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08-21-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,569
Posted By Metacortex

That is a big misconception among many Schwinn...

That is a big misconception among many Schwinn collectors, it was nothing like the auto industry. Back then Schwinn did not start building a given model year bike until well after the start of the...
Replies: 27
Views: 3,336
Posted By Metacortex

I believe that is a 1974 Suburban and that the OP...

I believe that is a 1974 Suburban and that the OP has mis-read the serial. There are several clues: The color is Opaque Blue, which was last used in '74. The forged steel stem is also a type that was...
07-29-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,756
Posted By Metacortex

Schwinn had a conversion spindle to accomplish...

Schwinn had a conversion spindle to accomplish the job:

http://i67.tinypic.com/2hdry9z.jpg

I've found several of these but they are rare. They were made by Shimano and Sakae Ringyo (SR) for...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,203
Posted By Metacortex

That's a 1963 Mark V Jaguar: ...

That's a 1963 Mark V Jaguar:

https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1961_1970/1963dlr_Jaguar.jpg

It is in Coppertone, the most desirable color and it seems to be original except for...
06-29-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By Metacortex

The T.A. ref #24...

The T.A. ref #24 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=24) tool is an 8mm nut driver, it is for the older domed style T.A. bolts.
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06-08-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By Metacortex

A 22" size Varsity bare frame weighs 7.5lbs. The...

A 22" size Varsity bare frame weighs 7.5lbs. The 24" and 26" frames are 8.2 and 8.9lbs respectively. The forged steel fork used with the 22" frame weighs 2.8lbs, those for the larger frames would be...
02-14-16, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,336
Posted By Metacortex

I've posted this before...

I've posted this before (http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1039061-damaged-regina-freewheel-dremel-rescue.html#post18334706) but it bears repeating:

From what I've seen the easiest and...
05-22-15, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,575
Posted By Metacortex

I'm positive. I have both tools and while the...

I'm positive. I have both tools and while the CT-3 does look strange with flat shallow splines it does engage perfectly. At first I thought it would be weak and possibly strip but I've used it...
03-06-15, 04:42 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 38,495
Posted By Metacortex

Schwinn did originally intend to use only TA...

Schwinn did originally intend to use only TA cranksets on the Sports Tourer, however by the time it was actually introduced in March '71 they anticipated shortages of the TA crankset and lined up...
10-06-14, 09:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,575
Posted By Metacortex

That appears to be a Schwinn Model F2 or F3...

That appears to be a Schwinn Model F2 or F3 freewheel (mfg. by Maillard in France), which has a large 30mm/24-spline hole. To remove that you will want a tool equivalent to either a United Maillard...
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