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10-22-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 709
Posted By macstuff

I talked with her and her husband pulled the fork...

I talked with her and her husband pulled the fork and they have added pics of the serial number on the steer head.
There is no prefix which is weird. Two people that own Womens early Paramounts on...
10-22-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 709
Posted By macstuff

Yeah, I own several Old lightweight Schwinns....

Yeah, I own several Old lightweight Schwinns. from the 40's on up. If it is a Paramount the actual serial number will be on the fork also, Which is something you haven't evaluated.
Its a complete...
10-22-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 779,506
Posted By macstuff

Not really, It comes out to roughly 56if and 75if...

Not really, It comes out to roughly 56if and 75if for 1st and 2nd. Maybe you thought it was a single speed?
It rolls easily at 25 in 2nd with normal cadence. Getting it up to 30+ gets it spinning...
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By macstuff

Musing on Mercier.... Have you heard of Eileen...

Musing on Mercier....
Have you heard of Eileen Sheridan? An English Lady that still holds time trials records she set in the 1950's.
She started her bicycle riding on a Mercier even though she was...
10-22-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 709
Posted By macstuff

The Stem on it is worth $250-300. Thats a long...

The Stem on it is worth $250-300. Thats a long reach double adjustable Schwinn piece from the 30's- 40's. Long stem versions came on Schwinn motor-Bikes and whizzers. Short versions came on some high...
10-21-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,659
Posted By macstuff

If you don't have a business set-up, with...

If you don't have a business set-up, with liability insurance, and probably a bond required for mechanical work, you shouldn't do it.
ANY American can be sued for faulty workmanship and the results...
10-20-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,635
Posted By macstuff

I've just thrown away the spanner lock ring and...

I've just thrown away the spanner lock ring and used the top nut to lock it down, Same as on 1/2 the headsets on Earth.
Done it on three bikes with no problems ever. The lock ring makes the top nut...
10-20-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By macstuff

Take these things before I throw them out. If...

Take these things before I throw them out.
If they don't work for you, you throw them out or give them away.... deal?
They are only $20 new in the first place and I've sold the bike I used them on....
10-20-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 408
Posted By macstuff

You can't just run a larger tap into a smaller...

You can't just run a larger tap into a smaller thread to enlarge it, you would have to drill the old threads out first. (machinist drill register bit). Especially since the threaded bung you're...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,597
Posted By macstuff

I'd report him just because..... which part of...

I'd report him just because..... which part of side-WALK is hardest to understand?
Which part of the rules of the road is he unclear of? pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles ALWAYS get the right...
10-19-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 671
Posted By macstuff

No, I'm sorry, Lance Armstrong is not the answer...

No, I'm sorry, Lance Armstrong is not the answer we were looking for.
We were looking for who is; an ego-maniacal has-been.... with one nut.
.... oh,... wait..... wrong thread.
Never mind
10-19-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 671
Posted By macstuff

I carry and recommend a Gerber "Cool Tool" for...

I carry and recommend a Gerber "Cool Tool" for non-weight weenie types.
Specifically made as a bicycle carry tool, I think I've seen them in different configurations

4 Allens a chain breaker,...
10-19-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 779,506
Posted By macstuff

Thanks, It's a 67' but has parts on it much...

Thanks,
It's a 67' but has parts on it much older, and much newer. They made these frames from 63' to at least 77'. Single speed through ten speed. This one started out as a single speed version on...
10-18-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 779,506
Posted By macstuff

This is my new Daily. Its a custom Schwinn...

This is my new Daily. Its a custom Schwinn Speedster with a 2 speed. Great for flat city riding
Im 58 and put in about 30 miles a week

...
10-18-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 939
Posted By macstuff

I know we all live with different levels of want,...

I know we all live with different levels of want, need and ability but a 10 foot 2x4 is enough length to do it yourself for any single bike rack/ hold-down in the back of a truck. Less chance of...
10-17-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,456
Posted By macstuff

Carefully

Carefully
10-16-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By macstuff

I have that same fork and just stripped and...

I have that same fork and just stripped and re-painted it. I'm pretty sure it is Japanese. Aiksu, Aikisu,... ?sp
I have stripped and re-painted many chromed forks over time and a little chrome does...
10-16-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By macstuff

Unscrew the footrest from the body and take it...

Unscrew the footrest from the body and take it off.
The plastic cap will have little recess on the edge somewhere, Im pretty sure that plastic cap just snaps into place. You should be able to put a...
10-13-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,917
Posted By macstuff

Classic; Judged over a period of time to be of...

Classic;
Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.

Vintage;
Of old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance, or quality - Older than 20 years...
10-13-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,876
Posted By macstuff

Envelope to the head, Turban set to the...

Envelope to the head, Turban set to the future......

I think that bikes will evolve to chainless, derailleurless designs bringing the bike up to 98%+ efficiency and creating more controversy for...
10-12-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,392
Posted By macstuff

That does look like a sprocket cone but its not....

That does look like a sprocket cone but its not. That is just a seldom seen Bearing set.
If you remember... the cones on the one piece cranks are of a different thread. A sprocket cone is right...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,020
Posted By macstuff

Is the injury permanent? I have the same...

Is the injury permanent?
I have the same issue-ish, but my right hand doesn't work anymore and the arm its attached to has a metal skeleton.
It took a while but I just had to adapt.
Since I can no...
10-12-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By macstuff

I just looked through eBay and found the kind I...

I just looked through eBay and found the kind I use. Rhinodillos
They may not list for 27" tires since they are semi-obsolete but the 700c is the same. It overlaps an inch or so, so it will be long...
10-11-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By macstuff

A guitar tuner. on final tightening round,...

A guitar tuner. on final tightening round, tighten each spoke to the exact same note and you can be assured they are all the same tension.
Best thing is that all you have to do is pluck like you are...
10-11-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By macstuff

I have to use these on all my bikes. Here in...

I have to use these on all my bikes. Here in Tucson, the thorns and Goat Heads are everywhere, literally.
Before I started using them there was a week when I got 6 flats. The fronts, not-so-bad but...
10-10-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,426
Posted By macstuff

To separate the two all you have to do is not...

To separate the two all you have to do is not reference the political past.
1776 has absolutely no relation in any form to 2021.... They didn't have bicycles which is the main reason to leave them...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,295
Posted By macstuff

Something else to consider is peoples style of...

Something else to consider is peoples style of riding.
A lot of people put a B.17 on a tour bike but a B.17 is not made as a touring saddle. A person is not supposed to be sitting on it, as much as...
10-10-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,426
Posted By macstuff

I guess it really depends on if you hold...

I guess it really depends on if you hold Nationalism ahead of quality and value. If you do, then you will be riding bikes of decreasing quality and value.
In the bicycle arena as well as in most...
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By macstuff

The Girls Traveler is a last year 66' model. Not...

The Girls Traveler is a last year 66' model. Not really a super desirable bike but cleaned to the teeth would be impressive. It is worth more in parts than whole.
The Raleigh would be a looker...
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By macstuff

That bike was sweet. I would have kept it if I...

That bike was sweet. I would have kept it if I could ride a 25" frame comfortably.
Absolutely sanitary and perfect decals.

...
10-06-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By macstuff

Here's a grail Clubman if ever I saw one. ...

Here's a grail Clubman if ever I saw one.
Spokeless wheels never caught on.....


...
10-06-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By macstuff

The Raleigh fork crown is indeed distinctive. I...

The Raleigh fork crown is indeed distinctive. I personally have only seen it on Raleigh bikes and Raleigh built bikes. I have seen locking versions.
I've also seen the fork on my English Armstrong...
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By macstuff

It has better pedals and a different seat....

It has better pedals and a different seat. Otherwise looks stock. Needs tape.
Wheel size is 27" on really nice Weinmann or Arai rims.
These have the top notch Japanese componentry of the day,...
10-06-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,917
Posted By macstuff

Around here, if you leave your bike anywhere and...

Around here, if you leave your bike anywhere and it could be thought of as desirable from any angle, it wont be there when you get back.
Your only hope is a battleship lock like the New York, or...
10-06-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By macstuff

I primarily like one piece over three piece...

I primarily like one piece over three piece because I prefer real Schwinn bikes.
I've gone over this pedal situation in the past till Im blue.
There are no current offerings off the shelf for 1/2"...
10-06-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 124,419
Posted By macstuff

I've got two bikes that still have 27" inches on...

I've got two bikes that still have 27" inches on them and I noticed the short supply and the size being squeezed out a few years ago. I bought four pairs, all different and haven't gone through set...
10-05-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By macstuff

When I first got that old Armstrong I thought...

When I first got that old Armstrong I thought someone had flipped the bars and painted them black... as people do. After researching these old sport bikes, it turns out the bars came on the bike that...
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By macstuff

They are special bikes. $150-$300 in standard...

They are special bikes.
$150-$300 in standard condition with replaced parts
$3-$400 for yours for originality and condition

Nice one :thumb:
10-05-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By macstuff

Nice job ! Especially with the FW hub. Are...

Nice job !
Especially with the FW hub.
Are you using a 4 speed thumb shifter, a 3-4 speed thumb shifter or a no detent thumb shifter? The draw on the 3-4 shifters is too short really, and the no...
10-05-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By macstuff

That is the era that Club bikes are most commonly...

That is the era that Club bikes are most commonly thought from, it was the innovation in bicycle mechanicals era, but club riding has always gone on and does to this day. The machinery has evolved...
10-04-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,419
Posted By macstuff

I just sold one last week for $350 In 1980...

I just sold one last week for $350

In 1980 they were called Cruisers. Heres two "TOTL" from 1980....

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/80-cruiser-deluxe.194918/
...
10-03-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By macstuff

I Love the green one.... and the blue one. and Im...

I Love the green one.... and the blue one. and Im sure I would get to like the other if I got to know her..... :)
I didn't realize the clip style stem was used into the 50's.
Those are all three...
10-03-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 29,255
Posted By macstuff

Probably all mentioned earlier.... As little...

Probably all mentioned earlier....

As little lube as possible to start with, preferably a thin synthetic.
But to clean a chain with no gaseous or explosive fluids, and faster, TSP is the way to...
10-03-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By macstuff

I did'nt notice that you were here in town right...

I did'nt notice that you were here in town right away.
Good, then if you do end up needing those adapters we can just meet at BICAS.
10-03-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By macstuff

I'm going to bet it has 9/16" pedals. I've only...

I'm going to bet it has 9/16" pedals. I've only seen 1/2" on three piece cranks on kids bikes or steel arm cruisers from Europe. Schwinn did make a lot of one piece crank derailleur equipped bikes...
10-02-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By macstuff

I guess back then the tube stems were extra...

I guess back then the tube stems were extra heavy. I know that some of the oldies I've seen are nutted to the rims.
Those are wheel weights, there is one front and back. The spoke is slid through...
10-02-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By macstuff

For the Love of Clubman Bikes

I did a short search and didn't find a similar thread although there are a few for other types of vintage bikes. If there is one let me know and I'll delete or whatever it takes and I will post...
10-01-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25,633
Views: 3,364,681
Posted By macstuff

I have a real English 3 speed and an American...

I have a real English 3 speed and an American English style three Speed.
Heres the Birmingham one...

...
09-29-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,353
Posted By macstuff

Blanket statements get blanket replies. It makes...

Blanket statements get blanket replies. It makes more sense to split e-bikes into classes by speed. An assist is completely different than a 1200watt 50mph e-bike.
Personally, I consider an assist...
09-28-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,353
Posted By macstuff

28mph? Thats pretty slow if we're talking...

28mph? Thats pretty slow if we're talking e-bikes, average at low wattage probably. I have a friend with a 1000w kit front wheel motor on a Schwinn tricycle and it will smoke the tire. It's too fast...
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