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Posted By bikemike73

GREAT FIND !!!! And RARE !!!!! You must...

GREAT FIND !!!!

And RARE !!!!!

You must KEEP the bike !!!

Of course if you wanted to sell....there are MANY right here on this forum that would be happy to " take it off your hands" :)
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Views: 1,042
Posted By bikemike73

Make room and keep the bike. The sentimental...

Make room and keep the bike.

The sentimental value will far exceed the dollar amount.

Very sorry for your loss :(
11-02-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,529
Posted By bikemike73

I think I would bring it to a bike shop and have...

I think I would bring it to a bike shop and have them repair it. Depending on how bad it is, shouldn't be too bad.

If you do bring it in to the shop, I would clean the bike first.

Good Luck and...
11-01-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 753
Posted By bikemike73

Remember a VERY important rule to live...

Remember a VERY important rule to live by...............


" Always room for ONE more " :)....maybe 2 :):):)

Sometimes we just have to " save a bike"........or is just so special and rare we...
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Views: 516
Posted By bikemike73

I have a RWB 1991 Paramount. LOVE IT !! ...

I have a RWB 1991 Paramount.

LOVE IT !!

$300.00 is a fair price.

Looks to be in good condition.

Hard to really tell from only one pic.....
10-27-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By bikemike73

Beautiful bike !!!! GREAT SCORE!!!! ...

Beautiful bike !!!!
GREAT SCORE!!!!

Congrats!!!!!🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲
10-25-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By bikemike73

I have 4 of these Sport Tourers 1973 and they are...

I have 4 of these Sport Tourers 1973 and they are VERY SMOOTH AND STABLE !!!!!!

Certainly not considered a " lightweight" by todays standards, but how many of us are in to racing ???

I like to...
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Posted By bikemike73

Beautiful bike !!!!! I would think 1700 -...

Beautiful bike !!!!!


I would think 1700 - 2000.


As usual, start high ....all depends how bad someone may want it.

If it was closer I might be interested :)
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Views: 525
Posted By bikemike73

If it was MY bike.. I would NOT sell it unless I...

If it was MY bike.. I would NOT sell it unless I needed the money, or have a few of them in similar condition.

SO SMOOTH AND STABLE !!!!!!!!!!

Like above said " Don't let your neighbor pressure...
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Posted By bikemike73

I have FIVE of these great bikes 1973 and 1 1972 ...

I have FIVE of these great bikes 1973 and 1 1972

It's one of my favorite bikes of ALL time.

I collected these whenever one was for sale and would travel nearly 400 miles round trip to get one!!...
09-25-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,860
Posted By bikemike73

BEAUTIFUL BIKE !!!! Thanks for the update...

BEAUTIFUL BIKE !!!!

Thanks for the update !!!

I have never seen a water bottle holder in the back of the seat !!!

Pretty Cool !!!!!!:)
09-14-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,027
Posted By bikemike73

Hey bikemig !! YOU have found a GEM !!!!!!! ...

Hey bikemig !!

YOU have found a GEM !!!!!!!

I have 4 of these Sports Tourers . Its in my TOP 3 in riding.

SO SMOOTH!!!
SO COMFORTABLE!!!
SO STABLE !!!!!!
07-27-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By bikemike73

GREAT SAVE !!! First thing I would do is see...

GREAT SAVE !!!

First thing I would do is see if the seat post moves and take it out.

Then find some evap-o-rust and spray and soak it it.

Use PB Blaster for the chainrings and BB !!

Good...
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Posted By bikemike73

I have one of these bikes in mint condition ...

I have one of these bikes in mint condition

All original!!


VERY SMOOTH and stable !!

I do not need any more bikes.....but if this was closer...I would buy it immediately!!🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲
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Views: 897
Posted By bikemike73

At $1200 it is not an outrageous price to pay IF...

At $1200 it is not an outrageous price to pay IF in VERY GOOD condition and mostly all original.

I am lucky enough to have one of these AWESOME bikes ( 1976) and they are VERY SMOOTH and stable
...
07-14-21, 12:55 PM
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Views: 886
Posted By bikemike73

Dylansbob is correct !!!!! AWESOME BIKE...

Dylansbob is correct !!!!!

AWESOME BIKE !!!!!

I have one of them !!!!

Now Schwinn imported PARTS long before that, but the WV is the FIRST bike......from Japan :) !!!!
07-14-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By bikemike73

I found one at bike inn 8 speed miche Took a...

I found one at bike inn
8 speed miche
Took a pic of the screen.

Ordered late last night. I think they are out of California

I remembered that I have bought items from them before.

Had no...
07-13-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By bikemike73

Thanks again P!N20 !! Much appreciated !!

Thanks again P!N20 !!

Much appreciated !!
07-13-21, 05:50 PM
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Views: 459
Posted By bikemike73

Thanks P!N20!!! Really appreciate your help...

Thanks P!N20!!!

Really appreciate your help 🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🙂
06-27-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,996
Posted By bikemike73

HORRIBLE CRASH !!!!!! Cannot fix stupid ...

HORRIBLE CRASH !!!!!!

Cannot fix stupid

I hope they find the idiot who caused this and jail her for a long while !!!!
06-24-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By bikemike73

I like the Sugru idea. I never heard of it. ...

I like the Sugru idea. I never heard of it.

Just did some research and ordered some.

I think it will work fine

Thanks SurferRosa !!!!

Would still like to find out in the future, and, or...
06-02-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,137
Posted By bikemike73

For the casual rider they are perfectly fine. ...

For the casual rider they are perfectly fine.

Had them on my schwinn continental as a kid and have them on my schwinn sports Tourer.

It all depends on speed and the area in which you are...
06-01-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By bikemike73

Great Score!!!! Looks to be in very nice...

Great Score!!!!
Looks to be in very nice shape!!!
These 80s Schwinns did not get the respect they deserved!!!
Awesome riding bikes!!!!!
Along with Circuit....Tempo......and Prelude...
05-31-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,661
Posted By bikemike73

Thanks for the info!! Yes...ultegra 9 ...

Thanks for the info!!

Yes...ultegra 9


Price down to 400.00 !!!

States he is moving
05-31-21, 06:36 AM
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Views: 1,661
Posted By bikemike73

1998 Trek OCLV Carbon Series

I have been told that carbon bikes absorb shock like no other.
I do not want to spend a lot of money and thought this bike at $500.00 would be a way to get into Carbon.

Do you think the frame is...
04-13-21, 03:38 PM
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Views: 1,106
Posted By bikemike73

GREAT SCORE !!! Cannot believe it was FREE !!!!...

GREAT SCORE !!!
Cannot believe it was FREE !!!!

I have 2 of these bikes, an Orange and Yellow !!!

You'd be hard pressed to find a smoother ride than these WV !!!!

Looks to be in VERY GOOD...
04-12-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By bikemike73

Thank your friend for " saving" this bike !! ...

Thank your friend for " saving" this bike !!

It does need " some" work. but I think it will be fine.

Before any work starts... make sure the SEAT POST can be removed !!!!!

I would spray...
04-07-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,441
Posted By bikemike73

You can get a new chain for under 20.00. ...

You can get a new chain for under 20.00.

Sram comes to mind.

Good Luck and stay safe
03-27-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By bikemike73

Yes 8 speed I JUST ordered them ...

Yes

8 speed

I JUST ordered them

Thank you !!!!

Greatly appreciated 🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲
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Views: 707
Posted By bikemike73

That does not look like a 22.5 inch frame to me ...

That does not look like a 22.5 inch frame to me

More like a 23.5 or 24

Cool bike. Love the colors !!!
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Posted By bikemike73

Nice bike !! The 55 I believe is the frame...

Nice bike !!

The 55 I believe is the frame size.

I would also remove the aero bars, and change the saddle to black. Would also change the bar tape to black or yellow :)

The paint looks...
03-08-21, 01:17 PM
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Views: 2,151
Posted By bikemike73

Thank you for sharing this awesome find !!! ...

Thank you for sharing this awesome find !!!

I do not know how much $$$$$ you spent, but I would have been VERY tempted to buy ALL of them..

It would be great to see all of these on the road...
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Posted By bikemike73

Just go BUY IT NOW !!! $100.00 Maybe...

Just go BUY IT NOW !!!


$100.00

Maybe he will take 80.00

Bring the 100 just in case. Do not worry about the size.

Spring/ Summer is coming and could flip very easily .......if wanted to...
01-17-21, 09:23 AM
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Views: 1,037
Posted By bikemike73

Those are GREAT !!!!!!! I would love to have...

Those are GREAT !!!!!!!

I would love to have them as well and they ARE valuable !!!!

Thank you for posting and sharing .

Your knowledge and help with our EM bikes is invaluable !!!

Thank...
01-14-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,673
Posted By bikemike73

Bottom to top is what I do. In the 70s it...

Bottom to top is what I do.

In the 70s it was top to bottom. But it was with pretty thin bar tape. With the excess that could be pushed inside the bottom tube with the silver end piece

I use...
12-26-20, 01:14 PM
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Views: 1,022
Posted By bikemike73

Thank you ALL ...SO much for the great advice,...

Thank you ALL ...SO much for the great advice, knowledge, expertise!!!!!
Special shout out to 79pmooney and Charliekeet!!!!!!!!
I JUST went downstairs to try the allen wrench on the bolt and then...
12-14-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,302
Posted By bikemike73

The bike AND Natasha are keepers for SURE !!! ...

The bike AND Natasha are keepers for SURE !!!

Here is a pic of my 1955 Schwinn Town and Country

All original except for the seats and one brake lever...
12-10-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,518
Posted By bikemike73

GREAT BIKE !!! LOVE the color Looks to...

GREAT BIKE !!!

LOVE the color

Looks to be in VERY GOOD condition !!

Wish it was closer :)
I'd be on my way !!

GLWS
12-05-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By bikemike73

Don't feel so bad...... We have ALL made...

Don't feel so bad......

We have ALL made mistakes working on bicycles . That is how we learn.

My Father always taught me and says " we learn by our mistakes"

That's what we call experience...
12-02-20, 06:46 PM
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Views: 3,229
Posted By bikemike73

Sorry to hear about your accident :( Dogs...

Sorry to hear about your accident :(

Dogs owners should buy you a bike, or at least repair it.

You paid $50.00 for this bike 6 years ago. That comes to $8.34 cents a year to ride and own the...
12-02-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,657
Posted By bikemike73

Great bike !!!! I have said for...

Great bike !!!!

I have said for YEARS.......take care of something......and it will take care of you !!!!

Very Good !!
11-18-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,325
Posted By bikemike73

Haaa I myself use turtle wax, though many...

Haaa

I myself use turtle wax, though many scoff at it.

They make a very good wax and have used it for years with great results.
I use old t shirts for best results!!!
Make sure not to wax in...
11-18-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,325
Posted By bikemike73

I would wax with a paste on a spot where the...

I would wax with a paste on a spot where the decal placement is not as noticeable.

Put it on lightly....wait about 15 seconds....then rub with a cotton cloth gently.

You MUST be careful around...
11-17-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,325
Posted By bikemike73

I would use a leaf blower...to blow the sawdust...

I would use a leaf blower...to blow the sawdust off or a hose on a nice warm sunshiny day so it could dry in the sun :)

When you take the rack off when cleaning up and are going to put back on, I...
11-17-20, 02:04 PM
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Views: 1,325
Posted By bikemike73

It's a 1984 You can tell by the Head badge...

It's a 1984

You can tell by the Head badge 0174

January 17, 1984

17th day of the year :)

GREAT SCORE !!!!!
11-15-20, 06:49 AM
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Views: 309
Posted By bikemike73

Thanks Golden Boy Much appreciated Ride...

Thanks Golden Boy

Much appreciated

Ride / stay safe !!!
11-11-20, 12:36 PM
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Views: 514
Posted By bikemike73

Thank you Brakes are dia comp I'll...

Thank you

Brakes are dia comp

I'll order the cane creek's!!!

There are 2 different cane creek hoods for dia comp non aero
The difference is the size

Regular model
Forum: For Sale
10-29-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,427
Posted By bikemike73

Nice clean bike !! LOVE the color. Good...

Nice clean bike !!

LOVE the color.

Good Luck with the sale.


In my area this would be a 200.00 bike

Location....Location!!
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Views: 1,673
Posted By bikemike73

GREAT FIND !!!! And the price was right...

GREAT FIND !!!!

And the price was right !!!!!

Not sure of the value. It depends on location and if the bike is in running condition. These bikes are tanks and , like you said, needs just a...
10-20-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,258
Posted By bikemike73

Great bike !! In VERY NICE condition ...

Great bike !!

In VERY NICE condition

The 70s Schwinn were some of the best bikes EVER MADE !!!!

I have more than a few....... Super Sports....Sports Tourers, Paramount, World Voyageurs...
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