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05-12-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By Glennfordx4

As someone with 1000's of transactions on Ebay as...

As someone with 1000's of transactions on Ebay as both a buyer & a seller with 100% Feed back I am pretty much done with them, if I buy 5 things I can almost Guarantee there will be a problem with 4...
05-09-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 871
Posted By Glennfordx4

I just went through this with a Pug myself, as...

I just went through this with a Pug myself, as found it had a 25mm post that someone cobbled a shim to fit it better which failed. After I tore the bike down and started putting it back together with...
04-30-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Glennfordx4

Since I live in a Beach Cruiser area and build 20...

Since I live in a Beach Cruiser area and build 20 to 30 bikes a season I can say that 175 one piece cranks are everywhere, I have had some 180's but they are not common. Any one piece crank will fit...
04-30-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 200,046
Posted By Glennfordx4

PM Sent on Hoods Glenn

PM Sent on Hoods

Glenn
03-24-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By Glennfordx4

The cables I have are lined, most of what I have...

The cables I have are lined, most of what I have were for Dirt Bikes of the 70's & 80's so Modern? Yes the inner cables were slick not like the Bicycle 2.0 which look coarse when compared. I still...
03-16-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,472
Posted By Glennfordx4

I had just got a call that I wasn't expecting, a...

I had just got a call that I wasn't expecting, a guy I meet a few times while working at the bike shop wanted to know if I would work for him, he owns a Bike Rental place in the same town, offered me...
03-12-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 952
Posted By Glennfordx4

The Freewheel comes off like any other FW and you...

The Freewheel comes off like any other FW and you can replace it with a 5 or 6spd FW, any one piece crank will fit but you need a BB to match, Schwinn used their own threading on their cranks, Don't...
03-11-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Glennfordx4

Just finish a full rehab on a 88 Peugeot Pipeline...

Just finish a full rehab on a 88 Peugeot Pipeline 5 that I got from the orig owner, I converted it to index shifting for the modern world.
...
03-11-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 952
Posted By Glennfordx4

Not all of us, paid $10 for a clean Suburban that...

Not all of us, paid $10 for a clean Suburban that I then left outside for almost 2yrs before I showed it some love, did a full restomod with 700 wheels wearing 38's and used as much Schwinn Approved...
03-07-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Glennfordx4

Looking at the pics of the two I would have to...

Looking at the pics of the two I would have to say yes it would work.

Glenn
03-07-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,472
Posted By Glennfordx4

If I was younger yeah I could do it and do it now...

If I was younger yeah I could do it and do it now when I'm needed. My first Bicycle Mechanics job started in 2008 when I turned 40yrs old and wasn't bad. I got to learn stuff almost everyday, show me...
02-27-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By Glennfordx4

If the screws are rusty use a dremel cut them in...

If the screws are rusty use a dremel cut them in the center then throw them in some Evaporust for a few days and with some vice grips or pliers they should come out. I have saved some of the nastiest...
02-24-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By Glennfordx4

I had one on a Hybrid and really liked it, it was...

I had one on a Hybrid and really liked it, it was a flip bike & figured I come across another one someday but it's been awhile and I haven't so I'm still waiting lol.
02-24-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,962
Posted By Glennfordx4

I'm The Guy that sent it to him! At the time I...

I'm The Guy that sent it to him! At the time I had just been given the remains of a Closed Bike Shop by a friend in his 90's, I had put a bunch of NOS Small parts in there, Raleigh Cotters, chrome...
02-24-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8,146
Views: 2,555,571
Posted By Glennfordx4

If they had Bikes like this when I was a kid I'd...

If they had Bikes like this when I was a kid I'd be Dead By Now lol. I loved to jump for Distance and destroyed no less than 50-60 Cheap bikes doing so. Living poor in a Flat Sandy place on the east...
02-19-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,012
Posted By Glennfordx4

HMMM, I have a older but nice Fuji 7spd Beach...

HMMM, I have a older but nice Fuji 7spd Beach Cruiser frame that has broken at the drive side DO, I thought the rear wheel hub bearings were shot when I got it cause you could feel the wobble without...
02-16-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By Glennfordx4

They still make adapters like this, I had a bunch...

They still make adapters like this, I had a bunch for both Doubles & Triples but used all of the doubles up on Schwinn builds no less and bought a new one for another Schwinn build. I have 2 triple...
02-16-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,962
Posted By Glennfordx4

I'm still pissed at that lol, I put some really...

I'm still pissed at that lol, I put some really good NOS parts in that box that no one had a chance to use.
01-30-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By Glennfordx4

I just bought a 25.2 & a 25.8 seat post from...

I just bought a 25.2 & a 25.8 seat post from www.modernbike.com Had them in a few days. Both are oddball sizes for me and nobody had them, even J&B couldn't get them, think they were $15 each and...
01-16-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By Glennfordx4

The 2mm inner & 6mm outer Cables that were used...

The 2mm inner & 6mm outer Cables that were used on 1st gen Shimano XT Levers is the same as most Motorcycle cables. I have a bunch of NOS cables somewhere out in the shop, I have used lined...
01-08-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,801
Posted By Glennfordx4

I have two low end bikes in my stable & both are...

I have two low end bikes in my stable & both are Schwinns, first is a Wally World beach cruiser that was such a pos I decided to have some fun with it. I built it with a bunch of random parts I had...
Replies: 13
Views: 8,297
Posted By Glennfordx4

My 77 came out great and it took only a few weeks...

My 77 came out great and it took only a few weeks to sell back in 2013, I paid $40 for it and had no problem selling it for $375.
...
12-18-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,492
Posted By Glennfordx4

That is a great song, I will now get off your...

That is a great song, I will now get off your lawn lol
11-25-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14,685
Views: 3,523,054
Posted By Glennfordx4

LOL. I live in Cruiser Country and just yesterday...

LOL. I live in Cruiser Country and just yesterday picked up 10 Cruisers and a new never built Wally World 27.5 wheeled bso. These Schwinns can make a good cruiser with work, I have had a bunch like...
11-24-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By Glennfordx4

I started building wheels using the older model...

I started building wheels using the older model of that stand but then was given a Park by my boss, now I have no idea how I ever did it with that old stand lol. I bought the Park centering tool for...
11-19-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14,685
Views: 3,523,054
Posted By Glennfordx4

So the other day a friend stopped by and said I...

So the other day a friend stopped by and said I have something here you may like. He told me he found a Cruiser he wanted on our local Swip Swap and when he got there and said he would buy it the...
11-17-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5,080
Views: 564,978
Posted By Glennfordx4

I have been trying to get my shop cleaned up a...

I have been trying to get my shop cleaned up a bit and have a bunch of bikes that have been striped and taking up room for way to long so I started putting them back together and getting them ready...
11-13-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 782
Posted By Glennfordx4

Yeah, that shop hosed you! For your Friction...

Yeah, that shop hosed you! For your Friction shifting system as it sits they really made no improvement installing that low end Shimano RD, that VX is a good RD. You would need a Long Cage/GT RD to...
11-08-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,219
Posted By Glennfordx4

I use one of these with a drum sander myself, I...

I use one of these with a drum sander myself, I do want to pick up a flap wheel sander to try.
10-28-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5,080
Views: 564,978
Posted By Glennfordx4

Scrap Bin Schwinn Suburban

I picked up a 75 Schwinn Suburban last yr from my junk guy for $5, let it sit outside for a yr due to space and time to work on it. I did a total resto-mod to it.
I kinda knew what I was going to do...
10-28-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,654
Posted By Glennfordx4

My 30yr old 6 point Snap-on 3/8 Deep and Mid well...

My 30yr old 6 point Snap-on 3/8 Deep and Mid well sockets fit with no issues, Craftsman's don't and my SK's don't.
10-09-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,314
Posted By Glennfordx4

I come across this problem a lot as I build a lot...

I come across this problem a lot as I build a lot of bikes that I flip. The other day in fact I was building up a Nishiki Prestige that I replaced the original headset with a new Tange unit that had...
04-23-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By Glennfordx4

I had a pair of Panaracer ( don't remember the...

I had a pair of Panaracer ( don't remember the model) 700x25's that I put on my Centurion Elite that dry rotted within 2 yrs of buying them, bike was kept indoors & tires were always kept aired up....
02-18-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,185
Posted By Glennfordx4

I sold 35+ Bikes this past yr, the most since I...

I sold 35+ Bikes this past yr, the most since I started flipping in 08. I don't know how anybody can make money doing this paying retail for parts, tires alone would break the bank on most builds let...
12-19-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By Glennfordx4

Bead Sealer is what you saw him use and that...

Bead Sealer is what you saw him use and that stuff can be really messy, wouldn't want that on my bike wheels.

Glenn
12-19-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,445
Posted By Glennfordx4

Since I was a young kid I have always been...

Since I was a young kid I have always been mechanically inclined and took things apart to see how they worked ( Mom called it destructive lol) and by the time I was 11 I was taking apart and fixing...
12-17-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By Glennfordx4

Only if it's ridden in hilly areas' on flat land...

Only if it's ridden in hilly areas' on flat land they last forever. I have worked on tons of 333 hubs and have 3 nos coaster models in my bins. The one thing I like about the Shimano 3 speeds is the...
12-15-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,856
Posted By Glennfordx4

I was born in 68 so I missed out on the Kool...

I was born in 68 so I missed out on the Kool bikes but by 1973 ( the yr my dad died ) I wanted a stingray and got a Huffy which was stolen within the first two weeks out of our yard, they threw it...
12-13-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,155
Posted By Glennfordx4

Working with limited room a few yrs ago I built a...

Working with limited room a few yrs ago I built a new bench and redid my Parker vice and mounted it to the corner. I built the bench so it would never move no matter how much force I put on the vice....
12-07-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By Glennfordx4

That's Crazy, I had no idea they were asking that...

That's Crazy, I had no idea they were asking that much for these anchors, looking at sold items it seems $20 to $25 seems to be what they are selling at ,though a few NOS ones sold for crazy money....
11-24-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,267
Posted By Glennfordx4

Mom always told me to mount a horse from the left...

Mom always told me to mount a horse from the left side and it stuck when I got into bikes lol.

Glenn
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10-23-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,735
Posted By Glennfordx4

I had always been into RC Cars and trucks but...

I had always been into RC Cars and trucks but didn't start Flying until 10 or 12yrs ago. I jumped in head first that started when I bought a box with 2 4ch Mash 4077 Bell Helicopters in a bunch of...
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10-11-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,958
Posted By Glennfordx4

Eddie Van Halen's death has hit me almost as much...

Eddie Van Halen's death has hit me almost as much as a close family member dying, no other famous person that has passed has hit me like this.He is/was my all time guitar hero, like many other kids...
10-01-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,954
Posted By Glennfordx4

Here at home I use the air compressor for all my...

Here at home I use the air compressor for all my bikes but I do have a few pumps that get used from time to time. One is a cheap Bell that worked really good till the hose split, but the other is a...
09-29-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,347
Posted By Glennfordx4

They do make SS brackets like that, I have a few...

They do make SS brackets like that, I have a few out in my shop. I still have a few NOS racks that are like the Pletscher style racks that came with them if you didn't want to use the clamp mount....
Forum: Foo
09-28-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,133
Posted By Glennfordx4

I'm 52yrs old and the Incredibles is one of my...

I'm 52yrs old and the Incredibles is one of my favorites, waited for a part two forever, saw part two when it first came out at the movies free. We had free tickets given to us through my wifes work...
09-26-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14,685
Views: 3,523,054
Posted By Glennfordx4

That's a great haul, some great parts in that...

That's a great haul, some great parts in that box. Bar cons, Sling shot stem & bars plus all the other goodies worth a lot more then $10.

Glenn
09-24-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 194,555
Posted By Glennfordx4

They got to be original, as I picked up the exact...

They got to be original, as I picked up the exact bike ( not as nice as yours though ) and it has the same wheels and hubs, one of the rims have been relaced at one point. Also the Front Tire is a...
09-21-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,230
Posted By Glennfordx4

First I want to say how sorry I feel for you,...

First I want to say how sorry I feel for you, having just picking up the exact same bike in the exact same color a few months ago it is a nice bike. I work as a bike mechanic part time at a shop and...
09-20-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,829
Posted By Glennfordx4

I run a custom B17 on my Schwinn Klunker, ...

I run a custom B17 on my Schwinn Klunker,

Glenn

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