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Old 08-02-08, 12:38 AM
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Hoping I can post pics tomorrow after the rebuild is complete...
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Old 08-02-08, 03:34 PM
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My long gone Olympic 12 I wish I had it back. Now I'm drowning my sorrows in old Le Tours

BEFORE


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Old 08-02-08, 06:03 PM
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Here is my before. the after will be here in about a week. I am waiting on the saddle and break levers to come in.Once done it will be a 1985 schwinn peloton 12sp with full 105 and a sella flite saddle.





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Old 08-02-08, 06:38 PM
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I was up a good part of the night working on my daughter's new ride and was up early so that I could get the bike finished.

Last night before bed she said, "dad... I am the only one without an English 3 speed...but they probably don;t make one in my size "

Once again...the before.



My friend powder coated the frame and fork for me... it looks like blue glass.



I also had to build a trailer to bring it home...



And without any further rambling...my daughter's "new" 1972 Raleigh 3 speed.







I think I did good.



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Old 08-02-08, 06:57 PM
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Sixty Fiver - what model is/was that?
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Old 08-02-08, 07:09 PM
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Zorro - I have no idea what model it is... but figure someone here will know.
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Looks rather like a Raleigh Fireball. I had one back in around 1968.
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Old 08-02-08, 08:12 PM
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Zorro - I think you are right on the mark with this...the frame and chain guard is identical to the one shown in the advert.

The girls and I just got in from a ride and now we all have English three speeds... between us we were riding a Raleigh Twenty, a Raleigh Saffron, and the "new" Fireball.

My 8 year old is a little fireball too and just loves her new bike.

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Old 08-03-08, 06:43 AM
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Extremely cool little bike. Wondered what rear cog was used with a 24" wheel?
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Raleigh seems to have fitted their 20 inch bikes with 15 tooth cogs and this makes for some tall gearing...

The Fireball has 20 inch wheels with some fat slicks and I swapped in a 19 tooth cog to go with the 44 tooth chain ring while my other daughter's 20 inch Saffron has a 46:20 so that the girls have a useable gear range and makes 2nd (the most efficient gear on an SA hub) very comfortable.

I put an 18 into the new Twenty which gives it a nice gear range and was low enough to make towing the trailer and the bike fairly easy despite having to deal with some fierce headwinds yesterday...
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Sixty Fiver, Those photos with your daughter say it all. As the TV ad says "Priceless".
Very nice!
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
I was up a good part of the night working on my daughter's new ride and was up early so that I could get the bike finished.

Last night before bed she said, "dad... I am the only one without an English 3 speed...but they probably don;t make one in my size "
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I think I did good.




Brought a smile to my face Has she named it yet?


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Schwinn World Traveler.

Before:







After:









I think the stem shows the most dramatic change. I'm learning how to buff.
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Old 09-11-08, 04:11 PM
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Wow, great job out of you on that traveler.
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Nicely done! That's what it's all about. She'll always remember that bike.


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Brought a smile to my face Has she named it yet?


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Old 09-11-08, 04:30 PM
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1976 Schwinn Voyageur II:

BEFORE:


AFTER:


1956 Fratelli Brivio wheelset:

BEFORE:


AFTER:


'81 Trek 610:

BEFORE:


AFTER:


'79 Rudge:

BEFORE (how's that for a bent fork?):


AFTER:


'61 Schwinn Paramount:

BEFORE:


AFTER:


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They're all beautiful, but that Rudge...spectacular.
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Very nice work Kurt.
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Thanks - and for the record, here's the "BEFORE" on the '70 Paramount. I'm coming up on the complete "AFTER" faster then I thought thanks to a few things sent to me by the Pastor of Schwinns himself



I'll post the "AFTER" as soon as I get the new tires and MKS pedals on it. Decals will have to be later, I suppose.

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Not sure what's happening here but I'm not getting the click ons to reply to individual messages.
In Firefox and IE7.
Is this a glitch with the update?
Lotek?
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I'm using firefox and show reply, quick reply and reply options in the post, then POST REPLY button and
this quick reply box.
if this persists can you screen shot it and send it to me?
if anyone else is having similar problems let me know.

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Well, me still not getting answer buttons in either FF or IE7 so I'm puzzled still, and can't quite figure out where my screen-shot is saving the shots to!!

OK, me not web savvy, in the best sense of the word, but trying!!
It's only in this thread though.
All the rest show everything a they should.
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Well, me still not getting answer buttons in either FF or IE7 so I'm puzzled still, and can't quite figure out where my screen-shot is saving the shots to!!

OK, me not web savvy, in the best sense of the word, but trying!!
It's only in this thread though.
All the rest show everything a they should.
I'm just guessing, but have you tried scrolling sideways to the faaaaar right? There seems to be a huge picture that is pushing everything over.

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Old 09-12-08, 10:48 AM
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Well, me still not getting answer buttons in either FF or IE7 so I'm puzzled still, and can't quite figure out where my screen-shot is saving the shots to!!
When you push "print screen" the image goes to your clip board, open your image editor of choice and hit ctrl+v
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And one last after

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