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08-08-20, 05:51 AM
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Posted By Sierra

Modified '62 Schwinn Superior ...

Modified '62 Schwinn Superior

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04-25-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 37,429
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: 4,237
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: 3,215
Views: 712,808
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: 6,558
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: 6,558
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: 7,321
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: 2,067
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: 7,940
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: 17,744
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: 18,633
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...
09-16-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 712,808
Posted By Sierra

Early Seventies Mercier 300 Picked this bike...

Early Seventies Mercier 300

Picked this bike up last year some time and just got around to working on it this past summer.
The paint had so6me sort of clear coat on it that had turned all nasty....
09-08-14, 06:51 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 16,961
Posted By Sierra

'56 Schwinn Traveler. Correct fork & front...

'56 Schwinn Traveler.
Correct fork & front wheel have since been installed and wheel reflectors removed.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/amliee/My%20Bikes/56Traveler1.jpg...
09-08-14, 06:47 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 16,961
Posted By Sierra

Modified '62 Schwinn Superior ...

Modified '62 Schwinn Superior

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/amliee/My%20Bikes/1962%20Violet%20Superior/P1000049.jpg...
09-07-14, 08:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,471
Posted By Sierra

Not all the Super Corsas that I've seen had this...

Not all the Super Corsas that I've seen had this fork decal, but many of them did.
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09-07-14, 07:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,471
Posted By Sierra

The fork decal looks like what I remember as...

The fork decal looks like what I remember as being on the Super Corsa. I wonder if that fork was replaced with a better one at some point.
09-06-14, 06:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,471
Posted By Sierra

^^^Rootboy, your purple one is just gorgeous! The...

^^^Rootboy, your purple one is just gorgeous! The only one I've ever seen.
09-05-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,471
Posted By Sierra

Yes, I'd like to see the whole bike also....

Yes, I'd like to see the whole bike also. Unfortunately, the only other pic I have is of the "Custom Made" decal on the seat tube. Too bad we can't see a bit higher to see if there is a Reynolds 531...
09-05-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,071
Posted By Sierra

I can confirm that the Gran Trashmo came on the...

I can confirm that the Gran Trashmo came on the '71 P15, as mine had it when I first got it(since replaced with a Rally).
09-05-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,471
Posted By Sierra

Here is pic of gold one that I saved from...

Here is pic of gold one that I saved from somewhere. The decals look early seventies to me. Perhaps they are late sixties.404016
08-22-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,183
Posted By Sierra

I see a few minor differences, but it looks like...

I see a few minor differences, but it looks like a Morgan 4/4 to me.

Morgan 4/4 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_4/4)
08-22-14, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By Sierra

I remember that these were discussed on the...

I remember that these were discussed on the SchwinnBikeForum and I think it was pretty well established that they did indeed survive into the early part of the '65 model year.
08-14-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,454
Posted By Sierra

Here is about the best photo that I could find,...

Here is about the best photo that I could find, though it only shows the front section. The two lines ran a good ways back along the top tube.

I don't think these were decals. I think they were...
08-09-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 231,185
Posted By Sierra

Very nice! What are the rims?

Very nice!
What are the rims?
08-08-14, 06:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,267
Posted By Sierra

Yes, that reminds me of another reason I went...

Yes, that reminds me of another reason I went with the larger tires. I'm running the original Weinmann rims which do not have hooked beads. The tires want to blow off at 90 psi, so I keep them at 80...
08-07-14, 06:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,267
Posted By Sierra

Since it was nominally called a "touring" bike, I...

Since it was nominally called a "touring" bike, I bought 27" x 1 1/4" Panaracer Paselas for my '71 P15 Paramount. They are BIG!

Kind of wish I'd bought the 1 1/8" instead.
07-22-14, 09:14 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 27,657
Posted By Sierra

Thanks! Been wondering about that for years. ...

Thanks! Been wondering about that for years.

An early-mid seventies S.C. in silver is my grail bike. Too much $ for my budget though.
07-22-14, 07:22 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 27,657
Posted By Sierra

What are the differences, if any, between the...

What are the differences, if any, between the Speciale Corsa and the Super Corsa?
07-19-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By Sierra

That's one serious low gear! Approximately 20...

That's one serious low gear! Approximately 20 gear inches?
07-19-14, 10:07 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,864
Posted By Sierra

Here is mine with requisite garage door backdrop....

Here is mine with requisite garage door backdrop. ;)

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/amliee/My%20Bikes/DSCN0013.jpg...
06-27-14, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,222
Posted By Sierra

Thanks for that info Stan. It all makes perfect...

Thanks for that info Stan. It all makes perfect sense.

I find very little if any difference in the ride between my Peloton and my Match Paramount of the same vintage with it's better fork, but as...
06-27-14, 06:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,222
Posted By Sierra

I've heard about changing the fork also, but I've...

I've heard about changing the fork also, but I've never heard exactly why. I have one of these with the original aluminum fork, and granted, I'm only a recreational rider, but I think the bike rides...
04-18-14, 10:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,000
Posted By Sierra

Don't forget to realign the dropouts and fork...

Don't forget to realign the dropouts and fork ends after you spread them, otherwise you put stress on the hub axles.
03-28-14, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By Sierra

I've thought about making some of the stops from...

I've thought about making some of the stops from aluminum, but for $15 it's probably not worth the bother.
03-06-14, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,847
Posted By Sierra

I think you're in good company here. I own...

I think you're in good company here.

I own about 75 complete bikes with probably another 15-20 framesets(I know....it's ridiculous!).
02-18-14, 08:38 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 37,429
Posted By Sierra

Yes, there was a 15 speed Superior model in '62 &...

Yes, there was a 15 speed Superior model in '62 & '63. There had also been earlier Superiors in the thirties, forties, and perhaps early fifties also. Here is my modified '62 Superior with TA...
02-05-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By Sierra

A longer top tube will also make for a shorter...

A longer top tube will also make for a shorter head tube.
01-13-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By Sierra

It must have been repainted and re-decaled....

It must have been repainted and re-decaled. Looking at the "quality" seal on the seat tube panel decal. There was no Schwinn Bicycle Company in 1965. That decal is from later.
12-12-13, 09:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,615
Posted By Sierra

IIRC, a 1.25" six sided socket with a rag fits...

IIRC, a 1.25" six sided socket with a rag fits the star nut pretty nicely and will not mar it.
11-14-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,755
Posted By Sierra

I love my two circa 1970-71 Gitane TdF's and they...

I love my two circa 1970-71 Gitane TdF's and they are among the best riders in my collection of 75 bikes.
11-12-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,735
Posted By Sierra

Yep, like viable nuclear fusion for energy...

Yep, like viable nuclear fusion for energy production. It's always 15 years in the future...been that way for over 50 years now. ;)
11-12-13, 08:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,735
Posted By Sierra

I'm right there with rootboy. It's my ultimate...

I'm right there with rootboy. It's my ultimate grail bike. There is one on ebay now, but there is no way I can afford it.
11-01-13, 06:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,237
Posted By Sierra

I have one of these and like the blue/white paint...

I have one of these and like the blue/white paint scheme also. I just wish they had stuck with the darker blue as shown in the catalog pic.
10-31-13, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By Sierra

I'd go with a Lyotard 460d pedal. They can be...

I'd go with a Lyotard 460d pedal. They can be found with either French or British thread. You can use them with or without clips.
10-04-13, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Sierra

I think the "Electroforged" bikes with the...

I think the "Electroforged" bikes with the gaspipe tubing were 1.000" o.d.
06-06-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,805
Posted By Sierra

PastorBob - I just checked my Schwinn unicycles...

PastorBob - I just checked my Schwinn unicycles for serial numbers. They are both older ones with cottered cranks and white wall tires that say "Unicycle" on them. I couldn't find a serial number on...
06-04-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,805
Posted By Sierra

Nice find PastorBob. I think the 24" wheel...

Nice find PastorBob. I think the 24" wheel version is less common than the 20" version. I also think it's a bit easier to ride for a beginer. The seat ends on these are usually all torn up from...
05-30-13, 07:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,943
Posted By Sierra

Yup. Finally had to take the Mafac Competitions...

Yup. Finally had to take the Mafac Competitions off my Gitane TdF because I couldn't get the squeal out of them. They had incredible stopping power though!
05-13-13, 08:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,028
Posted By Sierra

Yeah, that may be part of it. This is the...

Yeah, that may be part of it. This is the Retrogrouch subforum afterall.

Just want to say that I have both my '65 Paramount with Record(not Nouvo Record) r.der., and my '62 Paramount with Gran...
04-22-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 32,230
Posted By Sierra

Thanks for your input Pastorbob. Hah! All...

Thanks for your input Pastorbob.

Hah! All the ones that I have are the 2 notch variety, but the two that I'm going to use are NOS and I always make sure to use plenty of anti sieze compound on the...
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