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10-30-17, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,070
Posted By commodus192

Just to interject - I have a 74 Super Course MK...

Just to interject - I have a 74 Super Course MK II, and it is one of my favorite bikes. Paid $20 for it. It just feels great - and looks sharp in Mint Green. I rode it this year in the NYC 5 Boro...
10-30-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,483
Posted By commodus192

Motobecane Grand Record

Found this Motobecane in a heap of Huffy's and assorted parts bikes at a local bike co-op I volunteer at. I saw the half worn wording "record" and was like heyyyyyyyy. Pulled the clunkers off the...
05-12-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By commodus192

Sorry Vonruden - didn't mean to be rude and not...

Sorry Vonruden - didn't mean to be rude and not reply - I hadn't logged on. Nice bike! Perfect for the conditions of the day - it was the best weather ever for it!

DiabloScott - make it a...
05-04-15, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By commodus192

It's getting pricier each year, but really - it's...

It's getting pricier each year, but really - it's completely worth it, despite the occasional bottlenecks/jams here and there. I did see one Centurion from the 80's, many old Peugeots, Fuji's,...
05-03-15, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By commodus192

NYC 5 Boro...vintage

Did the 5 Boro ride in NYC today - which is 40 miles of car free travel through all 5 boroughs of NY once a year. I noticed a lot of people riding vintage steeds. I chose to ride my 64 Schwinn...
03-10-15, 10:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,524
Posted By commodus192

Great job. I have a 74 Super Course MKII - it's...

Great job. I have a 74 Super Course MKII - it's one of my favorite bikes. Really well done job on yours - looks super
03-10-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,003
Posted By commodus192

Always enjoy dddd and metacortex' comments on...

Always enjoy dddd and metacortex' comments on these old Schwinns.
02-15-15, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By commodus192

Well that makes sense - honestly I find all your...

Well that makes sense - honestly I find all your observations and knowledge on the subject of these bikes, as well as dddd's, to be fascinating. Love learning more about them. I was pondering what...
02-15-15, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By commodus192

Thanks Schwinnman - good luck with yours - I love...

Thanks Schwinnman - good luck with yours - I love these things. The 60's variety are tough to find in good shape. And yes - thank you on the brake levers; I noticed they likely wouldn't work on...
02-15-15, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,581
Posted By commodus192

And here I thought my Schwinn Varsities were the...

And here I thought my Schwinn Varsities were the only bikes no one wanted to steal. Sorry you got burglarized, and thankful none of your steeds went the way of Pee Wee Herman. Lucky!
02-15-15, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By commodus192

Thanks Bill; much appreciated. DDDD -...

Thanks Bill; much appreciated.


DDDD - hey thanks! I thought you might appreciate it. It's funny - in that the size of the head tube is larger, when it is parked next to the varsity, which is...
02-15-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By commodus192

1964 Continental in Coppertone

Thought I'd share another new purchase - a 64 Schwinn Continental in the ever lovely Radiant Coppertone. It's serial number indicates it was made two days after my 64 Varsity in Coppertone.

The...
02-03-15, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By commodus192

Ohhh - well that's a relief. I've been lucky...

Ohhh - well that's a relief. I've been lucky with my coppertones - I drove all the way to Philadelphia for a 64 Varsity - with original fenders and leather saddle (which I put in a box). I...
02-02-15, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By commodus192

Thanks Pastor Bob - I am aware of your prowess...

Thanks Pastor Bob - I am aware of your prowess for Schwinns - I've read many of your posts and....upon visiting your website, was sad to see you sold your Coppertone colored bike...a personal fav of...
02-01-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,465
Posted By commodus192

I'm trying to make an offer on this bike431927. ...

I'm trying to make an offer on this bike431927. If that last slice is included, it will all be worth it
02-01-15, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,438
Posted By commodus192

I have a 92 Giant Butte...ahem...pronounced...

I have a 92 Giant Butte...ahem...pronounced "Beaut" as in beautiful lol. Got it in 1997 at the recycling center of all places. Has the Shimano GS 200 system on it and not a thing about it has ever...
02-01-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By commodus192

As a total Varsity nut - among other Schwinns of...

As a total Varsity nut - among other Schwinns of all years (mostly), I find this all very fascinating.
01-31-15, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By commodus192

Wow, I had not even the remotest clue about such...

Wow, I had not even the remotest clue about such long time periods occurring before assembly. Really amazing. Thanks!
01-31-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By commodus192

THANK YOU Metacortex - really appreciate the...

THANK YOU Metacortex - really appreciate the knowledge. Now, I can put this Schwinn to sleep for the night and *hope* it doesn't sit in the 'for sale' line for 6 years before someone decides to give...
01-31-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By commodus192

Look forward to this...

Look forward to this...
01-31-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By commodus192

Schwinn Varsity Question

Instead of a hilarious and attention grabbing title, I thought I'd be honest just to get those who give a crap about Varsitys to maybe take a look. I have a question about serial numbers.

So...
01-30-15, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By commodus192

LOL - that pretty much wraps it up. Mercier...

LOL - that pretty much wraps it up. Mercier owner here.
01-30-15, 10:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,443
Posted By commodus192

I slapped down $100 bucks and drove 500 miles...

I slapped down $100 bucks and drove 500 miles round trip for my 64 Varsity that needed work. Would never pay that for a 70's and up Varsity, but this one I wanted, especially in Coppertone, and it...
01-30-15, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By commodus192

Indeed... It's a great little bike - glad I...

Indeed... It's a great little bike - glad I found it and am able to use it as much as I have been this winter. I always wash it off when I'm through and bring it indoors
01-30-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By commodus192

Thank you Hummer.....really appreciate your...

Thank you Hummer.....really appreciate your taking the time to provide your insight; sorry I was a bit late to reply. Lots to consider - and I'll check the component dates on it further. What a...
01-28-15, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By commodus192

Thank you John. It is indeed very much like my...

Thank you John. It is indeed very much like my own 74 Super Course MK2 - which does, as I think it was you had pointed out in my old thread about it, have a steel cotterless crank on it - a Nervar...
01-28-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By commodus192

Just took a black Centurion in today at the bike...

Just took a black Centurion in today at the bike shop. 431180
01-28-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By commodus192

Elswick 10 Speed

Have a question about this old beat up lightweight. Disclaimer: I realize it is, as it sits, a POS. And maybe, even if fixed, still might retain that title.

I am *guessing* it's from the 80's...
01-27-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By commodus192

HAHAHA! Nah, it made taking my glove and...

HAHAHA! Nah, it made taking my glove and watching the salt off easier. I just did the BB on it two days ago. I actually really like this guy :thumb:
01-27-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,230
Posted By commodus192

Great looking project - look forward to seeing...

Great looking project - look forward to seeing it's progress...
01-27-15, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,091
Posted By commodus192

dddd: I'm sorry I didn't reply earlier - just saw...

dddd: I'm sorry I didn't reply earlier - just saw this now. You are absolutely right, it's a little big for me. My understanding is the sizes are small, a little bigger than medium, and large.... ...
01-27-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By commodus192

Dirty White Boy Schwinn

Nothing brings out the rust and scratches on a white bike (that it received from it's prior owner), then fresh white snow. This is my winter bike - an 87 Le Tour. 430868430869
01-20-15, 01:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,091
Posted By commodus192

Lascauxcaveman...

Lascauxcaveman (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/lascauxcaveman-280039.html): LOL - indeed, much easier on the knees than my Varsity. Definite thumbs up!

dddd: I was having a ball on the thing...
01-19-15, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,091
Posted By commodus192

Raleigh Super Course MKII

Well, the other day I spied a beaten looking road machine amongst a pile of bikes at a local 'Recycle Cycle' type shop - where I buy most of my Schwinns (I'm the only one to do so according to the...
01-16-15, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,746
Posted By commodus192

Bikedued - thanks! Yeah the stem shifter one's...

Bikedued - thanks! Yeah the stem shifter one's seem to still be literally everywhere. Every now and then I look on ebay for a chuckle when I see so many of them for 2 or 3 hundred bucks. GOOD LUCK...
01-15-15, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,746
Posted By commodus192

dddd: You're absolutely correct, the blue's frame...

dddd: You're absolutely correct, the blue's frame fits me like a well fitted glove, whereas the yellow one more like OJ's glove...a bit cramped; it's much too small. Fun, but small. Love your...
01-15-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,746
Posted By commodus192

Love hearing these old stories of yore! It seems...

Love hearing these old stories of yore! It seems so many of us had a hand, or rather feet - in world exploration via a Varsity or what not. dddd....I never even thought about the bottom bracket's...
01-15-15, 02:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,746
Posted By commodus192

I lost my virginity in the back of a Schwinn...

I lost my virginity in the back of a Schwinn Varsity, alone. Ha! Come on guys, give my 50 year old Schwinn a little love here eh?!!!! Someone cared enough to keep it alive and relatively shiny for...
01-15-15, 01:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,746
Posted By commodus192

Thanks Metacortex! I will certainly update my...

Thanks Metacortex! I will certainly update my lap around Manhattan with it. I too, just love the coppertone; not always easy to find it seems. Thank you!
01-15-15, 01:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,746
Posted By commodus192

Here in the hills, they are terrible - but around...

Here in the hills, they are terrible - but around NYC, I love them. People either love them or hate them I guess. I have a yellow 73 that I keep chained up in Harlem at my inlaws just to have as...
01-15-15, 12:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,746
Posted By commodus192

Are Varsity's a good bike?

Just kidding.......

Seriously....this was not an actual question.

So, I'm a Schwinn Varsity/Continental nut. I'm one of those guys who shudders when someone posts something about a Varsity...
01-02-15, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By commodus192

Metacortex: Thank you very much! Will snoop...

Metacortex: Thank you very much! Will snoop around on those items to see - I really really appreciate it..
Forum: BMX
01-02-15, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,873
Posted By commodus192

Ah nuts - sorry I didn't see your reply earlier -...

Ah nuts - sorry I didn't see your reply earlier - what a great pic! Definitely a nostalgic time - I miss it!
01-02-15, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,757
Posted By commodus192

Really nice work; great job. :thumb:

Really nice work; great job. :thumb:
01-02-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By commodus192

Defaced Schwinn Serial Number

So - picked up some clunkers the other day from a recycled cycle shop that was closing it's doors. Two MINT Fuji Special Road Racer touring bikes with full panniers, and a junker Raleigh Super...
Forum: BMX
12-17-14, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,873
Posted By commodus192

Ross BMX

Growing up in the late 70's early 80's, when BMX was really getting big - everyone dreamed of Kuwahara, Redline, Diamondback, Mongoose etc etc. But eh....I had to settle for a Ross Snapper. This is...
12-17-14, 01:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,753
Posted By commodus192

I can't tell you how invaluable all of your...

I can't tell you how invaluable all of your input/information and helpful photos are. I'm definitely going to try these suggestions and being more visual than auditory, I'm going to print all this...
12-16-14, 01:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,753
Posted By commodus192

Mercier and BB loosening

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So, in the local bike co-op where I volunteer, I spied a rusty, paint-faded, grimy Mercier frame hanging from one of the water pipes in a junk room. I took it home,...
12-13-14, 01:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By commodus192

Yeah it's pretty shoddy that is for sure! I...

Yeah it's pretty shoddy that is for sure! I looked closely to see if this was some sort of repair - but it really doesn't appear to be the case. It looks like this is just a classic case of made on...
12-12-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By commodus192

The not so pretty underside. Also - the rear hub...

The not so pretty underside. Also - the rear hub - if the quick release is any indication, is MM Atom. BB looks like melted chocolate. 422674
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