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Posted By FREEBIRD1

Owner says it's a 64, I did not find this color...

Owner says it's a 64, I did not find this color on the old manuals. Seat is missing the plate in the rear and there are a couple of dents in the fender. I have not seen or ridden it. ...
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Views: 188
Posted By FREEBIRD1

1964 Schwinn American 24"

What's one of these worth in good condition (not mint) running, 80% paint and components?


Thanks
09-01-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 940
Posted By FREEBIRD1

No more riding on streets for me, we bought a van...

No more riding on streets for me, we bought a van and drop in a different trail heads to ride. There is still some danger, but no cars, and the surfaces are usually better. Someday it may be safe to...
08-30-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,279
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Good idea, when you watch flat trackers and drag...

Good idea, when you watch flat trackers and drag racers, it's almost a controlled slide all the way to the finish line.
08-29-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,279
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I went for about a 15 mile ride on the trail...

I went for about a 15 mile ride on the trail today, we had a storm last night and there were random wet areas,leaves and sticks on the pavement. Still seen people doing 25 over these areas, a...
08-26-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By FREEBIRD1

All stock parts, I bought the bike new. I also...

All stock parts, I bought the bike new. I also checked the axle, it's straight. Very perplexing?
08-25-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Thanks, thought I had this one figured out with...

Thanks, thought I had this one figured out with the help of the pics, but no luck. Even with the spacer in its home position, it moves the rim too much forward in the DO. I'm sure someone has been...
08-25-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By FREEBIRD1

That's the rub with this set-up, the spacer is...

That's the rub with this set-up, the spacer is all the way back preventing the DR hangar from being moved back. I put the wheel in without that spacer and everything is fine, and the wheel fits in...
08-24-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By FREEBIRD1

The derailleur is installed with the spacer as...

The derailleur is installed with the spacer as shown, it seems it does not leave enough room on the other side of the axle for it to drop in properly, I can't think of any other way that spacer goes...
08-23-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Shimano SIS Derailleur Spacer Bolt?

What is the secret to get the rear spacer and bolt that holds a shimano SIS rear derailleur to the frame of the bike? I have one that when installed, keeps the axle from going far enough into the...
08-16-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,531
Posted By FREEBIRD1

The trails I ride on have many areas of overgrown...

The trails I ride on have many areas of overgrown trees which in some areas , especially on overcast days, make it almost impossible to see oncoming traffic. I appreciate the strobes of oncoming...
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By FREEBIRD1

That's a nice bike, I don't see why you couldn't...

That's a nice bike, I don't see why you couldn't use it on an MUP, I see them all the time on the trails here.
08-15-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,925
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Smile I sold off my factory 750W fat tire bike, nothing...

I sold off my factory 750W fat tire bike, nothing wrong with it, it was very reliable and fast, just was too moped or scooter like. I still have a beach cruiser with a little 250 watt front hub...
08-12-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Smile The roller blade gloves have a hard plastic...

The roller blade gloves have a hard plastic insert to protect the wrist, I also wear the roller blade elbow guards. I've been down in low speed falls and have injured my wrist and elbows, I fell...
08-11-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,925
Posted By FREEBIRD1

If you have the e-bike in it's highest pedal...

If you have the e-bike in it's highest pedal assist mode, and rotate the crank from a stop, it kicks -in NOW, some have a soft start, but they still take off pretty quickly which could also be a...
08-10-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,925
Posted By FREEBIRD1

It happens, first fall I've had in 25 years was...

It happens, first fall I've had in 25 years was on my e bike, very low speed one at that, nonetheless, an ER visit. The low speed handling of mine on a patch of dirt bit me, I will second the "be...
07-27-20, 02:22 PM
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Views: 522
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I've seen the bike friday's, the racer type look...

I've seen the bike friday's, the racer type look to have thin high pressure tires.
07-24-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,121
Posted By FREEBIRD1

That's exactly how my last crash happened, going...

That's exactly how my last crash happened, going slow about 4-5 MPH, hit a slippery spot of dried mud (wet underneath), front wheel washed out, and I was on the pavement within .5 second. No...
07-22-20, 02:20 PM
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Views: 522
Posted By FREEBIRD1

That's the exact feeling of my small tire bike,...

That's the exact feeling of my small tire bike, the fat tire coupled with the small diameter is just plain squirrely.
07-22-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By FREEBIRD1

20" E-Bike Wheels

After a few months using my e bike with 20" fat tire wheels I've noticed a few quirky handling characteristics, They seem a lot less forgiving on the front end, and have a tendency to "snap" if...
07-22-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,830
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I quite riding motorcycles for this reason, and...

I quite riding motorcycles for this reason, and don't ride bikes in streets (trails only), it became an exercise in paranoia to survive, similar to combat situations. Safety is important, but when a...
07-21-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,279
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Wow, I thought for sure my last crash my arm and...

Wow, I thought for sure my last crash my arm and shoulder were broke, luckily I suspect that I lift weights, I have a little natural body armor in the upper body that helped. I got a lacerated elbow...
07-20-20, 05:31 PM
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Views: 1,279
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Crashes?

I know if you ride long enough,it's going to happen, I've been down a few times resulting in ER visits over the years. I mainly ride trails now, but the risks are still there as well, last one I hit...
06-29-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 786
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I started back up after that long as well at 58,...

I started back up after that long as well at 58, I was doing 45 min. a day on an eliptical machine, but re-starting biking was a little tougher. At first I did about a mile a day, then I started...
06-21-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I have some old bikes with that type of tire, set...

I have some old bikes with that type of tire, set them in the sun and applied some dish soap to the rim to slip them on easier. Just a thought.
06-21-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I got them up and working correctly, one of the...

I got them up and working correctly, one of the springs was dislodged and it was not retracting properly. I'm getting a dead stop in 3-5 ft at 15 MPH, when I apply both brakes it sucks the bike down...
06-21-20, 07:47 AM
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Views: 416
Posted By FREEBIRD1

They are in fact the post type pads, I went down...

They are in fact the post type pads, I went down the same paths you guys did, clean wheel, min..i slack in cable etc. I think I'm about 80% there on these, I can pull the bike up on end, with either...
06-21-20, 06:07 AM
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Views: 416
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Thanks, it's a 25 year old bike applying both...

Thanks, it's a 25 year old bike applying both front and rear from 15 mph will stop in about 10 feet, I did not know if there were anything special on these old systems that needed to be don to get...
06-21-20, 04:32 AM
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Views: 416
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Center Pull Brakes?

I have an older bike with the center pull type brakes. I have installed new shoes, adjusted the cable tension etc. They will stop the bike, but not lock up the wheels like a v-brake set-up. Any ideas...
06-20-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,263
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I'll have to test ride one of the high end bikes,...

I'll have to test ride one of the high end bikes, the extra 2K-5K had better be buying some great performance.
06-20-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,263
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I suspect they keep the costs down by...

I suspect they keep the costs down by standardizing most of the components, and the powder coat is only in 3 basic colors (which is OK for me),kinda like the Ford model T concept. I have not ridden...
06-19-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,263
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I have the Mini 4 I purchased early this spring,...

I have the Mini 4 I purchased early this spring, have a few hundred miles in 10 mile trips, and it has been flawless. Bike feels more expensive than what it is, and all the systems work great. The...
06-12-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,476
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I got my bikes out a few months ago, and...

I got my bikes out a few months ago, and purchased a few more during the lock-down, for an activity to do, and see the sights. With the pot-hole roads here and lack of bike lanes I'm seriously...
Forum: Recumbent
06-12-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Thanks, chainrings are whatever comes stock with...

Thanks, chainrings are whatever comes stock with the bike, I've never used chain tube, and am not familiar with the installation of it. I'll try spacing that idler, I'll need to get another hex bolt,...
Forum: Recumbent
06-10-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Thanks. I'll look at that, maybe put a little...

Thanks. I'll look at that, maybe put a little white dot on it to see if it spins.
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By FREEBIRD1

It's kinda annoying but not that big of a deal....

It's kinda annoying but not that big of a deal. it's a new bike so I want to use it box stock for a while before I start re-engineering things on it. I suspect they all make that noise, it's a simple...
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Sounds like this one, minus the teddy...

Sounds like this one, minus the teddy bears:lol:https://youtu.be/RTRS_ZOaSgc
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Thanks for the tips, the chain also rides way to...

Thanks for the tips, the chain also rides way to the right on the wheel (as in photo) , my other Rans bike with same type of set-up rides pretty much close to the center, does not matter which front...
06-08-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Jack Rabbit?

Anyone ride one of these?https://i2.wp.com/cleantechnica.com/files/2019/01/jack-rabbit-mobility-ces-2019-las-vegas-1.jpg?w=900&ssl=1
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By FREEBIRD1

It's hitting the top side of the silver sheet...

It's hitting the top side of the silver sheet metal part (inside or power side). I loosened it and could move it up down by about 1/16", not enough to clear the chain and cure noise.
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By FREEBIRD1

That would not be good, I have a lot of hills...

That would not be good, I have a lot of hills around here.
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By FREEBIRD1

You can only move the bracket fore and aft, no...

You can only move the bracket fore and aft, no up/down adjustment on this one, it's an ever present tic,tic,tic, when you are pedaling. I've moved it around a bit but can never get rid of that noise....
Forum: Recumbent
06-07-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Idler Bracket Noise?

I have a phantom and the chain rubs that front idler wheel bracket. There is no adjustment , and not much of a window the chain operates in. Any cure for that annoying sound?


Thanks.
06-07-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Nice vintage video, and some interesting info as...

Nice vintage video, and some interesting info as well. I would have liked to get the P38, but they were a little too pricey for me. It came down to this Phantom or a Barcchetta Giro.
06-06-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Probably a good idea, who knows what type of...

Probably a good idea, who knows what type of handling these things see before they arrive at your doorstep.
06-06-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By FREEBIRD1

All is good now on it (or as good as it gets with...

All is good now on it (or as good as it gets with this one). ;)
06-06-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Yep, did that, that's the first thing I learned...

Yep, did that, that's the first thing I learned on tune-ups. The derailleur on this bike is really sensitive to the tension adjustment on the barrel screw. and the shifters are pretty slow. I managed...
06-06-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Shimano Sora Derailleur ?

I have a new Lightining Phantom recumbent with Shimano Sora rear derailleur and Deore shifters. (I realize on this bike they use the cheapest components available), but I would still like to ride it...
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Front Drive Benefits?

What are the benefits of front drive recumbent's like the cruzbikes? They look interesting, and I see more of them out there lately.:innocent:
06-03-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,476
Posted By FREEBIRD1

There are roads in my area ,if you ride on the...

There are roads in my area ,if you ride on the side of the road, you will almost surely get hit, they just speed too much, text, or drive bad. In my general suburban area it's no problem, mostly 25...
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