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Old 06-15-23, 05:49 PM
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Rod brakes for a C-note in CT.

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$40 in NJ and might be from the original owner.

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Here is a 1971 Schwinn Racer I just overhauled and cleaned up.

Thw paint took a lot of touching up and it's no show stopper but with a new clear coat and some shiny bliing , not too bad.



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Old 06-18-23, 01:17 AM
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Only a matter of time till they get dirty, but looks sharp for now.
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Thanks for your response. I'm thinking I should probably buy replacements for all 4 pawl springs before I go into it. Hopefully wouldn't need any other parts.
Check replacement springs, compare sping tension to originals. I once bought aftermarket springs that had much stronger tension. So much so that it didnít shift well. I got them for the same reason: old ones were ok but I had it open, why not? I disliked the new operation enough that I put the old ones back in.
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Originally Posted by capnjonny
Here is a 1971 Schwinn Racer I just overhauled and cleaned up.

Thw paint took a lot of touching up and it's no show stopper but with a new clear coat and some shiny bliing , not too bad.



Looks like it cleaned up nicely. That style of frame is sometimes used by guys who build up 26 inch wheel "muscle bikes" because the originals on the small wheels are too small for an adult. That frame size is good for a smaller adult as well. Color looks good on that bike.
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Lots of daylight today to go for a ride after work. We've had some trouble getting truly good weather for rides here lately. It has been kind of cool, damp, and sometimes smoky (the wildfires in Quebec were sending smoke down this way for a week or so). But tonight was great - 1941 Schwinn New World 3 speed.





This one has a kind of unusual art deco "planes and trains" badge.

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Lots of daylight today to go for a ride after work. We've had some trouble getting truly good weather for rides here lately. It has been kind of cool, damp, and sometimes smoky (the wildfires in Quebec were sending smoke down this way for a week or so). But tonight was great - 1941 Schwinn New World 3 speed.





This one has a kind of unusual art deco "planes and trains" badge.

A pre-rationing wartime bike is something you don't see every day.
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Originally Posted by SirMike1983
Lots of daylight today to go for a ride after work. We've had some trouble getting truly good weather for rides here lately. It has been kind of cool, damp, and sometimes smoky (the wildfires in Quebec were sending smoke down this way for a week or so). But tonight was great - 1941 Schwinn New World 3 Speed.
Beautiful bike, Sir Mike. Thanks for posting.
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Real pretty loop Tourist is not cheap but might be worth it.

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A cousin spotted this at a tag sale and texted to ask if I was interested. For $10 I couldn't say no! I believe I see a twist shifter, no chainguard and some very creatiuve fulcrum placement. Beyond that, I am scratching my head over the date (68 latest?) and lower-end fender stays, rims and saddle, not to mention that it's unusual to see this color (colour? colorway??) so anyone with deeper knowledge than mine, please chime in. I'll have it in a bit more than a week, until then this is all I have to go on.

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@ascherer, '64 - '66 was the typical timeframe for the twist grip. Pretty clean for a sawbuck!

The women's cables were a longer length, hence the messy fulcrum.
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@ascherer, '64 - '66 was the typical timeframe for the twist grip. Pretty clean for a sawbuck!

The women's cables were a longer length, hence the messy fulcrum.
I've certainly paid way more for much crustier examples! I wondered if the shifter had been moved from one of the compacts like the Shopper or Twenty and that's why the cable was so short.
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I could see that. Twist grips looked cool so someone could have made that choice, not realizing that they just didn't work well for long.
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Norwegian, not English, but for $150 it's a time capsule waiting for you in MA.

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Well the hub is an English 3 speed anyway...

A 1956 Schwinn Racer I picked up last year. I was searching for a '62 but this had cooler graphics and head badge so it came home with me. I didn't do a restoration obvivouly, just cleaned it up and gave it some TLC. Judging by the date code on the rear hub it was late '56 so maybe sold in '57. Or a Christmas bike? Who knows.

The first picture is "pre-TLC"








The "temporary" seat is too high in those photos but even so the frame is too small for me. I found a '62 frame in the next size up so I'll probably be putting another one together at some point.
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1953 Raleigh Lenton out for a ride yesterday.




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I very much appreciate SirMikeís ride photos, and the attention to detail on his bikes. It is to Smokey here for me to do a ride today.

On another note, this hobby takes you to strange places. eBay showed me a 1934 KB hub. I thought, oh, it has the indicator, so I bid.
I now have a hub, with no bike to fit it to, and no real prospects of finding one, or having room for if I did find one.

The plus side is it appears to work, brakes, and three gears, and I have a spare indicator for my 37 Raleigh Utility roadster.
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My wife saw me open this and she said ohh you can buy that for me if you like.
I said its all the way in Cleveland, she goes, and?


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Real pretty loop Tourist is not cheap but might be worth it.

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Took my Schwinn Traveler out for a little while this afternoon. The weather is good today, but the Canadian wildfire smoke is starting to filter back down here again.




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My wife saw me open this and she said ohh you can buy that for me if you like.
I said its all the way in Cleveland, she goes, and?
You married well.
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1957 Robin Hood in Toronto
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This is much less rusty than an identical one at a junk shop near me, and it's cheaper. $60 in MD.

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My wife saw me open this and she said ohh you can buy that for me if you like.
I said its all the way in Cleveland, she goes, and?
Road trip.

There's a similar one here in the Twin Cities. Slightly cheaper, but still expensive:
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Just let my '69 Sports go to someone who needed basic transportation. I think I'm going to continue this practice. Buy up inexpensive 3 speeds for sale locally, ride 'em awhile and give them to someone who needs reliable transportation. Would love to see more of these great bikes out on the road being used.
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