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02-12-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 404
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Posted By DetroitSchwinn

I've been looking for this thread! The only bike...

I've been looking for this thread! The only bike I've ever had with an old shop sticker is my '73 Schwinn Super Sport. Really crazy thing is even after 41 years of depopulation in the City of Detroit...
12-26-13, 11:30 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 36,005
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

Here is my Motobecane I set up as my first fixed...

Here is my Motobecane I set up as my first fixed gear... I re-dished the rear wheel and took off the rear brake. Has good pedal clearance when turning and it's a blast to ride.356705 it's got a 52...
12-09-13, 02:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,465
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

I have a '74 Le Tour with SKS Longboards on it...

I have a '74 Le Tour with SKS Longboards on it that I commute on.
12-04-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

The crankset is a Sugino SuperMaxy double. The...

The crankset is a Sugino SuperMaxy double. The new bottom bracket and crankset are so much lighter than the Ashtabula 1 piece.
12-04-13, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

Thank you for having me! I really love this bike....

Thank you for having me! I really love this bike. It is indeed a 22" frame, I prefer a 23" (my commuter is a 23" Le Tour) but since it was free and in great condition I "compromised"…
12-03-13, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

Updates to my '73 Schwinn Super Sport

I've been crazy busy, but had a few days off this week. I had issues with the truvativ I ordered so I sent it back and went with the BMX adapter Renning suggested. When I took the headset apart the...
11-05-13, 10:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,902
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

I'll be working on my 1973 Schwinn Super Sport....

I'll be working on my 1973 Schwinn Super Sport. I'm upgrading to a 3 piece crank, re-greasing everything, hunting for a Brooks and re-lacing my 1st generation Shimano Dura-Ace high flange hubs to...
10-22-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,081
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

+1 on everything you said... I do GFX at Joe...

+1 on everything you said... I do GFX at Joe Louis Arena, this is outside of our control room 5th floor...

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10-22-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

Schwinn Approved Le Tour + SKS Longboard Success!

I got SKS Longboards for my Le Tour and they installed with no issues. I didn't even need to buy any spacers or washers. Everything I needed was included. I have 27" Gatorskins and the fit is spot...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-13, 12:11 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 13,415
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

I keep waffling about taking a Mixed Martial arts...

I keep waffling about taking a Mixed Martial arts or Modern Arnis class just for basic self defense.
Forum: Commuting
10-13-13, 11:55 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 13,415
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

When I am downtown and home not likely, however...

When I am downtown and home not likely, however the commute goes through a few rough spots. The primary reason I don't is that I'm not sure I could pull a trigger... And if you aren't ready for that...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 13,415
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

I live and work in Detroit, Michigan and I don't...

I live and work in Detroit, Michigan and I don't carry a gun or knife.
09-29-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,926
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

+1... 70's frames with 80's components... Chromed...

+1... 70's frames with 80's components... Chromed lugs, fork tips and chain and seat stays with a Shimano 600 Arabesque Groupo would be perfect...
09-29-13, 08:58 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 9,885
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

It's good on sunny days, but somehow better on...

It's good on sunny days, but somehow better on cloudy days...
09-29-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 9,885
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

My Motown playlist on shuffle...

My Motown playlist on shuffle...
09-21-13, 10:37 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,798
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

You said it... My newest bike is a 1981 SR Semi...

You said it... My newest bike is a 1981 SR Semi Pro... It can be bought cheap, it's cool looking and it's easy to work on... I've gotten 3 decent ten speeds (a 1969 Raleigh Super Course, a 1974 Le...
09-20-13, 01:03 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 10,694
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

His reply was priceless... "You don't win a race...

His reply was priceless... "You don't win a race with your eyes" that explains all those blind guys that won the Tour De France.
09-17-13, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,288
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

There a quite a few hills in Rouge Park which is...

There a quite a few hills in Rouge Park which is on my way to work, in fact the one on Spinoza @ Sawyer is fairly gnarly... As for the snow I had not thought about that...
09-17-13, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,288
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

I'm going to go ahead and disagree with you...

I'm going to go ahead and disagree with you there... I've been commuting on a vintage road bike through Detroit, Michigan for 5 years now I find the knobby tires just collect snow in the treads and...
09-16-13, 11:24 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,932
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

+1 on the SunTour powershifters.. I've had one...

+1 on the SunTour powershifters.. I've had one set on 3 bikes now... Works like a charm.
09-15-13, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,265
Views: 678,337
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

This is a picture of me and my Motobecane Nomade...

This is a picture of me and my Motobecane Nomade Sprint in Detroit's Brush Park neighborhood... 340614
09-12-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,983
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

+1 I have a VGT-Luxe on my Super Sport and it's a...

+1 I have a VGT-Luxe on my Super Sport and it's a silky smooth no miss affair...
09-08-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,447
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

I did that in the spring of '12 to a brand new...

I did that in the spring of '12 to a brand new Continental Gatorskin on Michigan Ave in Detroit, I hit a piece of jagged metal that used to anchor a bus stop sign to the sidewalk. Tire was LESS than...
09-08-13, 07:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,613
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

+1, -BUT- I also do three coats of Amber Shellac....

+1, -BUT- I also do three coats of Amber Shellac. Damn near bullet-proof and it looks amazing... Use a foam brush or a rag for the application.
09-03-13, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,887
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

I buy Continental Gatorskins for my bikes from...

I buy Continental Gatorskins for my bikes from OutsideOutfitters.com and they usually sell out of the 27"x1.25" Tyres when they go on sale. Also about a month ago I was helping a friend get a her...
08-30-13, 10:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

The final weight isn't as important as the...

The final weight isn't as important as the initial weigh in... So far I'm only in for $25, but after getting new rims laced to the dura-ace hubs I have and a new set of Gatorskins it will be a nice...
08-30-13, 11:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

I use a B17 imperial on the bike and the current...

I use a B17 imperial on the bike and the current post makes lacing the saddle difficult. Would a new seat post with an improved clamp remedy that? I should add I am putting every last piece that I...
08-30-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,887
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

The bike that got me back on a bike was a 1978...

The bike that got me back on a bike was a 1978 Varsity that I bought off of a guy on Facebook's Warrendale Detroit (my neighborhood) page... $10. Bought it, cleaned it, rode it to work (13 miles each...
08-30-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

I had no idea the Super Sport was such a...

I had no idea the Super Sport was such a conversation piece! I think I got 5 replies when I posted pics of my Le Tour a few weeks ago. I'm anxiously awaiting a crank puller and a truvativ adapter....
08-29-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

if it helps you any, the kickstand was too long...

if it helps you any, the kickstand was too long anyway... It did stand up, but I had to be careful and it was prone to falling down a lot. Stuffed a wine cork in there.
08-29-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

Worked like a charm!!

Worked like a charm!!
08-29-13, 05:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

I'm trying that out after dinner... Thank you!!

I'm trying that out after dinner... Thank you!!
08-29-13, 03:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

It's so nice it became my favorite bike pretty...

It's so nice it became my favorite bike pretty quickly after I got it. My other regular rider is my 23" Le Tour so going down to a 22" wasn't that big of a deal. It rides nice and once people deduce...
08-29-13, 10:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

I agree 100%, although removing the guard makes...

I agree 100%, although removing the guard makes them slightly less ugly. I'm really looking forward to this, it's not going to cost a whole lot and should make for a good weekend project.
08-29-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

I have some sew-ups with Dura-Ace hubs that I...

I have some sew-ups with Dura-Ace hubs that I want to re-lace with clinchers. Probably a project for winter time. I'm debating on weather or not to order the tool for the kick-stand or to attempt the...
08-29-13, 07:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

I'm no physicist, but isn't losing 1lb of...

I'm no physicist, but isn't losing 1lb of rotational weight like losing 3lbs?
08-28-13, 07:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

I have the cranks, I'm waiting on the adapter,...

I have the cranks, I'm waiting on the adapter, which wasn't much money ($19 shipped IIRC). I think I'll go with a UN26, which is another $20 ish. So we're at $40, and the work isn't a detriment, it's...
08-28-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

What spindle length would I use for a Schwinn Le...

What spindle length would I use for a Schwinn Le Tour crankset?
08-28-13, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

I ordered a truvativ for my Super Sport... I have...

I ordered a truvativ for my Super Sport... I have a crank-set from a Le Tour that I plan on using but am undecided on bottom-bracket.
08-28-13, 04:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

This has been the summer of free Schwinns for...

This has been the summer of free Schwinns for me... I got a '74 Le Tour (NOT the wrecked donor bike) from a different coworker...
08-28-13, 04:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

1973 Super Sport Sunset Orange

I got this from a coworker for FREE... I didn't even have to go pick it up!! It had a mattress saddle on it so I had to provide the Brooks. Other than that I changed out the awful derailleur(s), I...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-13, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,123
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

I had some really nice Adarga leather bar tape...

I had some really nice Adarga leather bar tape that turned into zombie flesh in a matter of months... Although shellac brought it back to life and waterproofed it!
Forum: Commuting
08-10-13, 03:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,123
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

[QUOTE=modernjess;15735161]Shellac and plain cork...

[QUOTE=modernjess;15735161]Shellac and plain cork tape FTW. (I prefer cork to cloth tape)

+1 on shellacking ANYTHING (maybe not the inner tube!)... I have shellacked cloth tape -AND- leather...
08-10-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,893
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

Both the critical mass that is the last Friday of...

Both the critical mass that is the last Friday of the month AND the slow roll, the last 2 Mondays have been especially crazy...

P.S. Thank you for the welcome!!
08-10-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,812
Views: 360,981
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

No car, and I bought my home for $4500 cash. So...

No car, and I bought my home for $4500 cash. So bills consist of property taxes (@1700 a year/12 months = $142 a month), Edison which is about the same for heat, electricity and cooking fuel,...
08-10-13, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,893
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

Yes! Here in Detroit the number of cyclists goes...

Yes! Here in Detroit the number of cyclists goes up every month, that includes winter. Our critical mass rides are getting HUGE also...
08-10-13, 11:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,433
Posted By DetroitSchwinn

This is my 1974 Le Tour I got from a coworker...

This is my 1974 Le Tour I got from a coworker after I wrecked my 1969 Raleigh Super Course. I switched to Alloy 27's, a Brooks B-17 Imperial and I wrapped the bars in yellow cloth tape, finished with...
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