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08-18-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,055
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Is it any wonder that the majority of ...

Is it any wonder that the majority of the population in the USA prefers to purchase their new bicycles from WAL-MART, TARGET, AMAZON, and Walmart/Target's & others'...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-18-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Powder coating is extremely popular today with...

Powder coating is extremely popular today with folks restoring/resto-modding cars and customizing/accessorizing trucks and jeeps. Often these folks will have things like trailing arms and...
08-16-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Inside your Home or Apartment, or inside your...

Inside your Home or Apartment, or inside your Garage!!

I do know some people who just chain and padlock their bicycle on their back porch or on their back deck.
They will bring it INSIDE...
08-16-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,055
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Not all are like that but sadly many of them are....

Not all are like that but sadly many of them are.
Many have an upscale clientele, and bicycling in some ways is the new golf.
That statement may not make sense until you look at it from the...
08-14-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,089
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Last ride 76 has that number 397 triathlon...

Last ride 76 has that number 397 triathlon competitor bike above that is a GREAT Looking bicycle. The three paint colors just do something there. That Wine/burgandy color is really nice...
08-14-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,089
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Getting parts re-chromed can be expensive. The...

Getting parts re-chromed can be expensive.
The process of Chrome Plating is a very toxic process (the chemicals and what has to be done...). Most states and municipalities have toughened their...
08-14-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,089
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

That "CHROME" spray paint, where the CAP on the...

That "CHROME" spray paint, where the CAP on the rattle can looks like it might be chrome like WILL NOT DELIVER ANYTHING LIKE A CHROME APPEARANCE!! You will get a finish which looks like the...
08-13-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,943
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Hey dddd , it was Ashtabula Ohio wasn't...

Hey dddd , it was Ashtabula Ohio wasn't it...........

Who the heck needs clipless pedals???

You are just a little bit absurd on that!
08-13-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,906
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

meikaiyanxiao (99.8% ) on the bay is based...

meikaiyanxiao (99.8% ) on the bay is based in China, has many inexpensive jerseys, take a look at them, if having almost too many is your thing....
...
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Your SERIAL # EN510423 (May 1977 ...

Your SERIAL # EN510423 (May 1977 SUBURBAN ten speed) should have the new Shimano FFS (forward freewheel system) on the one-piece Ashtabula crank.

What is interesting is that for some...
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

EN = May 1977 As per the mid sixties...

EN = May 1977


As per the mid sixties and later, Chicago built electroforged Schwinns all have TWO LETTERS and number.

THE 2nd LETTER is the YEAR.

The 1st LETTER denotes ...
08-10-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,962
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

There is no way to completely keep the thieves...

There is no way to completely keep the thieves away.
Perhaps, outta sight, as locked in the giant trunk of a 1965 - 1975 Cadillac Sedan De Ville, or some other period land yacht with a huge...
08-08-19, 03:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,943
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Absolutely nothing is wrong with them. I've...

Absolutely nothing is wrong with them.
I've heard the typical: ' you know that I wouldn't be caught dead on a Schwinn ' since 1975.
Back in '75, it was more a reaction to Schwinn dealers'...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,968
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1179781-need-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1179781-need-cheap-bike-get-grocerys-go-dr.html


The GATEWAY / WAYFARER / Vilano Hybrid / ADMIRAL are essentially the same exact...
08-06-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

SEARCH EBAY (though not for anything other than...

SEARCH EBAY (though not for anything other than NEW Chinese made spring saddle seats with a cut-out hole in the center of this wide seat...)

You'll find them called "Big Bum Seats" or ...
08-04-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Yes as Metacortex mentions, the modern looking...

Yes as Metacortex mentions, the modern looking graphics were more easily worn off than the decals of pre '76 that had that old timey Schwinn graphics of the fifties through the mid seventies....
08-04-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,468
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

here are links to the Women's DELUXE TOURING...

here are links to the Women's DELUXE TOURING PARAMOUNT
https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1971_1980/1973_18.html
...
08-04-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,468
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Hey, if you're not opposed riding something...

Hey, if you're not opposed riding something really OLD and weighing about 40 pounds, you will find an excellent STEP-THROUGH bicycle in the 1970 through 1977 SCHWINN COLLEGIATE five speeds ...
08-04-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Hi, be sure to check https://thecabe.com/forum/

Hi, be sure to check https://thecabe.com/forum/
08-03-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,285
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

( SPINNAKER ) gave the perfect advice. You...

( SPINNAKER ) gave the perfect advice.

You are doing great. You are riding in JUNE, JULY, and AUGUST and you are riding in an area that is not flat.

Kitty, use all the LOW gears as...
08-02-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,785
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

My solution and I have been using this solution...

My solution and I have been using this solution with GREAT RESULTS on my 1970's era COLLEGIATES and SUBURBANS for about a year.

*****VERY IMPORTANT though THAT YOU MUST USE 3M BLACK SUPER...
08-02-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,173
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

GOOGLE: kenda k23 KENDA is the Only...

GOOGLE: kenda k23


KENDA is the Only manufacturer that I know of for these SCHWINN Only 26 x 1 3/8 (37mm - 597mm) Tires.

You can find them in BLACKWALL, GUMWALL, and WHITEWALL versions....
08-01-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,529
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I think ( spinnaker ) said it best. That is...

I think ( spinnaker ) said it best.
That is rubbish about falling in the tub......sure you can slip in the tub.....more likely in a hotel tub or as a guest in somebody's home than at your home ...
Forum: Foo
08-01-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 102,111
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvJ78hYI6wk ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvJ78hYI6wk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Z2MGv7DLU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv6fdib3GBI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIuyDWzctgY
...
Replies: 55
Views: 14,461
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Listen to the absolute absurdity of the thoughts...

Listen to the absolute absurdity of the thoughts rolling around in your brains.
This is confirms that Women are smarter than men!

I see it all of the time in sports competition, even...
Replies: 16
Views: 2,531
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I think that the Schwinn COLLEGIATE 3 Speed was...

I think that the Schwinn COLLEGIATE 3 Speed was available only in 1970 model year, and the COLLEGIATE 3 Speed returned for 1979 and was available in 1979, 1980, and 1981....you'll have to check...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-19, 04:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

If you are looking for a brand new, inexpensive,...

If you are looking for a brand new, inexpensive, but still decent enough and simple enough to be very reliable, ASSUMING THAT THE BIKE IS ASSEMBLED PROPERLY and you, yourself, double-check that...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,778
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

May I suggest a "prepaid" no contract smartphone...

May I suggest a "prepaid" no contract smartphone cell service, specifically MetroPCS (they are owned by T-mobile, and are on the T-mobile network).

I think you will get a smart phone free as...
07-29-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I run the Michelin Protek (32-630, 27 x 1 1/4) ...

I run the Michelin Protek (32-630, 27 x 1 1/4) on my brown 1971 Suburban FIVE SPEED that has the fenders removed.

I run the KENDA K35, I'm fairly certain the model is K35, (32-630, 27...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

3M brand Emblem Adhesive It comes in a tube...

3M brand Emblem Adhesive

It comes in a tube that is slightly larger than the tubes of Model Airplane Glue from 55 years ago..........don't mistake it for that though, because Emblem Adhesive is...
07-28-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,676
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Lucille, you are correct. Perhaps, I was not...

Lucille, you are correct. Perhaps, I was not clear but I did mean to say that "for those people that do not have the skills/knowledge/time/patience to research and learn"........meaning the desire or...
07-28-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,676
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Lucille, you are correct. Perhaps, I was not...

Lucille, you are correct. Perhaps, I was not clear but I did mean to say that "for those people that do not have the skills/knowledge/time/patience to research and learn"........meaning the desire...
07-27-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,676
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The orginal poster, Bang0Bang00, brought up...

The orginal poster, Bang0Bang00, brought up concerns about the WEIGHT of vintage bikes.
You will find that VINTAGE, lower level steel frame road bikes from PANASONIC, FUJI, RALEIGH(usa) and...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,493
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

As KATSUP mentioned, there are the old Schwinn...

As KATSUP mentioned, there are the old Schwinn VARSITY and the Schwinn CONTINENTAL (and the SUBURBAN and COLLEGIATE, also....)

The CONTINENTAL is lighter than the VARSITY as the CONTINENTAL has...
07-21-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,898
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The "old timey" WALD 139 front basket rack is...

The "old timey" WALD 139 front basket rack is still being made today and you can get them for approx $30 and free shipping....see #173883530461 on the bay or see amazon.

The old PLETSCHER rear...
07-20-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,826
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

That blue color that Schwinn used in 1966 and...

That blue color that Schwinn used in 1966 and other years is a beautiful color.
You'll need the KENDA K23 schwinn only 26 x 1 3/8 (37-597) tires when it comes time for new tires.
These tires are...
07-18-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://bikehistory.org/bikes/heavyduti/ ...

https://bikehistory.org/bikes/heavyduti/

https://bikehistory.org/catalogs/1965.html

It appears that this bicycle had a "heavier duty" front hub with stronger/beefier spokes.
The seat was the...
07-18-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

John E. brings up an important point, as you...

John E. brings up an important point, as you also may want to investigate as to which tire brands run more true to size and which do not(--run smaller width--)

Michelin Protek (32 x 630) 27" x 1...
07-18-19, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,028
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The Large adjustable Crescent wrench that you...

The Large adjustable Crescent wrench that you need for the hanger set (bottom bracket) of the One Piece "American style"/Ashtabula Forged Crank will also be needed when you service the ...
07-18-19, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,028
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

If you are willing to consider something vintage,...

If you are willing to consider something vintage, the Schwinn COLLEGIATE five speed Women's models from 1970 through 1978 are superb.
Beginner adult. Best low price road bike - Cycling -Biking,...
07-15-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,565
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The Rhinowalk T603 seat bag looks very much like...

The Rhinowalk T603 seat bag looks very much like the one that is shown at (noglider's 06/03/19) post.
It is incredibly inexpensive at approx $3.50 with free shipping from a huge seller in Hong...
07-14-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,320
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I am old and old school, and thus ride and...

I am old and old school, and thus ride and collect the "wrong" bicycles, so I do expect my method is equally wrong in the eyes of those that detest Chicago's most durable creations.
Anyway, ...
07-12-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

My guess is that the Shimano FFS was around...

My guess is that the Shimano FFS was around from about 1977 to at least 1983 but I don't know exactly when it ceased. I have seen other manufacturers' bikes that were FFS equipped. I'm...
07-11-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,961
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

With respect to your health, PLEASE FOLLOW YOUR...

With respect to your health, PLEASE FOLLOW YOUR DOCTOR'S ORDERS ABOUT YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE!
I am sure the other well-wishers here on bikeforums that are suggesting you try whatever, but they...
07-10-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,917
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

It is not as simple as tire width, as yes, tire...

It is not as simple as tire width, as yes, tire width does impact speed to a very small degree, BUT YOUR BICYCLE's GEARING will play a much larger role.

Look at some of the available free online...
07-08-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,644
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

RUST-OLEUM Professional High Performance ENAMEL ...

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Color: 7544 ...
07-07-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

CHESTNUT color is nice. The Suburban looks...

CHESTNUT color is nice.

The Suburban looks better in most colors in the later graphics (decals on 1977 and later) because many of the earlier ones exhibit decal "blandness" as with age the decal...
07-07-19, 02:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,325
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Looks like it may be a 1979 Emerald Green ...

Looks like it may be a 1979 Emerald Green COLLEGIATE.
It has the "you can shift without pedalling"- Shimano Front Freewheeling System.
These worked well and eliminated the confusion about how to...
07-05-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Yes, that is the reason that folks that are my...

Yes, that is the reason that folks that are my age can't hear.... .....that and going to see The Rolling Stones more than twelve times (13 times over all the decades and hope to see them for...
07-05-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,967
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Here is important information on "How To Use OLD...

Here is important information on "How To Use OLD GOLF CLUB SHAFTS cut down to size" as LEGS for modifying the EL-CHEAPO SEAT POST MOUNT REAR RACKS (as seen in the example of "number1bike" ).
...
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