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07-30-09, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,108
Posted By Herneka

If you want to upgrade it, I'd trade the steel...

If you want to upgrade it, I'd trade the steel wheels for a set of alloy wheels. It will be lighter, ride better and stop better. From there, i'd replace the cottered crankset with a lighter alloy...
05-15-09, 10:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By Herneka

It's for a dog walker attachment. That's the bit...

It's for a dog walker attachment. That's the bit that attaches to the frame, there's an additional arm that attaches to the post with the pin. If you're not interested in it, i know someone who...
05-13-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By Herneka

Besides collecting old bikes, i collect old bike...

Besides collecting old bikes, i collect old bike books and repair manuals. Some of the advice is pretty interesting:
In regards to finding a place to stay on a cycling tour - Filling station...
05-12-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Herneka

I've determined that when "Wooo!!!!" is yelled,...

I've determined that when "Wooo!!!!" is yelled, it immediately negates anything that has just been said. For example, i would have graduated from college, if my idiot friend hadn't yelled...
05-12-09, 10:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,986
Posted By Herneka

If you plan on carrying four bikes, four people,...

If you plan on carrying four bikes, four people, and associated gear for four people, you're probably looking for a four door truck, an s.u.v., or a station wagon. You could look into Subaru's, as...
05-12-09, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,905
Posted By Herneka

There's only a couple of bikes i miss, but mostly...

There's only a couple of bikes i miss, but mostly just an old Raliegh 3-speed. It was too small for me, and a friend was looking for something just like it, so i gave it him before i moved away.
05-07-09, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By Herneka

Are you talking about Rock Island, Illinois?

Are you talking about Rock Island, Illinois?
04-14-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,985
Posted By Herneka

How can we forget about the Landrider Autobike,...

How can we forget about the Landrider Autobike, with automatic shifting? Or the handful of belt driven bikes? And Shimano's other long lasting contribution, the Front Freewheeling System.
04-14-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,985
Posted By Herneka

J. Hughes - It is one of those Springer...

J. Hughes - It is one of those Springer attachments. I've actually never used it, as I don't have a dog. It came on the previously mentioned Kabuki Bridgestone. The only dog person I know is a...
04-13-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,985
Posted By Herneka

The Kabuki Bridgestone "cast aluminum lugs." Or...

The Kabuki Bridgestone "cast aluminum lugs." Or the velcro water bottle holders. I have a couple of the brackets, but the bottles are long gone. And I'll have to take a picture of the "Dog Walker"...
04-11-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,565
Posted By Herneka

Does anyone know if the stem clamp diameter will...

Does anyone know if the stem clamp diameter will accept a different handlebar, or is it an odd-Schwinn Varsity size? You could easily swap the handlebars if you're planning on replacing...
04-11-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,565
Posted By Herneka

Agreed on the donor bike. I'm fixing my wife's...

Agreed on the donor bike. I'm fixing my wife's Varsity and replaced the wheels and rd with some off a newer Schwinn. I also replaced the cables and housing. The old Varsity's are pretty easy to...
04-11-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 36,659
Posted By Herneka

I was hoping the bike was better than what it is,...

I was hoping the bike was better than what it is, as far as the model line up. I bought it because it looked like a nice project and the paint was in pretty good shape, so i'm not really...
04-10-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 36,659
Posted By Herneka

Thanks, everyone, for the replies. A little bit...

Thanks, everyone, for the replies. A little bit of a bummer, but i appreciate everyone's help.
04-10-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 36,659
Posted By Herneka

That's what i was afraid of, that it is pretty...

That's what i was afraid of, that it is pretty much the bottom of the barrel. I figured it would have been a little higher than the Caliente.

Okay, here's another question for the masses. I'm...
04-10-09, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 36,659
Posted By Herneka

Schwinn Sprint - where does it rank?

I'm doing a bit of research on a Schwinn Sprint i picked it. It's a teal colored, 10-speed. From what I've read, it wasn't real high-end. I plan on replacing most of the worn out parts and making...
04-03-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Herneka

I would probably go with the Traveler over the...

I would probably go with the Traveler over the Varsity. I have both. The Traveler will be lighter and easier to upgrade. It has more standard sized headseat and seat tube, three piece cranks, plus...
04-01-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,611
Posted By Herneka

As far as parts go, you could go pretty basic, or...

As far as parts go, you could go pretty basic, or you could spend a fortune. If it were me, i'd check through Nashbar or Performance for basic, sturdy components. Then I'd check with an LBS, to see...
03-25-09, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By Herneka

Thanks Diesel Dan. I found the three...

Thanks Diesel Dan.

I found the three pieces I need, available at Harris Cyclery. However, they will not ship the 15mm 1st Knuckle. Does anyone know someplace that will ship it? Thanks!
03-17-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,741
Posted By Herneka

If you do replace the bars, you can always get...

If you do replace the bars, you can always get clip-on aerobars with armrests.
03-17-09, 10:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,665
Posted By Herneka

I think I understand what you are trying to do. ...

I think I understand what you are trying to do. Basically, and correct me if i'm wrong, you want to remove the drive side crank, and remove the drive side cup (the part that screws into the bottom...
03-17-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,741
Posted By Herneka

I'll second (third?) the recommendation for...

I'll second (third?) the recommendation for elbow/arm rests on the aerobars. I have old set of Scott clip on bars, and the weight resting on the forearms gets annoying. You could try wrapping extra...
03-17-09, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By Herneka

Adams Trail-a-bike Hitch

Does anyone know where to find an older style hitch for the Adams Trail-a-Bike? I picked up a TAB, but need the 13mm hitch, not the newer 15mm. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
03-11-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,266
Posted By Herneka

Thanks everyone for the responses. I figured the...

Thanks everyone for the responses. I figured the bike would not accept a 1" stem, but wanted to check. Thanks for the information, and the build list. I'll probably try to re-use the old stem,...
03-11-09, 07:42 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,266
Posted By Herneka

Hello everyone - I don't mean to hijack this...

Hello everyone -
I don't mean to hijack this thread, but does anyone know the headtube diameter on the old Schwinn Varsity's? Will it take a 1" stem, or do I need to re-use the original?
...
02-27-09, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By Herneka

has anyone added gears to a single speed...

has anyone added gears to a single speed trail-a-bike? Either a clamp on rear derailleur, or swapping in an internal geared hub? Just curious if that would work, and what the drop out spacing is.
02-11-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 22,017
Posted By Herneka

I agree with Cudak. I was more just curious if...

I agree with Cudak. I was more just curious if any there were any collections of the Huffy's, Murray's, etc., out there. And while I do consider the Varsity low end, due to it's heavy steel...
02-06-09, 03:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,634
Posted By Herneka

TCS - I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks...

TCS - I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that way. Modern cassettes, at least for the road, are usually 11-23t, or 12-24t. The old five speed freewheels were around 14-28t. Nobody has really...
02-06-09, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,634
Posted By Herneka

That Sturmey-Archer XRD5 would do the trick, and...

That Sturmey-Archer XRD5 would do the trick, and do it better than I hoped. I'm not sure I could afford one right now ($176, +/-).

I've got a pretty good spare parts collection, including a...
02-06-09, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,634
Posted By Herneka

I always thought that the old klunkers used drum...

I always thought that the old klunkers used drum brakes, possibly tandem hubs. The project is going pretty slow right now due to lack of funds, but the parts are slowly coming together.

I'll...
Forum: Introductions
02-04-09, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Herneka

Welcome to Bikeforums! It's nice to see someone...

Welcome to Bikeforums! It's nice to see someone else from the Quad Cities.
02-04-09, 10:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 22,017
Posted By Herneka

Some pretty nice sounding collections! ...

Some pretty nice sounding collections!

I'll sidetrack this a little. Chris, Wahoo & Slush - do you have any info on the Spalding Blades? Is it the same sporting goods company that makes other...
02-04-09, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,634
Posted By Herneka

Jim, I'm trying to do something similar, add...

Jim, I'm trying to do something similar, add gears to an otherwise single speed bike. Here's the problems/challenges i'm running into, to further the conversation:

Original Bike - Some red middle...
02-04-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 22,017
Posted By Herneka

Low-End Bike Collections

We all love the threads full of high-end, collector bikes. But what about the other end of the spectrum? Does anyone else have a collection of more common bikes?

I'll start:
Schwinn Varsity -...
01-24-09, 10:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,762
Posted By Herneka

Didn't Viscount have a problem with their bottom...

Didn't Viscount have a problem with their bottom brackets? I thought I read that somewhere, but I could be wrong. Aluminum spindles, maybe?
11-13-08, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,385
Posted By Herneka

The bike looks similar to the one pictured above....

The bike looks similar to the one pictured above. A couple of differences, mainly the cables all run along the bottom of the top tube instead of the downtube. The for could be a replacement, as it...
11-07-08, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,385
Posted By Herneka

Nishiki Bravo info

Hello everyone, I'm looking for some information and advice on a bike i picked up.

I brought a Nishiki Bravo mountain bike home the other week. It is a high tensile frame, decent welds. It's...
10-31-08, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,156
Posted By Herneka

No pictures of anything, but I have a short list....

No pictures of anything, but I have a short list.
My main bike is a Schwinn Traveler that I found for free on trash day. A little cleaning, and it was good to go.
I got a Schwinn World for $1,...
06-24-08, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Herneka

They are indexed downtube shifters matched to a...

They are indexed downtube shifters matched to a six-speed freewheel. They have "s424" written on them, if it means anything. I'm not sure if i'm going to upgrade or switch over to a seven-speed...
06-24-08, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Herneka

I've looked into the Sora shifters, and I think...

I've looked into the Sora shifters, and I think they'd be a good economical upgrade. Do they need a to be matched with a specific Shimano derailleur? I would assume there are a couple that would...
06-23-08, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Herneka

Update: I took the lever apart, and found a...

Update:
I took the lever apart, and found a new problem. There is a washer with teeth in the lever, that is supposed to mesh with a similar toothed part in the lever mount on the frame. Several...
06-20-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Herneka

Bad Shifting on a Trek 400

Before I dive too far into replacing parts, etc., I will seek advice.

The problem: Trek 400 with downtube shifters labeled "Shimano Light Action," I think 7-speed. Anyway, the lever keeps...
Forum: Triathlon
06-20-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By Herneka

A free bike is a good bike, even if you have to...

A free bike is a good bike, even if you have to make a few changes.

What is your budget for this bike? My recommendations, and a suggestion of adding a pinch of salt:

- get the bike fitted...
06-18-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,288
Posted By Herneka

Are you referring to cup and cone style bottom...

Are you referring to cup and cone style bottom brackets? Sheldon made a fixed cup removal tool. Otherwise, it's easier (and cheaper) to just buy the correct wrench, etc.
...
06-17-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,156
Posted By Herneka

All cycling clothing serves a purpose first, and...

All cycling clothing serves a purpose first, and fashion second (possibly third). If you want to lessen the "dork" factor, you lose some of the function. My suggestions:

- Wear mountain bike...
04-03-08, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By Herneka

You're probably thinking of the Alenax Bicycle,...

You're probably thinking of the Alenax Bicycle, driven by "Transbar Power."

http://sonic.net/~ckelly/Seekay/weird_bike_stuff.htm
03-25-08, 08:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,721
Posted By Herneka

Previously, two on a vertical rack in the...

Previously, two on a vertical rack in the kitchen, two more leaning against it, two in the hallway, two or three in the bedroom, a couple outside. Currently, in the basement, waiting for some...
03-05-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,625
Posted By Herneka

When kickstands work, they work great. When they...

When kickstands work, they work great. When they fail, they're horrible.

Some of my bikes have kickstands, others don't. I took the kickstand off my first road bike due to a weak spring...
02-28-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,607
Posted By Herneka

I think there are stereotypes on the two very...

I think there are stereotypes on the two very extremes of cycling. Either someone has to be rich, and spend thousands of dollars on racing equipment, or really poor and ride a beat up huffy (because...
02-28-08, 01:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,223
Posted By Herneka

That's a nice looking bike! The rust on the...

That's a nice looking bike!

The rust on the front derailleur should clean up nicely with a little metal polish. I've dealt with worse, and they usually bounce back. A good cleaning and tuning...
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