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Forum: Foo
07-01-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By WilliamK1974

I went to visit my folks this evening, and while...

I went to visit my folks this evening, and while there, had a look at the hope chest my mother said I could have. I wasn't able to see any brand names or anything, but I did open it up and take a...
06-29-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,263
Posted By WilliamK1974

This is a great thread. I collect Soviet watches,...

This is a great thread. I collect Soviet watches, clocks, fountain pens, and also have a couple of VEF-built radios. I could easily go down the Soviet bike rabbit hole, but getting a bike transported...
Forum: Foo
06-29-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By WilliamK1974

I probably used just slightly less than half of...

I probably used just slightly less than half of the can. The can said to apply sparingly, but my attempts at trying to be stingy didn't seem to be going anywhere. It's starting to smell more like...
Forum: Foo
06-28-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By WilliamK1974

When I think of "essential oil," I think of...

When I think of "essential oil," I think of something you get at the health food store. The oil I bought wasn't that. It came from Home Depot:...
Forum: Foo
06-27-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By WilliamK1974

May have used too much cedar oil in my cedar chest

Hello everyone,

I've been working on an old cedar chest. Been wanting one for awhile, and found one at a local antique store. It was made by Cavalier, which is a company that was founded in my...
06-15-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,352
Posted By WilliamK1974

Oh, I know the difference between the asking...

Oh, I know the difference between the asking price and the selling price. But when the seller goes into a great deal of detail about all the work they did to restore the bike to what might be better...
06-10-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,352
Posted By WilliamK1974

Here's one from my neck of the woods: ...

Here's one from my neck of the woods:

https://chattanooga.craigslist.org/bik/d/chattanooga-vintage-schwinn-completely/7316029315.html

Not sure whether to laugh or cry. Just the addition of the...
06-03-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,984
Posted By WilliamK1974

The brakes on my '89 Schwinn World were never...

The brakes on my '89 Schwinn World were never that great even from the word go. I was still learning about how to adjust and maintain stuff like that, but even as my skills improved, the brakes never...
06-02-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By WilliamK1974

I would prefer to get a Chicago or...

I would prefer to get a Chicago or Greenville-built bike, just because to me, that era was when Schwinn was still mostly Schwinn.

The mid-80's bikes seem a little thin on the ground here, just...
06-01-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By WilliamK1974

Thanks for your reply. That bike's about a...

Thanks for your reply. That bike's about a two-hour drive from me, so it's not practical for several reasons. Had it been local, it might have been a "maybe," but odds are I would have looked at it...
05-23-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By WilliamK1974

No, mine's just high-tensile carbon steel.

No, mine's just high-tensile carbon steel.
05-23-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By WilliamK1974

Too bad it's up there and I'm down here. Looks...

Too bad it's up there and I'm down here. Looks good in the one pic they posted.
05-21-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By WilliamK1974

I have a Schwinn World from 1989 that was my...

I have a Schwinn World from 1989 that was my fifteenth birthday present that year. If you know the bikes, you'll know that one was closer to the low end. But it's served me well, and I hang on to it...
05-21-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By WilliamK1974

Someone tried to ding me for discussing money on...

Someone tried to ding me for discussing money on here yesterday. My response was that I wasn't asking for an appraisal, just putting things into a framework that most of us could understand.

If it...
05-21-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By WilliamK1974

Ok, the serial number looks like it's stamped on...

Ok, the serial number looks like it's stamped on the right side dropout, so it *might* be a Japanese-built Schwinn Le Tour from May 1980, which would make some sense. Not sure which manufacturer...
05-21-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By WilliamK1974

I'm starting to think it's a 1980 or later. Le...

I'm starting to think it's a 1980 or later. Le Tour first shows up as a model in 1974. Changes came starting in '76, but any of them that had stem-mounted shifters didn't come in silver.
In 1980,...
05-21-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By WilliamK1974

Identify this Schwinn?

Hello everyone,

This one popped up on CL when I ran a search for Schwinn. It's not local to me, but it's priced at the "mechanic's special" level. Looks like some TLC would bring it back to life,...
05-20-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By WilliamK1974

My intention was not about valuation, at least...

My intention was not about valuation, at least not from the monetary sense. Wasn't asking for an appraisal or anything like that. The intention is to determine if the bikes are a worthwhile purchase...
05-20-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By WilliamK1974

Not to muddy the waters or anything, but I also...

Not to muddy the waters or anything, but I also saw an early 70s World Traveller in Kool Lemon being sold locally for $75 OBO. I made him an offer and he counter-offered the Schwinn + a Raleigh Grand...
05-20-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By WilliamK1974

Early Schwinn Le Tour questions

Hello everyone,

A little backstory: About three years ago, I bought a 1973 Schwinn Continental in Opaque Blue for a very low price. It was what you might could call a survivor. It wasn't in mint...
Forum: Foo
04-25-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,686
Posted By WilliamK1974

I took lessons at the local yacht club five or...

I took lessons at the local yacht club five or six years ago, which was a great deal of fun. We used Flying Scots and typically had three or four to a boat. One of my classmates in that adventure...
Forum: Foo
06-24-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By WilliamK1974

One thing that I forgot to mention is that the...

One thing that I forgot to mention is that the tree which fell was right on the property line. It was also on the other side of the backyard fence that belongs to my property. The root structure was...
Forum: Foo
06-24-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By WilliamK1974

Homeowners insurance question

Hello everyone,

Back on Easter Sunday, my area was battered by some severe storms and tornadoes. There was one part of town where a 60s/70s subdivision was pretty well destroyed. I didn't have...
Forum: Foo
06-01-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,601
Posted By WilliamK1974

Digital photography seems to be improving,...

Digital photography seems to be improving, especially in the DSLR and other pro-sumer formats. I've had a couple of cell phones that were quite good, and I've also had a couple where I wondered why...
Forum: Foo
08-03-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,599
Posted By WilliamK1974

The two best phones I've ever had were a T-Mobile...

The two best phones I've ever had were a T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide made by HTC and a OnePlus One. What I liked best about them was their respective cameras. For what they were, their cameras were...
07-10-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,377
Posted By WilliamK1974

Would you mind posting some pics that show more...

Would you mind posting some pics that show more detail of the lights and generator? I have one of these bikes, but it's been stripped of all the racks and the light set. Nice rider, but I wish it...
07-09-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By WilliamK1974

So, maybe this crankset:...

So, maybe this crankset: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Acera-Triple-Crankset-FC-2303-30-42-52T-Sliver-Bike-Bicycle-Chain-Set-/163767219194?hash=item26214973fa
Probably dicker with them on the...
07-01-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By WilliamK1974

Upgrading a 1989 Schwinn World

I first posted this in C&V, but it might get more attention here:

Right around 11 years ago, I posted the following thread:
How to upgrade my 1990 Schwinn World...
06-30-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By WilliamK1974

Upgrading a 1989 Schwinn World

Right around 11 years ago, I posted the following thread:
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=433205&referrerid=85868

A series of personal and professional upheavals prevented me from...
06-30-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,235
Posted By WilliamK1974

Here are a couple of pics. Looks like it's a...

Here are a couple of pics. Looks like it's a 52/40:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/0630192015_95f8cf83838ce455c090f4f82907fa8aa7bb3e83.jpg...
06-30-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,235
Posted By WilliamK1974

Ok... Gear ratios are one of those things that...

Ok... Gear ratios are one of those things that I've not yet fully grasped. In fact, there's something about them that I find frustrating. My area is hilly enough to where a bike made for spirited...
06-29-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,235
Posted By WilliamK1974

So, something like this Dura-Ace 7400 rear hub: ...

So, something like this Dura-Ace 7400 rear hub:
https://ebay.us/dWZ8bH

And this freewheel:
https://ebay.us/qS0mSo

would allow me to up the speed count to 14 and have a nice 27" alloy rear...
06-29-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,235
Posted By WilliamK1974

I guess I was looking at this more from a C&V...

I guess I was looking at this more from a C&V standpoint, and the replies are more about enhancements than originality.

Now that I think about it, maybe that's the best thing for this bike since...
06-29-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,235
Posted By WilliamK1974

In answer to your question, no, I haven't...

In answer to your question, no, I haven't overhauled the hubs. I haven't yet done any work on the bike, just trying to plan ahead a bit for when I have some time here in a couple of weeks.

What's...
06-29-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,235
Posted By WilliamK1974

Would you mind explaining how to tell whether or...

Would you mind explaining how to tell whether or not mine are high flange, please?
06-29-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,235
Posted By WilliamK1974

Maybe something like this if I want to use the...

Maybe something like this if I want to use the original hubs:
https://www.harriscyclery.net/product/sun-cr-18-27-630-36-hole-rim-1745.htm

Which spokes to use with these?
06-29-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,235
Posted By WilliamK1974

I don't mind trying to build my own wheel, but...

I don't mind trying to build my own wheel, but I'm not sure exactly how to get started with something like that. Sourcing the rims, spokes etc.
06-29-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,235
Posted By WilliamK1974

Source for new sew-up/tubular rims

In another thread, I posted about a Peugeot U08 I just purchased. It's in sort of ok shape, and I'm trying to turn it into an occasional rider.

At present, it appears to have its original Normandy...
06-20-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,540
Posted By WilliamK1974

Some pics

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/0620192040_d8e837b6ea242fa44504a93d1415feea0d0cc707.jpg...
06-20-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,540
Posted By WilliamK1974

Grabbed a Peugeot U08 last night

Hey everyone,

I got my first U08 yesterday evening. I'll try to get some pics up soon. Paid $40 for it. It's not in perfect shape, though the bones appear good. It has an ATAX stem hopefully of...
04-25-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,656
Posted By WilliamK1974

This is a great thread. I would like to hear more...

This is a great thread. I would like to hear more about the bicycle trip. As much as I liked bikes when I was younger, the notion of taking an overnight bike journey never occurred to me and my...
Forum: Foo
04-22-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By WilliamK1974

https://youtu.be/LWHelIqiV3Q

https://youtu.be/LWHelIqiV3Q
04-22-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By WilliamK1974

Nice find. Looks good. Hope it serves you well.

Nice find. Looks good. Hope it serves you well.
04-22-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,545
Posted By WilliamK1974

The water bottle cage says Made in Japan on it....

The water bottle cage says Made in Japan on it. But I don't recall ever seeing anything like that on another bike. Must be a product of its time.

Now, did I read another thread that said I could...
04-20-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,545
Posted By WilliamK1974

Sorry to take so long, but here's mine:...

Sorry to take so long, but here's mine:...
04-19-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,545
Posted By WilliamK1974

I haven't gotten to the point of having multiple...

I haven't gotten to the point of having multiple bare frames or anything like that. All my bikes are complete even if they're not high-end or anything like that. I know I could probably save some...
04-19-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,629
Posted By WilliamK1974

No, I'm afraid mine has neither racks nor lights....

No, I'm afraid mine has neither racks nor lights. Did they all come fully kitted out like that?
04-19-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,545
Posted By WilliamK1974

Did you ever compare the weight of the bike...

Did you ever compare the weight of the bike before and after you made your mods? I know it'll never be a true lightweight, but getting rid of 8lbs would make a difference.
04-19-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,545
Posted By WilliamK1974

Reading another post reminded me of the idea of...

Reading another post reminded me of the idea of checking with a bike co-op for parts and a place to work on the bike. My city has one, and I was a member years ago. They've probably had more than a...
04-18-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,545
Posted By WilliamK1974

I did some tuning on it last night, and now have...

I did some tuning on it last night, and now have the RD where it will operate under "laboratory" conditions. What that means is that I can lift the back tire off the ground with my left arm, pedal...
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