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Old 02-04-12, 02:35 PM
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Schwinn Sports Tourer Bottom Bracket

Have a '72 Sports Tourer. Unsure of the correct size for the bottom bracket on this bike. Recommendations for a direct replacement? May even go single speed with this frame.

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What crank? I think that has more to do with the spindle length. My nervar double takes a 117 spindle. I think the sports tourer came with a triple though?
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The '72 Sports Tourer had a TA double chainring crank with 54-40T. The spindle length is 4 1/2" long (114mm).

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The 72 Sports Tourer I briefly had used a Nervar crank and BB, a double.
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Originally Posted by Rabid Koala View Post
The 72 Sports Tourer I briefly had used a Nervar crank and BB, a double.
Interesting. I wonder if they used both T-A and Nervar that year. Here's the Nervar crank P-A catalog page. It was also a 54-40T double. I think I see 117 on the spindle, so mkeller234 is probably correct.

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Great help so far, guys. Any idea of a direct replacement? Mine does have the Nervar bits.

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Nervar cranks take an ISO taper, so that does make it slightly tougher. I know think Campy and Stronglight spindles work. Miche Primato cartridges are ISO taper and reasonably but the longest I can find is 115. Maybe it would work with a spacer?
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Just curious,what is the diameter and thread pitch of the cup and cap? Thanks

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That's a Chicago built Schwinn. My 1975 Schwinn LeTour. Named, just plain LeTour back then was made by Panasonic. Before the better (Built Schwinn's),, came along. I always like those Rando Style handlebars. Me as a customer and lifetime bike mechanic, sure hoped the were better built Schwinns.
Hi Scooper. The Car museum here in Brookline Ma. Used to have a classic bike show, with several classes. I went to one on a Sunday. Was $10. But the Sunday Car shows, have got very popular. I guess, they started with one "orphan" car class a year. Now the seem to have an Orphan car, or related. every single Sunday in August. Like a a Nash Metropolitan? The engine the rest of the car, were built in England. Lived after the Nash and Hudson merge. Last built Hudson, Lasted until JFK was President. But gas was cheap. cheers

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BB cups on the Sports Tourers are standard English/ISO/JIS threading.
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Originally Posted by TireLever-07 View Post
That's a Chicago built Schwinn. My 1975 Schwinn LeTour. Named, just plain LeTour back then was made by Panasonic. Before the better (Built Schwinn's),, came along. I always like those Rando Style handlebars. Me as a customer and lifetime bike mechanic, sure hoped the were better built Schwinns.
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Those rando bars are nice!
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Just curious,what is the diameter and thread pitch of the cup and cap? Thanks
I found a link with all of the dims. I cant post it here. My 73 S/T uses a 1.370 24 TPI
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