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04-04-15, 06:51 AM
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Posted By schwinnman67

My normal drink of choice is Sobieski vodka and...

My normal drink of choice is Sobieski vodka and grapefruit juice, but since my latest job change (and drop in pay) I've gone back to a 30 pack of Busch light....
03-15-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,146
Posted By schwinnman67

New question.... What are the correct...

New question....

What are the correct shifters? The ones on it are Shimano and feel like ratchet shifters (1 direction only).
03-12-15, 06:35 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 20,146
Posted By schwinnman67

Someday I'll list all my previous cars, but for...

Someday I'll list all my previous cars, but for now here are my current ones...

1998 Ford ZX2 my current daily driver.

2006 Ford Ranger FX4 Level II Pulls my 1992 Flagstaff pop up camper...
02-19-15, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By schwinnman67

Thanks Metacortex for the info about Seversons! ...

Thanks Metacortex for the info about Seversons!

I wondered where that dealer was when I got a 76 Superior a few years ago with that dealer sticker on it (I got it in Boulder CO).
02-16-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By schwinnman67

Thanks Commodus... I have several 60's...

Thanks Commodus...

I have several 60's Varsities (63x2,65x2 66x2) and Continentals (62x2,64) and a 63 Sierra...

I also try to keep my bikes as original as possible, but early 60's stuff is...
02-15-15, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By schwinnman67

Great find!! I'm currently re-doing a 64...

Great find!!
I'm currently re-doing a 64 Continental in Coppertone also...

BTW if you want safety levers, you'll need later brake levers. The safety levers will damage the quick release on the...
02-11-15, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,564
Posted By schwinnman67

Looking at the 2 catalogue pics, the Superior is...

Looking at the 2 catalogue pics, the Superior is the only one with the A,S+C crank. I picked one up for an SBF member a few years ago (now in WI).
01-31-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By schwinnman67

Metacortex is right about the time... My 76...

Metacortex is right about the time...

My 76 Superior frame is stamped GJ (July 73)....
01-27-15, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By schwinnman67

I'd say go with the Lark, but keep the Sprint if...

I'd say go with the Lark, but keep the Sprint if you decide to sell the bike. I had a Suburban that had the Shimano built GT100 (a big piece of crap) and ended up using a Shimano Eagle to finally get...
01-22-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By schwinnman67

I don't have pics of my first 20" bikes... The...

I don't have pics of my first 20" bikes... The first was a K Mart bike with cottered cranks (hated how they came loose all the time). I traded with a neighbor for a Sears 5-speed (like the stick...
01-21-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,822
Posted By schwinnman67

Here are a couple of mine. The Radiant...

Here are a couple of mine.

The Radiant Coppertone 65 was a frame and fork I bought on Ebay and the Sky Blue 63 I bought from a thrift store 20 years ago (this is the after pic).
01-15-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By schwinnman67

Thanks everyone, that clears up a few...

Thanks everyone, that clears up a few questions...
01-15-15, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By schwinnman67

Schwinn/ AVA stem questions

I'm currently rebuilding a 64 Continental and found the cracked AVA stem issue...

Why are these so easily cracked? The one that came off the bike came out in 3 pieces. The replacement that I...
01-15-15, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,079
Posted By schwinnman67

Nice find! Now you just need to find some...

Nice find!
Now you just need to find some Coppertone tape...

I have a few pre-68 Varsities ( 2x 63, 2x65, 2x66) as well as Continentals (61, 62, 64)... My first Schwinn wasn't a Varsity, but...
01-10-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,146
Posted By schwinnman67

The original crank would have been a Japanese...

The original crank would have been a Japanese made version of the Varstity/Continental crank...

The plan with this bike so far...

I'm using a set of 70 dated wheels from a Continental that I...
01-09-15, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,146
Posted By schwinnman67

Right now it has foam grips on it.... I will be...

Right now it has foam grips on it.... I will be using Black tape. The Varsities from 64-80's used color matching tape..
01-09-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,146
Posted By schwinnman67

It's still original paint with the World...

It's still original paint with the World headbadge....
01-08-15, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,146
Posted By schwinnman67

Gene, I went and looked again and the SN on the...

Gene,
I went and looked again and the SN on the left dropout is 2L05833....
01-07-15, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By schwinnman67

Thanks Metacortex!! Looks like the hub is...

Thanks Metacortex!!

Looks like the hub is the Schwinn Approved hub with the 7/32 balls...

I had the parts all along (they were left over extras from my 53 Hornet and I forgot I had them), so...
01-06-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By schwinnman67

It's on a 62 Racer... It is a low flange, bolt on...

It's on a 62 Racer... It is a low flange, bolt on hub. The hub is chrome plated steel.
01-06-15, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By schwinnman67

Identify this Schwinn hub....

I don't have any pics (the wheel is at my LBS), but here is what I know along with his emails...I suspect it's a Union hub, but what model??

Here is from his emails...

The axle is about 7mm in...
01-02-15, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By schwinnman67

He claims to know vintage bikes like the...

He claims to know vintage bikes like the Collegiate, but has no clue about the actual year....
Based on the shifter, I'd bet that Collegiate is 64-66 era, not 70's...
01-02-15, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,337
Posted By schwinnman67

Nice looking Sports Tourer!! Sunset Orange...

Nice looking Sports Tourer!!
Sunset Orange looks great when it's cleaned up...
12-31-14, 03:44 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 17,105
Posted By schwinnman67

I'm a used car tech for a Hyundai dealer...

I'm a used car tech for a Hyundai dealer...
12-31-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,891
Posted By schwinnman67

I'm somewhere between "whatever comes along" and...

I'm somewhere between "whatever comes along" and "I'm hopeless"....

I have over 100 bikes in my collection and about 20 are done...
12-29-14, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 748
Posted By schwinnman67

Schwinn/Shimano derailleur question

What is the Shimano branded version of the Schwinn GT150? Seems my World Traveler project needs a 1 1/8" frond derailleur and all I have are 1".
12-29-14, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,146
Posted By schwinnman67

Thanks Metacortex and wrk101! That sucks...

Thanks Metacortex and wrk101!

That sucks about the front derailleur, I have a few from 72-3 Varsities I parted out.
My thoughts are to try and put it back together as cheap as possible. I have a...
12-29-14, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,146
Posted By schwinnman67

Schwinn World Traveler questions

Just picked up a Schwinn World Traveler frame, fork and handlebars at a small bike shop yesterday.
I think it's a 73, but since it's a Japanese import Schwinn, the SN doesn't fit the typical Schwinn...
Forum: Introductions
12-29-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By schwinnman67

Hello from Thornton CO

Joined up here a little while ago and finally got around to saying hello.
Most of my bikes are Schwinns and a few people may recognize me from the SBF.
My current projects include

1964 Schwinn...
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