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07-09-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,137
Posted By sovende

I’m most impressed with the lack of visible...

I’m most impressed with the lack of visible pitting on the chromed components and near pristine condition of the aluminum ones! The paint seems to be without blemish either. Was that bike packed in...
07-04-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By sovende

Weight??? Either the OP hasn’t read the “Why we...

Weight??? Either the OP hasn’t read the “Why we should STOP our obsession with bike weight.” thread OR did read it and went directly into the “you can’t tell me what to do” mode :eek:.
07-03-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By sovende

I had this issue in the past and fixed it by...

I had this issue in the past and fixed it by drilling a hole (side to side) thru the seat post and the press fit saddle mount. Ran a tap thru the hole then secured the loose saddle mount with two...
07-01-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,080
Posted By sovende

Here's the answer: It's is a contraction, meaning...

Here's the answer: It's is a contraction, meaning a shorter or "contracted" form of "it is" or "it has." (Example: It's going to rain.) Its is a possessive pronoun meaning, "belonging to it," or a...
06-30-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By sovende

Any particular reason why the QR is on the drive...

Any particular reason why the QR is on the drive side?
06-30-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By sovende

The first and second pic in the OP seem to show...

The first and second pic in the OP seem to show that (in addition to the wedge being 180 degrees out of position) the wedge has been pulled into the stem quill and has flared it out a bit. I know...
06-30-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By sovende

In general, a reasonable solution for a...

In general, a reasonable solution for a rusty/stuck stem quill. I’m sure many cringed at the “flip bike upside down” suggestion (without further qualifications)! I rarely (if ever) do so but the...
06-28-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By sovende

Thanks for the update. Ya, those measurements...

Thanks for the update. Ya, those measurements reported early in the thread seemed peculiar. The MarkePlace pic sure looks more like a 25” frame. The dad must be a pretty tall, lanky guy based on the...
06-28-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 947
Posted By sovende

I’m of the (near) same vintage as the original...

I’m of the (near) same vintage as the original owner of the OP’s Schwinn Varsity. (BTW, super nice resto on that bike!) Back in that era, you weren’t one of the “cool kids” if you didn’t ride a...
06-28-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By sovende

So, did this bike become part of your “herd”? I...

So, did this bike become part of your “herd”? I know what you’re saying RE: needing another bike (my “gruesome trope” would be -like I need a hole in my head-). RE: the bike in question, IMO, there...
06-26-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,506
Posted By sovende

I have several bikes that get ridden on a regular...

I have several bikes that get ridden on a regular basis. Probably over half (I’d have to count to be sure) are fitted with some sort of frame mounted pump. The others have a CO2 inflator in the under...
06-26-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By sovende

I have a New In Box 700c (28-43) tube and the...

I have a New In Box 700c (28-43) tube and the labeling on the box also states that it will fit 27”x (1 1/8, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8) tires. The labeling on 700c (25-32) tube boxes make no such claim but I do...
06-26-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 513
Posted By sovende

Let me be the first to “Welcome” the OP to great...

Let me be the first to “Welcome” the OP to great forum! Hopefully, the first few replies provided the info the OP needed. I’m guessing (since the OP is new to this forum) that they had no idea a...
06-25-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By sovende

So, I’m curious. What is/was the final outcome?...

So, I’m curious. What is/was the final outcome? I’m not so sure (based on the photos) if there was enough of the threading visible on the inside of the crankarm to determine left or right threads but...
06-22-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By sovende

Of course you are joking with the crazy decimal...

Of course you are joking with the crazy decimal fractions :eek:. I like the “dot” diagram but I’d have to put it on the top tube! My “chart” is much simpler:
41 (50)
47 59
54 67
63 78
71 88...
06-22-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By sovende

Well, it’s hardly “madness” but I’ll acknowledge...

Well, it’s hardly “madness” but I’ll acknowledge that it’s your opinion. I was providing an answer to the OP’s query on how to figure out a way to understand/use the gears available on the bike that...
06-22-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By sovende

IMHO, the simplest way to “visualize” what the OP...

IMHO, the simplest way to “visualize” what the OP wants to know is using the Sheldon Brown Gear Calculator. I use the “gear inch” mode. After inputting specific wheel size and crank length, enter the...
06-18-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,623
Posted By sovende

I don’t have one in every under saddle bag but I...

I don’t have one in every under saddle bag but I do have two “Gerber CoolTools” (the one with an adjustable wrench, hex keys, socket wrenches AND integral chain tool). They don’t seem to be in...
06-17-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,219
Posted By sovende

I entered “white” on the survey/vote” page. But...

I entered “white” on the survey/vote” page. But to be completely honest, cream colored or dingy white is a better description. I do have some gray/grey? socks that approach the dingy white after...
06-15-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,568
Posted By sovende

Years ago, when the “step counting” craze when...

Years ago, when the “step counting” craze when from pedometers to wrist mounted devices, I had a Soleus brand “tracker”. Main function was step counting and IIRC, had a very basic HR monitor. After a...
06-11-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,933
Posted By sovende

I’m going to stop short of saying cycling...

I’m going to stop short of saying cycling specific shirts, shorts or shoes are “required” but will say that I most often ride with at least two of the three, those being shorts and shoes. While I...
06-10-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By sovende

The shifters that function in this manner should...

The shifters that function in this manner should be marked as SUNTOUR “Symmetric”. I suppose it’s possible that early versions weren’t so marked and the one on the OP’s bike could work as described...
06-01-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,143
Posted By sovende

OK, I know it’s been seven months since the last...

OK, I know it’s been seven months since the last post to this thread but since I’m the OP, it might be acceptable. It’s June 1st and hopefully Winter is finally over here in Wisconsin! (It did snow...
05-27-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,591
Posted By sovende

That’s one heck of a “cockpit” instrument array...

That’s one heck of a “cockpit” instrument array :eek:.
05-23-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,406
Posted By sovende

I’m currently 68 (but closing in rapidly on 69)....

I’m currently 68 (but closing in rapidly on 69). Cycling is my main aerobic exercise (1 1/2 - 2hrs, 2-4 times per week). I also do “body weight” exercises daily, push ups for upper body and planks or...
05-12-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By sovende

Well, reassembly went much easier than expected...

Well, reassembly went much easier than expected :thumb:. I put a bead of ParkTool bearing grease on the “cone” portion of the inner body before sticking the inboard ball bearings into the grease and...
05-12-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By sovende

Here’s hoping the seat post isn’t “fused” to the...

Here’s hoping the seat post isn’t “fused” to the seat tube! Steel on steel should be easier to release than a bimetallic fusion :thumb:. Might have been better to offer $10 rather than 4 times the...
05-12-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By sovende

While I do agree with what you are saying being...

While I do agree with what you are saying being the “best” approach, the OP did indicate that he wished to use the OEM freewheel! With that in mind, I would, with regard to that aspect alone, refurb...
05-11-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By sovende

I would dismantle per Mr Stewart’s method BUT do...

I would dismantle per Mr Stewart’s method BUT do so carefully to not lose any parts or cause further damage i.e. be careful with the pipe wrench :rolleyes:. Also, I would keep the bearings from the...
05-11-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,989
Posted By sovende

In a perfect world, pre-ride “risk assessment”...

In a perfect world, pre-ride “risk assessment” coupled with on-the-spot “situational awareness”, would likely reduce bike thefts across the board. But, unless an individual, has already experienced a...
05-10-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,171
Posted By sovende

Interesting back story! I’m pretty sure it would...

Interesting back story! I’m pretty sure it would have been some “Head Office bean counter” that suggested the prohibitive terms in the patent license. Too bad, Schwinn would have scored some industry...
05-10-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,171
Posted By sovende

I’m not sure if the discussion of these is for...

I’m not sure if the discussion of these is for real or not :foo: but since the thread has yet to reach three pages, comments are required :thumb:. I did not know that they were called “Brilando...
05-08-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,171
Posted By sovende

i It nearly drives me crazy when I see the...

i
It nearly drives me crazy when I see the front wheel QR lever on the “drive side” of the bike :eek:. I know that there’s at least one “seasoned” forum member that believes it doesn’t make any...
05-08-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,440
Posted By sovende

I know that it has NO effect on function but...

I know that it has NO effect on function but aesthetically, I would turn the “Dia-Compe” yoke around :rolleyes:. Just looks better that way :thumb:. If you think that the cable routing compromises...
05-07-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,302
Posted By sovende

I use MapMyRide for the reasons listed above! My...

I use MapMyRide for the reasons listed above! My version DOES auto-pause! What I don’t like is that the app no longer allows me to make a “note” RE: the ride.
05-07-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By sovende

Excellent information! I was definitely hoping...

Excellent information! I was definitely hoping that was the proper assembly sequence. Looking at the inside of the clamp on band, it does seem like the act of tightening the clamp bolt would press...
05-07-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By sovende

Each side was assembled exactly the same! The...

Each side was assembled exactly the same! The outer Campagnolo logo’d keyed disk is actually quite thick and the underside is convex shaped. When I did the Google search, the photo gallery that pops...
05-07-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By sovende

So what I’ve done is lightly grease the inner...

So what I’ve done is lightly grease the inner mating surfaces between the bosses and levers, lightly grease the thin keyed washer, the outer convex logo’d disk and threads on the fixing bolt then...
05-07-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By sovende

Yes, it did clean up nicely! If I am missing a...

Yes, it did clean up nicely! If I am missing a washer, it would have to be VERY thin since the outer Campagnolo logo'd disk would not fit into the concave recess of the lever. I did consider posting...
05-07-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By sovende

Here's my question. Who (besides the OP) only has...

Here's my question. Who (besides the OP) only has one set of pedals??? :eek:
05-07-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By sovende

Vintage Campagnolo clamp on DT shifter issue

I recently came across and acquired a vintage Campagnolo clamp on DT shifter assembly found in a parts box at a "flea market-like" event. It was by no means NOS but the aluminum levers were in nice...
04-30-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By sovende

I’ve recovered a couple of ugly looking (i.e....

I’ve recovered a couple of ugly looking (i.e. rusty but not worn out) chains by soaking them for a few days in EvapoRust! It’s important though that the chain is completely free of dirt, oil and/or...
04-29-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By sovende

The “fixed” drive-side cup is very likely...

The “fixed” drive-side cup is very likely “left-hand threaded”. Even a cheap-a$$ plastic vernier caliper will be able to determine the wrench size required. Some of the Park BB tools have a cutout...
04-29-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By sovende

Back in the mid-90s, I was in the Army and...

Back in the mid-90s, I was in the Army and stationed at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. While there, an Italian friend hooked me up with a small bike shop in town and I had a bike built for me....
04-29-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By sovende

And I thought a “freewheel vice” was when you...

And I thought a “freewheel vice” was when you couldn’t resist adding another freewheel to your collection 😉. Hmm, maybe that’s a “freewheel fetish” 🤔. IDK
Nevertheless, a cool tool that could come...
04-29-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By sovende

With that kind of “luck”, I would have bought...

With that kind of “luck”, I would have bought lottery tickets on the way home 😜!
04-28-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By sovende

For me, a Schwinn Paramount, is the “Holy Grail”...

For me, a Schwinn Paramount, is the “Holy Grail” for my years left on this planet! In my mind, I’m prepared to pay a bit of a premium but I’m truly hoping to find one that others consider to be just...
04-28-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,234
Posted By sovende

First off, I’m pretty sure REI would NOT be my...

First off, I’m pretty sure REI would NOT be my first choice for ANY repair on a bike that didn’t I actually purchase from them (and then only if still under warranty!!!) I agree with those that...
04-26-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By sovende

The above links do show decent pics of the...

The above links do show decent pics of the different ratcheting mechanism with the pawls living in the cog/outer body of the freewheel.
IIRC, pastorbob’s method employs magnets to hold the pawls in...
04-26-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By sovende

Cyclo 64 rebuild

Against perhaps the better judgment of many, I’ve disassembled a vintage Cyclo 64 freewheel that was mounted on a Campagnolo high flange hub laced to a Mavic tubular rim. My original plan was to...
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