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06-09-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By lmk5

Thanks for all the tips. The brake levers are...

Thanks for all the tips. The brake levers are made by a company called "Star."
06-09-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By lmk5

Thanks for the reply. I'd really just like to...

Thanks for the reply. I'd really just like to just put hoods on. My levers do not include barrel adjusters where the cable exits the lever. Is there a procedure I could follow that would allow me to...
06-09-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By lmk5

I'll have to look when I get home. I know the...

I'll have to look when I get home. I know the handlebars are Champion but not sure right now about the levers.
06-09-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By lmk5

Brake Hoods for 1987 Schwinn World Sport

My brakes are bare metal and it would be nice to have hoods that could go over the levers for more hand comfort. Are there any available? I'm assuming they'd have to be in two pieces in order to be...
06-08-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,010
Posted By lmk5

I used 700C and of course the recommendation went...

I used 700C and of course the recommendation went even lower. I'm using an inner rim width of 23mm (default value). I don't think I could bring myself to pumping only 60PSI LOL.
06-07-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,010
Posted By lmk5

Yes, 32mm is what I've been using. I'm getting a...

Yes, 32mm is what I've been using. I'm getting a recommendation of 65 in front and 69 in rear for this calculator: https://axs.sram.com/guides/tire/pressure
06-07-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,010
Posted By lmk5

Thanks for the tips. As for tire pressure, I've...

Thanks for the tips. As for tire pressure, I've looked at some pressure calculators and they don't allow for calculation using 27" tires, so I used 650B. Most of the results advise a pressure between...
06-06-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,010
Posted By lmk5

Thanks Iíll check into those.

Thanks Iíll check into those.
06-06-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,010
Posted By lmk5

Update: I decided on the Continental Ultra Sport...

Update: I decided on the Continental Ultra Sport III. The local bike shop charged me $30 apiece (they were marked at $34.99). The only issue with installation was getting those last few inches of...
05-31-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,010
Posted By lmk5

My local shop says they have a pair of...

My local shop says they have a pair of Continental UltraSport III for $35 each. Is this a decent deal and how do they compare with the regular Paselas?
05-31-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,010
Posted By lmk5

Are you running the Pasela PT or the regular...

Are you running the Pasela PT or the regular version?
05-31-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,010
Posted By lmk5

Thanks for all the great suggestions. The current...

Thanks for all the great suggestions. The current tires on the bike are marked "Ultracycle." They have the same raised center tread and gumwall sidewall that is on the K35 and the Cheng Shin Sunlite....
05-31-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,010
Posted By lmk5

My rims are the original Weinmann (made in...

My rims are the original Weinmann (made in Belgium) from 1987. I was under the impression that I needed wire bead tires for these rims. Is that true?

Also, the Paselas look like they have a fairly...
05-31-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,010
Posted By lmk5

Thanks. Saw that right after I posted!

Thanks. Saw that right after I posted!
05-30-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,010
Posted By lmk5

Need Help with 27 x 1 1/4 Tire Selection

I've got an '87 Schwinn World Sport and I'm in need of new tires. There isn't a whole lot of selection around, but I'd like opinions on the following 4 that I've found, or if you know of a better...
05-26-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,560
Posted By lmk5

Thanks. I guess that 6lb. weight drop (>25%) does...

Thanks. I guess that 6lb. weight drop (>25%) does translate into some performance gains. My present bike is 27lbs. and the bikes in my price range (Trek Domane) are about 22 lbs. I wonder how much...
05-26-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,560
Posted By lmk5

Do you know the weight of the Raleigh and the...

Do you know the weight of the Raleigh and the Tarmac?
05-25-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By lmk5

Got it. Thanks.

Got it. Thanks.
05-25-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By lmk5

Your post leads to another question: Is it worth...

Your post leads to another question: Is it worth spending the extra money to go with carbon instead of aluminum? Shimano 105 instead of Tiagra? Anything else worth the extra dollars?
05-25-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By lmk5

I use Bike.App. I found it almost by accident and...

I use Bike.App. I found it almost by accident and it's very easy to use and does all I need it to do. By contrast I find Strava to be too complex.
05-24-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,149
Posted By lmk5

I would start out with a saddle that has a valley...

I would start out with a saddle that has a valley or cutout in the center, and make sure the saddle is adjusted level on the seat post as a first trial. As for biking shorts (or padded liners), I...
05-23-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,149
Posted By lmk5

You may want to visit the SQ Lab web site. Their...

You may want to visit the SQ Lab web site. Their saddles specifically target perineal pressure relief and the specification of each saddle will tell you how much pressure is relieved in percentage...
05-23-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By lmk5

Thanks for the excellent (and honest) post....

Thanks for the excellent (and honest) post. Definitely not a slam dunk to give up the pizza and ice cream LOL. As for the aerodynamics, when I bend lower I can feel the wind graze my back so I know...
05-19-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By lmk5

What made you decide on the Roubaix? Did you look...

What made you decide on the Roubaix? Did you look at any competing models?
05-17-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By lmk5

Great advice. Do most bike shops allow test...

Great advice. Do most bike shops allow test rides? Has the shortage of inventory affected their policies?
05-17-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By lmk5

That's amazing that you dropped 23 lbs. on bike...

That's amazing that you dropped 23 lbs. on bike weight and only got a 1-1.5MPH bump. I'm curious as to whether that surprised you. For me, even a 0.5MPH bump would allow me to stay ahead of some of...
05-17-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By lmk5

You're probably right. There are things I can do...

You're probably right. There are things I can do now to get faster that I should be doing:
1) Installing clipless pedals
2) Getting better tires
3) Using the drops more often
4) Wearing tighter...
05-16-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By lmk5

Understood.

Understood.
05-16-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By lmk5

Thanks John. The bike does ride well. Iím riding...

Thanks John. The bike does ride well. Iím riding on 27x1.25 tires (about 32mm), but theyíre nothing special. Sometimes I do ride in the drops but I donít find it very comfortable. I probably just...
05-16-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By lmk5

I agree that you plateau fairly quickly. When I...

I agree that you plateau fairly quickly. When I started one year ago I averaged about 13.5mph, now Iím at 15mph over the same route. Honestly, if I knew that Iíd get an extra 1mph with a new bike Iíd...
05-16-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By lmk5

Great questions. Honestly, when I'm out riding...

Great questions. Honestly, when I'm out riding and someone my age passes me up I'm always wondering if my bike, being older, is making a difference. It's ego LOL! I don't feel like I've reached my...
05-16-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By lmk5

Thanks for the input. I do like the riding...

Thanks for the input. I do like the riding position of the Schwinn, and in fact I very rarely use the drops. I know that I will drop some weight with a new bike (the Schwinn is 27 lbs.), and the...
05-16-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By lmk5

Road Bike Upgrade Advice Requested

Over the past year, I've been riding my 1987 Schwinn World Sport about 3-4 times per week over a 10-mile paved trail at an average of about 15MPH. I'd like to upgrade to a more modern road bike (and...
07-29-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By lmk5

Thatís a great explanation and makes total sense...

Thatís a great explanation and makes total sense to me. One other issue: When Iím on the middle chainring on the FD and on either of the largest 2 gears on the RD, I do get some chain rub on the...
07-28-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By lmk5

Good point. However, my wife dozes off when...

Good point. However, my wife dozes off when explaining this loading stuff.
07-28-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By lmk5

Thanks I'll give that a shot.

Thanks I'll give that a shot.
07-28-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By lmk5

That's what I keep telling my wife LOL. I...

That's what I keep telling my wife LOL. I followed her on the trail and noticed that she always seems to shift in the middle of the incline. I know how to slightly back off the pedals to facilitate...
07-28-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By lmk5

It is an indexed shifter. Nothing else was...

It is an indexed shifter. Nothing else was changed on the bike. It was idle for a couple years, has very low miles, and I was able to bring the rear derailleur back to life. The only problem is the...
07-28-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By lmk5

Front Derailleur Won't Downshift Under Load

I've got a Schwinn hybrid bike with 7 gears on the rear and 3 chainrings up front. It uses Shimano SIS shifters, a Shimano rear derailleur, and an SR Suntour front derailleur. With the bike on level...
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