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09-24-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Velo Mule

That's great. I would never have guessed that a...

That's great. I would never have guessed that a model of a Schwinn Continental existed. There were plenty of motorcycle models and I even got a SkiDoo model once. But I never saw, heard about or...
09-24-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Tomm Willians

I bet it still weighs a ton 🤣🤣🤣

I bet it still weighs a ton 🤣🤣🤣
09-23-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 829
Posted By noobinsf

“Don’t meet your heroes.”

“Don’t meet your heroes.”
09-22-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,472
Posted By rustystrings61

RandomTandem's post above should be a sticky to...

RandomTandem's post above should be a sticky to illustrate the finer points of bike junkie math. It's a textbook-quality example!
09-22-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,472
Posted By Random Tandem

The Definition of Cheating and Metaphysical Identity

In August 2020, I bought a 1978 Raleigh Super Course with almost entirely original components (including a 115mm GB stem that caught my eye) for CND$120 (then equivalent to US$90.47); perhaps I...
09-19-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,541
Posted By Salamandrine

That's what I though when I read that. Jealousy?...

That's what I though when I read that. Jealousy? Are you effin kidding me? I don't give a rat's ass about that middle of the line Nishiki someone bought on craigslist. If there is a potential safety...
09-19-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,541
Posted By cudak888

2000: "Bent fork? What's a bent fork?" 2010:...

2000: "Bent fork? What's a bent fork?"
2010: "That looks like a bent fork - here's how you can straighten it so you can experience that bike as it was built."
2020: "People who point out bent forks...
09-19-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,541
Posted By Salamandrine

There are a lot of bent forks out there. Many...

There are a lot of bent forks out there. Many times when people say that fork looks bent, it's because it is.
09-19-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By Moe Zhoost

So for $18 you get a tool that can bend a hanger,...

So for $18 you get a tool that can bend a hanger, but does nothing to assess the amount and direction to which it needs to be bent back. Having used the Park alignment tool many times, I can say that...
09-18-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By DownByLaw

Restored my high school bike

Hi all,

Been working on my high school bike over the "quarantine" months, a 1985 or so Nishiki Custom Sport, Kawamura frame.
Original to the bike are the calipers, headset and bars. All other...
09-16-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By JohnDThompson

First generation Deore was the so-called "Deer...

First generation Deore was the so-called "Deer Head" group in 1981, and wasn't designed for indexed shifting.
...
09-12-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By 3speedslow

Just love the advertising art from those days! ...

Just love the advertising art from those days!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/884x652/9848a7b9_ef63_46b9_aea0_6828f670cdc6_ad93c5af7fdda5287aee0e06c0dc466e38c8d59c.jpeg...
09-11-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By roccobike

Thank you for the responses. Now I know what I...

Thank you for the responses. Now I know what I have to do. Also, thanks for anticipating the question about the threads. That would have been my next question once I got passed the adapter...
09-11-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By RobbieTunes

+1. Been there, done that. Turned out fine. The...

+1. Been there, done that. Turned out fine. The Origin8 cable stops are a bit easier to work on than the Shimano.

Exactly. I got 4.5 bolts from Fastenal. Tapping is probably a better idea.

I...
09-11-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,472
Posted By Phamilton

I traded the $45 Voyageur for this 434 a couple...

I traded the $45 Voyageur for this 434 a couple days ago. 16km down, 84 to go. I havenít worked since March so no job to ride to, but Iím still joyriding and running errands and shopping etc. Having...
09-10-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By SuperLJ

Mrs. Peel from The Avengers was my first...

Mrs. Peel from The Avengers was my first celebrity crush when I was just a kid. Sorry to hear of her passing. RIP Dame Diana

For those of you who arenít familiar, hereís a great video:
...
09-10-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 826
Posted By branko_76

1964 Schwinn Varsity had braze on shifters.... ...

1964 Schwinn Varsity had braze on shifters....

https://p1.liveauctioneers.com/5837/123061/62609917_4_x.jpg?auto=webp&format=pjpg&version=1527897931
09-10-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By gugie

Tools required: 1. Hole saw - "one size...

Tools required:
1. Hole saw - "one size smaller" than your fender radius
2. 2X4

Cut the hole close to the edge of the 2X4, drill bit to hit just below the edge. The piece you cut out we'll call...
09-10-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 30,739
Posted By guy1138

I don't think that's odd at all. That's a great...

I don't think that's odd at all. That's a great example of an iconic classic bike that hundreds of thousands of folks rode during their youth. For a certain generation "Schwinn" is almost synonymous...
09-09-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,472
Posted By Oldsledz

This will be the last post on my Centurion. ...

This will be the last post on my Centurion. I road the bike 101.79 km, I done a lot of work on the bike , but didn't put any parts on it so my total spending was the 5.00 I paid for it. ...
09-09-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,460
Posted By Velo Mule

From such a simple question to start this off,...

From such a simple question to start this off, this is turning out to be a great thread. The Schwinn electro-forged frames are polarizing. Although I am of the mind to keep them close to the way...
09-09-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,460
Posted By Tomm Willians

Among the 25 or so bikes we have in our stable,...

Among the 25 or so bikes we have in our stable, the gf and I recently acquired a matching set of his/hers 1971 orange Varsities complete with speedometers and generator lights, mine also has the...
09-08-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,460
Posted By cudak888

Framesets on all of these are more or less...

Framesets on all of these are more or less identical with exception to cable guides. I'd be interested to hear how the first two are superior.

-Kurt
09-08-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,460
Posted By FBOATSB

Here's the pic from his gallery. He'll have to...

Here's the pic from his gallery. He'll have to wait until tomorrow to make 5 more posts before he can post more himself....
09-08-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,460
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...your most reasonable upgrade on a Varsity...

.
...your most reasonable upgrade on a Varsity is a different bike.
09-08-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By juvela

----- should you wish to stay with Weinmann...

-----

should you wish to stay with Weinmann you could change the calipers from model 610 to model 750

model 610 has a maxium reach of 62mm and model 750 a maximum reach of 76mm

the MAFAC...
09-08-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By 2old

In socal Craigslist prices are crazy high IMO....

In socal Craigslist prices are crazy high IMO. Some individuals are listing prices higher for 90's bikes than they sold for originally. I scour the pages even though I don't need/want anything now....
09-06-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,582
Posted By ryansu

I have used those tires and like them. Looking...

I have used those tires and like them. Looking forward to pics of the Takara in rebuild mode
09-05-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,472
Posted By nlerner

Challenge complete after today’s 51-mile ride on...

Challenge complete after today’s 51-mile ride on the ‘69 Raleigh Sprite (in addition to the 17 miles I already had into it). My destination was Concord, MA. Here’s what I was after:
...
09-04-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Dirt Farmer

VeloBase says "LePreel" was seemingly only seen...

VeloBase says "LePreel" was seemingly only seen rarely in 1984
09-04-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Jicafold

Interesting. It was on a Fuji. I should have...

Interesting. It was on a Fuji. I should have mentioned that. I was going to throw it on Ebay but now I don't know. I have the front derailleur too but the letters were mostly worn off that chrome...
09-03-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19,642
Views: 3,213,428
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Turn it 180 degrees, and with the handlebar...

^^^^ Turn it 180 degrees, and with the handlebar ends pointing forward, it's a single-speed tri bike.

Yeah, that's the ticket.
Replies: 34
Views: 822
Posted By Miele Man

No problem. To paraphrase the Kingston...

No problem.

To paraphrase the Kingston Trio's Coplas Revisited song and apply it to bicyclists.

1st guy: " The National Safety Councils advise us not to drink and ride!"

2nd guy: "No. Why...
Replies: 34
Views: 822
Posted By Kobe

If your brake pads are in the same position on...

If your brake pads are in the same position on the front and back it looks like you have room to move down to 700c wheels. You should be able to find a cheap set for under $100, definitely worth it.
09-02-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By J.Higgins

I feel the same way about rattle-canning bikes as...

I feel the same way about rattle-canning bikes as you do, Double-M, but there are several companies who have really taken the process to new heights. More expensive than normal cans off the shelves,...
09-01-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 574
Posted By ryansu

FWIW in my experience when I am thinking about...

FWIW in my experience when I am thinking about reaching for a hammer while working on bikes its time to back slowly away from the bike grab an adult beverage sit quietly and do some thinking....
08-31-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 195,030
Posted By ScottRyder

Fuji gods are happy! Scott

Fuji gods are happy!

Scott
08-31-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 638
Posted By Charles Wahl

My counsel: avoid getting into hoarding if you...

My counsel: avoid getting into hoarding if you can help it; it is a sickness, even if relatively benign compared to others. If you live with others, it's an imposition on their lives too -- speaking...
08-30-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 195,030
Posted By ShannonM

That Del Ray is hella sweet! --Shannon

That Del Ray is hella sweet!

--Shannon
08-28-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,472
Posted By natloz

Complete, time to ride

The bike is complete at $40 total. Just got the grips in mail today....
08-27-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,092
Posted By madpogue

Put away? :foo:

Put away? :foo:
08-27-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,092
Posted By Trsnrtr

Also. bluffs along the Illinois River in my area....

Also. bluffs along the Illinois River in my area. Sure, they're not mountains but I have two 50 mph downhills within 3 miles of my house and quite a few double-digit percent bluff climbs.
08-27-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,092
Posted By Sedgemop

Yep, all true. IL has hills if you look for them....

Yep, all true. IL has hills if you look for them. Even in Chicagoland we've got Sterne's Woods and Moraine Hills State Park. Most people would consider the riding there to be a little hilly.
08-27-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19,642
Views: 3,213,428
Posted By Headpost

Overpriced craziness of the day. My apologies to...

Overpriced craziness of the day. My apologies to Schwinn lovers, but I wouldn't pick that up off the street.

...
08-27-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By madpogue

BF quote of the week.

BF quote of the week.
08-27-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,092
Posted By madpogue

Interstates. Years ago I was astonished to read a...

Interstates. Years ago I was astonished to read a thread about riding the shoulder of an Interstate highway, somewhere in the Rockies. The poster was equally astonished to read suggestions to find an...
08-26-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,472
Posted By ryansu

So on the left is the 11-19t corncob the Univega...

So on the left is the 11-19t corncob the Univega came with and I just rode 100km with. On the right is the new 12-32t that is replacing it. No more fearing hills :lol:
...
08-25-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 858
Posted By merziac

Yep, no way I'm letting "this" get away, I may...

Yep, no way I'm letting "this" get away, I may never see another at any price ever again. :innocent:
08-25-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 858
Posted By ryansu

Justifying bike related purchases is my super...

Justifying bike related purchases is my super power :lol:
08-25-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 858
Posted By The Golden Boy

One time my brother in law was selling a drum-...

One time my brother in law was selling a drum- just a big ol' floor tom. He gets an email from some guy asking him to hold it, and he'll send $20 or whatever to hang on to the drum for a month or 2...
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