Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: Sierra
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 0.74 seconds.
07-31-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Sierra

Thanks for the article. Never new that these...

Thanks for the article.
Never new that these semi-flat black models started in 1986.
I've always thought they were 1987 models.
I have one kitted with Ultegra 6500(running 8 speed) and love it.
...
07-29-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By Sierra

One interesting thing is that the pre '79 bikes...

One interesting thing is that the pre '79 bikes that Muller wanted to get away from(or was that Richard?) are now more sought after and command a higher price than many of the Waterford build...
07-27-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By Sierra

Look at the angle of the derailleur body in the...

Look at the angle of the derailleur body in the attached photo of the demonstrator. It's canted forward to about the 5:00 position. The body is spring loaded at the pivot where it attaches to the...
07-27-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By Sierra

Sweet! Fairly rare bike. I've only seen a...

Sweet!
Fairly rare bike. I've only seen a handful of other '64 models.
Back then in my neighborhood. The kids were lucky to get a Varsity. One "spoiled" kid got a Continental. Getting a Sierra or...
06-02-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,099
Posted By Sierra

One thing to be aware of is that some of the...

One thing to be aware of is that some of the early seventies P15 models had Nervex lugs, but they had a Vagner fork crown instead of the more usual Nervex crown.
My '71 P15 is like this. A bit hard...
05-14-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 722
Posted By Sierra

If you had the crankset apart for cleaning, make...

If you had the crankset apart for cleaning, make sure that you got the granny ring back on the right way.
I got the chain jammed between the middle & granny rings on a bike of mine with the half...
05-03-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Sierra

That green Voyageur is such a beautiful bike! ...

That green Voyageur is such a beautiful bike!
In my eyes it's the most desirable of all the Schwinn Voyageurs.
I have an 84/85 Voyageur SP in the dark ink blue that I would say runs a close second....
04-28-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Sierra

Agree that the flat blade fork makes it a Varsity.

Agree that the flat blade fork makes it a Varsity.
04-15-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 899
Posted By Sierra

What chainring are you in up front? If you're in...

What chainring are you in up front? If you're in the big ring, the chain is too long. In the big/big combination the r.der. cage should be canted forward about 45 degrees or so. That rotates the top...
04-09-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By Sierra

Millions & Millions of "Varsinentals" made over...

Millions & Millions of "Varsinentals" made over many decades.
04-09-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By Sierra

I'd say that it's a "Frankenbike" made from one...

I'd say that it's a "Frankenbike" made from one of these.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1249x1574/_56_ad_35dd536d11598c8290bade8e7106d123e92e3fe4.jpg
04-01-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 932
Posted By Sierra

No, I have normal length arms, but being near 70...

No, I have normal length arms, but being near 70 years old with arthritis in my back affects my riding position somewhat.
04-01-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 932
Posted By Sierra

Just for a little extra motivation, here is mine...

Just for a little extra motivation, here is mine that I built with Dura Ace 7700 9 speed and Mavic Open Pro rims.
I think it's 53 cm.
As you can see from the riser stem, even at only 5' 6" it's a...
03-23-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By Sierra

Kind of a rare bike. First year for that model....

Kind of a rare bike. First year for that model. I've only seen a few of them. Would like to find one in Coppertone.
...
03-08-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 29,665
Posted By Sierra

Lowly compared to many of the nice bikes here,...

Lowly compared to many of the nice bikes here, but I've long thought that Schwinn should have made an upright tourist model with the fillet brazed chrome-moly frame, sort of a better version of the...
02-21-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 861
Posted By Sierra

I think it more refers to how much excess chain...

I think it more refers to how much excess chain it can wrap.
The wider your gearing range, the more you will need to wrap.
02-19-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,698
Posted By Sierra

Member Tim S. on The CABE forum has this one. I...

Member Tim S. on The CABE forum has this one. I believe that it's the big 26" frame.
Not for sale AFAIK. Just posting it for your visual enjoyment.
...
02-18-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 372,886
Posted By Sierra

Henry's bike looks like it has a rear derailleur....

Henry's bike looks like it has a rear derailleur.
Pretty unusual for 1943, wasn't it?
02-18-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,698
Posted By Sierra

The bikes have been modified for my use...

The bikes have been modified for my use obviously, the the paint & decals are original.
They were offered '76, 77, & '78.
Some have white decals, and some have black. I haven't yet been able to...
02-18-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,698
Posted By Sierra

The stop for the downtube shifter clamp was...

The stop for the downtube shifter clamp was throwing me for a bit. I thought the 70s Superiors had bosses for the downtube shifters until I check a pic of mine.
...
01-31-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,236
Posted By Sierra

I'd do that too. The Sprint saddle is from a...

I'd do that too.
The Sprint saddle is from a mid sixties Varsity.
Inappropriate for a Paramount IMHO.
Nice score. Glad that you were able to nail the deal down.
01-02-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,554
Posted By Sierra

WilliamK1974, Keep track of that place. One...

WilliamK1974,
Keep track of that place.
One of these days they're going to decide to liquidate it all and there will be a treasure trove to go through.
You could be a fortunate beneficiary of that.
12-22-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,554
Posted By Sierra

That's odd. The Sprint front derailleur on the...

That's odd.
The Sprint front derailleur on the '64 Sierra handled the 40/47/52 triple on that bike, and the Huret 600 that preceded it handled the same triple on the earlier 15 speed models....
11-28-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By Sierra

About '72-73 when the bike boom was really...

About '72-73 when the bike boom was really cranking, quite a few of my friends were buying Gitane TdFs as an affordable higher performance bike.
They weren't the best as far as fit & finish, but you...
11-28-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By Sierra

What size are you looking for?

What size are you looking for?
11-12-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,758
Posted By Sierra

Yes, what I had not considered, is that this bike...

Yes, what I had not considered, is that this bike may date to earlier than the 100 bcd 36t option became available. Not sure when that was. I have one on my '71 P15 Paramount.
Member Verktyg is the...
11-12-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,758
Posted By Sierra

My bad. I was thinking of the cottered Durax...

My bad. I was thinking of the cottered Durax 36/46/52 crankset on the Hosteller model.
That said, your crankset is still not the one listed in the catalog with the special drilling to accept the 100...
11-11-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,758
Posted By Sierra

I'm going to make a WAG that the crankset is not...

I'm going to make a WAG that the crankset is not original to the bike.
10-24-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,405
Posted By Sierra

Not my bike or my pic. I just saw it and liked it...

Not my bike or my pic. I just saw it and liked it so much that I saved it.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/voyageur_de6453a49c5613b3b736bd924a45cd697d3ec5d8.jpg
09-02-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By Sierra

I have one of the '89 models with the "standard"...

I have one of the '89 models with the "standard" tubing.
I have my eyes open for an OS version but they don't seem to come along very often...just the Asian built numbered series with the unicrown...
09-02-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,951
Posted By Sierra

Downtube decals ...

Downtube decals

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174919319508?hash=item28ba00ffd4:g:0pYAAOSwZtNb3jBb
08-25-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 982,237
Posted By Sierra

Look at the angle on that head tube! Can you...

Look at the angle on that head tube!
Can you say "twitchy"?
I love it though. Gearing for real people.
08-14-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By Sierra

From the photo, and from my memory of seeing...

From the photo, and from my memory of seeing them, the paint on the exerciser looks to be a metallic, not a "radiant"(candy color) with a translucent color coat over a silver base coat as the...
08-13-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By Sierra

Here is a '64 model in Coppertone. ...

Here is a '64 model in Coppertone.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x613/30547044955_ac5f578588_b_228d824f45176dd0c70d519c593a753c64c5dc2b.jpg
08-06-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,166
Posted By Sierra

I measured the tubes on my '66 Super Sport as...

I measured the tubes on my '66 Super Sport as follows:

Top Tube 1.000"
Down Tube 1.125"
Seat Tube 1.160"

You have to careful when replacing the front derailleur on these because of the...
07-26-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By Sierra

1.5 step has always just seemed clumsy to me. I...

1.5 step has always just seemed clumsy to me. I don't want to have to think that hard about my shifting sequence.
Other than a pure sequential(1x), my preference is for crossover. I understand that...
07-25-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By Sierra

John E, half step is pretty easy to understand,...

John E, half step is pretty easy to understand, but I've never understood 1.5 step.
Can you explain how you use it?
Thanks.
07-25-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By Sierra

For the terrain in my area I like the bottom 2 or...

For the terrain in my area I like the bottom 2 or 3 gears to get easier in a hurry, so I like larger gaps(percentage wise) on the bottom end.
06-24-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By Sierra

Are the downtube bosses still there? If so, why...

Are the downtube bosses still there? If so, why not use them?
06-23-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By Sierra

I really like the "art deco" font of the decals...

I really like the "art deco" font of the decals on this model.
I've been looking for one in my size(that I can afford) for a couple of decades now. No luck yet.
My understanding is that, like the...
06-18-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,735
Posted By Sierra

Agree that it was a great teaching experience. ...

Agree that it was a great teaching experience.
I'm just imagining how much that labor would be worth, especially from a person of your stature in the cycling world.
06-18-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Sierra

Also from Sheldon Brown, don't just add bearings....

Also from Sheldon Brown, don't just add bearings. Replace them all.
Bearings from different batches vary slightly in size so if some are a bit larger, they are going to take all the force & wear....
06-17-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,735
Posted By Sierra

Gawd...all that labor is worth far more than the...

Gawd...all that labor is worth far more than the bike will ever be!
I think that's what you call a "Labor of Love".
06-03-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Sierra

The Super Sport outranked the Tempo in '87.

The Super Sport outranked the Tempo in '87.
05-24-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By Sierra

Those thumb shifters seem to be like gold these...

Those thumb shifters seem to be like gold these days.
05-18-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 17,651
Posted By Sierra

I'm curious about what front derailleur could...

I'm curious about what front derailleur could handle these.
Aside from the lateral movement required, mine has a 30 tooth difference(26/56) between the smallest and largest chainring.
I don't know...
05-17-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 17,651
Posted By Sierra

26/36/46/56 Just for ***** & giggles. I'll...

26/36/46/56
Just for ***** & giggles.
I'll never use it on anything. I just like looking at it....
05-14-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,404
Posted By Sierra

I'm curious what front derailleur could handle...

I'm curious what front derailleur could handle those quad setups.
I put a TA 26/36/46/56 quad together just because I could, but I don't know of a front derailleur that could handle it.
04-01-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 41,760
Posted By Sierra

'62 Schwinn Varsity Pedestrian compared to most...

'62 Schwinn Varsity
Pedestrian compared to most of the bikes in this thread, but it's green and you don't see many of this vintage anymore.
...
03-23-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By Sierra

It looks real good...nice "gear freaking". I...

It looks real good...nice "gear freaking".
I just threw in nominal values for the tire size and crank length for the gear chart.
...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.