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04-25-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 541
Posted By T-Mar

It's always been my understanding that Weinmann...

It's always been my understanding that Weinmann wanted the safety lever and that it resulted in a reciprocal technology exchange between the two companies. However, I also thought this took place in...
04-25-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 541
Posted By non-fixie

They were introduced in Europe in the late...

They were introduced in Europe in the late sixties, I believe, on touring bikes. They add the benefits of the Guidonnet levers, which were popular in France, to the traditional drop bar levers. They...
04-25-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 541
Posted By repechage

Yep, 1969 as I recall admiring bikes at the...

Yep, 1969 as I recall admiring bikes at the Schwinn Shop, might have been a 1970 model thing. One could reference the Schwinn consumer catalogs... with prices as Schwinn was “fair traded”

Peugeot...
04-25-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 541
Posted By thinktubes

I recall seeing them appear in the early 70's

I recall seeing them appear in the early 70's
04-25-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 541
Posted By dedhed

Show up in the 1969 Schwinn catalog. ...

Show up in the 1969 Schwinn catalog.
​​​​​​https://bikehistory.org/catalogs/1969.html
04-10-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 61,633
Views: 9,306,417
Posted By thumpism

Y'know, maybe it's just me, but I'd guess you're...

Y'know, maybe it's just me, but I'd guess you're just "one click" away from finding out what's in the link. It might be a Cannondale touring bike, or it might not, but that's damn sure what I thought...
02-27-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4,335
Views: 407,880
Posted By daverup

Nice! I think it was a great pick however it...

Nice! I think it was a great pick however it works out. I fixed up a 80's Centurion Mixte for my wife and she really likes it.
02-27-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4,335
Views: 407,880
Posted By daverup

Chocolate Carmel Bridgestone! I'll bet it will...

Chocolate Carmel Bridgestone! I'll bet it will shine up nicely
02-23-21, 03:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Andy_K

I generally rush every bike into rideable...

I generally rush every bike into rideable condition and then slowly plan to rebuild it and accumulate parts until I can turn it around completely. So I end up with bikes that have a history like...
02-22-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By gugie

Mostly I just stare at them. They stare right...

Mostly I just stare at them. They stare right back. I know they want to get out of purgatory and hit the road, but I'm still a working stiff and only have so much love to give at any given time.
...
02-20-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 148,235
Posted By T-Mar

Frame was manufactured in mid-1983, so it should...

Frame was manufactured in mid-1983, so it should be a 1983 model. The rear derailleur is definitely a replacement. The frame is manufactured with Bridgestone's Technart process, whereby the lugs are...
02-17-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By juvela

----- shape appears somewhat Concor-esque ...

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shape appears somewhat Concor-esque

this fits in with an eighties era datum

perhaps other readers shall know the names of Sinyard's saddle vendors...


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02-14-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 148,235
Posted By T-Mar

The frame was manufactured in July 1980 by...

The frame was manufactured in July 1980 by Kuwahara. Thxs for posting.
02-11-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 61,633
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Posted By tricky

"Not everyone has, or wants to sign up for...

"Not everyone has, or wants to sign up for fleabay"
"Not everyone has, or wants to sign up for cracklist"
"Not everyone has, or wants to sign up for Offerdown"
:lol:

Relax my dude! FB sucks,...
12-30-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 784
Posted By Tomm Willians

Well low and behold........ based on the...

Well low and behold........ based on the consensus I looked in my storage area and found a newer version Mavic that cosmetic wise looks nearly identical to the smashed vintage unit👍🏻. In spite of...
12-26-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,518
Posted By Mad Honk

I suspect that collector I know in Chicago will...

I suspect that collector I know in Chicago will drive to Bloomington pick them all up and re-distribute them to the cycling community. He might just keep one or two of them, to join his...
12-26-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,518
Posted By gomango

Mrs. Gomango has been dealing with my OCD...

Mrs. Gomango has been dealing with my OCD tendencies for 35 years. She politely asked me to clear the deck this coming calendar year. I am keeping four total, which seems pretty reasonable. Expect to...
12-26-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,518
Posted By John E

I have started doing a slow and deliberate "death...

I have started doing a slow and deliberate "death clean," with the intent of clearing out clutter and things that no one in my extended family can use. I do not want to burden my family.

I have...
12-26-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,518
Posted By RobbieTunes

On OP’s topic: I made arrangements. Then I...

On OP’s topic: I made arrangements.
Then I moved, so I’ll remake them.
No biggie. I’ll be dead.
If someone gets a landfill score, I’m good.
12-26-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,518
Posted By jamesdak

Ahhhh, that's a problem for the kids to work out...

Ahhhh, that's a problem for the kids to work out when it comes. Call it payback for all the grey hairs they gave me raising them. LOL!!
12-26-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,518
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Your non-cycling spouse sells them for peanuts...

Your non-cycling spouse sells them for peanuts based recollection of what you reported at the time
12-26-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,518
Posted By Bianchigirll

Something else to keep me awake at night

Something else to keep me awake at night
12-26-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,518
Posted By beicster

The only bike I have a sentimental attachment to...

The only bike I have a sentimental attachment to is a 93 Paramount mountain bike, which I bought new. I rode it on my only trip to Moab. My stepson toured the country on it with an xtracycle...
12-25-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By Skullo

The last few years I have measured my cycling in...

The last few years I have measured my cycling in hours on the bike. The distance covered has become less and less important to me.
My average is around three hours per ride. I did not plan it ,it...
12-19-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,555
Posted By cyclingarri

Depends on Bike

I think it depends on the type of bike and year it was made. On Vintage bikes I think they look awesome. Kept clean and shiny they add to look of the bike. But the plastic ones once they've yellowed...
12-18-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,343
Posted By curbtender

Pretty normal to misinterpret a response. I'm...

Pretty normal to misinterpret a response. I'm taking that he agrees with him. Kenda is one of the few available tires out there for the Schwinn. More like a balloon tire though.
12-15-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By oldlugs

I was able to clean up a pair of those white...

I was able to clean up a pair of those white Schwinn grips using a combination of dawn and steel wool, then a few hours in bleach and water.
What it seemed like was that the surface layer was sort...
12-15-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/cleaning-white-h...

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/cleaning-white-handle-bar-grips.39793/

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/white-grips-and-bleach.101826/


The two CABE thread links above might also have some...
12-14-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By dmark

Clorox sponge worked for me on bar tape left in...

Clorox sponge worked for me on bar tape left in place on the bar.
12-14-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By tiger1964

I wonder if Novus plastic polish would help?...

I wonder if Novus plastic polish would help? NOVUS...
12-13-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By viperocco

I would suggest trying something like Fantastic...

I would suggest trying something like Fantastic first and get more aggressive as needed.
12-13-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By dddd

I can't advise this, but I recently donned two...

I can't advise this, but I recently donned two pair of nitrile gloves and used Jet Spray Gumout on a small bit of cloth to restore some white Shimano aero lever hoods.

The hoods on this...
12-13-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By Mr. 66

I would try rubbing compound, I haven't used it...

I would try rubbing compound, I haven't used it on handles but I have used it on yellowed cable housing.
11-08-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,381
Posted By SpeedRanger

Don't always ride a predetermined route, explore...

Don't always ride a predetermined route, explore your town/city and you may find something new that interest you....a park, store, restaurant, etc.

As mentioned above, If you ride solo join up...
11-06-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,933
Posted By BFisher

Trying to analyze stuff like this online never...

Trying to analyze stuff like this online never seems productive. Handlebar tilt, brake lever position, saddle tilt/setback, Q-factor, etc - you don't know unless you actually know.

I've known...
11-03-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,377
Posted By mountaindave

There’s nothing quite like vintage steel. What...

There’s nothing quite like vintage steel. What brought me here is the fact that I grew up on “old steel.” First in my dad’s Gitane TdF, then my own Specialized Sirrus (see signs below).

FWIW,...
10-22-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20,303
Views: 3,432,265
Posted By bikingshearer

A few months, they might have gotten the asking...

A few months, they might have gotten the asking price for the toilet paper.
10-21-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20,303
Views: 3,432,265
Posted By Charliekeet

No doubt. Makes it harder to fall over!

No doubt. Makes it harder to fall over!
10-21-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By jonny7

best available therapy in our times - this I...

best available therapy in our times - this I agree. That’s why I ended up doing it in the end. Made zero profit with the flip, but it wasn’t the idea anyway
10-19-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Bad Lag

With any sort of rat trap pedal, you want toe...

With any sort of rat trap pedal, you want toe clips. Having your foot slip off the pedal towards the front of the bike will leave you with a gashed calf where the teeth on the pedal eat the back of...
10-17-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,230
Posted By Crankycrank

You can NEVER have too many tools. Including this...

You can NEVER have too many tools. Including this one. :fred:
10-17-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,230
Posted By Geepig

Well, my wife can always find more uses for the...

Well, my wife can always find more uses for the other sizes, for me to tackle things around the home...
10-17-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,230
Posted By MR BIG STUFF

You guys probably know this already..

...this is a nice little cheapo addition to your tool kit.
https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTUwMFgxNTAw/z/gVYAAOSwCBtbdf2p/$_57.JPG
10-16-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By MaxKatt

40 yo original Huffy paper work

I'm at my GF's in Queens cleaning out parents basement. She unearthed a really detailed manual of how to assemble a Huffy bike she must have had. Date on the back of the manual says 10/80, so...
10-15-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By SkipII

Thanks, got it now. The pictures of the...

Thanks, got it now.

The pictures of the Poseiden X show a stem that is already angled up, so flipping will not help to raise it. Perhaps a longer (higher) aftermarket stem will work if there is...
12-09-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 64,935
Posted By tacreamer

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/591072ae_8067_40a5_8899_768dc1ab4ef7_5b5a1ef98bc6d8a315a49ccd5653eb57c26dd0d8.jpeg
On the GAP & C&O
12-09-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 64,935
Posted By Hudson308

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1493/p1010945_b93cff4bad4cd5b6380c13f5a424587ffe6219f6.jpg
12-09-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 64,935
Posted By SJX426

DD, your camera does a pretty good job! This is...

DD, your camera does a pretty good job!
This is one was a surprise. I noticed the bling after the shutter release.
https://live.staticflickr.com/3758/11466150415_aa46604924_3k.jpg...
01-02-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 148,235
Posted By T-Mar

Well, a week has passed and interest in this...

Well, a week has passed and interest in this thread has died down, so it's proably an appropriate time to thank everyone for the warm welcome back. This post just might get me kicked off the forum,...
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