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07-26-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
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: 428
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: 428
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: 464
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: 399
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: 2,416
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: 284
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: 2,416
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: 497
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: 519
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: 151
Views: 9,132
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: 151
Views: 9,132
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: 1,664
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: 285
Views: 27,767
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: 530
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.
...
02-11-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By Sierra

My '87 in Midnight Mauve, upgraded in many ways. ...

My '87 in Midnight Mauve, upgraded in many ways.
I like it a lot, but I hate the 2" jumps in frame sizes. I feel like Goldilocks. From the riser stem you can see that the 21" frame is too small, but...
02-09-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,605
Posted By Sierra

Yup...I have one too. ...

Yup...I have one too.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/px10_2_7057e85c9219614b00408fa217c1d718fb2aeac9.jpg
02-07-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,734
Posted By Sierra

I've never seen one that color before. Thanks...

I've never seen one that color before.
Thanks for posting it.
02-07-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,173
Posted By Sierra

My seventy something Grand Record. I built it...

My seventy something Grand Record.
I built it up as a single speed/fixed gear with a flip flop rear hub.
Can't say that I'm a fan of it. At my age I need more gearing options.
I'll probably return...
01-30-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 78,567
Posted By Sierra

That is very sweet! Love the "minimalism" of...

That is very sweet!
Love the "minimalism" of the Super Record crank.
01-29-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,707
Posted By Sierra

No longer equipped as original, but it was sold...

No longer equipped as original, but it was sold with a triple when new in '62....
12-29-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By Sierra

250th SS frame made in January of 1969?

250th SS frame made in January of 1969?
12-20-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,992
Posted By Sierra

Modified '77 Superior with the '76 tourist. ...

Modified '77 Superior with the '76 tourist.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn0016_8caa70cc3506c5c59855e7814f4aef601e674411.jpg
12-20-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,992
Posted By Sierra

'76 Superior tourist ...

'76 Superior tourist
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn0111_2__4c283bbf225625165072b9f7f048e096368005b0.jpg
12-20-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,992
Posted By Sierra

Another '62 Superior with modified the drive...

Another '62 Superior with modified the drive train.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x1080/p1000049_large__dda81ad595020be5e368e0904ee711ad89f1ed93.jpg
12-20-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,992
Posted By Sierra

A '62 Superior that I bought as a frame set and...

A '62 Superior that I bought as a frame set and built to my liking.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1918x1080/p1000423_large__5cc997715ffc8df15451859de980d78e5c81e16d.jpg
12-14-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By Sierra

Pastorbob...this from the Waterford website: ...

Pastorbob...this from the Waterford website:
Starting in 1971, Schwinn outsourced excess Paramount production to Pioneer Manufacturing of Racine, Wisconsin, owned by Don Mainland. Don was an...
12-13-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By Sierra

I've been looking for one of these in 56 cm for a...

I've been looking for one of these in 56 cm for a long time.
Very hard to find!
I have a couple TdF models and love them.
10-07-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,614
Posted By Sierra

Murray Missile Is there any evidence of a...

Murray Missile Is there any evidence of a triangular Reynolds 531 decal on the left fork blade?...
10-07-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,614
Posted By Sierra

Good points on the color & patina. I've just...

Good points on the color & patina.
I've just never seen that decal on an Interclub before.
All that I've seen look like the one that peter_d posted above.
Waiting for our resident Gitane guru...
10-07-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,614
Posted By Sierra

The decal on the fork is the one used on the...

The decal on the fork is the one used on the Super Corsa(top of the line for the models sold in the U.S.). The fork may have been replaced with a better one.
10-02-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,563
Posted By Sierra

That last pick looks like the south corner of the...

That last pick looks like the south corner of the "square" in Madison, WI.
Nice bike!
09-05-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 78,567
Posted By Sierra

Thanks Verktyg We are fortunate to have your...

Thanks Verktyg
We are fortunate to have your wealth of knowledge here!
09-03-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 78,567
Posted By Sierra

verktyg; Is this the same failure point as for...

verktyg; Is this the same failure point as for the notorious AVA "death" stem?...
08-31-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,371
Posted By Sierra

Opaque Red was a Super Sport color option for...

Opaque Red was a Super Sport color option for 1974 that for some reason didn't get listed in the catalog.
08-29-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,343
Posted By Sierra

I have one with the earlier Magenta(pink) & white...

I have one with the earlier Magenta(pink) & white paint scheme that I put upgraded components on.
I'm just a recreational rider, but I think it's a nice bike.
I found a large socket fits that...
08-21-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By Sierra

Is the paint on the '86 model metallic or...

Is the paint on the '86 model metallic or "solid"?
I've never seen one in person and can't tell from the pics that I've seen of them.
Would love to find one with a 21" frame. Actually I'd like a...
08-15-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,742
Posted By Sierra

Beautiful! I've been looking for one too. ...

Beautiful!
I've been looking for one too.
What frame size is that? Looks like 22"/56cm, but I didn't think they came in that size.
08-08-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,559
Posted By Sierra

My favorite pedal, but they are often short on...

My favorite pedal, but they are often short on grease.
I always disassemble, re-lube, and reset the bearings when I get them new.
08-08-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,939
Posted By Sierra

Modified '62 Schwinn Superior ...

Modified '62 Schwinn Superior

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x1080/p1000049_large__a9ff2a004346e05078feb5f02bec318e4ba141d9.jpg
04-25-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 40,973
Posted By Sierra

Yup...beautiful! The fork on the '68 is to kill...

Yup...beautiful!
The fork on the '68 is to kill for! Seems like the chrome forks on these earlier fillet brazed bikes is a real weak point with them. I probably have close to ten of them, and not...
01-10-15, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,038
Posted By Sierra

I have both a '54 and a '56 Traveler. I believe...

I have both a '54 and a '56 Traveler. I believe that both of these are electroforged frames.
01-01-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 837,239
Posted By Sierra

Have to agree. I have two circa '71 Tdf's(plus...

Have to agree. I have two circa '71 Tdf's(plus another frame set waiting to be built up) and I love the way they ride.
These were the affordable high performance bike back then.
12-31-14, 08:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,573
Posted By Sierra

My prep is to degrease the cable end with acetone...

My prep is to degrease the cable end with acetone then etch by dipping the end in muriatic acid. After drying the acid off I dip the end in electronics paste flux(what I have) then soldering with a...
12-31-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,573
Posted By Sierra

I've been soldering my cable ends for years, but...

I've been soldering my cable ends for years, but add me to the list who have trouble with the stainless steel cables. Sometimes I can get the solder to wick in on them, but often times not. Seems...
11-13-14, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,155
Posted By Sierra

I have an early seventies Concorde which I...

I have an early seventies Concorde which I stripped, repainted, and re-equipped with better parts back in 1973-74. The only thing original is the frame. I think it rides pretty well. When I was...
10-28-14, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,211
Posted By Sierra

#2...

#2 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) fuel oil.
10-18-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,620
Posted By Sierra

Schwinn called this 1962 Superior Radiant Gold....

Schwinn called this 1962 Superior Radiant Gold. It's a bit different than the Radiant Coppertone color which they were also offering at the same time. Chain is slack because I store my bikes in the...
10-14-14, 06:05 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,466
Posted By Sierra

'62 Schwinn Varsity in Radiant Green. Mostly...

'62 Schwinn Varsity in Radiant Green.
Mostly stock but with a better alloy wheel set and a wider alloy handlebar.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/amliee/My%20Bikes/DSCN0080.jpg...
10-02-14, 06:49 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 20,655
Posted By Sierra

My Schwinn Volare with requisite(poor condition)...

My Schwinn Volare with requisite(poor condition) garage door.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/amliee/My%20Bikes/DSCN0013.jpg...
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