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05-09-16, 12:12 AM
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Posted By jjvw

OP here. It isn't a High Sierra. That frame is an...

OP here. It isn't a High Sierra. That frame is an exact match to mine which predates the HS by at least a year.
05-16-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 121
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Posted By jjvw

Excellent! It's interesting that yours,...

Excellent! It's interesting that yours, Crumbling's and the one from the auction above use the block letter Schwinn decal on the down tube, where mine was the feather script. What is the SN? What...
02-20-15, 04:33 PM
Replies: 121
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Posted By jjvw

The Sanyo BB generator is an odd piece to have....

The Sanyo BB generator is an odd piece to have. It slips a bit. I like having the lever control on the top tube. I eventually found an original upper clamp piece to replace the washer in my pictures.
02-20-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 121
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Posted By jjvw

$6450?! If I recall, I paid about $100 for my...

$6450?! If I recall, I paid about $100 for my frame. Now I consider it priceless.

The different downtube decal is interesting. It is more appropriate to the bike that the fancy script mine...
01-24-15, 03:37 PM
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Posted By jjvw

If your build threads are like mine were, then...

If your build threads are like mine were, then people will begin to compliment the shop and our wide open floor space. :thumb:
12-13-14, 12:28 PM
Replies: 121
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Posted By jjvw

Thanks. I see that I never posted pics of the...

Thanks. I see that I never posted pics of the finished bike in this thread. Here.
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p271/jjvw1jjvw1/Schwinn%20MTB/IMG_20130126_191206.jpg
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12-13-14, 12:16 PM
Replies: 121
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Posted By jjvw

Can't remember if there were any markings or not....

Can't remember if there were any markings or not. I would think that if there were I would have posted the information back when I got the frame, but I will pull the fork off the frame to find out....
12-13-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By jjvw

Since you pulled my quote from a different thread...

Since you pulled my quote from a different thread and from a long time ago, I will report that the fork I had reamed out almost 8 years ago is doing just fine. The bike shop that did the work has...
12-10-14, 07:30 AM
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Posted By jjvw

This is great information. Your frame is a match...

This is great information. Your frame is a match to mine and is the only other one I've seen. Thanks for taking the time to fill in more of the gaps!
11-23-14, 02:41 PM
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Posted By jjvw

I would like my frame to as early as 1981. It's...

I would like my frame to as early as 1981. It's interesting that Haaki mentions the Richtey style fork in '81-82. The fork is why I bought the frame for this project. I used the same date code sites...
11-15-14, 08:03 PM
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Posted By jjvw

Everything I know about the frame is in this...

Everything I know about the frame is in this thread. Post pictures. Let's see what you have. How did you date it to February 1981?
04-13-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 236
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Posted By jjvw

Can't speak for NYC, but I did live in Chicago...

Can't speak for NYC, but I did live in Chicago for 5 years. The biggest mechanical issues with their trains was the inability to keep pace with the constant maintenance needed on a crumbling century...
04-13-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 236
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Posted By jjvw

Levers, pulleys and gears...its the mechanical...

Levers, pulleys and gears...its the mechanical directness and simplicity that is appealing, to me at least. STIs, while quite technically clever & ergonomically efficient, are far more complex with...
04-13-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,648
Posted By jjvw

Though I don't pretend to fully grasp the...

Though I don't pretend to fully grasp the nuances, this makes more sense than my poor understanding. Its funny how often, for better or worse, ignorance will encourage someone to reinvent the wheel....
04-13-13, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,648
Posted By jjvw

I'll drag this further into the useless...

I'll drag this further into the useless hypothetical territory. Disclaimer, I am neither a machinist, nor a an engineer.

Smaller bearings results in greater contact with the race surface. While...
04-09-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,242
Posted By jjvw

You'll get laughed at. They're all going to laugh...

You'll get laughed at. They're all going to laugh at you.
04-09-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,242
Posted By jjvw

When I wrote my derisive sweater response I had...

When I wrote my derisive sweater response I had these in mind...
http://randburg.com/is/123/gif/Iceland%20wool%20sweater%20image.jpg
...not wool jerseys!! :)
04-06-13, 10:45 AM
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Posted By jjvw

I will never understand the "wool is real"...

I will never understand the "wool is real" people.
04-05-13, 11:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,242
Posted By jjvw

The sweater material war is over. Polyester won....

The sweater material war is over. Polyester won. Nothing to see here, keep moving.
04-04-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By jjvw

This requires a special pump, correct? My uncle...

This requires a special pump, correct? My uncle had one of these in the late-70's.
04-04-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By jjvw

The tubes are not going to stretch. That does not...

The tubes are not going to stretch. That does not happen. None of the cables or springs are going to care if they are under any tension or compression. On a bike, these forces simply are not that...
04-01-13, 03:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,160
Posted By jjvw

Where did you get that tiny trailer that fits so...

Where did you get that tiny trailer that fits so nicely on your rack?
03-31-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,228
Posted By jjvw

Didn't Top Gear UK do a very crude off-road...

Didn't Top Gear UK do a very crude off-road Bentley a couple seasons back?
03-31-13, 06:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,228
Posted By jjvw

I will agree with the completely new and distinct...

I will agree with the completely new and distinct sentiment, as long as it doesn't sway too far into the category of change for the sake of change. If steel tubes are the best realistic choice to...
03-31-13, 02:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,228
Posted By jjvw

Is it throwback or is it something else, like a...

Is it throwback or is it something else, like a return to what works?

Steel was the material of choice up for nearly all bikes until the late-80's/early-90's. Both for professional racing as well...
03-31-13, 10:34 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 38,826
Posted By jjvw

I prefer old steel bicycles for the same reasons...

I prefer old steel bicycles for the same reasons I prefer manual transmissions, well-crafted wooden furniture, analogue audio production, minimally processed food...etc. I like to see the materials &...
03-28-13, 05:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,055
Posted By jjvw

Good point about the cotterless crank. We also...

Good point about the cotterless crank. We also know that the Sugino cranks are very likely not original. It would make sense that both the stock crank and spindle were both swapped out by a previous...
03-27-13, 07:42 PM
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Posted By jjvw

That's a 70's Peugeot. I'm nearly certain and a...

That's a 70's Peugeot. I'm nearly certain and a low end one too. That also means a French threaded bottom bracket. Assuming the OP wants or needs to replace it, that will only complicate things....
03-24-13, 04:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,840
Posted By jjvw

We will have to agree to disagree on several...

We will have to agree to disagree on several points. I like to see original finish and honest wear. Silver spray paint doesn't "fool" into thinking its chrome. From a preservation standpoint,...
03-24-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,726
Posted By jjvw

What kind of IGH are you planning to use and how...

What kind of IGH are you planning to use and how does the cable enter the hub? The old Sturmey Archer hubs (not sure of the new) doesn't care what angle the shift cable is routed. My Shimano Nexus...
03-24-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,242
Posted By jjvw

The comparison to the development in boat (canoes...

The comparison to the development in boat (canoes and kayaks specifically) technology is an interesting one. At the risk of repeating what you just said, I can see how the switch from wood to...
03-24-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,242
Posted By jjvw

Don't address him personally. It makes him...

Don't address him personally. It makes him pontificate all over the place.
03-24-13, 11:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,046
Posted By jjvw

That's fantastic! Get that chaincase put on.

That's fantastic! Get that chaincase put on.
03-24-13, 11:32 AM
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Views: 9,046
Posted By jjvw

Anyone can dump a ton of money (relatively...

Anyone can dump a ton of money (relatively speaking) on a commonly available finished product. I'm not always sure where the bragging rights come from in that instance. Things get more interesting...
03-24-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,046
Posted By jjvw

This is very overly upgraded....

This is very overly upgraded. (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/376857-ID-Lugged-Schwinn-mtb-frame?highlight=)...
03-24-13, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By jjvw

I've done it to a quill stem. Go slowly with a...

I've done it to a quill stem. Go slowly with a sander and measure often. Be aware that aluminum can easily clog the sanding belt or disk if things get too hot. A lathe is best.
03-24-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,840
Posted By jjvw

Like I said, I appreciate the initiative.

Like I said, I appreciate the initiative.
03-24-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,160
Posted By jjvw

My snobbery usually only becomes a problem when I...

My snobbery usually only becomes a problem when I forget that most others don't care about the specifics of whatever I find fascinating. Sometimes, I also have to remind myself to not let my...
03-24-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,840
Posted By jjvw

You do know the differences between chrome,...

You do know the differences between chrome, anodizing, paint and spray paint, right? I appreciate the initiative, but I hope you keep your painting talents focused on the lower end bikes out there.
03-20-13, 08:59 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,242
Posted By jjvw

New disciples too. I finally got around to...

New disciples too. I finally got around to selling the racing bike with CF bits and pieces 3 weeks ago. Now my youngest bike is an '83. Different tools for different needs. Different bikes for...
03-20-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,349
Posted By jjvw

Compare a c-clamp to a cotter pin press. 305797...

Compare a c-clamp to a cotter pin press.
305797
305798
They are very similar in design except the cotter press' threaded "pressing" tip is small enough to fit into the crank arm when tightened....
03-20-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,349
Posted By jjvw

make sure you are attacking the pin from the...

make sure you are attacking the pin from the threaded side, otherwise you just pound the wedge deeper into the crank.

Also find a way to support the crank arm where you are hammering so as to...
03-20-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,349
Posted By jjvw

On the odd chance that you have something...

On the odd chance that you have something special, you might want to post some images of the bike in Classic & Vintage before you pull out the hacksaw. There, you will find some of the most friendly...
03-20-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,242
Posted By jjvw

The part that you are missing and dismissing is...

The part that you are missing and dismissing is that we humans have memories. We often associate memories with physical things like tools, toys, food, places, even other people. Your paragraphs upon...
03-19-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,242
Posted By jjvw

I'm enjoying how much Mobile 155 is arguing...

I'm enjoying how much Mobile 155 is arguing against having any type of emotional attachment to any inanimate object.

Down with nostalgia! Away with romance! Misplaced empathy is an inefficient use...
03-19-13, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,907
Posted By jjvw

You're not helping. (bend the rack)

You're not helping.

(bend the rack)
03-18-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,846
Posted By jjvw

The more often the pedal cages drag on the ground...

The more often the pedal cages drag on the ground the more likely the chosen covering is to get damaged and begin to fall apart. Mine were installed on a fixed gear, so the dragging was pretty much...
03-18-13, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,348
Posted By jjvw

Can we see pictures of your bars? I'm still a...

Can we see pictures of your bars? I'm still a little confused.

Is the problem that you want to wrap your bars all the way up to the stem, but because you have the newer, fatter clamp size you...
03-17-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,994
Posted By jjvw

Chain friendly jeans = rolled cuffs. You're only...

Chain friendly jeans = rolled cuffs. You're only a hipster if you walk around all day like that.

Stop making this difficult.
03-17-13, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,907
Posted By jjvw

I'm only jumping in to encourage you to stop over...

I'm only jumping in to encourage you to stop over thinking this and bend the tubes. You will be surprised how resilient aluminum tubing really is once you get some time and experience behind you.
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