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Posted By reelfishin

Sorry, didn't think it was all that long. I was...

Sorry, didn't think it was all that long.
I was just trying to point out that the SGP isn't a tank like so many make it out to be, its lighter and nearly identical in every way to the Super Course...
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Posted By reelfishin

The SL12.2 I traded away looked the same as the...

The SL12.2 I traded away looked the same as the one above but with red or burgundy outlined decals, bar end shifters, and a sprung saddle. The bar tape matched the decal outline color and the cable...
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Posted By reelfishin

The catalog even specs both out at 26 lbs, for...

The catalog even specs both out at 26 lbs, for the 21" frame.
I read somewhere else that someone had both an SGP and SC frameset, and both weighed within a few tenths of an ounce of one another....
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Posted By reelfishin

The Schwinn had four numbers on the headbadge,...

The Schwinn had four numbers on the headbadge, 1399, and it had 9E00122 under the crank across the bottom. It was chrome with red outline decals.
There was a Made in Japan decal on the seat post and...
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Posted By reelfishin

Yes, but my point is that the Schwinn 25"...

Yes, but my point is that the Schwinn 25" chromoly frame alone weighs so much more than the Raleigh gas pipe bike complete.

I made the swap for the SGP, I kept the derailleurs, shifters, and...
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Posted By reelfishin

The Schwinn is a 25" frame. Does it seem odd...

The Schwinn is a 25" frame.

Does it seem odd that both the SGP and SC Raleigh weigh the same? If the SGP is supposed to be gas pipe, and the SC is part 531, plus better components, yet they both...
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Posted By reelfishin

I sort of figured the Raleigh Super Grand Prix...

I sort of figured the Raleigh Super Grand Prix was the better bike, its lighter, its got better looking lug work, and its made in England, not Asia.

Its also likely lighter than the Schwinn. The...
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Posted By reelfishin

I've never seen a bike swap meet anywhere around...

I've never seen a bike swap meet anywhere around here. I know there's one out in PA but its something like a 3 hour ride from here.

I have someone who wants to swap me for a new old stock Raleigh...
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Posted By reelfishin

Is a Letour worth spending $100 to $150 on just...

Is a Letour worth spending $100 to $150 on just for a set of wheels?

I'm not near Boston, I'm closer to Philly.

The bike takes 27" wheels, I borrowed a 700C and the calipers won't reach. I have...
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Posted By reelfishin

New old stock Schwinn Letour wheelset value?

A buddy just gave me his old Schwinn Super Letour, circa 1979. I have everything but the wheelset. No clue what happened to the original wheels but the bike is near mint.
My question is, what should...
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Posted By reelfishin

I wouldn't have a clue on the value, but the...

I wouldn't have a clue on the value, but the brand has been around in the sporting goods world since the late 50's, but mostly in ski and motocross gear.
They had absolutely zero presence in this...
04-15-21, 09:40 PM
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Posted By reelfishin

In all my years riding and working on bikes I've...

In all my years riding and working on bikes I've only had one handle bar failure, and that failed while loading it into my truck.
The right side broke 1" below the brake lever clamp, and it broke...
02-10-21, 08:30 PM
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Views: 365
Posted By reelfishin

I remember the Nobly models, they were on par...

I remember the Nobly models, they were on par with the Schwinn Racer or Raleigh Sports. The bike I looked at back then was more like a Raleigh Super Tourer but with a three speed hub. I don't...
02-10-21, 03:06 PM
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Posted By reelfishin

70's Motobecane 3 speeds?

I was thinking the other day about a bike I had looked at many years ago. I had been at a local Schwinn/Motobecane/Panasonic dealer looking at new bikes when I spotted a used Motobecane three speed....
11-09-20, 12:59 AM
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Posted By reelfishin

There's been quite a few listed in South Jersey...

There's been quite a few listed in South Jersey and Central Jersey on CL lately, most in the $200 range but nothing seems to sell.
I've watched various Raleigh and Raleigh built bikes sit for months...
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Posted By reelfishin

70's Schwinn Coaster brake Speedster

I went to an outdoor estate sale/auction last weekend, it was the first since this virus thing started.
They had everything outside on the lawn and driveway like a yardsale, the auctioneer went item...
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Posted By reelfishin

I had a Gitane Interclub that was bought early in...

I had a Gitane Interclub that was bought early in 1971, it came with steel cottered Stronglight cranks, an Atom Freewheel, Simplex Criterium derailleurs, a hollow Pivo stem, French made leather...
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Posted By reelfishin

One more point I should ad, since I see that the...

One more point I should ad, since I see that the original Legnano in question is still for sale, is that I've been able to sell old Schwinn Varsity bikes for as much as that guy is asking for a...
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Posted By reelfishin

I especially like the people who show up to look...

I especially like the people who show up to look at a bike driving a brand new Cadillac and offer pennies on a nice bike because 'Its all they can afford".
I had a guy last week look at a mint clean...
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Posted By reelfishin

About two years ago I had a super clean Paramount...

About two years ago I had a super clean Paramount that I listed on CL here, I meant to list it for $500, but left off the last zero by mistake. The ad was up for a month before I realized the error....
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Posted By reelfishin

I don't believe the Typhoon was made in Taiwan in...

I don't believe the Typhoon was made in Taiwan in 1976, I have a 1979 here and it still says Chicago on it. Mine has a date stamp of 1009. The date code is read as the 100th day of 197(9).
They...
06-13-18, 12:27 AM
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Posted By reelfishin

I'm not sure what these are really worth but it...

I'm not sure what these are really worth but it looks a lot like a few that I've seen sell on ebay lately for a lot more money than this is listed for.
Its too small for me, maybe someone else is...
06-13-18, 12:18 AM
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Posted By reelfishin

About 15 years ago when I was doing a lot of eBay...

About 15 years ago when I was doing a lot of eBay sales, I was contacted by a gentleman from a film company from LA, they were filming on location about 100 miles from here and were interested in...
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Posted By reelfishin

I'm in NJ. Every bike I have is this size. Its...

I'm in NJ. Every bike I have is this size.
Its size makes shipping all but out of the question.
Large bikes are a hard to find item here, most are very small frames.
Bikes don't sell well here...
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Posted By reelfishin

1983 Panasonic DX4000

I've been thinking of letting my 83 Panasonic DX4000 go.
Its in great shape and has been well cared for over the years. the paint is in great condition, perfect wheelset, Suntour Cyclone...
02-14-11, 10:15 AM
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Posted By reelfishin

Yeah, that's the normal reaction, but just...

Yeah, that's the normal reaction, but just imagine showing up 6AM on a Saturday morning and realizing that the 10 man labor force you brought along with the two huge trucks just isn't going to come...
02-14-11, 08:32 AM
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Posted By reelfishin

If its my own bike with a trusted derailleur, I...

If its my own bike with a trusted derailleur, I may toss the disc, but rarely would I remove it on a customers bike, its just asking for trouble. I also wouldn't toss it if the disc complemented the...
02-14-11, 08:27 AM
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Posted By reelfishin

Every time I see that show it reminds me of a few...

Every time I see that show it reminds me of a few of the places I've bought out. Several in the NJ/NY area were the largest, plus one about 50 miles outside of Phila.
When it takes more than one...
02-12-11, 04:35 AM
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Posted By reelfishin

SR made cottered Grand Silver crankset in the...

SR made cottered Grand Silver crankset in the late 70's.
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Posted By reelfishin

There were two renditions of the Caliente, the...

There were two renditions of the Caliente, the early version was basically a bare bones Varsity/Continental in the 70's, and the later model was the bottom rung of the Sprint/Traveler/World Sport...
02-07-11, 07:30 AM
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Posted By reelfishin

If your dead set on saving those pedals, maybe...

If your dead set on saving those pedals, maybe there's enough room to fit some sealed bearings to them? It may take some machine work but I'm sure it's possible. The threaded shaft would only be used...
02-07-11, 07:23 AM
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Views: 1,114
Posted By reelfishin

This reminds me of something I did as a kid, I...

This reminds me of something I did as a kid, I was riding a dirt bike, wrecked with two other bikes and somehow ended up with my foot going through the chain in the crash. I was around 15 at the...
01-31-11, 12:18 PM
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Posted By reelfishin

Yep, one that no one would steal too.

Yep, one that no one would steal too.
01-30-11, 11:34 PM
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Posted By reelfishin

Those foil decals look late 60's/early 70's to me...

Those foil decals look late 60's/early 70's to me but its hard to guess with a Japanese bike, it could just be that they copied what others had been doing and kept it up longer.
There were a lot of...
01-30-11, 10:29 PM
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Posted By reelfishin

There seems to be a real bias here when it comes...

There seems to be a real bias here when it comes to lower end model bikes. I've got a Raleigh Super Grand Prix thats plain steel and it weighs less than my same year, 531 Super Course, both are bone...
01-30-11, 10:16 PM
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Posted By reelfishin

I remember when those were still new on the...

I remember when those were still new on the showroom floor, at that time I couldn't bring myself to make the change or get used to a mountain bike for some reason, I got on one and didn't like it at...
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Posted By reelfishin

Value on any vintage item is pretty much what...

Value on any vintage item is pretty much what ever amount it takes to get someone to part with it.
What I find funny is that if you buy that complete group of parts, build it into a bike, you would...
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Posted By reelfishin

Its hard to tell what model it was with Trek, you...

Its hard to tell what model it was with Trek, you need to take the serial number over to Vintage-Trek.com and see figure out what that is. It may or may not have been all 600 equipped from the...
01-29-11, 06:27 AM
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Views: 1,912
Posted By reelfishin

I've owned a Ross Gran Tour since new in 1980, I...

I've owned a Ross Gran Tour since new in 1980, I bought it as an every day bike back then for $220. I still have it, it got passed around between a few relatives and I ended up with it back a few...
01-28-11, 09:41 PM
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Posted By reelfishin

Good link, I think that's the first I've ever...

Good link, I think that's the first I've ever laid eyes on a Lotus catalog. I've owned two bikes and info on them is scarce to say the least.
For being within 100 miles of what the company listed...
01-27-11, 02:55 AM
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Views: 138,466
Posted By reelfishin

Since this thread popped back up, I figured I'd...

Since this thread popped back up, I figured I'd add a pic of my 1983 DX-4000 here.
Mine is mostly all Suntour, with Cyclone M II gear changers, the original Sugino Crankset with new chainrings, two...
01-25-11, 02:12 AM
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Views: 8,810
Posted By reelfishin

I've done pretty much the same thing with various...

I've done pretty much the same thing with various bikes. Without a chemically hardened finish, it just takes time.

From what I've seen, the most common point of failure with rattle can jobs is...
01-23-11, 11:08 PM
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Posted By reelfishin

I stumbled onto this thing at a house demolition...

I stumbled onto this thing at a house demolition a few years ago, from what I've been told it's the same as a Nishiki Pueblo. I tossed the steel bars in favor of alloy bars and also a new longer...
01-23-11, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,339
Posted By reelfishin

Those shoes may not be original? I was thinking ...

Those shoes may not be original? I was thinking that maybe they were Racers with brake barrels and shoes from another brake? The black washers do look older to me.
01-23-11, 05:30 PM
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Views: 2,761
Posted By reelfishin

The cog is threaded in the same direction someone...

The cog is threaded in the same direction someone just took a freewheel hub and re-spaced it, and uses a Bendix cog and BB lock ring. The bike has no brakes now, but I'm not sure if it was being used...
01-23-11, 10:55 AM
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Views: 2,761
Posted By reelfishin

I have some early Normandy hubs here, they are...

I have some early Normandy hubs here, they are different than the hub in this wheel. The flange is smaller, the axle area doesn't radius the same way, and all the holes are rough around the edges,...
01-23-11, 01:58 AM
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Views: 2,761
Posted By reelfishin

Yep, someone drilled the rear hub flange, which...

Yep, someone drilled the rear hub flange, which was originally solid with 40 or so holes to make it lighter. It doesn't look like they did enough to hurt it's strength, I've seen factory hubs with...
01-23-11, 12:56 AM
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Views: 7,007
Posted By reelfishin

I don't have any pics handy, the bike is all...

I don't have any pics handy, the bike is all apart right now.
Here's the brochure pic from 1985:...
01-22-11, 08:49 PM
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Views: 2,761
Posted By reelfishin

These wheels as an assembly, including the axle...

These wheels as an assembly, including the axle nuts and sprocket, are 30oz and 36oz, front and rear.
They are built with straight gauge spokes, heavy axles, and a rather stout looking heavy rear...
01-22-11, 05:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,990
Posted By reelfishin

SL 6207 Shifters

I just sold a few sets of these.

These are the SL-6207 friction shifters which are marked Italian type on the box, compared to the plain SL-6207 version, these are a bit more curved at the tip and...
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