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01-06-08, 02:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,052
Posted By meatwad

Thanks for the info scooper. Now I want one.

Thanks for the info scooper. Now I want one.
01-04-08, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,052
Posted By meatwad

Yeah i'm not so sure either way now. I wasnt even...

Yeah i'm not so sure either way now. I wasnt even aware that there was a schwinn sold under the name of clubman.
01-04-08, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,052
Posted By meatwad

I would be very suprized if these bikes havent...

I would be very suprized if these bikes havent been put together recently. One of them obviously was a 27 with 26 inch wheels and the clubman decals are from raleighs. Also most have 70s japanese...
12-14-07, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,433
Posted By meatwad

If you havent seen it "ratrodbikes" or" bike rod...

If you havent seen it "ratrodbikes" or" bike rod and kustom" can give you some ideas.

Personally I would get a cheepo chrome spring and paint the legs, remove the carrier, get a Persons styled...
12-07-07, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,308
Posted By meatwad

Good deal. Looks like it would be lighter than...

Good deal. Looks like it would be lighter than most ballooners. Its the most modern Iver ive seen. I'd say late 30s early 40s as well.
11-20-07, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By meatwad

May depend on the year. Mine is a 1940 and I'll...

May depend on the year. Mine is a 1940 and I'll give you what I know from it. I think the bottom bracket was a standard 10 ball but might have 26 threads per inch threads. Most likely the standard...
11-07-07, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,982
Posted By meatwad

I would think you can find them at a bookstore....

I would think you can find them at a bookstore. "Glenns" and "bicycling magazines complete" are good ones. Glenns might be out of print but has cottered cranks and such in it.
11-07-07, 02:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,982
Posted By meatwad

I wouldn't paint it. Looks like it was made to...

I wouldn't paint it. Looks like it was made to look like a raleigh gran sport. Get new tires. Be careful and have a good bicycle maintaince book on hand before you put a wrench to it. Its much easier...
11-06-07, 11:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,790
Posted By meatwad

+1 I'm a retrogrouch and a tightwad so for...

+1

I'm a retrogrouch and a tightwad so for years I kept useing the cloth tape. When I went to cork i was amazed at the improvement in comfort. Great invention. Can't say anything good about...
11-02-07, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By meatwad

If you don't find one at the lbs I bought one of...

If you don't find one at the lbs I bought one of these. The brand is pyramid but mine says Kalin on it. Not as cheepo looking as it looks in the pic. The black is painted on and comes off easily with...
10-24-07, 01:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,195
Posted By meatwad

What do I listen to when I ride?? Mostly the...

What do I listen to when I ride??

Mostly the sound of kids pointing and laughing.

http://www.nostalgic.net/pictures/1583.htm

I'm with the others. I like to hear whats going on around me...
10-21-07, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,858
Posted By meatwad

the various Sting-King models ranged from $539.95...

the various Sting-King models ranged from $539.95 to $569.95. Pricey.[/QUOTE]

man thats a crazy price for what you got back then.
10-11-07, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,372
Posted By meatwad

I could be wrong.. The framebuilders forum could...

I could be wrong.. The framebuilders forum could give you the best answer but I think technically "pipe" is a rolled peice of steel with a seam running down its length while "tubing" is extruded...
10-05-07, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By meatwad

There are repo torrington pedals that look pretty...

There are repo torrington pedals that look pretty good. Might be adjustable. Cost around fifty bucks though. ebay and memory lane classics.

Ive seen some decent ones on exercise bicycles. Keep an...
09-26-07, 02:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 958
Posted By meatwad

<<Yes that pic was a slight match, but that...

<<Yes that pic was a slight match, but that doesn't mean that is the bike was unfortunately>>

Slight match ? More like exactly the same. There is not one thing different about his frame with the...
09-24-07, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 958
Posted By meatwad

Here ya go. ...

Here ya go.

http://www.nostalgic.net/pictures/448.htm
09-24-07, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,922
Posted By meatwad

Here ya go. This is the average between a 1940...

Here ya go. This is the average between a 1940 elgin, a 50s monark supercruiser, a 40 columbia and a early 60s roadmaster middleweight. The variations were no more than 2 cms. Measured center to...
09-24-07, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 958
Posted By meatwad

Absolutely not 30s. Possibly 40s. Most likely...

Absolutely not 30s. Possibly 40s. Most likely 50s.

Ive seen a mid fifties monark like that. Not to be confused with the frame the super cruisers had.

Closest is the western flyer repo but with...
09-18-07, 02:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By meatwad

Thats the kind of cool damage I like. Ive...

Thats the kind of cool damage I like.

Ive had a few cranks like that and the pin shows bending like that too. I suspect they are cast and not forged.

Nice of bob to offer you the schwinn set...
09-18-07, 01:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,922
Posted By meatwad

Ive got a lot of vintage cruisers I could measure...

Ive got a lot of vintage cruisers I could measure for you. I can tell you though that the MTB evolved from the cruiser and the dimentions tend to be the same.

I put together a 50s monark super...
08-26-07, 11:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 27,849
Posted By meatwad

This is my 1940. All the parts are wrong.

This is my 1940. All the parts are wrong.
08-13-07, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,089
Posted By meatwad

Its not a schwinn seat. If you are lookind to go...

Its not a schwinn seat. If you are lookind to go on the cheap you can just buy an upholstered seat pan from a lowrider bicycle site. that being said yes it could be reupolstred but I wouldn't try to...
08-13-07, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,059
Posted By meatwad

I'm not familar with that model but i had a...

I'm not familar with that model but i had a norvara corsa touring bike late 80s campion no.5 tubing and it required a 26.4 .
08-12-07, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By meatwad

What is the rest of the bike? Skip tooth chains...

What is the rest of the bike? Skip tooth chains and chainwheels tend to be quite heavy and nos chains tend to go for big bucks . In my experience about half of these old bikes (pre 30s) have the...
08-09-07, 01:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,561
Posted By meatwad

Its a 76 or 77. Got one just like it but in red....

Its a 76 or 77. Got one just like it but in red. Turned it into a single speed.
08-04-07, 11:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,627
Posted By meatwad

I wouldn't ride it that way. I have seen a lot of...

I wouldn't ride it that way. I have seen a lot of that kind of fork (tubular) bent back like that from people who swear have never been in a collsion but it appears that it may have been. The fork is...
08-03-07, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,627
Posted By meatwad

I couldn't tell you if its a tiger or not but...

I couldn't tell you if its a tiger or not but that sounds right to me. Someone here will know. I can say that the fork, wheels, seatpost clamp are not schwinn. I'd just leave those there. Get a new...
08-01-07, 12:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,574
Posted By meatwad

here is thousands ...

here is thousands

http://www.nostalgic.net/arc/
07-20-07, 12:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By meatwad

Cool. Thanks.

Cool. Thanks.
05-28-07, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By meatwad

1. Memory Lane Classics can build you a new set....

1. Memory Lane Classics can build you a new set. Same looking rims.

2.Lovely Lowrider has some nice rims with beefy spokes for around 50 bucks. Crappy rear brake though.

3. Rechrome the rims...
05-17-07, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By meatwad

Ive tried both set ups and if I remember...

Ive tried both set ups and if I remember correctly the simplex rear derailer required less cable pull than the suntour. IOW the simplex shifter circumfrence of the 3/4 circle part that the cable runs...
05-09-07, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By meatwad

As someone else said late 50s to mid 60s. The...

As someone else said late 50s to mid 60s. The rear hub is probably a Komet. 36 is the spoke hole number.
04-16-07, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,648
Posted By meatwad

I was refering to that green bike. I might not be...

I was refering to that green bike. I might not be posting correctly. Still not sure about the difference beteen quick post and the regular.

Nice looking Capo. I had a nishiki that had foil tape...
04-15-07, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,648
Posted By meatwad

I'm not sure that it would have had a name but it...

I'm not sure that it would have had a name but it is an extention of a kind of bike that was known in germany as a waffenrad. Google the word and you will see some very artisticlly put together...
04-15-07, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By meatwad

You could try looking for vintage bmx pedals on...

You could try looking for vintage bmx pedals on ebay. KKT style. Some of them are toe clip compatable. IMO the original Union type are irratating to ride on in that the bearings are not adjustable...
04-09-07, 02:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,222
Posted By meatwad

Ive got one under the hiawatha name. Non schwinn...

Ive got one under the hiawatha name. Non schwinn mens middleweights in vgc tend to go for around 100 bucks on ebay.
Much cheaper at goodwills and such.
04-01-07, 02:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By meatwad

Schmrinn quality! How could a cursive w get...

Schmrinn quality! How could a cursive w get swapped around?
03-10-07, 07:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,903
Posted By meatwad

<<<Thanks Heres some before n afters, Just...

<<<Thanks Heres some before n afters, Just cleaned her up a bit and changed the tires, the origs blew up when I inflated them! LOL!>>

Very nice. Unusual that Colson chose a flat paint. I thought...
03-09-07, 04:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,903
Posted By meatwad

<<I think it looks a little like my Coleson...

<<I think it looks a little like my Coleson Commander? Well the front sprocket anyways, Take a look and tell me what you guys think????>>

Thats a Wald sprocket. Much like the rack and the...
03-08-07, 05:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,903
Posted By meatwad

That is a 50s bike with older handlebars. Frame...

That is a 50s bike with older handlebars. Frame is unusual, looks a lot like it was made by the same company that made JC Higgins bikes. Murray I think. If it was me I'd have it already.

Whats...
03-02-07, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By meatwad

I would say its a Phillips.

I would say its a Phillips.
02-25-07, 01:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By meatwad

Yamaha motobike ...

Yamaha motobike

http://www.google.com/patents?vid=USPATD239708&id=u-spAAAAEBAJ&dq=bicycle

Elgin bluebird
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02-10-07, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,952
Posted By meatwad

I want it, I want it!

I want it, I want it!
02-10-07, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By meatwad

The low end rock shox that have no oil damping...

The low end rock shox that have no oil damping such as the later Judy simply work that way. They use the seals friction as dampining. Feels like clunking. The GT I have fork performance is gimmicky...
01-22-07, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By meatwad

Although unlikely it could be due to uneven wear...

Although unlikely it could be due to uneven wear on the spindle. However it would display horizontal deflection.I would move the chainring to different bolt holes and see what happens.
01-01-07, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By meatwad

Heres one for ya. The routeing of the rear brake...

Heres one for ya. The routeing of the rear brake cable is different than on his frame though.

http://www.connectex.com/rex/d24/Bianchi%2010%20speed%20a.JPG


If I were him I would just weight...
12-31-06, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By meatwad

Guess? I told you what it is. Sheesh why do i...

Guess? I told you what it is. Sheesh why do i bother?
12-30-06, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By meatwad

I had one of those bianchis given to me. Think it...

I had one of those bianchis given to me. Think it was made in japan. it was a girls version so I tossed the frame and used the parts on a beater frame. Had the same race on the fork, silstar cranks,...
12-02-06, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By meatwad

My late 30s Elgin fat tire bicycle came with...

My late 30s Elgin fat tire bicycle came with them. Seems kind of odd on such a heavy bike.
12-01-06, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,067
Posted By meatwad

Boat anchor nishiki bling.

Boat anchor nishiki bling.
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