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07-30-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By sovende

Yup, fully agree! While lots of issues are...

Yup, fully agree! While lots of issues are “fixable” on older bikes (even French ones ;)) this doesn’t look like one of them. I would however, totally disassemble the entire wheel, saving the rim,...
07-24-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By sovende

Seems a bit “spendy” to me but the times, they...

Seems a bit “spendy” to me but the times, they are a changin’! The local Walmart would have suitable tires for ~$40/pair. Mounting tires isn’t a difficult task.
It wasn’t mentioned if new tubes were...
07-23-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By sovende

It’s more than a bit of a “curse” but I’m hard...

It’s more than a bit of a “curse” but I’m hard pressed to throw most anything away that has “any” potential for rehabilitation :o. The sentiment of “the satisfaction of not filling up the landfill”...
07-23-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,999
Posted By sovende

I generally acknowledge LEOs when out for a ride....

I generally acknowledge LEOs when out for a ride. Since I (also generally) follow the rules of the road, use hand signals and wear a helmet, I think it’s important to let them know that there ARE...
07-11-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By sovende

i wasn’t sensing any “disagreeablity”. In fact, I...

i wasn’t sensing any “disagreeablity”. In fact, I was questioning my position thinking that there might actually be significant differences in frame geometry between a Two Ten & a Six Ten. I was of...
07-10-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,564
Posted By sovende

Super nice find! Other than tires, tubes, brake...

Super nice find! Other than tires, tubes, brake pads and perhaps the chain, a “fluff & buff” would you be all that I’d consider :thumb:..
07-10-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By sovende

I have a Two Ten of the same vintage (1985) and...

I have a Two Ten of the same vintage (1985) and find it to be a very nice bike! Something about the camera angle and position of the handlebar makes the drop on the right side appear...
07-04-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,144
Posted By sovende

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Getting ready to get back on the 400 State Trail...
07-02-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 821
Posted By sovende

Had to Google “turbo encabulator” and found a...

Had to Google “turbo encabulator” and found a YouTube video. I was brought nearly to tears laughing as the video went on 🤣. Showed it to my wife and she thought it was hilarious too! Can’t imagine...
07-02-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 821
Posted By sovende

With turbo encabulators costing over $750...

With turbo encabulators costing over $750 million, it’s unlikely that I’ll ever have one to work on :rolleyes:. If anyone that did have one came to me and asked if I’d replace the marzelvanes for...
06-30-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 749
Posted By sovende

I’d definitely follow the tire/tube (& perhaps...

I’d definitely follow the tire/tube (& perhaps brake pad) recommendations already suggested!

RE: the trailer question, in my opinion (it’s worth what you pay for it), pulling a trailer with that...
06-30-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 749
Posted By sovende

An ‘80s bike for sure but yes late ‘80s!...

An ‘80s bike for sure but yes late ‘80s! Definitely going with the 1988 suggestion. Headbadge code and frame # will provide more info. Depending on date of final assembly (headbadge) it’s possible...
05-12-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By sovende

I especially enjoy reading about C / V brands and...

I especially enjoy reading about C / V brands and models of bikes when I actually have one very near to the subject of the review. I have a 1985 Miyata 210 and find it to be a very nice bike. I have...
05-10-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,529
Posted By sovende

My thoughts exactly. OP’s follow up in post #8...

My thoughts exactly. OP’s follow up in post #8 sort of explains things but with that saddle position, large frame and lots of exposed seat post, I’m thinking long legs and (proportionally) short arms...
04-22-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By sovende

Is there a number stamped into the “Schwinn” logo...

Is there a number stamped into the “Schwinn” logo disk on the head tube. If so, that’s the date of final assembly (first 3 digits are the Julian date and the last digit is the year). The date code on...
04-20-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By sovende

Are you sure that the sealed cartridge unit is...

Are you sure that the sealed cartridge unit is the proper size and thread pitch? If you were able to “back it out” you can check to verify proper thread pitch with the old drive side cup. See if the...
04-10-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 728
Posted By sovende

Ya, I'd slide them a bit higher up too but as...

Ya, I'd slide them a bit higher up too but as stated by others, it's personal preference. FWIW, I'd also rotate the bar "back/up" a little bit. Another "old school" guideline is to have the flat part...
04-09-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By sovende

I could be wrong but the pulley at the rear of...

I could be wrong but the pulley at the rear of the top tube is an indication/remnant of a multi speed IGH that’s obviously been swapped out for a hub with a freewheel :thumb:.
04-08-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,183
Posted By sovende

For those that haven’t experienced a “chased by a...

For those that haven’t experienced a “chased by a dog” situation, Search YouTube for- American Flyers dog chase scene - Perhaps a bit theatrical but has most of the essence of what it’s like ! My...
03-26-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By sovende

I’m guessing that somewhere along the line,...

I’m guessing that somewhere along the line, someone either didn’t know (or forgot :foo:) that the fixed cup was “left hand threaded” and applied way too much counter-clockwise force in an attempt to...
03-26-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By sovende

Keep in mind that some components (left side...

Keep in mind that some components (left side pedals, freewheels and right side bottom brackets) utilize “left hand” threads where “righty-tighty, lefty-loosey” doesn’t apply :thumb:
03-25-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,129
Posted By sovende

Get a seat post shim!

Get a seat post shim!
03-23-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By sovende

I don’t know just how long, how frequent the OP...

I don’t know just how long, how frequent the OP rides or if the OP had a significant break from riding over the Winter but (:D) in my experience, the first few weeks of MY riding season do leave my...
03-13-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 620
Posted By sovende

When you say “I’ll buy the tool” I’m assuming you...

When you say “I’ll buy the tool” I’m assuming you mean the tool that removes the entire freewheel from the hub, which will make your project easier to manage. As mentioned by others, a punch (or even...
03-12-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,556
Posted By sovende

I have a set of MAFAC “Racer” calipers that are...

I have a set of MAFAC “Racer” calipers that are in relatively nice condition from a ‘70s donor bike that was beyond resuscitation.
...
02-14-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By sovende

The OP did well on this bike! Watching the price...

The OP did well on this bike! Watching the price go from $75 to $25 and THEN offering $20 seems a bit shameful but I may have done the same :rolleyes:. (My B-I-L would have got it for $15 and made...
02-11-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By sovende

I can’t imagine why the bearing cups would be...

I can’t imagine why the bearing cups would be different from each other :foo:. I don’t even know if that is what the OP is alluding to but it kinda sounds that way. I’m assuming all of the bearings...
02-10-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,460
Posted By sovende

Nice bike! Not specifically on my “got to have”...

Nice bike! Not specifically on my “got to have” list but if I ever run across one, it would likely come home with me ;). Back in my college days (late ‘70s), Fugis & Motobecans (and maybe some...
02-03-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 740
Posted By sovende

As the old saying goes, “Good judgement comes...

As the old saying goes, “Good judgement comes from experience :thumb:, experience comes from bad judgement :D. Nice bonus of this forum (and many others) is that we get the benefit of the experience...
02-01-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By sovende

Well, it’s pretty obvious that the “bend” in that...

Well, it’s pretty obvious that the “bend” in that dropout screw will complicate things. Just why do you wish to remove it?
Gently trying to “bend” the screw back into its original shape i.e....
02-01-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By sovende

Most often, I find the “hook” wrenches less than...

Most often, I find the “hook” wrenches less than satisfying to use :(. The “punch” method usually works well but I’ve learned using one that is “softer” than the steel of the locking ring does the...
01-31-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,833
Posted By sovende

I’d be pretty unimpressed with ANY bike shop,...

I’d be pretty unimpressed with ANY bike shop, especially one in Japan, that didn’t have the tools required to remove Japanese freewheels :eek:.
01-18-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,392
Posted By sovende

A few more pics!

A little surprised to get no replies or comments (but did get some likes 👍). Thought I’d add a few more pics just for fun....
01-17-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By sovende

Never heard of Ghost Crow before but quick...

Never heard of Ghost Crow before but quick internet search tells me that even their entry level model should be able to be set up to work without major issues. Take it to a reputable local bike shop...
01-17-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,322
Posted By sovende

Have never shaved legs or arms but would possibly...

Have never shaved legs or arms but would possibly reconsider if a serious fall resulted in major discomfort when debriding road rash.
RE: waving, I almost always acknowledge others that I encounter...
01-16-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,392
Posted By sovende

Here’s the “all telling” drive-side photo :) ...

Here’s the “all telling” drive-side photo :)
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/80-d3a6d856_e593_4385_8fb8_f5b706a4a82f_380909b03b670310f181745441ff52d18baacbfd.jpeg...
01-16-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,392
Posted By sovende

‘80s Lotus Excelle Dumpster rescue

Daughter scored/rescued a Lotus Excelle from a Dumpster near where she lives. She was initially going to pass on it but after a text to me, went back and picked it up. This weekend, it made its way...
01-14-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,046
Posted By sovende

Surprised to read 13 replies before the “powder”...

Surprised to read 13 replies before the “powder” use was even mentioned. I use “baby powder”. My usual method is have the tube devoid of nearly all air AND be sure to cap the valve stem. Sprinkle a...
10-16-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By sovende

You sir, have your work cut out for for you!...

You sir, have your work cut out for for you! Unless NZ imported a bunch of those bikes, finding a source of parts is likely to be very time consuming (and may be prohibitively expensive!)
You say...
10-16-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,052
Posted By sovende

Thanks, mostly see the long thin pads that cover...

Thanks, mostly see the long thin pads that cover the top surface of the chainstay. How well does the wire loop type work?
10-10-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,237
Posted By sovende

The OP sounds like a “cash cow” for the LBS! I...

The OP sounds like a “cash cow” for the LBS! I hope the OP stays with the idea to keep the current wheel set until the recently purchased tires wear out. I have a ‘80 Schwinn LeTour that I imagine...
10-05-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,554
Posted By sovende

Not true! Pedal on the left side (non drive side)...

Not true! Pedal on the left side (non drive side) does NOT loosen in the “usual” way!!! I.E. “righty tighty / lefty loosey” DOES NOT apply. I’m surprised that no one has yet to point this out.
09-24-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By sovende

Go to Sheldonbrown.com for gear inch info.

Go to Sheldonbrown.com for gear inch info.
09-02-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By sovende

I LOVE good socks! White (well, kinda off-white)...

I LOVE good socks! White (well, kinda off-white) and yes, never orange! I have several brands but FoxRiver “AthleticFox” are my favs. Don’t think that they are available with a disc brake option. 65%...
08-07-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By sovende

Pretty sure that Veloce front derailleur wasn’t...

Pretty sure that Veloce front derailleur wasn’t OEM! Campagnolo components are generally high quality even the entry level stuff BUT compatibility with other manufacturers especially with index...
08-04-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,448
Posted By sovende

I cringed at that part too! Additionally, WD40...

I cringed at that part too! Additionally, WD40 isn’t my “go to” bike lube but used sparingly, it’s not likely to cause major issues. I will say that hosing the bike down with WD40 to the point that...
07-04-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,617
Posted By sovende

Weight??? Either the OP hasn’t read the “Why we...

Weight??? Either the OP hasn’t read the “Why we should STOP our obsession with bike weight.” thread OR did read it and went directly into the “you can’t tell me what to do” mode :eek:.
07-01-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,595
Posted By sovende

Here's the answer: It's is a contraction, meaning...

Here's the answer: It's is a contraction, meaning a shorter or "contracted" form of "it is" or "it has." (Example: It's going to rain.) Its is a possessive pronoun meaning, "belonging to it," or a...
06-30-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,296
Posted By sovende

The first and second pic in the OP seem to show...

The first and second pic in the OP seem to show that (in addition to the wedge being 180 degrees out of position) the wedge has been pulled into the stem quill and has flared it out a bit. I know...
06-28-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,086
Posted By sovende

I’m of the (near) same vintage as the original...

I’m of the (near) same vintage as the original owner of the OP’s Schwinn Varsity. (BTW, super nice resto on that bike!) Back in that era, you weren’t one of the “cool kids” if you didn’t ride a...
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