Years Ago: April 1977 in Bicycling! magazine

Old 04-06-22, 04:14 PM
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45 Years Ago: April 1977 in Bicycling! magazine

Included articles/columns are:
Question Man
"Bikecentennial: Freewheeling Across America"

The following articles from this issue were included in past posts:

"All About 15-Speeds, Pt. 2" (Equipment/Product Review (1977) All About 15 Speeds -- Part 2: Triple Cranksets)

"Road Test: $180 - $205 -- What Can You Get?" (Road Test/Bike Review (1977) Bikes for $180-$205)
This 2-part article was posted in Apr and May, 1977.
You can find the second part from the May 1977 issue posted here (Road Test/Bike Review (1977) Bikes for $180-$205 (Part 2))

As usual, let me know if you'd like to see something else listed in the ToC and I'll add it in a reply to this post or send you a pdf.
If the latter, just send me a PM that includes your email address.

















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I know what you can get for around $189 in early 1977, that's what I paid for my Centurian Super LeMans, right about the time this magazine came out. A lot of bike and quality for the money with hand painted accent strips on the lugs. I still have it and need to restore it or at least reassemble it. A Campagnolo Record crankset was about the same price - $175.
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I would like to read the article about an improved headset design and the article about elliptical sprockets. Thank you for sharing these; always something interesting to see.
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Originally Posted by jolly_codger View Post
I would like to read the article about an improved headset design and the article about elliptical sprockets. Thank you for sharing these; always something interesting to see.
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Sure, they're both short. "Technical - Improved Headset Design" and "Feedback - On Elliptical Sprockets" (from Roger Durham) are inserted below.





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I was curious about the ad for the book, "Between My Legs" by Chaim Sig. I found it used on Amazon, but the price was too high to simply satisfy my curiosity. Has anyone ever had this book in their greasy hands?
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I was hoping for some feedback about that book too, and also found the Amazon listing.
Could be a weird trippy read. I'll report back if I buy a copy.
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I’m rebuilding an old Schwinn Collegiate, the bars have a thick black padding on them, which I thought was some P.O. hack. Thanks to this thread, I now know that it was the Grab On Maxi kit, probably installed by the Schwinn dealer.
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I was in high school then and utterly obsessed with bikes. We had Bicycling! in the school library and I'd read every single word. I like the vintage advice about picking up a discarded pop can tab off the road to adjust your shifters.
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