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07-13-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By Furyus

This is a kind offer. Thank you.

This is a kind offer. Thank you.
07-02-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Furyus

The Nap looks tough. Good luck on your search.

The Nap looks tough. Good luck on your search.
Forum: BMX
06-21-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Furyus

Seated? Foot placement on the pedals looks...

Seated? Foot placement on the pedals looks inefficient and uncomfortable, yet I’ll admit I couldn’t do 20 miles on my BMX unless my life depended on it, and even then (but I’m 60 years old). The...
06-14-22, 03:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 847
Posted By Furyus

Gibbs Penetrating Oil. Find it on eBay. Couple...

Gibbs Penetrating Oil. Find it on eBay. Couple applications a year and zero corrosion. Dry to the touch after 24-48 hours, not like WD40 or other silicone lubes. Gives the metal a beautiful natural...
05-28-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Furyus

Lots of great thoughts here, appreciate everyone...

Lots of great thoughts here, appreciate everyone taking the time. I knew it was freewheel and not cassette, but it was late and I’m old and had been up 21 hours. Plus I don’t know from Shineola....
05-27-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Furyus

Ha ha! 37 posts in 15 years.

Ha ha! 37 posts in 15 years.
05-27-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Furyus

Drivetrain Swap Question

I’ve got a 1983 Miyata 310 in pretty nice shape, equipped with Shimano Golden Arrow derailleurs and Dia-Compe brakes. I really like the aesthetic of the Shimano Tricolor components, and would like to...
05-13-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By Furyus

If Wayne shuts down, it’ll be a real loss. Very...

If Wayne shuts down, it’ll be a real loss. Very knowledgeable and friendly, even when you’re just poking around dreaming. Nicest bunch of bikes and parts in a any small space that I’ve ever seen....
05-10-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 884
Posted By Furyus

Slow or weak (fragments not sentences) are...

Slow or weak (fragments not sentences) are negative points to me. I just communicated with a seller the other day, and while he responded quickly, he refused to share the serial number on a bike I...
01-24-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,351
Posted By Furyus

I ride a BMX with 22” wheels. No sitting ever. 60...

I ride a BMX with 22” wheels. No sitting ever. 60 years old - a half-hour ride around the neighborhood get the blood flowing into all the nooks and crannies. People look at me funny but they hold...
02-16-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

Nice pic. Bet it was a thrill to fly on that...

Nice pic. Bet it was a thrill to fly on that bike.

I’ve loved bikes since that age as well, and find it therapeutic to hang out in the garage working on an old bike.

furyus
02-13-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

My real intention for starting this thread was to...

My real intention for starting this thread was to see how to post images; I figured the post would be long buried by now. Really enjoying reading all the stories, though. Hope some more of you...
02-12-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

Lousy pic, I know, but all I can find right now....

Lousy pic, I know, but all I can find right now. Me, the "rich" kid, on my Schwinn Cotton Picker circa 1970. Got my official Little League shirt on, too. Holmes Run Rockets. Good times, even if I...
02-07-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,023
Posted By Furyus

After 40-some years and 300,000 miles on street...

After 40-some years and 300,000 miles on street motorcycles, I quit riding. I had used eight of my nine lives. If those cars scared me when I had 100 horsepower, there’s no way I’ll go near traffic...
02-06-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

Good times. I was around then, but toddlin’....

Good times. I was around then, but toddlin’. Fascinated by that era, though, the bikes, the cars, drag racing, that whole culture. Never see anything as pure again.
02-06-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

Great memories. I feel sorry for kids today...

Great memories. I feel sorry for kids today because most will never get to experience what you and your brother did in a single day.
02-06-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

I do remember those days when BMX was MX or as we...

I do remember those days when BMX was MX or as we called them, “dirt bikes.” Got a real dirt bike (motorcycle) shortly afterward and spent the next forty-some years on two motorized wheels. Now that...
02-05-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

I think I was the only kid that had a Sting-Ray,...

I think I was the only kid that had a Sting-Ray, too. I think my parents bought it to make up for how much they fought. Sure loved that bike, and love 'em to this day.

They are art in my eye.
02-05-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

Just the angle of the pic. The bars are original...

Just the angle of the pic. The bars are original to the bike - '65 stamped Schwinn.
02-05-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

Thank you!

Thank you!
02-05-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

Did the same. Wonderful days, and far better than...

Did the same. Wonderful days, and far better than being glued to a screen like we are now.
02-05-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

The ghost of the Sting-Ray screen on the chain...

The ghost of the Sting-Ray screen on the chain guard. The white dot over the “I” in Sting-Ray is all that’s left, the rest is a shadow on the paint. The Slik is a ‘69 that I’ve had stashed for years...
02-05-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

Glad you dig the streamers. Folks seem to love...

Glad you dig the streamers. Folks seem to love ‘em or hate ‘em. I made these out of a vintage (what else?) Schwinn inner tube. The pic makes them look uneven, and they are a bit by design, but not as...
02-05-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

The fork is definitely relaxed. Someone has done...

The fork is definitely relaxed. Someone has done a nice job straightening it in the past. The bike is relieved to know that beyond being ridden occasionally by a 200 lb old man, the odds of...
02-05-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

Preserved it all under Gibbs oil. Added a few...

Preserved it all under Gibbs oil. Added a few touches of my own. Prefer natural decay to correct restoration. Appreciate your post.
02-04-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

I was one of those lucky kids. Got a brand new...

I was one of those lucky kids. Got a brand new ‘70 Cotton Picker coaster bike when I was eight off the showroom floor. Picked it out myself, but I can’t remember why I chose it over all the others...
02-04-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

Some of those Sears muscle bikes are nice, and...

Some of those Sears muscle bikes are nice, and are starting to fetch big money. Sadly, the demise of Sears is contributing to that I’ll bet.
02-04-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

Gosh I forgot about hanging a glove off the bars....

Gosh I forgot about hanging a glove off the bars. Great memory (now that the brain cell holding it lit up - been dormant awhile). I was a lucky kid.

Some kid named Shawn Woods owned this bike....
02-04-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,734
Posted By Furyus

'65 Sting-Ray

I see in the description of this sub-forum that muscle bikes are included, so I'll include mine. Mostly I just wanted to try out posting a pic on this forum so I can document a vintage lightweight....
Forum: BMX
02-19-17, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,351
Posted By Furyus

Check out the Sunday Primer and the Sunday Scout....

Check out the Sunday Primer and the Sunday Scout. Few more dollars than your stated budget but worth it. Sunday makes some nice bikes.

furyus
02-25-12, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 754
Posted By Furyus

Project: 1974 Schwinn Sprint S/S

I recently bought a couple of sixties Schwinn Stingrays for my two nephews, so that when they're a bit older they'll know what America used to be like. The 'rays rekindled my own interest in...
02-21-12, 07:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,497
Posted By Furyus

Great looking bike. Inspires me to press on with...

Great looking bike. Inspires me to press on with my raw project. I've got hours in it and have barely started.

furyus
02-21-12, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,497
Posted By Furyus

Gibbs Lubricant is fantastic stuff. I'll be using...

Gibbs Lubricant is fantastic stuff. I'll be using it on my raw steel, with a little steel wool for touch up. Same amount of labor as a bath and wax job in my opinion. Only problem with Gibbs and the...
02-20-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,565
Posted By Furyus

I started today on my first-ever bike build,...

I started today on my first-ever bike build, which will someday be a single-speed sweetie. I have a frame, a fork, a lower steering head bearing cup and a seat clamp. Can't get much more beginning...
02-10-12, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 844
Posted By Furyus

You don't sound like an idiot, man. There...

You don't sound like an idiot, man.

There are a lot of folks who'll tell you not to bother with the Schwinn because it's heavy and has a one-piece crank and steel wheels. They definitely are...
02-09-12, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,910
Posted By Furyus

Haven't ridden in twenty years. Now that I've...

Haven't ridden in twenty years. Now that I've gotten a bad leg somewhat repaired, thought I'd get back into riding. I love the simplicity and aesthetics of SS bikes. Building my first now.
02-09-12, 09:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 844
Posted By Furyus

What's wrong with the Schwinn? Find some aluminum...

What's wrong with the Schwinn? Find some aluminum rims, a cheapie freewheel, rip off the derailleurs and related junk, strip off the outer chainring and you've got a single speed that's pretty...
02-04-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,726
Posted By Furyus

Great help so far, guys. Any idea of a direct...

Great help so far, guys. Any idea of a direct replacement? Mine does have the Nervar bits.

Many thanks!

furyus
02-04-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,726
Posted By Furyus

Schwinn Sports Tourer Bottom Bracket

Have a '72 Sports Tourer. Unsure of the correct size for the bottom bracket on this bike. Recommendations for a direct replacement? May even go single speed with this frame.

Thanks for any help...
01-23-12, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By Furyus

Thanks guys, I appreciate the help. furyus

Thanks guys, I appreciate the help.

furyus
01-23-12, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By Furyus

Really? It did indeed come off a Sports Tourer....

Really? It did indeed come off a Sports Tourer. I'm betting there is a thread somewhere showing me how to tell the difference, but what do I look for when attempting the swap?

Thank you.

furyus
01-23-12, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By Furyus

Convert EF Schwinn to French Thread BB

I have a '74 Schwinn Sprint frame and a 3-piece Nervar crank off of a '73 Schwinn Sports Tourer. I'd like to use the Nervar set up on the Sprint. I can find conversion kits to adapt English thread...
Forum: Introductions
01-18-12, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Furyus

HeyHowdy from Virginia

Just wanted to post a hello before diving in. I'm into Schwinn lightweights and Stingrays myself. Have three complete Stingrays ('66, '67 and '68), a fourth project ('68), a '71 Manta Ray, a '74...
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