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10-16-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Retroman69

Thank you guys! If that folder is a...

Thank you guys!
If that folder is a two-speed, Iím interested in it, as Iíve always wanted one. :)
Thats a George Nelson clock, Iím insane for mid-century-modern stuff and my furniture and decor...
10-16-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,284
Posted By Retroman69

Beautiful transformation! You did well, I love...

Beautiful transformation! You did well, I love it!
10-15-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Retroman69

Well, that was easy. A little oil and elbow...

Well, that was easy.
A little oil and elbow grease got the hub free and shifting smoothly and perfectly. :)
Brakes were already tight and well adjusted.
now a fully functional bike!
10-15-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Retroman69

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10-15-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Retroman69

She cleaned up pretty well!

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10-15-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Retroman69

I wondered that myself, but a period factory...

I wondered that myself, but a period factory photo shows the dashboard to be original and correct. Iím guessing it allowed you to bolt on accessories if desired. ...
10-14-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Retroman69

Thank you for the info! :) I didnít buy the...

Thank you for the info! :)
I didnít buy the Kombi, but Iím thinking about going back to get it because I do like it, and itís in almost as excellent condition as the Apache. ;)
10-13-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,368
Posted By Retroman69

Ah, the good old Raleigh Grand Prix! I always...

Ah, the good old Raleigh Grand Prix! I always love seeing one of these, especially the early ones!
Yours os a beauty!
10-13-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,137
Posted By Retroman69

The original B17 off my Ď73 Schwinn. I tried...

The original B17 off my Ď73 Schwinn.
I tried bringing her back, but ultimately had to replace it. ;)...
10-13-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Retroman69

Cool, thanks! I ordered a copy of the book. :) ...

Cool, thanks! I ordered a copy of the book. :)

Now the cleanup begins!...
10-12-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Retroman69

Thank you for the responses! Iíll try the dish...

Thank you for the responses! Iíll try the dish soap first and mineral spirits on stubborn residue.
Snall world, I have been using Meguires cleaner wax on the Schwinn bikes. Works great to remove...
10-12-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Retroman69

For those that were asking, the tires are 26x1...

For those that were asking, the tires are 26x1 1/2.
The rims are alloy, the fenders are stainless steel, and the tires appear to be original with the brand VIKING marked on them. The rear knobby...
10-12-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Retroman69

Thank you guys! juvela, thatís a wealth of...

Thank you guys!
juvela, thatís a wealth of information, thank you so much! I wasnít coming up with much myself. :)
10-12-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Retroman69

Here is the companion bike, a single speed...

Here is the companion bike, a single speed folder.
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10-12-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,634
Posted By Retroman69

Picked up the old Vello today!

Finally made it back downtown to pick up the Norwegian Vello bike. :)
I was told it and itís companion folding bike had been in the back of the warehouse for well over ten years, and no one...
10-09-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,787
Posted By Retroman69

PS: I thought the mismatching tires were...

PS: I thought the mismatching tires were replacements, but the old photos Iím seeing also show a knobby Rear with a Schwinn style ribbed fromt road tire.
Im guessing this bike is all original and...
10-09-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,787
Posted By Retroman69

The seat stays are indeed bolted to the seat...

The seat stays are indeed bolted to the seat tube, not sure why since everything else appears to be welded. Iíve seen a few old photos of this bike showing a huge horseshoe shaped metal object...
10-08-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,787
Posted By Retroman69

PS: The only photos or information of this bike...

PS: The only photos or information of this bike I can find is from a handful of sites from Norway.
10-08-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By Retroman69

A little window of history itself, very cool!

A little window of history itself, very cool!
10-08-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,787
Posted By Retroman69

Thanks for your input guys! It does stand out,...

Thanks for your input guys! It does stand out, doesnít it?
for some reason, when I spun the generator it smelled like sulphur. ;)
10-08-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,787
Posted By Retroman69

Weirdo vintage warehouse find!

I am not familiar with this one, but I spotted it at the back of a warehouse full of architectural antiques. I asked the business owner about it, and he said heíd take $150 for it.

It is a Velo...
10-02-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By Retroman69

Thanks! I agree, I screwed up the cut on that...

Thanks! I agree, I screwed up the cut on that one, but didnít have any more silver housing. Iíll be cutting a new piece there. ;)
10-02-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By Retroman69

Thank you very much! Iím glad in retrospect...

Thank you very much!
Iím glad in retrospect that I rebuilt and reused as much of the original equipment as possible. Iím more satisfied with the result. ;)
10-01-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By Retroman69

Thanks! Iím not sure, they are pista (track)...

Thanks! Iím not sure, they are pista (track) bars, with a deeper than normal drop. They actually still have plenty of room up top, even though they donít look it. ;)
10-01-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By Retroman69

I appreciate the comments, thank you! :) I did...

I appreciate the comments, thank you! :)
I did keep the old ďSĒ spring saddle because I think theyíre cool too.
I went with the Brooks because I think that was what it came with from the factory,...
09-30-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,889
Posted By Retroman69

Agreed, there is value in both. :)

Agreed, there is value in both. :)
09-30-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By Retroman69

PS: I am now a believer in the Brooks B17...

PS: I am now a believer in the Brooks B17 saddle. This is the first time I actually rode one and it was incredibly comfortable right off the bat. ;)
09-30-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By Retroman69

The Ď67 Schwinn SS is finally complete!

Old Blue, after a long fight, had its first break-in ride and is as smooth, quiet, and quick-shifting as can be!...
09-30-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,889
Posted By Retroman69

Thank you very much everyone for your input! ...

Thank you very much everyone for your input! Lots of opinions about this kind of purchase. I still think itís kind of quirky-cool, but I agree not worth it if youíre looking for any kind of...
09-29-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,889
Posted By Retroman69

Curious about the Schwinn World Tourist

I know itís supposed to be a lower end carbon steel made in Taiwan bike, but Iíve read that they have an FF (front freewheel) system where the chain and gears continue moving even while not pedaling,...
09-28-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Retroman69

I saw that the other day. I love that he...

I saw that the other day. I love that he preserved the original paint and patina on it. :D
09-28-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Retroman69

Fascinating YouTube channel on vintage bikes

Has anyone checked out this guyís channel? He rescues and refurbishes, repurposes or fully restores vintage bikes from any era. I started watching recently and Iím riveted by some of his finds and...
09-28-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Retroman69

Cool, That takes me back! I remember reading...

Cool, That takes me back! I remember reading those magazine articles in the 70s (in between reading copies of Starlog and MAD magazine)!
;)
09-26-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By Retroman69

Update on the update...

Apparently modern guide wheels can not fit this older type derailleur, but I found a supplier on eBay that sells the original wheels NOS, so I ordered one.

PS: I looked awhile for parts for this...
09-26-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By Retroman69

Thank you, I appreciate that! :) I wonder if...

Thank you, I appreciate that! :)
I wonder if the light blue is the Opaque Blue they had in the early 70s?
09-26-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By Retroman69

Thank you guys! yes exactly, the Huret dropout...

Thank you guys!
yes exactly, the Huret dropout has a ďstopĒ that is so far forward that modern generic derailleurs just collapse against the frame with their ďstop-pegsĒ (sorry, not sure what to...
09-26-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By Retroman69

Thank you sir! :D

Thank you sir! :D
09-26-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By Retroman69

Thanks! I havenít had a chance to ride it yet. ...

Thanks! I havenít had a chance to ride it yet.
Needing to do the pedals, derailleur wheel, and final adjustments, then do her break-in ride. ;)
09-25-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By Retroman69

Update

Almost there.
I discovered that no new or newer rear derailleur works on this bike due to a design quirk of the forged dropout. So I pulled out the crusty pieces of the original Sprint derailleur,...
09-25-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By Retroman69

Thank you guys! I do love this color now that...

Thank you guys! I do love this color now that itís cleaned up and coming back together.
I woke up to the front tube being blown, will have to find out what happened there and put in a new tube. ...
09-24-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By Retroman69

Old Blue is starting to look like a bike again!

This 1967 Schwinn Super Sport has been a bit more of a challenge than my orange Ď73 was. A lot more wear and tear and a fair amount of weathering.
But it is finally coming together. Every moving...
09-24-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,424
Posted By Retroman69

I appreciate all the cool detailed info! I...

I appreciate all the cool detailed info! I honestly enjoy reading about the history of just about anything. ;)
Iíll likely pass on buying this one, although they still look like theyíre a little...
09-24-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,424
Posted By Retroman69

Thanks for the info guys! I didnít even notice...

Thanks for the info guys!
I didnít even notice the fenders, but I had my eye on that saddle. ;)
It might be worth my time to go see it, and if those are nice, buy it, take the saddle and fenders,...
09-24-19, 02:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,424
Posted By Retroman69

Any info or opinions on this old (60ís??) Royce Union 5 speed?

Turned up on local listing for $40.

I think this brand was just a department store quality bike? I donít know much about them.

Kind of a cool looker though with lugged frame and English...
09-24-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 822,994
Posted By Retroman69

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-23-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,383
Posted By Retroman69

No prob! ;) The blue Ď67 cleaned up pretty...

No prob! ;)
The blue Ď67 cleaned up pretty nicely as well, but has a lot more wear on it and a handful of finish scars, and it had been converted to a cruiser. Iím putting her back as close to...
09-23-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,383
Posted By Retroman69

On the Ď75 catalog, it says that a ďBrooks...

On the Ď75 catalog, it says that a ďBrooks ProfessionalĒ saddle was optional on the higher end road bikes, but doesnít specify the model. The period photos show what looks like a Brooks, but not a...
09-23-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,383
Posted By Retroman69

Thank you! Actually the bike on the bar tape...

Thank you!
Actually the bike on the bar tape thread is a different project, an earlier Ď67 model SS. ;)

I definitely wonít toss the old saddle, it may well find use with someone. ;)
Nice...
09-23-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,383
Posted By Retroman69

Okay, a FINAL, final touch..... ...

Okay, a FINAL, final touch.....
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09-23-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,889
Posted By Retroman69

Whatever it is, I love it! :)

Whatever it is, I love it! :)
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