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06-12-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By ParaWK4

I have an 'Enduro' cartridge bearing puller that...

I have an 'Enduro' cartridge bearing puller that works great if used carefully.
01-06-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4,367
Views: 418,932
Posted By ParaWK4

I got this Schwinn Tempo a while ago and it has...

I got this Schwinn Tempo a while ago and it has been sitting as a bare frame. I put a Tange chrome fork with a longer steering tube on it. I plan to continue to build it up with parts on hand as a...
10-01-17, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,335
Posted By ParaWK4

The Super Sport is probably Tenax not SL or SLX. ...

The Super Sport is probably Tenax not SL or SLX. The 80s Schwinns are really nice bikes, comfortable geometries, and nice to ride. I have an 86 Peloton and an 88 Tempo.
10-01-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,537
Posted By ParaWK4

I use an old turbo trainer stand - the one that...

I use an old turbo trainer stand - the one that supports the fork and BB. It must be so old that I don't even see used ones on Ebay. It's kind of low to the ground but can put it on milk crates if...
09-11-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,519
Posted By ParaWK4

Years ago, I managed to move/offset the spindle...

Years ago, I managed to move/offset the spindle on a Phil BB. From what I recall, I was using the consumer installation tool and if you tilt it a bit, you can manage to put some force/torque on the...
08-06-17, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By ParaWK4

Thanks, I searched around a little and didn't...

Thanks, I searched around a little and didn't find that. I was hoping for model # or specs but I guess just date code.
08-06-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By ParaWK4

Looking for info on Tange forks

I'm looking for a replacement 1" threaded fork for a project. I see many Tange forks available and they are stamped with codes like 5D, 3C, and 9A. I assume they translate to things like material,...
07-06-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,015
Posted By ParaWK4

Like you, I had a pretty healthy inventory of...

Like you, I had a pretty healthy inventory of items that I had collected over the years. Over the winter, I built up two bikes from parts for my daughter and son-in-law which cleaned out the stock...
07-05-17, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4,367
Views: 418,932
Posted By ParaWK4

I had this 85 Peloton frame (21 inch) for several...

I had this 85 Peloton frame (21 inch) for several years and just got around to building it up with an eclectic mix of parts that I had on hand. A couple of items were new like the seatpost which I...
05-24-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 113,676
Posted By ParaWK4

Fuso

Fuso
09-15-15, 09:21 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 43,766
Posted By ParaWK4

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Fuso477550
09-05-15, 06:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,159
Posted By ParaWK4

Following up on many of the ideas already posted,...

Following up on many of the ideas already posted, I had a wheel builder build a wheel with a 105 hub with spacers removed to make it a 126mm and a Velocity Synergy OC rim. I think the rim offset is...
06-07-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,228
Posted By ParaWK4

In 1984, I was buying a nice frame and I had it...

In 1984, I was buying a nice frame and I had it narrowed down to a Paramount or a Richard Sachs. I bought the Paramount, nice frame and I still have it- but would be totally cool to have a mid 80s...
12-28-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,216
Posted By ParaWK4

I have an 86 Peloton with an eclectic mix of...

I have an 86 Peloton with an eclectic mix of parts and it has won out over several others to be at the top of the lineup. I have had a Fuso and several 80s Paramounts with a steeper seat tube and...
12-05-13, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By ParaWK4

I have an 84 Paramount (serial number 560 H8497)...

I have an 84 Paramount (serial number 560 H8497) with the rainbow decals. I don't recall exactly when I got it but it had to be the Spring of 84.
06-17-13, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By ParaWK4

Replace them with something like this ? ...

Replace them with something like this ?

http://www.cycle-frames.com/bicycle-frame-tubing/NOVA-LEVER-BOSS-KIT-FOR-AL-FRAME.html
03-29-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,098
Posted By ParaWK4

Schwinn Paramount 1988 and I think the color is...

Schwinn Paramount 1988 and I think the color is strawberry.
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03-12-13, 07:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,378
Posted By ParaWK4

Very nice bike!! It has all the signs on an 84 -...

Very nice bike!! It has all the signs on an 84 - chrome chainstay, cable guides on top of the BB, fork crown with a cutout. You are right, not a lot of these made.

I have an 84 Paramount in...
02-14-13, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,457
Posted By ParaWK4

Nice bike - I have a 1200 with pink decals and...

Nice bike - I have a 1200 with pink decals and put a Nashbar carbon fork on it for that additional coolness factor.
10-23-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 59,061
Posted By ParaWK4

Looks fabulous, great job !! I want a red one.

Looks fabulous, great job !! I want a red one.
10-12-12, 11:28 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 59,061
Posted By ParaWK4

I corresponded with the guy on the red Peloton...

I corresponded with the guy on the red Peloton but decided to hold off for now. I like the red ones but a 22 inch would suit me slightly better and I don't need another project right now.

Chris -...
10-11-12, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,485
Posted By ParaWK4

Pelotons are nice bikes. My 86 is at the top of...

Pelotons are nice bikes. My 86 is at the top of my nice to ride list ahead of a mid 80s Fuso and Paramount.
10-05-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By ParaWK4

I am friction shifting an 8 of 9 setup and am...

I am friction shifting an 8 of 9 setup and am therefore using the 9 speed chain.
10-03-12, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By ParaWK4

I have a 9 speed chain on an old Sugino double...

I have a 9 speed chain on an old Sugino double crank and the only problem I have had is depending on the chain angle (angled out to the smaller rear cogs), the chain will once in a while ride on top...
09-10-12, 08:48 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 59,061
Posted By ParaWK4

Looks great and will be a treat to ride !! I...

Looks great and will be a treat to ride !! I ended up making a seat binder bolt for mine and not sure if it would be classified as respectable. If you search my previous posts, you will find it. I...
08-13-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By ParaWK4

Dura Ace Brake Barrel O-Rings

One of the o-rings on an adjusting barrel of my Dura Ace 7402 brakes cracked in two. I did some measuring and looking around for a replacement. I got a few replacement o-rings 11 mm inside diameter...
08-05-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By ParaWK4

Success !!!!!!! The screw/coin approach works...

Success !!!!!!! The screw/coin approach works great, a little hard on the coin used but hey I've got cool bars on my Peloton. Thanks for the great tip.
08-04-12, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By ParaWK4

Tricks to install a quill stem

I am trying to install a new handlebar and quill stem combination on my Peloton. The bars are Bontrager SSC VR-C with one of the shorter Technomic stems. I have wiggled and woggled for a while and...
07-27-12, 07:21 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 59,061
Posted By ParaWK4

I've been riding my Peloton a lot this summer and...

I've been riding my Peloton a lot this summer and it has moved to the top of the lineup ahead of a Fuso and three mid-80s Paramounts. What a nice ride, I come home just tired, not tired and feeling...
07-21-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By ParaWK4

Chainline problem on my Peloton

I am having an unusual chainline issue on my 86 peloton. First the components, a Dura Ace 7700 rear hub running 8 of 9, Sugino GP crank setup as a double (46-34), and a Shimano 600 front derailleur....
07-17-12, 07:48 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 59,061
Posted By ParaWK4

I have been riding my Peloton this summer, serial...

I have been riding my Peloton this summer, serial number 3535 which I think suggests it was made at the very end of 1985.
07-15-12, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By ParaWK4

My summer ride - 86 Peloton

My main summer bike has been an 86 Peloton and it has been fabulous to ride. I have previously been on various mid 80s Paramounts and find the Peloton to fit better and ride more comfortably. In...
07-03-12, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,872
Posted By ParaWK4

I confess I currently have it setup with a...

I confess I currently have it setup with a Profile H20 stem (the Cinelli was too long) and won't subject the community to the sight of that stem on a nice bike. I'll post a picture when I get a more...
07-02-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,872
Posted By ParaWK4

Reviving an old thread. I recently put Bontrager...

Reviving an old thread. I recently put Bontrager SSR VR-C bars (44 cm) on my Peloton and like them a lot. The tops are flat, short reach and drop, and the drops are very comfortable. I like them...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,110
Posted By ParaWK4

A Fuso is a very nice bike and don't come along...

A Fuso is a very nice bike and don't come along often. I would think the frame would be in the $400-450 range if in good shape. The 105 parts add a little but certainly not getting it to $900. I...
04-07-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,217
Posted By ParaWK4

Some additional modifications - the hex end is...

Some additional modifications - the hex end is shortened and I chamfered the end. This looks halfway decent and I might use it. I am also convinced that it is possible to turn down the nut end of a...
04-05-12, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,515
Posted By ParaWK4

I replaced the cartridge bearings in a Suntour XC...

I replaced the cartridge bearings in a Suntour XC front hub and it is not that hard to do. The socket idea works well and just take it slow and only put force on the outer race.
04-05-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,217
Posted By ParaWK4

Schwinn Peloton Homemade Seat Binder Bolt

I have an 80's Schwinn Peloton that came with an unsatisfactory quick release seat binder. I have cobbled together a homemade solution with an M6-1.0x25 socket head cap screw, a couple of washers,...
01-15-12, 12:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,432
Posted By ParaWK4

Most every steel frame I have has a few...

Most every steel frame I have has a few rattley-bits in the fork or stays. They may sound like good sized rocks but are usually quite small. I have had good success in repeatedly orienting and...
01-01-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,122
Posted By ParaWK4

Nice bike, I like the white ones. I think 86 was...

Nice bike, I like the white ones. I think 86 was the last year of the chrome right chainstay.
12-29-11, 11:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,315
Posted By ParaWK4

I once filed the taper on a Ofmega crank to get...

I once filed the taper on a Ofmega crank to get it to go on further. It kinda worked ok but any deviation in the taper means it will rotate off center.
12-25-11, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,681
Posted By ParaWK4

I tried to make a block like that a while ago and...

I tried to make a block like that a while ago and had mixed success. Asa brake riser (rather than drop) the dimensioning has to be such that the block does not hang down further than the caliper...
12-01-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By ParaWK4

There are several newer ones listed as well - one...

There are several newer ones listed as well - one is a huge 68 cm, great if you are 8 feet tall.
12-01-11, 09:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,081
Posted By ParaWK4

The quantity/condition comment was offered out of...

The quantity/condition comment was offered out of admiration, that is all. In the pictures, they look spectacular.

I bought it off of Craigslist and the owner promised low miles and original...
11-30-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,081
Posted By ParaWK4

I was inspired by this thread to go to the...

I was inspired by this thread to go to the basement and take pictures of my Peloton. I can't keep up with calamarichris for either quantity or condition of frames but here are some photos of mine. ...
11-29-11, 10:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,081
Posted By ParaWK4

Yes that's me, I confess that I have never had a...

Yes that's me, I confess that I have never had a bike with brake shifters before - only downtube. Wondering if you have found a good white touchup color to match, I have a fairly big chunk of paint...
11-28-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,081
Posted By ParaWK4

Nice looking bikes! The count is now 3, more to...

Nice looking bikes! The count is now 3, more to come?

I have the same frame in a partial state of assembly - not as good of condition as yours with some significant paint chips. As someone...
11-27-11, 10:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,154
Posted By ParaWK4

Here's my Fuso in yellow and gray.

Here's my Fuso in yellow and gray.
10-07-11, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,172
Posted By ParaWK4

Looks like a Paramount from about 1984 - the...

Looks like a Paramount from about 1984 - the cable routing is on top of the BB but the decals are the 'standard' ones and not the 'rainbow' ones which I thought were used in 84.
08-14-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,872
Posted By ParaWK4

Anybody know if the Origin8 bars are single or...

Anybody know if the Origin8 bars are single or double groove. From the pictures it looks like single.
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