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07-19-19, 03:13 PM
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Posted By Iron Horse

Thanks for the info on the 3 speed. I was going...

Thanks for the info on the 3 speed. I was going to tear it down and thoroughly clean it, but as I have never done a 3 speed before, your information is good to know. As to the teardown of the frame,...
07-19-19, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Iron Horse

Huffy Sportsman

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06-30-19, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Iron Horse

I went out this morning, and the folder is far...

I went out this morning, and the folder is far enough back, and blocked enough, and I am lazy enough to not want to move a bunch of bikes in the heat, that I can't tell you which model, but her...
06-29-19, 07:03 AM
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Posted By Iron Horse

Honestly, your rust doesn't look all that bad. I...

Honestly, your rust doesn't look all that bad. I had an all chrome fender that looked like it was ready for the trash or at least a media blaster. Took some 0 steel wool to it just to see, and quite...
06-29-19, 06:46 AM
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Posted By Iron Horse

Good morning GNA, located outside of Wichita, but...

Good morning GNA, located outside of Wichita, but willing to travel some if need be. We make yearly trips to the Hays and Lawrence for events, so maybe....? I looked on epay as well and was also...
06-28-19, 06:40 PM
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Posted By Iron Horse

3speedslow, thank you for that idea! After...

3speedslow,
thank you for that idea! After showing her several examples, she reminded me she already has a folding bike.... Oh well...

Gna,
She told me that bike exactly the style she is...
06-28-19, 08:24 AM
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Posted By Iron Horse

Hopefully not too silly a question. My wife...

Hopefully not too silly a question. My wife stands 4'8" in her stocking'd feet. She wants an older english style 3 speed to ride with me on mine. So far in my searches I have found two. A couple...
04-15-19, 06:44 PM
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Posted By Iron Horse

Good evening! First off, thank you to all who...

Good evening!
First off, thank you to all who responded. Greatly appreciated!
Well I got a chance to look a little closer at the tires on the Tourist(/DL 1(?)), And the fella selling the bike must...
04-14-19, 07:37 PM
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Posted By Iron Horse

Well, I found this at a local swap meet. I have...

Well, I found this at a local swap meet. I have always wanted a rod braked bike, now I have one. Hub says '74 AW. I haven't ridden it until I get the bearings checked out, but everything seems to...
04-14-19, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Iron Horse

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My conversion. A 1979 Schwinn Sidewinder. Found this bike in the dumpster with...
11-25-18, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Iron Horse

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Looking out at my back yard from the cozy comfort of my dining room. Will be a...
11-10-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Iron Horse

Schwinn Sidewinder rebuild

Good day everyone!
I have a question. I found this bike in last years spring cleanup. The paint is fairly good, but it was missing the front rim and most of the driveline. I took it home as it is an...
06-24-18, 11:13 AM
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Views: 4,113
Posted By Iron Horse

MY point was, I was explaining what has worked...

MY point was, I was explaining what has worked for me and my bicycle​​ for the OP. I do not NEED to do anything. What I am doing to MY bike, I have done for 30 years. ZERO problems. I will probably...
06-23-18, 08:34 AM
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Views: 4,113
Posted By Iron Horse

Good morning squid! The knobs on the whitewall...

Good morning squid!
The knobs on the whitewall overlap very nicely so there is very little vibration. Only if you are riding in the 13-15 mph range do you notice it, and even then it is mild enough...
06-23-18, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Iron Horse

I am carrying alot of weight if you didn't...

I am carrying alot of weight if you didn't notice. What works for me may not work for you. That was a suggestion to get started, not an order. Depending on what kind of riding the OP wants to do...
06-22-18, 06:06 PM
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Views: 4,113
Posted By Iron Horse

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11-26-17, 10:11 PM
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Posted By Iron Horse

Idea

Find yourself any old cruiser +/- $50. Add decent seat +/- $50. Replace stock with 20 to 22 tooth sprocket to rear wheel +/- $6. New tires, $20-50. Extra long seatpost to get your derriere up where...
04-07-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Iron Horse

I went to Newton to a shop who the owner has made...

I went to Newton to a shop who the owner has made the basement a salvage yard of sorts in search of parts for a Sears three speed that I am working on. The pictures don't do this place justice.
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03-18-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,115
Posted By Iron Horse

Well, my not so little girl had a Girl Scout...

Well, my not so little girl had a Girl Scout thing in the big city of Salina, so Mom and I went riding around and exploring while my truck was in for an alignment at a nearby tire shop. After picking...
03-07-14, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Iron Horse

Most all of my cruisers start out stock 44 tooth...

Most all of my cruisers start out stock 44 tooth front, 18 rear. That's unless you are running a skiptooth. If I have difficulty climbing with some of my heavyweights (60+pounds), I just gear down...
03-04-14, 07:00 PM
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Posted By Iron Horse

do you happen to have a picture of that original...

do you happen to have a picture of that original seat that you could post please?
03-04-14, 06:53 PM
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Views: 2,115
Posted By Iron Horse

Bicyclridr4life: Yes I was making pedal tracks...

Bicyclridr4life: Yes I was making pedal tracks later on. It was not fun. I wiped out three times going down a hill because of pedal tracks and extreme slickness. Bleah.

StephenH, I am not too...
02-19-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,115
Posted By Iron Horse

Thanks shop4man, I haven't decided what I want to...

Thanks shop4man, I haven't decided what I want to do yet with that bike other than put some bars and a seat on it, and ride! Our weather has been warmer this week, and my morning commute has been...
02-16-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,115
Posted By Iron Horse

So I haven't done much riding other than to and...

So I haven't done much riding other than to and from work, however I did come across another ride to add to my collection:...
02-09-14, 07:43 PM
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Views: 2,115
Posted By Iron Horse

This is what I found at our "local" Automobile...

This is what I found at our "local" Automobile swap.meet this weekend.
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02-04-14, 08:31 PM
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Posted By Iron Horse

This ride....

This is what my commute looked like this morning.362913362914 the ride home was even more fun. Had around a foot of snow. More expected later this week. Yipee!
01-21-14, 06:58 PM
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Views: 1,663
Posted By Iron Horse

As cheap as I can get em! Seriously I would think...

As cheap as I can get em! Seriously I would think that $250 range would be about right. Please bear in mind that is based on just your generalized photos plus no description. It could be worth more...
01-20-14, 07:00 PM
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Views: 1,663
Posted By Iron Horse

That's a really nice bike. Are you buying or...

That's a really nice bike. Are you buying or selling?
01-17-14, 06:56 PM
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Views: 1,762
Posted By Iron Horse

Why don't you just reupholster it with extra...

Why don't you just reupholster it with extra padding. That's what I did. feels much better than stock.
10-30-13, 05:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,660
Posted By Iron Horse

Have you looked at bikeflights.com? I have not...

Have you looked at bikeflights.com? I have not tried it myself, but have read good things about it by those who have. Good luck!
10-28-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,660
Posted By Iron Horse

aluminum vs steel or anything else is mostly...

aluminum vs steel or anything else is mostly irrelevant where cruisers are concerned in my opinion. simply swap rear cogs or install a shimano three speed. The rear cog is the easiest and the...
06-27-13, 04:25 PM
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Views: 280,378
Posted By Iron Horse

Ilikebikes, naw, I have actually started slowing...

Ilikebikes, naw, I have actually started slowing down my collecting from whatever is available and cheap to higher end coasters: tanks, horns, racks, etc. And the odd and unusual: Nirve Cannibal,...
06-22-13, 11:58 AM
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Views: 280,378
Posted By Iron Horse

Part 2

Some more of my collection:

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06-22-13, 11:48 AM
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Views: 280,378
Posted By Iron Horse

Part 1

Some of my collection:

http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa477/Iron-Horse/IMG_0254.jpg (http://s1199.photobucket.com/user/Iron-Horse/media/IMG_0254.jpg.html)...
06-10-13, 08:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,660
Posted By Iron Horse

I commute every day with some type of cruiser...

I commute every day with some type of cruiser uness it is raining hard. I would show pictures here, however, I don't know how to move the pictures from my intro to here. I enjoy the relaxed ride to...
01-27-13, 12:44 PM
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Views: 2,027,336
Posted By Iron Horse

Sturmey Archer SC

Salutations! ok, first of all please forgive me if this post is out of place. I have spent the better part of this morning trying to figure out where to put this query. I was given a Hercules a while...
Forum: Introductions
01-12-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Iron Horse

Thanks Leukybear, I would say the same, except...

Thanks Leukybear, I would say the same, except for the time involved in the rebuild process. I some days wonder If l'll ever get done! On that note, would anybody have an idea where I could find a...
Forum: Introductions
01-10-13, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Iron Horse

Here you go for better or worse. ...

Here you go for better or worse.
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My current winter work bike.
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Forum: Introductions
01-06-13, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Iron Horse

Thanks 10 wheels! I will try to post some pics...

Thanks 10 wheels! I will try to post some pics when I get over to the shed if you're intrested. I realize that my type ofr commuting is far from the norm, I just happen to like the asthetics of old...
Forum: Introductions
01-05-13, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Iron Horse

Greetings from Kansas

Salutations from South central Kansas. A blog I was reading pointed me to this spot, so here I am! I am an avid cycler, although probably not in the sense that you are used to. I commute by 40 year...
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