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04-05-15, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By takara14

Overhaulin'

It's been about 15 years since the last overhaul and nearly five years since last ridden, so time to give the "Big Yellow Taxi"the treatment. I'm going to use a pair of Shimano ???Glide hubs rescued...
01-07-09, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By takara14

Mark, Rocco, Thanks for your replies. I'll check...

Mark, Rocco, Thanks for your replies. I'll check spring tension on the derailer but I think it's OK. I thought chain angle might be a problem but it doesn't seem to be, the chain skips on both big...
01-06-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By takara14

Chain skipping on smallest cog

Hi. Was playing mix and match on my vintage 1988-89 Schwinn World Sport today. It's a double butted 4130 framed bike from Taiwan, I believe Giant. It came with Suntour Alpha 6 speed freewheel and...
11-18-06, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,728
Posted By takara14

My thinking seems to be stuck in the 1973 - 75...

My thinking seems to be stuck in the 1973 - 75 era. I think the Spirt, Compe V and SL were Suntour's entire line up of fronts in that period. My '73 Gitane originally came with Honor or GT rear and...
07-09-06, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By takara14

"New" Varsity

Wandering the aisles of Waly World yesterday, I saw what looked to be a pair of drop bars on a bike in the top rack! Straining the eyes a bit more I was able to make out Schwinn Varsity emblazoned on...
06-22-06, 10:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,032
Posted By takara14

Takara something or another, circa 1975. Found...

Takara something or another, circa 1975. Found headed for the dumpster at the local recycle center in Springfield, Vermont about 1999. Period anti-Shimano bike. Suntour freewheel, barcons and...
05-29-06, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By takara14

The Suntour stuff acquired its reputation because...

The Suntour stuff acquired its reputation because it worked very well. Mine are very beat up looking and work "Superbely". Friction adjustment is a bit fiddly. Remember, these are circa 1975...
03-14-06, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,628
Posted By takara14

cudak888 The bike in your link is nearly...

cudak888

The bike in your link is nearly identical to the bike I had. Only difference would be the chainguard. The guard on mine looked like the one in the Wards catalog illustration and was...
03-13-06, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,628
Posted By takara14

The three speeds were indeed A.M.F. Hercules. I...

The three speeds were indeed A.M.F. Hercules. I think I've seen here that Hercules was a Raleigh Brand. I got a brand new one for my 12th birthday in 1966 and it was metallic gold. My recollection is...
02-17-06, 05:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,660
Posted By takara14

Hmmm. I was able to make my Suntour V-Luxe cover...

Hmmm. I was able to make my Suntour V-Luxe cover all 7 cogs of a Nashbar freewheel when I tried this on my Takara. The conversion was a bit too much of a compromise, though. I had to leave the little...
02-12-06, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,104
Posted By takara14

My six speed accu-shift levers are dual mode,...

My six speed accu-shift levers are dual mode, Index-Friction. To change modes, you have to back out the tension adjuster a bit, then turn the indicator ring. The levers are X-5000 series and I'm...
02-06-06, 06:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,783
Posted By takara14

"Depress clutch before shifting paradigms." ...

"Depress clutch before shifting paradigms."
John Suntour, Planet 10
01-31-06, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By takara14

My circa '89 World Sport has 27" wheels.

My circa '89 World Sport has 27" wheels.
01-08-06, 07:20 PM
01-05-06, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By takara14

[QUOTE=alanbikehouston]What do you mean by "too...

[QUOTE=alanbikehouston]What do you mean by "too big"? The standard English three-speed used by the police and post office employees from around 1920 to 1980 had a "standover" of around 33 inches or...
01-03-06, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By takara14

I started to convert the Sugino crank on my...

I started to convert the Sugino crank on my Schwinn World Sport to a triple back in 1998. It already had blind holes cast in for the third ring. There were complications! Drilling the holes to the...
12-28-05, 08:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,040
Posted By takara14

Hmmm, 2006 already?! 1989? Schwinn...

Hmmm, 2006 already?!

1989? Schwinn World Sport: Give a thorough cleaning and tune up and ride it!

1975? Takara: Strip it and rebuild it, more carefully this time! Re-lace, re-space...
12-26-05, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,497
Posted By takara14

The beauty of these old SunTour's is that...

The beauty of these old SunTour's is that adjustability, and on the Honor and GT models, the fact that you can remove them from the bike without breaking the chain. As the springs can lose tension...
12-10-05, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By takara14

The Peddler's Shop, no doubt. Right on the Main...

The Peddler's Shop, no doubt. Right on the Main drag in downtown Haddonfield.

I had a couple of Mossberg torque wrenches for a while.
11-26-05, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By takara14

scottyhugh said "I think I'd wind up with a very...

scottyhugh said "I think I'd wind up with a very dysfunctional interpretation of a biopace chainring. Somehow I don't think this would prove to be a viable alternative. Centering would be next to...
11-24-05, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By takara14

I'll echo Retro Grouch on this topic. I was able...

I'll echo Retro Grouch on this topic. I was able to convert my 12 to 18 by going with a slightly longer bottom bracket axle and new front derailer. The rear derailer was already a long cage model....
11-24-05, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,299
Posted By takara14

Tires at max recommended pressure, cleaned and...

Tires at max recommended pressure, cleaned and lubed drivetrain. On derailer bikes, the gears with most direct chainline. These easy concepts work on all bikes. Lighter wheels and tires will make a...
11-24-05, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By takara14

A complete Suntour Competition rear derailer. All...

A complete Suntour Competition rear derailer. All I can find is a small box of parts of one I dis-assembled!!
11-23-05, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,663
Posted By takara14

I bought a Grand Sport Deluxe new in 1973. It was...

I bought a Grand Sport Deluxe new in 1973. It was a lower end bike, equivalent to the Peugeout UO-8. Steel rims, steel crank, plain steel frame with stamped dropouts. Mine had shiny foil decals. More...
10-20-05, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By takara14

Aid in guiding the wheel back into the fork or...

Aid in guiding the wheel back into the fork or frame. Guides tire between pads as you raise it into place. Makes for faster tire changes during pit stops.
10-09-05, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By takara14

The Turtle Wax compounds come in two grades....

The Turtle Wax compounds come in two grades. Brown Rubbing compound and White Polishing compound. Both are priced at about $3.00 per container at your local auto parts store. Try the white first....
09-27-05, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,438
Posted By takara14

It's not so much the 1.3 MP camera. The pictures...

It's not so much the 1.3 MP camera. The pictures are just out of focus. You need to hold the subject a bit further away. I've had this problem myself.
Forum: Northeast
09-18-05, 10:54 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 30,753
Posted By takara14

Usetabe! South Jersey Speak for "formerly". Grew...

Usetabe! South Jersey Speak for "formerly". Grew up in Glassboro. Had bikes from Joe's bicycle shop, Penn Jersey and The Pedaler's Shop. Oh! And a trike from Mitchell's Tire Service! Worked in...
09-13-05, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 59,310
Posted By takara14

I was making this my daily ride until about June...

I was making this my daily ride until about June 1st. Just started riding it again. From home to Indian River Drive (site of the photos) and back. Depending on route chosen it can be from six to 16...
09-10-05, 02:10 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 18,107
Posted By takara14

I just took a closer look at my parents' bikes in...

I just took a closer look at my parents' bikes in preparation for deciding their fate. Both are Columbia three speeds from the 70s but are distinct models with differing features. Dad's is a brown...
09-09-05, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By takara14

Or, if you don't mind the big jumps between...

Or, if you don't mind the big jumps between gears, You can get an old Shimano or Suntour 14 - 34 five speed freewheel.
09-07-05, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,894
Posted By takara14

That sounds like a plan. Wear out the fat tires,...

That sounds like a plan. Wear out the fat tires, lose my fat ass then buy skinnier tires.

Thanks for all of your input folks! See you on the road.

Bill
09-06-05, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,894
Posted By takara14

For Weinmann's I used to run the adjusting barrel...

For Weinmann's I used to run the adjusting barrel of the cable stop all the way down, clamp the calipers with the third hand then take out the slack and tighten the yoke nut. Then I'd take up any...
09-06-05, 09:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,545
Posted By takara14

BBQ, I'll echo Cruentus on the paint. It...

BBQ,

I'll echo Cruentus on the paint. It looks handsome as is. I spiffed up a UO-8 a year ago. The paint was a bit worn but some elbow grease and turtle wax had it looking great from six feeet...
09-06-05, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,894
Posted By takara14

Thanks 'Zen and good luck with your job at the...

Thanks 'Zen and good luck with your job at the Department of Redundancy Dept. I did notice a big fat washer under the nut at the back of the fork and will check it out. I come from long experience...
09-06-05, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,545
Posted By takara14

Looks good so far. Keep on keepin' on!

Looks good so far. Keep on keepin' on!
09-06-05, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By takara14

Suntour would be a good choice. It was the...

Suntour would be a good choice. It was the upgrade many shops made back in those days. On the front, a Suntour Spirt would be in the spirit of the bike and times. At the rear, the steel Suntour Honor...
09-05-05, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,894
Posted By takara14

Thanks. You may have saved me some money! The...

Thanks. You may have saved me some money! The bike is 1988-89 vintage. The brakes do have a nut at the back of the fork. Anyone know fer sure how the Nashbar brakes are set up? Thanks.

Bill
No...
09-05-05, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,004
Posted By takara14

Very similar in features and equipment to a 73-74...

Very similar in features and equipment to a 73-74 UO-8 that I had. Steel crankset, stamped frame ends and fork tips suggest UO or AO. A PX-10 would have the rear derailer screw directly into the drop...
09-05-05, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,894
Posted By takara14

Side pull, center pull, dual pivot??

Side pull, center pull, dual pivot.

I am considering replacing the Chang Star side pull brakes on my Schwinn - Taiwan WorldSport with newer Tektro or Nashbar dual pivots. Main reason is for the...
08-29-05, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By takara14

Crazy, Look for a two digit number in a...

Crazy,

Look for a two digit number in a diamond stamped onto the Rigida rims. My Peugeot UO-8 had 73 stamped in both.
08-10-05, 08:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,778
Posted By takara14

Hi Walter, Port Fierce, as my brother...

Hi Walter,

Port Fierce, as my brother refers to it! I'll be returning to Florida next week and bringing the stem shifters. A lot of important stuff ahead but hopefully I can join your group...
08-08-05, 06:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,778
Posted By takara14

DOH! I get it. Red letters means I'm on line!

DOH! I get it. Red letters means I'm on line!
08-08-05, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By takara14

Right up there with stem shifters and auxiliary...

Right up there with stem shifters and auxiliary brake levers unless they're on a shiny, restored Varsity or Continental
08-08-05, 06:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,778
Posted By takara14

[QUOTE=peterbarson]Where in FL? I recently moved...

[QUOTE=peterbarson]Where in FL? I recently moved FROM the sunshine state.
Yea there does seem to be a big brother, I posted the same thread on two different forums hoping to get different responses...
08-08-05, 04:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,751
Posted By takara14

Excellent paint job! Now how about a SunTour...

Excellent paint job! Now how about a SunTour Spirt or SL front derailer to go with the Shiny GT-Luxe on the rear?
08-08-05, 04:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,778
Posted By takara14

Not the bike, the equipment. I was poking fun at...

Not the bike, the equipment. I was poking fun at the lazy/suicide brake levers and stem shifters, both of which were original equipment on mine. Mine has served me well also and is moving to FL with...
08-07-05, 08:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,778
Posted By takara14

Embarassing admission time. My "good" bike is a...

Embarassing admission time. My "good" bike is a Schwinn WorldSport of '88 or '89 vintage bought new and it came with suicide levers and stem shifters. Neither lasted long, mostly for reasons of...
08-06-05, 05:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,778
Posted By takara14

Okay, let's get it out in the open. Stem shifters...

Okay, let's get it out in the open. Stem shifters and lazy levers on the brakes were long ago identified as wuss equipment. Real Italian bikes didn't have stem shifters and lazy levers, therefore...
07-29-05, 07:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 46,633
Posted By takara14

I think Vista was a trademark of Columbia. About...

I think Vista was a trademark of Columbia. About the time frame you mention one of the kids on the block had a brand new Vista 10 speed. Very similar to the Schwinn Varsity in features. Cast iron...
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