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09-01-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By retrodude

Congrats! Sounds like you picked up a good one....

Congrats! Sounds like you picked up a good one. One thing about the tires which you probably already know, standard 27" will not fit. As you noted, ensure you source 27 x 1 1/4 to fit Schwinn S-6 or...
08-31-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By retrodude

I really like your chosen upgrades, That's a...

I really like your chosen upgrades, That's a beauty. I'd say that Schwinn is still a Schwinn :thumb:
08-31-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8,269
Views: 2,660,847
Posted By retrodude

To OP: ​​​​​​​These are great bikes, it's in...

To OP:

​​​​​​​These are great bikes, it's in excellent shape and mostly stock. Very nice parts spec.

You'll need to lower that stem though or swap it for one with more rise if too...
08-29-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By retrodude

Regrading weight I'd say everything is heavier. I...

Regrading weight I'd say everything is heavier. I never weighted the frame by it's self but it's not built from lightweight steel. Wheels are steel, cranks are steel, etc. The brake calipers are nice...
08-09-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By retrodude

I ended up getting a Brother Scan n Cut. I though...

I ended up getting a Brother Scan n Cut. I though the scanning part would make it more versatile but ended up finding out it will not cut good quality lines unless a vector image file is used (the...
08-09-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By retrodude

Thanks to all others for the positive feedback....

Thanks to all others for the positive feedback. Makes our hobby even more fun to share our passion and receive such kind words :)
08-09-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By retrodude

Wow! Fantastic history, thank you so much for...

Wow! Fantastic history, thank you so much for sharing. Yes, I recall being fascinated by the Shimano (Schwinn approved) rear derailleur while cleaning up every part. It's nice to hear mine has the...
08-09-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By retrodude

Really nice step through version, I don't find it...

Really nice step through version, I don't find it very rough at all. It's in far better condition than how I found mine. It is definitely worth whatever TLC is needed to get it going if bearing need...
08-08-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By retrodude

1976 Schwinn Suburban Restoration

Iíd like to share a restoration project I completed a few years ago. Found this nice Suburban in a dumpster 2017 at my get-away trailer park in Birch Bay USA. Here is how I found it:...
06-10-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By retrodude

Thanks for the kind words! Yes, I believe the...

Thanks for the kind words! Yes, I believe the seatpost is 1996. The engraved/stamped? campy logo with the classic Super Record clamp make it pretty retro-cool
06-10-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By retrodude

Thanks for the reply Randy, I certainly did not...

Thanks for the reply Randy, I certainly did not :thumb:, yep, saddles are subjective for sure. It is good to see saddle makers bringing back classic designs for reproduction. With a few exceptions...
06-09-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By retrodude

Thanks for the compliment/feedback. You have some...

Thanks for the compliment/feedback. You have some nice very Marinoni's there.

I'm curious why you're not a fan of the Regal saddle. Are you not keen on the Regal's styling/looks or is it possibly...
06-08-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By retrodude

Agreed, only reason I brought it up is my other...

Agreed, only reason I brought it up is my other vintage road bike is a couple cm taller. I typically run low slung flites so maybe that's why the seatpost extension looks similar on each bike (my...
06-08-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By retrodude

Selle San Marco Regal Girardi saddle: bit of a...

Selle San Marco Regal Girardi saddle: bit of a story. Picked up for 5-10$ due to ultra used condition. It was my most challenging leather saddle recovering to date, dealing with the rivets, etc but...
06-08-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By retrodude

1984 Marinoni Old School Setup

This bike was purchased in the 90s by my Dad with my guidance. We went into Cambie cycles in Vancouver and right away I told my Dad ďIf it fits and you like the ride, get this one!Ē It did not have a...
03-03-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8,269
Views: 2,660,847
Posted By retrodude

Thanks! And they all get ridden, I have a...

Thanks! And they all get ridden, I have a rotation going :p
03-03-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8,269
Views: 2,660,847
Posted By retrodude

I'm am the lucky owner of six vintage MTBs which...

I'm am the lucky owner of six vintage MTBs which I'd like to share. The Kilauea is currently getting much better paint and decals from yours truly but like many of us, the stable keeps getting tweaks...
03-03-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8,269
Views: 2,660,847
Posted By retrodude

Always love seeing your Ultra victorm!

Always love seeing your Ultra victorm!
03-03-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 131,441
Posted By retrodude

Here is my 96' Zaskar. Been through a number of...

Here is my 96' Zaskar. Been through a number of changes. Pretty sure this is where it will stay. These are fantastic bikes! It's my only vintage ride with suspension...
12-22-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By retrodude

Pretty great riding eh? ;) I'd love to ride there...

Pretty great riding eh? ;) I'd love to ride there again, I imagine things have changed a bit in 30 years though :lol:. We did a loop that involved starting on the east side of the Bow river and...
12-22-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By retrodude

Thanks! Yes, I'm anxious to finish it. Since...

Thanks!
Yes, I'm anxious to finish it. Since the stem was mailed from Poland I'm guessing the airplane most likely dropped it off on the east coast rather than my back door. Hoping it comes before...
12-20-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,900
Views: 785,990
Posted By retrodude

Hey Victorm, glad to see this one again, the...

Hey Victorm, glad to see this one again, the build threat was fun to watch. Quite the nice transformation, how's it ride so far? I expect you guys have a bit of the white stuff by now in Saskatoon?
12-17-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By retrodude

Don’t mind the black tape in place of a handlebar...

Don’t mind the black tape in place of a handlebar grip which is temporary while I wait on the stem. It’s built up as far as I can go with it.

I’m super happy with the paint/decals. I can’t wait to...
12-17-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By retrodude

The build: Stripped it all down and started the...

The build: Stripped it all down and started the sourcing, digging out the parts. I knew it was going with all new paint. I like doing my own paint, partly because Iím cheap and partly because I enjoy...
12-17-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By retrodude

In 2021 Iíve restored more bikes than ever before...

In 2021 Iíve restored more bikes than ever before (good COVID hobby right?) and itís helping me hone my skills. After building up a couple mid 90s rigid Cannondales for my son and myself my brother...
12-17-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By retrodude

1987 Richey Ascent Homecoming

I posted this in the C&V thread and thought I'd share here as well:

This Ritchey is the 1st high quality bike I owned, purchased as a frameset (fuselage) in 1988. With parents help it was...
12-14-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By retrodude

Great story Lazyass, yes, these fully rigid bikes...

Great story Lazyass, yes, these fully rigid bikes all the way from mid 80s through mid 90s really have advantages in situations where suspension really isn't needed. Gravel bikes? We had these fully...
12-14-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By retrodude

Thanks BMC Kid! Yes, no detail is too small but...

Thanks BMC Kid! Yes, no detail is too small but if I could make a good living doing this I'd quit my job for sure
12-14-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By retrodude

Think yours is an 86' or older if it has DuraAce...

Think yours is an 86' or older if it has DuraAce hubs, sweet!
Yes, the under chainstay U/Rollercam brake placement was short lived for good reason, mine packed full of mud pretty fast (luckily I...
12-14-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By retrodude

Thanks merziac! Definitely a lot of time well...

Thanks merziac! Definitely a lot of time well spent :thumb:
12-13-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By retrodude

Don’t mind the black tape in place of a handlebar...

Don’t mind the black tape in place of a handlebar grip which is temporary while I wait on the stem. It’s built up as far as I can go with it.

I’m super happy with the paint/decals. I can’t wait to...
12-13-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By retrodude

The build: Stripped it all down and started the...

The build: Stripped it all down and started the sourcing, digging out the parts. I knew it was going with all new paint. I like doing my own paint, partly because Iím cheap and partly because I enjoy...
12-13-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By retrodude

In 2021 Iíve restored more bikes than ever before...

In 2021 Iíve restored more bikes than ever before (good COVID hobby right?) and itís helping me hone my skills. After building up a couple mid 90s rigid Cannondales for my son and myself my brother...
12-13-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By retrodude

1987 Richey Ascent Homecoming

This Ritchey is the 1st high quality bike I owned, purchased as a frameset (fuselage) in 1988. With parents help it was purchased frame/fork/Suntour Rollercam & Ritchey stem for $600. I was already...
12-10-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By retrodude

I decided to try it out recently and can confirm...

I decided to try it out recently and can confirm it works very well. I'm guessing there is a home brew concoction that is the exact same formula? If so does anyone know the secret recipe?
09-21-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,633
Posted By retrodude

I suppose the sweet looking grey tires can be...

I suppose the sweet looking grey tires can be moved to the period correct wheelset, I like your other planned purple parts and agree it should be enough to finish off the accent coloring, for sure LX...
09-20-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,633
Posted By retrodude

Oh, just noticed the saddle change, must say I'm...

Oh, just noticed the saddle change, must say I'm more partial to the standard Avocet you have in the last picture compared to the initial saddle, is the cover mint condition all way round?
09-20-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,633
Posted By retrodude

I think the grey tires and cool wheels work for...

I think the grey tires and cool wheels work for sure, when comparing these to the previous regular black tires standard wheels I think they add a bling that works and look very sharp

Will you have...
09-17-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,633
Posted By retrodude

Glad you got the bars sorted! I'd forgotten but...

Glad you got the bars sorted! I'd forgotten but have used that trick before myself. Wasn't sure I'd like the riser with this vintage/year build but I think it really works. I typically go with all...
09-01-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,834
Posted By retrodude

Thought I would provide an update. So I like this...

Thought I would provide an update. So I like this bike soo much I decided to make it even nicer. Got rid of the generic modern carbon flat bar and alloy stem and when with Syncros Cattlehead and...
08-19-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,633
Posted By retrodude

It's actually a great idea, those cans are $20 a...

It's actually a great idea, those cans are $20 a piece so not cheap, I've done frames with that paint where I used the Dupli base coat (the frames weren't shiny chrome so you need a proper base)....
08-06-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,204
Posted By retrodude

I just finished restoring a very stock 93' for my...

I just finished restoring a very stock 93' for my nephew. The force 40 units are not necessary and very fiddly, take em' or leave em'. I kept them on this build and used modern housings, etc. I...
07-27-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 131,441
Posted By retrodude

I've posted my 96' Zaskar before but it has seen...

I've posted my 96' Zaskar before but it has seen some updates recently. Syncros Cattlehead (I paid $5 on FB marketplace if you can believe it) new decals for the stem were $15 though, added the more...
06-29-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2,900
Views: 785,990
Posted By retrodude

This is not a typical build for me but could not...

This is not a typical build for me but could not resist as it is my guinea pig build where I'm trying my hand at custom stencil logos with rattle can paint, pretty happy with the result, bought one...
06-07-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,633
Posted By retrodude

Nice work, I'm impressed, wish I had the welding...

Nice work, I'm impressed, wish I had the welding ability myself.
05-23-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,633
Posted By retrodude

What a lot of work! Been there though, I stripped...

What a lot of work! Been there though, I stripped my own Cannondale M800 rebuilt and went with naked polished look c/w repro decals. Getting all the paint off was very time consuming. I read back...
05-14-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,633
Posted By retrodude

Very nice! This is kinda spooky though, I'm sure...

Very nice! This is kinda spooky though, I'm sure I saw this listed on Vancouver Craigslist. Please confirm if this is where you sourced this. I had considered it for my sons build. I was in the midst...
05-03-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By retrodude

Syncros 130mm. Surprisingly I am really enjoying...

Syncros 130mm. Surprisingly I am really enjoying the stretched out/narrower handlebar position lately, reliving the 90s I guess. I have (5) vintage 90s MTBs and (3) of them are set up this way. I...
05-03-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,088
Posted By retrodude

No dumb questions here :) if a part has lots of...

No dumb questions here :) if a part has lots of scratches and filing/sanding is required to smooth everything it its best to go back to the bare aluminum. I believe some anodization has the ability...
04-27-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By retrodude

Thanks, yes, I wonder if collectability will...

Thanks, yes, I wonder if collectability will increase over time, either way most of my bikes will be with me to the end but I love getting my hands especially on some of the old Syncros & Race face...
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