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01-11-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

It is a beautiful bright yellow bike. Who cares...

It is a beautiful bright yellow bike. Who cares if it was a bottom of the line 10 speed? The weakest component on that bike is the SIMPLEX rear derailleur. Unless you're gonna ride in the...
01-08-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Chuck, you should politely tell them that you...

Chuck, you should politely tell them that you have all that you currently need and that you cannot use them, but that GOODWILL and SALVATION ARMY thrift stores will certainly accept their bicycle...
12-29-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,250
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

UCan'tTouchThis has the helicopter & Jaimie...

UCan'tTouchThis has the helicopter & Jaimie Lee on the OLD SEVEN MILE...........didn't they blow up a scaled model of OLD SEVEN MILE in that movie.

Old Seven Mile is the one that is really...
12-29-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,433
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

May you heal quickly...........you've got an...

May you heal quickly...........you've got an in-house medical expert, so be a good patient and follow her directives..... Rest comfortably, and maybe avoid watching any funny movies without...
12-28-20, 02:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,250
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

There is too much traffic for me to want to ride...

There is too much traffic for me to want to ride the New Seven Mile Bridge during normal conditions. There is a SEVEN MILE RUN every Spring since the New Seven Mile Bridge opened in 1982. ...
12-27-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Essentially the same way as one teaches their...

Essentially the same way as one teaches their daughters to remove the Lug Nuts on a car.......when teaching them how to change a car's tire.

Well, as you know the lug nuts on a car's...
12-27-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Here are just two of the widely available NEW...

Here are just two of the widely available NEW aftermarket WALD replacement 13/16 outer diam seat posts for OLD American makes & SCHWINN bicycles:


WALD 940 (10.5 INCHES TOTAL...
12-27-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Justin, you are indeed correct that the outer...

Justin, you are indeed correct that the outer diameter of the Schwinn seat post is exactly 13/16" with a 5/8" top portion where the seat mounts.

Modern aftermarket seats have a 7/8" seat...
12-25-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

4funbikes' beautiful yellow Schwinn (see...

4funbikes' beautiful yellow Schwinn (see 12-19-20 post)...... So 4funbikes saved 1.5 pounds by swapping out the one piece crank assembly.....well that early Seventies factory seat from the...
Forum: Foo
12-23-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 111,270
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

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

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


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84m8RRmQOo4


Shotgun live on Hullabaloo tv show 1966
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnhI_ECOAK4
12-23-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The Schwinn 7881 handlebars from circa 1967 thru...

The Schwinn 7881 handlebars from circa 1967 thru 1977 are the best quality handlebars that you'll ever find. Their shape is similar to the Wald example seen above. Near perfect examples can be...
12-19-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,032
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Maelochs hit the nail on the head (12-18-20 ...

Maelochs hit the nail on the head (12-18-20 06:19pm post #15) when he mentioned that the New Bicycle Riders from this 2020 Covid-19 PANDEMIC's BICYCLE BOOM do not want to be riding on streets/roads...
Forum: Foo
12-17-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 111,270
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFDiZptXG-8 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFDiZptXG-8



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UklXMtVo0UY
12-16-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,997
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

You should consider doing a Sprint Triathlon ...

You should consider doing a Sprint Triathlon as 3 person RELAY TEAM. ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS RIDE THE BIKE after your team mate completes the SWIM and then after you complete the BIKE...
12-15-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/cleaning-white-h...

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/cleaning-white-handle-bar-grips.39793/

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/white-grips-and-bleach.101826/


The two CABE thread links above might also have some...
12-14-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,903
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

One thing that is really important to remember is...

One thing that is really important to remember is that you must get enough sleep for your body to recover and "recharge".
You can't automatically just add your biking to an already jammed...
12-12-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,406
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Wet GEORGIA CLAY (red clay) which accumulates on...

Wet GEORGIA CLAY (red clay) which accumulates on numerous paved country roads because of natural erosion and construction run off, is as slippery as fresh dog doo.
You don't need very much there...
12-11-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 717
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Be forewarned that if you choose to use NOS (new...

Be forewarned that if you choose to use NOS (new old stock) waterslide decals on your restoration project, that you might have to buy/source several because really old NOS waterslide decals may...
12-10-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,616
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Rear derailleur technology was generally not good...

Rear derailleur technology was generally not good enough until the Japanese (primarily SHIMANO & Maeda Suntour) built rear derailleurs that could reliably shift a first gear cog with more than 30...
12-07-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,341
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Riders need to use their common sense and be...

Riders need to use their common sense and be ultra-cautious and certainly not exceed 7 or 8 MPH ( YES!!! only maximum of 7 to 8 mph !!) when within 100 feet of pedestrian traffic. The...
11-25-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,203
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

dddd mentioned the Change that SCHWINN made in...

dddd mentioned the Change that SCHWINN made in the frame's HEADTUBE DIAMETER.
1966 year model is when the stem size became 21.1 (.833) instead of the industry common 22.2

In the sixties, there...
11-23-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Here is a GOOD no-name genuine leather saddle. ...

Here is a GOOD no-name genuine leather saddle.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Elephant-Spring-Genuine-Leather-Bike-Saddle-Retro-Bicycle-Cushion-Seat/203087958717?_trkparms=aid%3D5550
...
11-22-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,114
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

If you have to ask such a question, perhaps you...

If you have to ask such a question, perhaps you have no real need for an expensive bicycle at this point in time. I'm not trying to be funny. You will be better served with the inexpensive...
Forum: Foo
11-15-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,681
Views: 137,369
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Here is a great simple song that Delaney &...

Here is a great simple song that Delaney & Bonnie did. It seems like millions of folks have covered this one. Delaney Bramlett wrote it. A brief bit of info about Delaney & Bonnie for those of...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,452
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

There is no way that the red "Coca-Cola" bicycle...

There is no way that the red "Coca-Cola" bicycle is from 1971. The late model SKYLARK rear derailleur, the clear plastic plate Dork Disk, the Foam instead of tape... The allen key instead of...
10-30-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,374
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Rancho, you have the two best colors ever...

Rancho, you have the two best colors ever offered for the PARAMOUNT!!!

As for "American Steel", as I recall, they were also one of the openers at the Summer Jam at Charlotte Motor...
10-30-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The FIVE SPEED Suburban is perhaps the most...

The FIVE SPEED Suburban is perhaps the most durable SCHWINN ever made along with the 1970 to late seventies Schwinn COLLEGIATE.
The FIVE SPEED Suburban has a 32 , 26, 21, 17, 14 model J ...
10-30-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,498
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Here is good tip on matching colors from off the...

Here is good tip on matching colors from off the shelf sources in the spray paint aisle and paint section at stores such as Home Depot, LOWES, Tractor Supply and even Wal-mart. Take your bicycle...
Forum: Foo
10-29-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2,658
Views: 152,609
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Edgar Winter's White Trash-- Tobacco Road live,...

Edgar Winter's White Trash-- Tobacco Road live, from the White Trash live album called Roadwork
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNBetNANDVg

Eric Burdon & War , from live performance on BEAT...
10-29-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,498
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Use the SPRAY PAINT. Here is how: Get a...

Use the SPRAY PAINT. Here is how: Get a piece of Aluminum foil about 14 inches long from the roll of REYNOLDS WRAP in your kitchen drawer. Get a couple of those basic el-cheapo artist paint...
10-24-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 950
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Several folks on the cabe DOT com have recently...

Several folks on the cabe DOT com have recently done 1950's era Rudge bicycles that are very much like yours. Here are a few threads that might be helpful. Though this first CABE link is about a...
10-14-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,306
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I didn't begin to wear very bright colors while...

I didn't begin to wear very bright colors while riding until I reached about 50 years of age. In the 1960's and into the 1970's, I favored gloss black, deep burgandy, and brown 10 speeds. ...
10-14-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

(HIGH GLOSS colors - RUSTOLEUM Painters Touch 2X ...

(HIGH GLOSS colors - RUSTOLEUM Painters Touch 2X Ultra Cover Paint + Primer, 12oz spray cans)
https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/painters-touch-2x-ultra-cover/high-gloss

...
Forum: Foo
10-07-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,847
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Here is one version of the OCT 15, 1977 Pasedena...

Here is one version of the OCT 15, 1977 Pasedena bootleg tape that is quality but needs an Equalization to bring it up to the "perfect" copy that is floating around today. Basically if you Capture...
Forum: Foo
10-07-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,847
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Eddie Van Halen was something else. He was...

Eddie Van Halen was something else. He was massively talented and a true original. I consider him the last of the true originals in rock and roll guitar that began with Chuck. Though...
09-23-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 15,691
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Dr. Paul Dudley White thought bicycling was a...

Dr. Paul Dudley White thought bicycling was a great form of exercise.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4853490/

https://www.heart.org/en/affiliates/paul-dudley-white-about
...
09-23-20, 02:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Here are a few perhaps helpful informative things...

Here are a few perhaps helpful informative things for the novice Do It Yourselfer and first-time Chicago Sha-wimmer:

THE ONE-PIECE CRANK on Schwinns made after World War II ( is 28 tpi and ...
09-22-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

You're in luck, as your AUGUST 1972...

You're in luck, as your AUGUST 1972 (HH.......first letter is month....2nd letter is year......H=1972 ).....your in luck because you have the GT-100 REAR DERAILLEUR which is made by SHIMANO, ...
09-17-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,616
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Those CHROME PLATED frames and your project...

Those CHROME PLATED frames and your project chromed Continental are beautiful. They look like something that CONTROL would design for Max, 99, the Chief, and Larribee to use. Don't...
09-16-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Schwinn did in fact produce a WESTRICK rim (S5)...

Schwinn did in fact produce a WESTRICK rim (S5) and these were standard on the COLLEGIATE until the 1973 model year, actually sometime around NOV 1972.
The ENDRICK rim (S-6) without the raised...
09-15-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,616
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

GlennfordX4 has made a great "modern Collegiate...

GlennfordX4 has made a great "modern Collegiate prototype" (see GREEN bike) that puts that horrible joke that comes out of Detroit, to shame. I see that GlennfordX4 has incorporated the...
Forum: Foo
09-09-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Consider talking with one of your local tennis...

Consider talking with one of your local tennis pros at one of your public tennis facilities. Racquet and shoes matter less as to the exact brand & model but more importantly matter much more how...
09-09-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,257
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

On Post (#9) of 09-09-20 , 08:54 AM, Doug...

On Post (#9) of 09-09-20 , 08:54 AM, Doug Fattic wrote, "IN THE 10 SPEED GROUP IN THE 60's and 70's, THE SUPER SPORTS WERE THE NEXT STEP DOWN FROM THE TOP OF THE LINE PARAMOUNTS."
...
09-09-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,616
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

1970 - 1977 COLLEGIATES and Five Speed...

1970 - 1977 COLLEGIATES and Five Speed SUBURBANS ARE SUPERIOR TO Varsities/1964-1969 Collegiates/Ten speed SUBURBANS/CONTINENTALS BECAUSE THEY CAME EQUIPPED WITH Shimano built REAR DERAILLEURS...
09-09-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,257
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Doug Fattic is not correct when he says that the...

Doug Fattic is not correct when he says that the SUPER SPORT was next under the PARAMOUNT!!
The Super Sport was the most "low-rent" of the hand constructed Schwinns. THE SPORTS TOURER WAS NEXT...
Forum: Foo
09-09-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 111,270
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

tv special aired MARCH 18, 1969 ...The Cowsills...

tv special aired MARCH 18, 1969 ...The Cowsills - HAIR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt_yKPNORLM

The Cowsills - THE RAIN, THE PARK & OTHER THINGS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GV3ip-deEs
...
09-08-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,616
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

As many others have already commented, you don't...

As many others have already commented, you don't need to do much as these old Schwinns are super durable and great riding bicycles IF YOU CAN ACCEPT THEIR HEAVY WEIGHT AND SLOW NATURE!

Trying to...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,128
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

If you find that you need longer reach calipers, ...

If you find that you need longer reach calipers, the ancient WEINMANN side pull on 26"(597mm bead seat diameter) SCHWINN COLLEGIATES are marked L.S. 2.8 on 1969 onward, and marked Weinmann 810...
09-02-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,149
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

"No gears" is how most of us in a certain part of...

"No gears" is how most of us in a certain part of the USA did refer to and distinguish any bicycle that did not have provision to change the operational gear ratio while riding it.

We also did...
Forum: Foo
09-02-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 111,270
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

SEPT 16th, 1966 Live Performances on U.K....

SEPT 16th, 1966 Live Performances on U.K. Television show called READY STEADY GO (London, England)


Here is the entire SEPT 16th, 1966 READY STEADY GO...
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