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08-08-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 729
Posted By tkamd73

Well, I have the same bike, without the bent...

Well, I have the same bike, without the bent fork, and at 6 ft 2 in, find it quite comfortable.
Tim
08-08-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 745
Posted By tkamd73

Sorry, I did figure that out and edited my...

Sorry, I did figure that out and edited my response. The word those, threw me off, as all the pics are the same frame. But then I realized there is no such thing as a 27-1/2 tire. Frame is 25-1/2 in...
08-08-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 745
Posted By tkamd73

Thanks! I am also 6 foot 2 in, and frame is a...

Thanks! I am also 6 foot 2 in, and frame is a nice fit. Actually the frame is size 25.5. Which is the largest offered by Raleigh in 1978, according to their catalog.
Tim

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08-06-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 504
Posted By tkamd73

I never tighten the straps, and just use flat...

I never tighten the straps, and just use flat bottom tennis shoes, never an issue. Platform pedals with the pins work quite well too.
Tim
08-05-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 745
Posted By tkamd73

Sacrilege, I don’t think so. I had a nos 78...

Sacrilege, I don’t think so. I had a nos 78 Supercourse frame, that was never built up, yours actually looks better. I found the peeling decals and flakey paint unacceptable. So I had it redone,...
08-02-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By tkamd73

Well, your supposed to pedal a bike with your...

Well, your supposed to pedal a bike with your feet anyway, so I think your good.
Tim
07-27-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 452
Posted By tkamd73

If where you ride is relatively flat why not...

If where you ride is relatively flat why not consider an IGH hub. Yeah the change-over will be more complex, new rear wheel, or even new bike, but no more shifting with your hands. I converted an old...
07-23-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By tkamd73

The 1964 Schwinn Superport had 27in rims that...

The 1964 Schwinn Superport had 27in rims that took a standard 27 x 1 1/4Ē tire, the S6 was a designation for their 26Ē rims used on the Collegiate, and numerous other models.
Tim
07-18-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By tkamd73

If it has sentimental value, then fix up the old...

If it has sentimental value, then fix up the old bike so you have 2 rideable bikes. I did that with an old Schwinn Sports Tourer, that I wish I had never sold, and now ride it quite a bit. No one on...
07-02-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By tkamd73

That looks a lot like our old Burley, without its...

That looks a lot like our old Burley, without its skin, that was an awesome bike trailer/stroller. It had a larger spoked wheel up front, that you attached when using as a stroller. Wish I had done...
06-15-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By tkamd73

Nice Bike, I too like the blue tape, gonna try...

Nice Bike, I too like the blue tape, gonna try that. You already have a 28t rear cluster, so as previously suggested try go with a 39t small chain ring, might have to ditch the biopace for that, not...
06-11-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By tkamd73

Get rid of the drop out screws, and move the rear...

Get rid of the drop out screws, and move the rear axle as far back as it will go, if that doesnít work you will need a smaller low cog, or preferably a rear derailleur with a mid or long cage.
Tim
06-10-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 70,510
Views: 11,539,315
Posted By tkamd73

Seller has a very nicely organized work space...

Seller has a very nicely organized work space too.
Tim
06-08-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,641
Posted By tkamd73

Same issues, switched to biking every other day,...

Same issues, switched to biking every other day, way better.
Tim
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By tkamd73

Best dumpster find I’ve seen on this forum yet,...

Best dumpster find I’ve seen on this forum yet, keep checking that one out, maybe someone will toss a Peloton or Paramount next. Enjoy, great bike!
As stated earlier, that stem has got to go.
Tim
05-26-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,294
Posted By tkamd73

Actually, rereading your post, if it were me, I...

Actually, rereading your post, if it were me, I would try and find a early 90s Waterford Paramount frame for that Dura Ace group. Thats what I did for an early DA 7400 group, gave up on the seatpost,...
05-24-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By tkamd73

It never makes financial sense to restore an old...

It never makes financial sense to restore an old frame, but it sure is fun anyway. Iíve done a few with Yellow Jersey in Arlington WI, very happy with the results, and the price.
Tim

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05-23-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,943
Posted By tkamd73

Not a Tesla fan, but where I bike the F150 is...

Not a Tesla fan, but where I bike the F150 is more of a threat. Not a lot of Teslas in Wisconsin.
Tim
05-20-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,967
Posted By tkamd73

Agreed, and looking at some of the old Schwinn...

Agreed, and looking at some of the old Schwinn catalogs will give you those weird clothing urges, so as to look correct on the bike. I get it. My 71 Sports Tourer was just a very used frame when I...
05-20-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,967
Posted By tkamd73

Wow, nice find, love the lemon yellow color,...

Wow, nice find, love the lemon yellow color, smooth ride and all the gears youíll ever need. Bought that same bike new, one size larger, back in 73, wish I still had it.
Tim
05-19-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By tkamd73

Thats what I would have done, had I not already...

Thats what I would have done, had I not already had a nos 1055 group I wanted to use. Also a 7 speed fan.
Tim
05-18-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By tkamd73

Almost every component on the bikes Iíve built up...

Almost every component on the bikes Iíve built up that last 5 years has been discontinued, doesnít mean they donít exist. Itís all out there on the internet, try typing Shimano SL MC40 on an eBay...
05-18-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,876
Posted By tkamd73

I guess I would have at least done a more...

I guess I would have at least done a more complete job of removing the shifter brazeons, then put the clamp over, but as above, the clamp on shifters will work fine.
Looks like possibly not the...
05-14-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,245
Posted By tkamd73

Well, if you only ride in one gear a lot, why not...

Well, if you only ride in one gear a lot, why not try this. Pretty simple Iím pretty happy with it, 1 gear for flats, 1 gear for hills, Sturmey Archer.
Tim

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05-14-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,308
Posted By tkamd73

I finally broke down and bought the Park DS-1,...

I finally broke down and bought the Park DS-1, after nearly braining myself on my workbench, losing my balance while standing on a scale with an old Schwinn Collegiate.
Of course I didnít drop the...
05-10-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,414
Posted By tkamd73

In my situation “the later” or “just in case “ is...

In my situation “the later” or “just in case “ is probably me croaking, and my wife tossing it all, to clear out the basement. At least if the parts are on a bike, she will try and sell that on...
05-10-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,414
Posted By tkamd73

And thus the reason for replacing the ratty...

And thus the reason for replacing the ratty chainring on my 670, the rest of the bike had been recently redone.
Tim...
05-10-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,414
Posted By tkamd73

I tend to seek out, and many times overpay, for...

I tend to seek out, and many times overpay, for NOS parts. But then I usually install them as fast as I can. I want to be the first to use, and appreciate the look, and function, of a new old stock...
05-09-22, 12:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,720
Posted By tkamd73

Same here, wife and I need ours, take care! Tim

Same here, wife and I need ours, take care!
Tim
05-09-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,720
Posted By tkamd73

Luck has very little to do with it, more like...

Luck has very little to do with it, more like genetics, your health situation, and whether you’ve had the vaccine or not. I probably should have phrased it better, but my point was, get the vaccine,...
05-05-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 647
Posted By tkamd73

Hah, just bought that set yesterday for a Schwinn...

Hah, just bought that set yesterday for a Schwinn Traveler Iím redoing for a friend. Thats a really good deal on Shimano SLR cable, and your right, grey goes with everything!
Tim
05-02-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By tkamd73

For me, soak in WD40 first, then clean or soak...

For me, soak in WD40 first, then clean or soak with simple green, if rust after, then soak in Krudcutter, but only for an hour or 2, if left overnight in Krudcutter, it will start removing the...
05-02-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,720
Posted By tkamd73

I just got the double lines too! Plan on kicking...

I just got the double lines too! Plan on kicking back for 5 days or so, then Iíll resume riding. Got a few books to read, and the weather is gonna suck for the next week anyway.
Tim
05-02-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By tkamd73

I really wouldn’t even care, beautiful bike,...

I really wouldn’t even care, beautiful bike, unique and unreplaceable!
Tim
05-02-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By tkamd73

I would throw that in my recycling bin, but that...

I would throw that in my recycling bin, but that would probably just go to the landfill, as they really only recycle plastic milk containers, aluminum cans, some glass, and some cardboard, where I...
04-30-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,534
Posted By tkamd73

67.75 F Tim

67.75 F
Tim
04-29-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,890
Posted By tkamd73

I still love that 2018 TireRack commercial, where...

I still love that 2018 TireRack commercial, where the guy drives into the parking ramp with his bike on a roof rack. The best part is when the girl coming out of out of the ramp looks over and says,...
04-26-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,431
Posted By tkamd73

I agree, too much stuff. I get it for a long, or...

I agree, too much stuff. I get it for a long, or multi-day ride, or slogging it out on a tour, you need the stuff, but I got sick of moving it from bike to bike, and making changes for specific...
04-24-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,329
Posted By tkamd73

Fixing bikes for friends can get to be expensive,...

Fixing bikes for friends can get to be expensive, of course there are other tangibles to be considered. For goods friends Iím glad to do it, but lately have been more upfront about the cost, so as to...
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By tkamd73

Had a crashed Bianchi that looked similar, PO...

Had a crashed Bianchi that looked similar, PO thought he could fix it with a new fork. I took it to Yellow Jersey, no problem for them. Not cheap though, you better love the bike, just north of 700...
04-24-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,062
Posted By tkamd73

25mm, but replacing with 28s as they wear out. ...

25mm, but replacing with 28s as they wear out.
Tim
04-11-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 41,614
Posted By tkamd73

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1820x2000/46056eb3_10ff_4b18_848e_d83b1202b6a4_c0c1e295de96408d3c9d5557e6c95b26ab19ff32.jpeg
1978 Supercourse...
04-09-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By tkamd73

They obviously had to change the hub, or more...

They obviously had to change the hub, or more likely the whole rear wheel, so it could have been a single speed, or 2 speed kickback Racer too, but definitely a Racer.
Tim
04-08-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,230
Posted By tkamd73

Back to the OPs question, tubeless tires,...

Back to the OPs question, tubeless tires, hydraulic brakes, and anything that requires a battery, that isn’t a light, or my phone.
Tim
04-03-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,906
Posted By tkamd73

Tape doesn’t move if you know what your doing. ...

Tape doesn’t move if you know what your doing.
Tim
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03-31-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 966
Posted By tkamd73

Yeah, I too have a set of high end campy pedals,...

Yeah, I too have a set of high end campy pedals, sitting in a box, canít bear filing the quill off of those.
Tim
03-31-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 966
Posted By tkamd73

All the pedals, on my road bikes, are track...

All the pedals, on my road bikes, are track pedals with toe clips, quill ends hurt when you ride in sneakers. No issues.
Tim
03-28-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,239
Posted By tkamd73

Really nice tape job! Tim

Really nice tape job!
Tim
03-25-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,107
Posted By tkamd73

Not with me, minimalist when it comes to cycling...

Not with me, minimalist when it comes to cycling apparel, lately it would be N-1.
Tim
03-24-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,026
Posted By tkamd73

Sorry, but nothing about my bikes are subpar. The...

Sorry, but nothing about my bikes are subpar. The subpar part, would be the rider who could not accommodate them.
Tim
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