Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Your Catch of the Day / Saved from the Dump!

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Your Catch of the Day / Saved from the Dump!

Old 02-24-10, 10:09 AM
  #3876  
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New York, NY, and High Falls, NY, USA
Posts: 40,583

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 513 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7391 Post(s)
Liked 2,549 Times in 1,483 Posts
That's a beautiful stem. I would use it, not sell it.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 11:14 AM
  #3877  
You gonna eat that?
 
Doohickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Posts: 14,715

Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 164 Post(s)
Liked 67 Times in 44 Posts
Originally Posted by kingfish254
I really like the two tone. I am thinking about trying the mustard fenders from this Raleigh Sprite

On this 1948 Rudge
If you do, I've got a pair of brown fenders you could put on the Sprite to create another two-tone. Let me know if you're interested.
__________________
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.


Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
Doohickie is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 12:07 PM
  #3878  
Senior Member
 
kingfish254's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 970

Bikes: 1989 Dahon Stainless Classic III Folder - 1990 Dahon Mariner Classic III Folder - 2005 Dahon Jetstream P8 Full Suspension Folder

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by Doohickie
If you do, I've got a pair of brown fenders you could put on the Sprite to create another two-tone. Let me know if you're interested.
I will keep that in mind. I also could use the chrome fenders from this Raleigh Super DeLuxe.

kingfish254 is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 01:19 PM
  #3879  
Senior Member
 
Fast Cloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 626
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Fast Cloud
Schwinn guys...paging Schwinn guys...Any idea what year this thing is?? It has a Shreveport bike shop decal on the seat tube so it must have been made before the walmart deal. It's got a shimano pps shifter for the rd and a shimano em shifter for the fd. Serial # is SA916883. Thanx...
Fast Cloud is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 02:21 PM
  #3880  
Senior Member
 
kingfish254's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 970

Bikes: 1989 Dahon Stainless Classic III Folder - 1990 Dahon Mariner Classic III Folder - 2005 Dahon Jetstream P8 Full Suspension Folder

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by Fast Cloud
Schwinn guys...paging Schwinn guys...Any idea what year this thing is?? It has a Shreveport bike shop decal on the seat tube so it must have been made before the walmart deal. It's got a shimano pps shifter for the rd and a shimano em shifter for the fd. Serial # is SA916883. Thanx...
What Model name is that?
Check here for serial number. I would guess 1989 or 79.
https://www.re-cycle.com/history/schw...nB_Serial.aspx

There are multiple threads on Schwinn serial numbers here on BF.
kingfish254 is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 02:24 PM
  #3881  
Senior Member
 
kingfish254's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 970

Bikes: 1989 Dahon Stainless Classic III Folder - 1990 Dahon Mariner Classic III Folder - 2005 Dahon Jetstream P8 Full Suspension Folder

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by kingfish254
What Model name is that?
Check here for serial number. I would guess 1989 or 79.
https://www.re-cycle.com/history/schw...nB_Serial.aspx

There are multiple threads on Schwinn serial numbers here on BF.
Also look at this post on the Schwinn Forums. It looks like your bike.
https://www.schwinnbike.com/usa/eng/f...ad.php?t=75101
kingfish254 is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 02:56 PM
  #3882  
Senior Member
 
Fast Cloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 626
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah, that definately looks like it. Still...one guy says either 84 or 85 and another says the silver paint didn't start 'til 88!! Hmmm...

Oh, and it's a world tourist.

edit...ok, the decals don't match the 84 or 85 at all...so I'm guessing that narrows it down to between 88 and 91.

Last edited by Fast Cloud; 02-24-10 at 03:09 PM.
Fast Cloud is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 04:56 PM
  #3883  
Keeper of the SLDB
 
BobHufford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 1,577

Bikes: '75 Schwinn Paramount P-10, '86 Ritchey Commando, '87 Schwinn Cimarron, '91 Trek 990, '87 Schwinn High Sierra, '73 Schwinn Super Sport, '4? Schwinn New World, '76 Swing Bike.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by Fast Cloud
SA916883. Thanx...
That should decode to a January of 1979 build, but check the right rear dropout for a date code in the format 'Gmmyy' (Giant, month, year).

Bob
BobHufford is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 05:51 PM
  #3884  
sultan of schwinn
 
EjustE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Posts: 3,536
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 9 Posts
Originally Posted by Fast Cloud
Yeah, that definately looks like it. Still...one guy says either 84 or 85 and another says the silver paint didn't start 'til 88!! Hmmm...

Oh, and it's a world tourist.

edit...ok, the decals don't match the 84 or 85 at all...so I'm guessing that narrows it down to between 88 and 91.
Originally Posted by BobHufford
That should decode to a January of 1979 build, but check the right rear dropout for a date code in the format 'Gmmyy' (Giant, month, year).

Bob
Cannot be a '79... The world Tourist was introduced after that.

+1 for being mid to probably late 80s. The Schwinn catalogs on line do not have the specs for this model, but the positron RD makes it late 80s.

The serial number should be underneath the BB, but have a look at a couple of things:

the headbadge date code (shown below) :



(the 1249 here indicates that the frame was built the 124th day of 1989)

and the date codes on your Shimano components (2 letter combinations).
EjustE is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 06:03 PM
  #3885  
Old fart
 
JohnDThompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Appleton WI
Posts: 24,840

Bikes: Several, mostly not name brands.

Mentioned: 154 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3617 Post(s)
Liked 3,447 Times in 1,958 Posts
Originally Posted by twoducks
This Cinelli stem came with a repainted 1966 Atala frame I bought for myself (posted a thread about it). I've had it for months just sitting on my desk looking pretty. Can anyone tell me anything about it? As near as I can tell from my web-crawling, it's likely from the late 50's or maybe early 60's. Love the brass badge. Sorry about the webcam pics, my camera bit the dust.


Originally that badge would have been enameled, e.g.:


See eBay item #280469753758 for an available example (not mine).
JohnDThompson is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 06:08 PM
  #3886  
WNG
Spin Forest! Spin!
 
WNG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Arrid Zone-a
Posts: 5,956

Bikes: I used to have many. And I Will again.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Originally Posted by Chuckk
Isn't Positron like mid 70's until early 80's? Late 80's we're almost into brifters!
+1, Positron was around 75-78, for a ramped rear derailleur design. I remember one installed on a Sears Free Spirit bike a friend bought. (that got returned and replaced with a Peugeot).
Positron did return again during the Shimano Ax years for naming their indexing system.
WNG is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 06:56 PM
  #3887  
sultan of schwinn
 
EjustE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Posts: 3,536
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 9 Posts
Originally Posted by WNG
+1, Positron was around 75-78, for a ramped rear derailleur design. I remember one installed on a Sears Free Spirit bike a friend bought. (that got returned and replaced with a Peugeot).
Positron did return again during the Shimano Ax years for naming their indexing system.
Schwinn used the positron on the World Tourist at least until '87

here is a shot of the '87 catalog that indicated that:



the color and decal schema make it an '86 the earliest...
EjustE is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 10:22 PM
  #3888  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
Originally that badge would have been enameled, e.g.:


See eBay item #280469753758 for an available example (not mine).
That is beautiful. There is literally one little fleck of white paint, and one little fleck of red paint left on mine.
twoducks is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 11:07 PM
  #3889  
Senior Member
 
curbtender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, East bay
Posts: 7,730

Bikes: Miyata 618 GT, Marinoni, Kestral 200 2002 Trek 5200, KHS Flite, Koga Miyata, Schwinn Spitfire 5, Mondia Special, Univega Alpina, Miyata team Ti, Santa Cruz Highball

Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1626 Post(s)
Liked 2,693 Times in 1,257 Posts
Originally Posted by Fast Cloud
Schwinn guys...paging Schwinn guys...Any idea what year this thing is?? It has a Shreveport bike shop decal on the seat tube so it must have been made before the walmart deal. It's got a shimano pps shifter for the rd and a shimano em shifter for the fd. Serial # is SA916883. Thanx...
That's a Front freewheel ? it would make it a late 70's
curbtender is offline  
Old 02-25-10, 09:09 AM
  #3890  
Keeper of the SLDB
 
BobHufford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 1,577

Bikes: '75 Schwinn Paramount P-10, '86 Ritchey Commando, '87 Schwinn Cimarron, '91 Trek 990, '87 Schwinn High Sierra, '73 Schwinn Super Sport, '4? Schwinn New World, '76 Swing Bike.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by EjustE
the color and decal schema make it an '86 the earliest...
Seeing photos helped ... (they are blocked from work)

I read World and FFS (PPS?) and thought late '70s. Those are most definately late '80s decals. Sorry for the misdirection.

Bob
BobHufford is offline  
Old 02-25-10, 09:20 AM
  #3891  
Senior Member
 
Fast Cloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 626
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here's a couple of others...Could this be a Greenville, Ms. bike? It seems an awefully short skip to a bike shop in Shreveport. Perhaps it got homesick and sneaked back across the river.


Fast Cloud is offline  
Old 02-25-10, 07:39 PM
  #3892  
Senior Member
 
Andrew F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 904
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Picked this Hercules up on CL . Dunlop rims, brass capped oilers on the hubs and BB and a Herc. Type A 3 speed hub. Still trying to determine an age; 30's-40's-50's?

Andrew F is offline  
Old 02-25-10, 09:54 PM
  #3893  
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Posts: 27,267

Bikes: See my sig...

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Liked 130 Times in 97 Posts


Sixty Fiver is offline  
Old 02-25-10, 10:03 PM
  #3894  
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Posts: 27,267

Bikes: See my sig...

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Liked 130 Times in 97 Posts


Sixty Fiver is offline  
Old 02-25-10, 10:04 PM
  #3895  
missing in action
 
Chris_in_Miami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,483
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Liked 49 Times in 29 Posts
Originally Posted by Andrew F
Picked this Hercules up on CL . Dunlop rims, brass capped oilers on the hubs and BB and a Herc. Type A 3 speed hub. Still trying to determine an age; 30's-40's-50's?
Love it, great score!!
Chris_in_Miami is offline  
Old 02-26-10, 09:20 AM
  #3896  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Victoria
Posts: 1,304
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
Liked 36 Times in 23 Posts
Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver


mor pics!
tashi is offline  
Old 02-26-10, 05:17 PM
  #3897  
missing in action
 
Chris_in_Miami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,483
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Liked 49 Times in 29 Posts
Stopped at a thrift shop on the way home tonight and picked up a nice set of Nitto B123AA track bars for $3.50 They also had an old low-end Ross road bike for $15, but I left that one behind.

Chris_in_Miami is offline  
Old 02-26-10, 09:17 PM
  #3898  
Senior Member
 
autonoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 116
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I also stopped at a thrift store and picked up a Brooks B66s saddle for 4.99. Someone has removed the top rail and tried to make it a single rail but it just does not work well. So it will need a new frame. Other than England does anyone know where I may find one. None on Ebay.
autonoz is offline  
Old 02-27-10, 01:04 PM
  #3899  
Senior Member
 
kingfish254's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 970

Bikes: 1989 Dahon Stainless Classic III Folder - 1990 Dahon Mariner Classic III Folder - 2005 Dahon Jetstream P8 Full Suspension Folder

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Picked this old Schwinn StingRay up for a song today as I was picking up the chainguard for my Raleigh Twenty. This was hanging upside down in the garage.
Still not sure of the year. The serial number was above teh left dropout and it was J43972.

kingfish254 is offline  
Old 02-27-10, 03:03 PM
  #3900  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 810
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 204 Post(s)
Liked 158 Times in 79 Posts
Originally Posted by autonoz
I also stopped at a thrift store and picked up a Brooks B66s saddle for 4.99. Someone has removed the top rail and tried to make it a single rail but it just does not work well. So it will need a new frame. Other than England does anyone know where I may find one. None on Ebay.
Brooks new spare parts here
But it is in England
Big Block is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.