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09-27-13, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,300
Posted By joe_mn

Schwinn has warranty on parts, not labor....

Schwinn has warranty on parts, not labor. Actually, a $15 labor spiff.
09-26-13, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,300
Posted By joe_mn

Park hcw-11 tool. Bottom bracket bearing wrench.

Park hcw-11 tool. Bottom bracket bearing wrench.
09-26-13, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,300
Posted By joe_mn

Bottom bracket

Please, no rips on bike quality. 1yr old schwinn trailway bike. Not my bike. Bottom bracket is loose. Or specifically, the crank axle feels loose thru the bottom bracket. I took off pedal crank arm....
06-29-13, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By joe_mn

After a few days, brakes are still fine. Nice and...

After a few days, brakes are still fine. Nice and smooth, just like the old days. I think it even glides better. Miss my old xt hub wheels though. I think rear wheel used to be smoother feeling....
06-28-13, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By joe_mn

Hehe, new $10 rims. Almost cheaper than pads....

Hehe, new $10 rims. Almost cheaper than pads. Jeez, for all the talk about pads, just go buy some. I took off the pads when I adjusted them and inspected the wear surface. They look very smooth, not...
06-28-13, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By joe_mn

actually, origional rims lasted 15k, than they...

actually, origional rims lasted 15k, than they buckled. i got a used wheel and it last 1 yr but i kept blowing tires/tube. figured it was cursed. so i got the new, el cheapo rim and it is straight,...
06-27-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By joe_mn

Cleaner? I had never, really, I mean never...

Cleaner? I had never, really, I mean never cleaned my old rims. The new rims were black with big blotches of rubber material. Funky. I was at a loss cuz I never had any issues with old rims so I...
06-27-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,552
Posted By joe_mn

I grew up in mn and Raleigh's were the go to bike...

I grew up in mn and Raleigh's were the go to bike when I was young.
06-27-13, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By joe_mn

New rims old pads

My rims/brake pads were 10+ yrs old. Never been adjusted. Stop fine. Got new rims and got major rubber buildup on rims. Old rims never had rubber issue. Now i have major squealing. Never did before....
11-12-11, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By joe_mn

i saw a pic of shaq riding a custom bike about...

i saw a pic of shaq riding a custom bike about 10yrs ago. 7ft, 320lbs, bike had a huge frame of course but i do not recall what size wheels it had. frame looked like a modified motorcycle frame.
11-07-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By joe_mn

another ebay seller has a set of used nearly...

another ebay seller has a set of used nearly identical wheels. sun rims, deore hubs. $80 total plus shipping. the back wheel is xt hub but the front wheel has a dx hub. my front wheel is actually ok...
11-05-11, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By joe_mn

ok, but my wheels are shot. or actually the rims...

ok, but my wheels are shot. or actually the rims are wasted. 1 buckled so wheel needs to be rebuilt. so pay someone to relace new rim and maybe new spokes? or buy a decent generic wheel for $50 each...
11-04-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By joe_mn

NOS parts

i have a 91 raleigh peak mtn bike. its in great shape but the wheels are pretty worn. it has sun chinook rims, deore xt hubs. i found a set of NOS wheels on ebay for $160 and thought it would be cool...
09-15-10, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By joe_mn

bike weight is the sum of parts?

picked up sons cannondale caad9 r5 the other day. man is that light. i suppose the light weight is a function of many light parts? perhaps not so much the frame. my rigid mtn bike has an alum frame....
08-23-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By joe_mn

the bike shop said you got a great deal cuz they...

the bike shop said you got a great deal cuz they would have sold you the same bike for much more.
08-16-10, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By joe_mn

raising bars

i put a quill extender on my 21" non-susp mtn bike. raised flat bar about 4" or so. it feels a bit more comfortable but i wonder if putting on swept back bars is something to consider. are they...
08-13-10, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By joe_mn

put on the extender today. new cables for RD....

put on the extender today. new cables for RD. shifts better/smoother. and the ride is much more to my liking. a bit more upright which was my goal.
08-12-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By joe_mn

a cable lock thru the door will get you a busted...

a cable lock thru the door will get you a busted window. than the creep will open the door and/or open the trunk with the pushbutton in the glovebox or the lever on the floor. as if a glass window is...
08-12-10, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By joe_mn

found 1 at a local shop for $15. yes i need to...

found 1 at a local shop for $15. yes i need to recable also. i think my RD cable is currently sticking since my shifts are funky. could be RD adjustment also so this will give me a chance to check...
08-11-10, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By joe_mn

maybe my question is how do i raise my handle...

maybe my question is how do i raise my handle bars for the lowest $? my quill/stem is 1 piece with internal brake cable routing. a quill extender gives me the extra height i want. i would like to...
08-11-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By joe_mn

quilll extender

i want to raise my flat bars on my mtn bike. 1-1/8" quill. easy to find quill extenders. i also have internal brake cable routing on the stem so using the extender allows me to easily lengthen the...
08-10-10, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,460
Posted By joe_mn

my 19yr old mtn bike had the original wheels till...

my 19yr old mtn bike had the original wheels till last year. the rear sun chinook rim finally buckled. it had all original spokes also. never trued once since i owned it. front rim/tire/tube is...
08-10-10, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,688
Posted By joe_mn

i have 1.5" tioga city slickers on my mtn bike....

i have 1.5" tioga city slickers on my mtn bike. lasted 19yrs. i got another set of wheels with continental town and country tires now. 1.9" i think? at 55psi. they seem to ride ok.
08-06-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By joe_mn

does it go on the bottom of the headtube nearest...

does it go on the bottom of the headtube nearest the fork or on the top? it is a rigid fork.
08-06-10, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By joe_mn

front brake cable mounting

i want to put a longer stem/riser on my older mtn bike. now the brake cable routes thru the stem and down to the centerpull brakes. do i just need a bracket to mount to the fork neck that swivels...
08-02-10, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By joe_mn

rapidfire shifter. 91 raleigh peak. the cable...

rapidfire shifter. 91 raleigh peak. the cable housing is only about 12" on the front side and than it is 24" of exposed wire and than 12" or less of cable housing in the rear by the RD. not much...
07-30-10, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By joe_mn

sti shifters

older mtn bike. 7spd cassette. changed rear wheel and reused old cassette. now it has funky shifting. i will be on the 4th sprocket and click it to 5th and it won't shift. click again and it will go....
07-24-10, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By joe_mn

guy on CL here has super course with no RD, FD,...

guy on CL here has super course with no RD, FD, shifters. but has rear cluster. set up as single speed, shorter chain. i could use those bits.
07-24-10, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,743
Posted By joe_mn

my older mtn bike has a 22" frame. i only use it...

my older mtn bike has a 22" frame. i only use it for riding on pavement. i was riding my old schwinn collegiate w/upright bars for a few weeks and when i got back on the mtn bike i almost crashed in...
07-23-10, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By joe_mn

i did a quick search online and found a few pics...

i did a quick search online and found a few pics of the sprint RD. my bike was a 66. the buyer seemed happy to get it. says wife wants the bike. has to be mens bike and that vintage.
07-23-10, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By joe_mn

i see the logic. parts are worth more. guy #2...

i see the logic. parts are worth more. guy #2 bought bike. i made rookie mistake and said it was original. guy #1 pointed out it was not. file that piece of info away and probably never use it again.
07-20-10, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By joe_mn

schwinn derailluer

1967 schwinn collegiate 5spd. selling it for 60. guy came to look at it and said rear derailluer is a "schwinn" and not "sprint" like the hubs and shifter. says parts are hard to find. so he has a...
07-16-10, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By joe_mn

uphill is left and downhill is right? so you live...

uphill is left and downhill is right? so you live on a hill? better than living in a valley where both left and right are uphill!
07-06-10, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By joe_mn

hub says "suni" or similar on it. backed off cone...

hub says "suni" or similar on it. backed off cone slightly and feels better. inner race looks ok. race is part of hub? not pressed in? i assume new cones/balls would be the only way to improve...
07-06-10, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,295
Posted By joe_mn

i am riding my dads schwinn collegiate this week....

i am riding my dads schwinn collegiate this week. had short original seatpost. 13/16 with a 5/8 top. called shop to get longer post since i have a few seats and he wanted me to bring it in. not...
07-06-10, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By joe_mn

noisy bearings

schwinn collegiate. front wheel bearing feels rather stiff. does not turn smoothly. took it apart and cleaned bits. cones have a wear groove but balls seem ok. assembled it dry and turned cone with...
07-05-10, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By joe_mn

i was wondering if the tube on the bike was...

i was wondering if the tube on the bike was original, such as 30+ yrs old? are there NOS tubes/tires out there, floating around, gathering dust in the back of bike shops? i mentioned i still have the...
07-04-10, 08:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,562
Posted By joe_mn

a friend went biking with a guy we both know. guy...

a friend went biking with a guy we both know. guy sped up and went around tight corner and friend lost sight of him. friend turned corner and guy was laying flat on ground in middle of path. wham,...
07-04-10, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By joe_mn

i am using it for the next month. it is a 5spd....

i am using it for the next month. it is a 5spd. the wheels feel tight. no side play. i spin them and make sure the brake pads are not dragging but they seem to stop pretty quickly. less than a few...
07-04-10, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By joe_mn

the rear tube blew on the schwinn. i replaced the...

the rear tube blew on the schwinn. i replaced the tube and noticed text on the tire that mentioned S-6 rims i believe. the original tube was a schwinn labeled tube. might be original. man, that...
07-04-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By joe_mn

wheel diameter

my mtn bike has 26" tires . the tire size says 26x1.50" . the steel rim measures 22.5" in diameter. my old schwin collegiate has 26" tires and the tire says 26x1-3/8". but the rim is 24". would...
07-02-10, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By joe_mn

old tube blew

dad has mid-70's schwin collegiate. has not been rode for 10yrs at least. stored in heated garage. decided to air up tires today and take it out. got 1 block and kapow. rear tire blew. took off tire...
07-01-10, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,480
Posted By joe_mn

i had a 81 comp gs. silver. bought it new. $500?...

i had a 81 comp gs. silver. bought it new. $500? had a nice green super course before that. there is a nice comp gs on cl now for 600. looks original. and a green super course for 300. i would love...
06-23-10, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By joe_mn

i loaned out my bike to kid #1 who lives 200...

i loaned out my bike to kid #1 who lives 200 miles away for the summer. i am shopping for a different style bike now and was just playing around with the cheapo mtn bike. kid #2 now says she wants it...
06-22-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By joe_mn

i had an old wheel laying around that i put on...

i had an old wheel laying around that i put on the front. xt hub, city slick tire. the bike rolled much nicer. i could actually turn the wheel and not feel like i was going to crash.
06-22-10, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By joe_mn

i already knew the answer when i typed it. kids...

i already knew the answer when i typed it. kids bike. we got it 6yrs ago? but even a POS will roll ok with nice wheels/tires? in a straight line? a 35lb bike frame will hold the wheels just the same...
06-22-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By joe_mn

better wheels/tires

cheap mtn bike. <$100 new. knobby loud tires. barely rolls on pavement. if you put on nice smooth tread tires, would bike glide better? or do you need to step up to better hubs/bearings/lighter rims...
06-21-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,607
Posted By joe_mn

riding on sidewalk the other day. residential...

riding on sidewalk the other day. residential area. it might be frowned upon since you may annoy walkers. went across intersection and van was coming up fast from right. driver had stop sign but slid...
06-07-10, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By joe_mn

back tire blew out the sidewall in 07. and rim...

back tire blew out the sidewall in 07. and rim actually buckled. well it did have about 12 nice stress fractures at various spoke locations. started to vibrate when i applied brakes. the front rim...
06-07-10, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By joe_mn

19 yrs on tire.

my bike came with tioga city slicker tires. front wheel still has original tube/tire. got a small leak over the weekend. found small bubble when i wet tire. its cool though. i have 1.5" tires and got...
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