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09-28-18, 11:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,120
Posted By Lovenutz

Gotta love the lines on those Schwinn DX's. Very...

Gotta love the lines on those Schwinn DX's. Very nice work on the paint job.

Also cool to see an OG Klunker rider posting on the forum!
09-28-18, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,487
Posted By Lovenutz

Nicely machined for freehand with a bench grinder...

Nicely machined for freehand with a bench grinder :thumb:

Maybe it's the Rye I'm drinking, but what exactly does this tool do?
09-28-18, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,545
Posted By Lovenutz

Isn't the 720 a touring frame with cantilever...

Isn't the 720 a touring frame with cantilever brake studs?
09-28-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Lovenutz

Shoota, sent you the pics on your personal email

Shoota, sent you the pics on your personal email
Replies: 8
Views: 1,702
Posted By Lovenutz

Positron is NOT desirable. People in the know...

Positron is NOT desirable. People in the know will never touch that thing. But it would be a decent bike for the casual neighborhood cruise. If someone offered me 80 for it I'd take it in a heart...
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By Lovenutz

I'd buy a Schwinn Superior in just about any...

I'd buy a Schwinn Superior in just about any shape for 25 bucks.

One of my favorite bikes, would love to see some pics OP
Replies: 7
Views: 3,773
Posted By Lovenutz

As a functioning bike IMO around 80 dollars......

As a functioning bike IMO around 80 dollars... tough to say anything other than that without more info and better pics,
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Views: 763
Posted By Lovenutz

Depends on components and most importantly the...

Depends on components and most importantly the condition. Impossible to put any sort of value on it without pics.
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Views: 475
Posted By Lovenutz

Supersport is a cool bike. Well, fillet brazing...

Supersport is a cool bike. Well, fillet brazing and all thing Schwinn are cool in my book...

Start posting and get some pics up. Folks here will be happy to help.
09-23-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Lovenutz

shoota, I have a mid 80's Trek frame. I...

shoota,

I have a mid 80's Trek frame. I think it's the 610 model, so 27" tires with plenty of clearance. It's 23" according to Trek, but I think the c-c is pretty close to 56cm. Main frame is...
06-11-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,124
Posted By Lovenutz

The Cyclone derailleur looks right at home on...

The Cyclone derailleur looks right at home on there. A decidedly handsome bicycle my friend!
05-31-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By Lovenutz

Thanks for the post. glad to see you got it out! ...

Thanks for the post. glad to see you got it out!

Curious as to why the 50/50 mix of acetone and ATF instead of just a canned solvent like PB plaster?
05-18-18, 12:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,949
Posted By Lovenutz

If it is anything like mine, the stock cantilever...

If it is anything like mine, the stock cantilever brakes won't have enough adjustment to reach one of the rims (I can't remember if it's the front or the back). It will bite and rub the tire.
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05-12-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By Lovenutz

One thing I've always respected about Jay Leno's...

One thing I've always respected about Jay Leno's incredible car collection is that they all run. That's my roundabout way of saying that in my opinion, even a display bike should have a chain.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-08-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,884
Posted By Lovenutz

Oops! I'm sorry if I propagated any...

Oops! I'm sorry if I propagated any misinformation.

This is really good to know. I wanted the Meco because the tips work best with propane, but also because the shape appeals to me.. I think it...
05-08-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By Lovenutz

Thanks for all the ideas. And sorry to anyone...

Thanks for all the ideas. And sorry to anyone who asked, but I'm keeping them. If I could get my hands on a period catalog I would display them; those vintage pictures are great!
05-07-18, 12:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By Lovenutz

Repurpose old Schwinn Paraphernalia?

I found these cleaning a dusty old office in my Uncle's motorcycle shop. They are from my Grandpa's bike store back in the 70's. I guess they're catalog holders.

Can anybody think of a cool way to...
Replies: 8
Views: 4,162
Posted By Lovenutz

Just another opinion, I bought a 1986...

Just another opinion,

I bought a 1986 Prelude for $80 last summer, which to me was a real bargain. I too was curious about the Columbus Tenax tubing. If I remember correctly, it's regular double...
Replies: 15
Views: 3,166
Posted By Lovenutz

I don't really see nuts and bolts from 1984...

I don't really see nuts and bolts from 1984 having any value. I donate kids bikes I come across. Make some less fortunate kid happy.
05-06-18, 11:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,285
Posted By Lovenutz

Get some pictures up if you can. Sound like a...

Get some pictures up if you can. Sound like a nice buy if it fits.



Raleigh 555 tubing is somewhat of a mystery. Some say its Tange, others speculate it could be Reynold 501.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-06-18, 10:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,884
Posted By Lovenutz

Sorry, work and life has been getting in the way...

Sorry, work and life has been getting in the way of the fun stuff this week.

I finally got a chance to try it out yesterday. As luck has it, an old welding table popped up on craigslist for just...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-02-18, 03:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,884
Posted By Lovenutz

Finally Finished my Torch Set-Up

Well, it's not completely finished, but here are a few pics of my concentrator propane set up. There is absolutely no way I could have done this myself. Thanks to Doug Fattic for all the wonderful...
04-24-18, 08:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,389
Posted By Lovenutz

In no particular order: eBay for rare or...

In no particular order:

eBay for rare or specific parts I ďneed.Ē Iíve been burned a few times though, and prices are usually high. There are good deals if youíre persistent and quick.

Iíve...
04-23-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,567
Posted By Lovenutz

It is! It's still a work in progress. It needs a...

It is! It's still a work in progress. It needs a lower gear, a front brake, and a front basket. A cheap city cruising fixed is the goal.

I'm curious as to why you're dubious of it's non...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By Lovenutz

Not vintage... probably only a couple of years...

Not vintage... probably only a couple of years old. Brand new 2018 model has an MSRP of about 400 dollars.
04-22-18, 01:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,666
Posted By Lovenutz

Hot water from a tea kettle... seriously. ...

Hot water from a tea kettle... seriously.

Bring water to a boil, then pour it out slowly over then stem. It will get hot fast. Real hot, enough that you wouldn't want to touch it. This will cause...
04-21-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,175
Posted By Lovenutz

I owned that exact frame, same color and...

I owned that exact frame, same color and everything. I loved the look of the Trek investment cast lugs. My dad, who doesnt care about bikes, moved it in the garage one day and was amazed at how light...
04-21-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,567
Posted By Lovenutz

My fixed conversion, built off a Schwinn World...

My fixed conversion, built off a Schwinn World Tourist 3 speed.
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Forum: Framebuilders
04-21-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,331
Posted By Lovenutz

Well that was fast! I found my Uniweld torch in...

Well that was fast! I found my Uniweld torch in my mailbox this morning. The tips and mixers should be here Monday. Here are a couple pics..
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Forum: Framebuilders
04-21-18, 12:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,331
Posted By Lovenutz

Absolutely!

Absolutely!
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-18, 12:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,331
Posted By Lovenutz

I'm glad this thread is back up. I bought the...

I'm glad this thread is back up. I bought the highly recommended Uniweld 71 aircraft torch today instead of trying to make that mysterious old Harris work. I also bought a Gentec 881W mixer and TEN-0...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-17-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By Lovenutz

Sorry if my post was confusing. The picture was...

Sorry if my post was confusing. The picture was just to show how the Christmas tree adapter connects. I will be using a B to B connector and welding hose.

The hose slips over the adapter and it...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-16-18, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By Lovenutz

Oxygen Concentrator Set-up?

I'm starting a new thread specifically about the oxygen concentrator I bought over the weekend. The one I have has a brass barb, not a B fitting. I picked up some clear hose and a christmas tree...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-15-18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,331
Posted By Lovenutz

Thank you all. I'm in the process of getting...

Thank you all. I'm in the process of getting everything sorted out.

I met with Andrew R Stewart today. He was nice enough to show me around his shop and answer all my questions. He was very...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-14-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,331
Posted By Lovenutz

I bought the oxygen concentrator. I havenít...

I bought the oxygen concentrator. I havenít tested it thourougly, but it turns on and starts to hum.

It doesnít have the brass B fitting, just a brass connector for the clear hose.
04-13-18, 04:09 PM
Replies: 70,603
Views: 11,551,252
Posted By Lovenutz

Nice! Glad I could help :)

Nice! Glad I could help :)
04-12-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,794
Posted By Lovenutz

The Monark Silver King. All aluminum, and it...

The Monark Silver King. All aluminum, and it doesn't just look classic, it is classic!
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04-12-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 70,603
Views: 11,551,252
Posted By Lovenutz

3Rensho frame set

3Rensho Super Record Export Cyclone

https://rochester.craigslist.org/bop/d/3rensho-super-record-export/6558879525.html

$500 in Rochester NY

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Forum: Framebuilders
04-12-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,331
Posted By Lovenutz

I'll be checking out an Invacare oxygen machine...

I'll be checking out an Invacare oxygen machine this Saturday. It has something like 11,000 hours on it.

They make rebuild kits for my Harris 25 regulator. I think I might try and rebuild the...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,014
Posted By Lovenutz

Totally jealous over here. 80 bucks for a nice...

Totally jealous over here. 80 bucks for a nice Schwinn sport touring bike with front and rear racks in my size!

Seriously nice score! :thumb:
Replies: 20
Views: 2,380
Posted By Lovenutz

Thereís nothing you can do about it now. Donít...

Thereís nothing you can do about it now. Donít worry about it though, itís not like you let a Schwinn Superior go for 20 bucks.

If youíre looking for a road bike you proabaly wouldnít have wanted...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,693
Posted By Lovenutz

It looks like a 5 speed Collegiate to me. Out of...

It looks like a 5 speed Collegiate to me. Out of the three this would be the only one worth it to me. Schwinn paint and chrome was TOUGH. You would be surprised how well it polishes up. But it needs...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,693
Posted By Lovenutz

I have a pretty good amount of experience. I've...

I have a pretty good amount of experience. I've rebuilt many rough bikes from the frame up including prewar double bar roadsters. I know how to do it, and it's a lot of work. I just really enjoy...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,693
Posted By Lovenutz

It would take a lot of work to get them looking...

It would take a lot of work to get them looking good. Even then I just can't really see them being worth anything.
Replies: 29
Views: 2,693
Posted By Lovenutz

The look like they are from the 70's. The...

The look like they are from the 70's. The Columbia could be a little older. Unfortunately, they are not really worth anything. They aren't rare or collectable, and they are in very poor shape.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-10-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,331
Posted By Lovenutz

For the time being what I really want to do is...

For the time being what I really want to do is braze-ons, repairs, and rack building. Building a frame may come later. I know you need jigs, reaming/facing tools, benders, ect... expensive stuff. I'd...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-09-18, 10:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,331
Posted By Lovenutz

Doug Fattic Thank you. If you would not run the...

Doug Fattic Thank you. If you would not run the regulators without a rebuild then there is no way I'm going to! I'll look around and try to find a place that can rebuild them. I'm in Rochester NY, I...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,515
Posted By Lovenutz

Don't upgrade it, put that burden on the buyer....

Don't upgrade it, put that burden on the buyer. You will lose money.

Consider it this way, you spend all your time and money getting the bike how you think the buyer wants it. They then take it...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-09-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,331
Posted By Lovenutz

Safety is my number one priority. I would be...

Safety is my number one priority. I would be running T grade hoses, and will definitely use flashback arresters.

The Harris propane attachments would be right around 125 dollars. Plus the 80 I...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,331
Posted By Lovenutz

Leave it to me to find some weird mystery torch. ...

Leave it to me to find some weird mystery torch. Doug Fattic I planned on going with the Uniweld torch setup you suggest. I thought I could save a few dollars buying this, but it sounds like that's...
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