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Old 05-07-10, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
Holy cow Sixty Fiver, I'm going to need a towel to wipe up the drool on my keyboard... Great score!
It has been a good spring...

Am really looking forward to building up the hubs... the older Arvon set has a 126mm spacing which will fit my touring bike perfectly (will run a 6 speed with a half step up front) and think these will get laced to some CR18 rims. I run a set of these on my racing bike and just love the way they roll out.

The stem is too long for any bike I own and will probably put it on my to be traded /sold list and hope to find a mate for that Sunshine hub as high flange hubs put the p in porn.

I haven't polished any of these parts either although I cleaned up the Svelto... they are still as found.
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Old 05-07-10, 06:48 PM
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It's done, now just time to sit back and go ahhhh. No more steel stem
or black seatpost. I also lopped off about 10-12 inches of extra brake
housing. Looking good, and rides nicer than any cannondale I've ridden
yet. Certainly better than the CAAD 3 R600.,,,,BD





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Old 05-07-10, 07:35 PM
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One word on that green Cannondale: "KEEPER."
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Once I hopped on for the test ride, I thought the same thing.,,,,BD
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That is one smooth looking ride there BikeDued !!

Love that Green.
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Old 05-07-10, 08:27 PM
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I'm thinking my Rolls saddle might be a more fitting model for it? The Anatomica is comfy though. Thanks,,,,BD
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Old 05-08-10, 07:38 AM
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it kinda shrieks for a brooks, though
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Old 05-08-10, 10:27 AM
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Yes is does, a Honey Professional would be the ideal solution. THe only honey I have right now
is a B.17, and with that saddle to bar drop that would be a serious "Nuh Uh" in my book. Maybe
I can find one in the near future.,,,,BD
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Old 05-08-10, 12:03 PM
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Tis the season for Town Wide Garage Sales in this area, I've been to about 8 town wide sales over the last 4 weeks..................This morning I picked up this Miyata 610 and this old cruiser. I started to walk away from the cruiser but was drawn to the stars in the chainring.

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Old 05-08-10, 02:02 PM
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Started as a dead yard sale day then I hit to late sales and came away with 5 bikes for less that $300.

Specialized Expediton, Two Trek 3900's, Giant Sedona, and Polaris Sawtooth





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I have a old Raleigh Competition GS that I ride every once in a while. Nothing serious. Now, the wife wants to ride. Low and behold, we were in a thrift shop looking at some glassware, when I saw this Schwinn. I don't know JACK about bikes, but I knew that this Schwinn looked like a carbon copy of my Raleigh Competion GS. The price on it was a killer $25. I looked to see if the frame was crack or something. It looked good. I forked out the $25. The next day I took it to a bike shop and told them to tune it, and any parts it needs add them.

The shop charged me $50, and I paid $12 for some toe straps. The bike didn't even need tires. I rode it and it rides as good as my Raleigh. I hope the bike bug doesn't bite me, I see you peeps put down some serious money on your bikes, and the hardware..Yikes..I feel like I stole this..

And if somebody can give me the action price and year of this Schwinn Traveler it will be much appreciated.

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somebody was throwing it away, so i asked if i could keep it. Not too bad for free. Everything works fine, i just have to reshine those chrome stuff..

1975 Schwinn Continental btw.
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Old 05-08-10, 07:11 PM
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I love those old electroforged schwinns. the crazy slack angles remind me of mountain bikes, they just scream "tank!" to me. In a very good way.
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i love the handlebars on those early/mid '70s continentals
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Old 05-08-10, 08:09 PM
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I was putting a couple of freeze plugs in the Ramcharger early this afternoon, when a buddy calls me on the phone. It seems he had gone to pick
up some bikes on a CL ad I had seen. I said to myself when I saw the ad, that if I wasn't moving I'd go grab it. Well, it turns out my friend bought both of
the bikes on the ad. Two nearly identical chrome Ross Mt Hoods, just oozing vintage mtb coolness. They have the carry strap brazeons, dual water bottle
mounts on the DT, forged drops, Weinnmann rims with sealed bearing hubs. Very minimal rust, which will clean up with little or no effort. Overall nice shape.
It has the weirdest bars too, Like a schwinn cruiser bar, but has a 7/8's center, and a crossbar on it. So needless to say, there was room for one more bike
in the garage, so I snagged it for $50. Pics tomorrow, as we went out to eat after he brought the bike over.,,,,BD

Looks kind of like this one, but red graphics, and the components aren't as nice. I will be making it look as close to possible
to this gem of a bike. Just completely gorgeous!! I already put a better seatpost, and an old B.15 saddle on it. It will probably get bullmoose bars
tomorrow, if I can find a spare moment.

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Old 05-08-10, 09:24 PM
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I picked up a 88 Schwinn premis from a local guy. Looks all original except the saddle. I was thinking maybe I can put a set of tubular wheels on it. How does it look?
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Originally Posted by sokito
I picked up a 88 Schwinn premis from a local guy. Looks all original except the saddle. I was thinking maybe I can put a set of tubular wheels on it. How does it look?
Looks great. That is a clean machine sokito - and there is no more definitive 80's style fade than an '88 Purple-red-blue Schwinn Premis!
I recommend a white saddle for it though.
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Old 05-08-10, 10:41 PM
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Looks great. That is a clean machine sokito - and there is no more definitive 80's style fade than an '88 Purple-red-blue Schwinn Premis!
I recommend a white saddle for it though.
Thanks Auchen!! Yes I figured that a white saddle will look better too. I am actually looking to get one
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Old 05-08-10, 11:00 PM
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My second Peugeot find within the last month:

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DX hubs are of very good to excellent quality in their day... better than LX and as good as XT level in my opinion.
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Old 05-09-10, 02:31 AM
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this is in great shape 74-75
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My second Peugeot find within the last month:

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My second Peugeot find within the last month:

Sweet !
(It seems that Peugeots are like Jello...Always room for one more!)
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Originally Posted by cehowardGS
I have a old Raleigh Competition GS that I ride every once in a while. Nothing serious. Now, the wife wants to ride. Low and behold, we were in a thrift shop looking at some glassware, when I saw this Schwinn. I don't know JACK about bikes, but I knew that this Schwinn looked like a carbon copy of my Raleigh Competion GS. The price on it was a killer $25. I looked to see if the frame was crack or something. It looked good. I forked out the $25. The next day I took it to a bike shop and told them to tune it, and any parts it needs add them.

The shop charged me $50, and I paid $12 for some toe straps. The bike didn't even need tires. I rode it and it rides as good as my Raleigh. I hope the bike bug doesn't bite me, I see you peeps put down some serious money on your bikes, and the hardware..Yikes..I feel like I stole this..

And if somebody can give me the action price and year of this Schwinn Traveler it will be much appreciated.

Not bad bikes at all especially for the price. 4130 Double butted frames. Reasonable quality and reliable parts.

I think the Traveler was built by Panasonic. Possibly Giant but the Short rear drop out I believe is Panasonic. My 88 World sport has long drops and I know it was a Giant.. Decent riders. That looks to be a 88 from the decal placement possibly a late 87. 88 would have Shimano Derailleurs and 87 would have Suntour. Catalogs https://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1...90/index5.html

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Not bad bikes at all especially for the price. 4130 Double butted frames. Reasonable quality and reliable parts.

I think the Traveler was built by Panasonic. Possibly Giant but the Short rear drop out I believe is Panasonic. My 88 World sport has long drops and I know it was a Giant.. Decent riders. That looks to be a 88 from the decal placement possibly a late 87. 88 would have Shimano Derailleurs and 87 would have Suntour. Catalogs https://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1...90/index5.html

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You got that right!

I wii be looking at a Ross Grand Tour for $50 sometime this week.
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Here's the Mt Hood. Needs a chain, and I would really love to Suntour it out, if not
then deerhead. Tig welded, which seems pretty high tech for the time period on mountain bikes. I guess they were made bythe BMX guys at that point. It had some gigantic Selle Royal saddle on it, that went away. First pic is the weird bars, second and third are the BADLY needed original bullmoose bars. Luckily I had a 21.1 from another Ross mtb. I started installing a really nice CrMo set, when I realized Ross used the smaller stem size.,,,,BD

The sad part is that it has to stay in Houston until this time next month. I will pick it up then, and clean it up like it deserves.... I sure hope I can find some
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