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02-04-21, 07:15 PM
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Posted By stringbreaker

Schwinn paint codes

As a result of my desire to get my Volare back on the road I'm trying to run down the paint code for the Pearlescent Orange, (Schiwnn's description) for 1977-78 and ideas? I've googled and looked at...
02-04-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By stringbreaker

How much does Franklin charge to paint a frame?

How much does Franklin charge to paint a frame?
02-02-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By stringbreaker

I obtained a Univega mixte frame from a member...

I obtained a Univega mixte frame from a member here in 2008 not sure the year but it's a five speed freewheel.I built it up for my wife with a mix of pretty nice pieces not the least of which was a...
01-25-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By stringbreaker

It looks really nice with the chrome but I always...

It looks really nice with the chrome but I always wanted it to be the original or as close to original as possible. I even tracked down the decals for it and that was no easy feat for sure.
01-25-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By stringbreaker

Woe to me. Volare content

I found out that powder coat will not adhere to chrome and since the Volare frame was stripped of it's paint it's all chrome underneath. Trying to explore my options now. Removing the chrome will be...
01-25-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,530
Posted By stringbreaker

I built up a bike for my wife in 2008 and the...

I built up a bike for my wife in 2008 and the powdercoat was done by Ken's Powdercoat in Graham Washington it has held up well and looks a good as it did when I got it back.
01-23-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By stringbreaker

Got my cart before the horse disregard that post....

Got my cart before the horse disregard that post. :)
01-23-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By stringbreaker

That Volare wouldn't happen to be for sale would...

That Volare wouldn't happen to be for sale would it? :)
01-22-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By stringbreaker

Thank you JJ and Campagnerdo I am most...

Thank you JJ and Campagnerdo I am most appreciative. I haven't been on the forum and although I managed to start this thread when I tried to change my password it bonked me off I kept trying to...
01-21-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By stringbreaker

1977 Schwinn Volare

I haven't been on the forum for a long long time but have decided to get my 77 Volare back on the road. Mine was stripped of all the paint and while I do like the chrome I want the old school look...
05-12-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,260
Posted By stringbreaker

My frame is 3 off from yours it is C722004. Do...

My frame is 3 off from yours it is C722004. Do you still have the bike? Mine was stripped to the chrome and I only got the frame when I bought it no fork. I put a Schwinn fork from another bike of...
04-12-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By stringbreaker

Bottom bracket mount brakes

My niece gave me an older hard tail mountain bike and asked me if I could get it up and running again. She seems to think it is an old Gary Fisher frame but I'm not convinced. Anyone out there that...
02-08-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,473
Posted By stringbreaker

I can recommend J+G cyclewear the WB jackets are...

I can recommend J+G cyclewear the WB jackets are every bit as good as Showers Pass and less money.
Forum: For Sale
01-31-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,930
Posted By stringbreaker

FS Brooks B-17

Beautiful condition I would give it an 8 out of 10 only for a few water spots and a scrape from the bike falling on the pavement. Honey tan standard Brooks B-17. $75.00 plus shipping prefer paypal. ...
01-28-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By stringbreaker

Gone for a long time

Been a long time since I was on this forum and just wondering if a member that went by Bigbossman is still around.
Forum: For Sale
09-16-17, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,636
Posted By stringbreaker

PM me with your email and I can send them to you....

PM me with your email and I can send them to you. I'm not very savvy with posting here and I always seem to mess it up.
Forum: For Sale
09-15-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,636
Posted By stringbreaker

Saddle is still for sale

Saddle is still for sale
Forum: For Sale
09-12-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,636
Posted By stringbreaker

Yes it is the standard B-17. I'll get a pic for...

Yes it is the standard B-17. I'll get a pic for you $75.00 and I'll split the shipping. From Washington state. Send me a PM and I can take a pic and send it to your cell phone or e-mail
09-11-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,627
Posted By stringbreaker

If you want to drive to the south end the...

If you want to drive to the south end the Foothills trail that runs from Puyallup to South Prairie is really nice. Can get crowded but it's ok.
Forum: For Sale
09-11-17, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,636
Posted By stringbreaker

Honey or tan or whatever it's called

Honey or tan or whatever it's called
Forum: For Sale
09-09-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,636
Posted By stringbreaker

Brooks B-17

Haven't been here in years but I have a Brooks B-17 saddle I want to sell and wondered how much it might be worth. It is nearly pristine condition, no cracking as only been in the rain a couple of...
03-05-14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By stringbreaker

Looks pretty good. Wonder about the negative...

Looks pretty good. Wonder about the negative reviews if they just didn't know how to use the thing properly or as the one guy said it could have been the terrain, he was in canyons and what not....
03-05-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By stringbreaker

rebel1916: If you meant that as a joke I am not...

rebel1916: If you meant that as a joke I am not amused
03-05-14, 07:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By stringbreaker

If you have ever had the pleasure of being...

If you have ever had the pleasure of being sprayed with mace or bear spray you wouldn't be so flip about it. It will blind a human and have them cryin for their mommy in an instant.
03-04-14, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By stringbreaker

Got her a stun gun to carry with her along with...

Got her a stun gun to carry with her along with the bear spray.
02-27-14, 06:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By stringbreaker

She has been running this trail for about 5 years...

She has been running this trail for about 5 years and never has had any problems, on nice days there are a lot of folks on the trail. and a lot of houses around for the most part. Naturally things...
02-26-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By stringbreaker

Not much of a problem when the weather is nice...

Not much of a problem when the weather is nice like it was today. She tells me these guys looked like they may be homeless types so its probably a homeless camp in there hidden but she does have bear...
02-26-14, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By stringbreaker

There is a lot of traffic normally on that trail...

There is a lot of traffic normally on that trail and she saw several other women joggers but I work and she is retired and likes to get her run before I get home and besides if I told her not to she...
02-25-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By stringbreaker

Unseemly happenings on the Foothills Trail?

My wife periodically will do her 5 mile run on the Foothills trail starting in Puyallup. There are several wooded areas that border the trail and twice now she has mentioned seeing men entering those...
02-14-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,138
Posted By stringbreaker

Indeed :) True but I have good enough hearing...

Indeed :)
True but I have good enough hearing that I want my next vehicle to have a pretty quiet interior, then I can hear my tinnitus all the time instead of when I'm sitting in a quiet room. No...
02-13-14, 09:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,138
Posted By stringbreaker

LOL that's one way to beat the road noise but...

LOL that's one way to beat the road noise but I've lost enough hearing from factory noise for nearly 40 years so I don't think that will work. :)
02-13-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,138
Posted By stringbreaker

I drove a Honda Element and while it would work...

I drove a Honda Element and while it would work well I found the road noise was so bad I couldn't even hear the CD player.
02-06-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,138
Posted By stringbreaker

Caravan owners was it easy to get the bikes in?...

Caravan owners was it easy to get the bikes in? Is there enough clearance at the back hatch to put them in upright or do you have to lay them down then get them in to stand up. I want to use some...
02-05-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,138
Posted By stringbreaker

Pretty good idea now that the Caravan or one of...

Pretty good idea now that the Caravan or one of its iterations would work for us.
02-05-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,138
Posted By stringbreaker

Dodge Caravan as a bike hauler

I am considering a Dodge Caravan as a retirement vehicle and think it looks like it would be a great bike hauler. Stow and go seating would give a nice flat floor and leave room for all the rest of...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,451
Posted By stringbreaker

When I completed the assembly of my Windsor...

When I completed the assembly of my Windsor Tourist my shakedown ride was to my LBS. I asked them if I needed to check for anything odd and they told me to just ride it a few miles and check for...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-13, 11:18 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,451
Posted By stringbreaker

I found this thread after 5 pages and did a bit...

I found this thread after 5 pages and did a bit of back reading. I'm not a shill for BD or anyone else but I'll just say I've been commuting on a Windsor Tourist for going on 4 years and its not let...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-13, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By stringbreaker

Got to be a good samaratin yesterday

Two blocks from my house I see a guy in the middle of the street. He had taken a header over the handlebars of a really beat up old road bike. Guy was screaming like crazy and when I got up to him I...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By stringbreaker

I never mind riding home in the rain but riding...

I never mind riding home in the rain but riding at 4:00 A.M. in the rain knowing a lot of car and truck drivers are barely awake is not reassuring to me, for this reason I won't do much riding in the...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-13, 06:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,836
Posted By stringbreaker

Its usually the components on the less expensive...

Its usually the components on the less expensive bikes that give out. Brakes that won't stay adjusted and the like. If you can replace them with upgraded items that are used but not used up then you...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-13, 06:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,381
Posted By stringbreaker

I bought one of these last year and I love it....

I bought one of these last year and I love it. Keeps me dry and breathes well and I rode with this jacket and an Under Armor cold weather base layer and thin synthetic fabric t-shirt in low 30's...
07-11-13, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By stringbreaker

Youngest kid off to grad school

I read Ms. Kenton's thread about her son going off to the Air Force and about being empty nesters. My wife and I are in the same situation. Our youngest is moving to Florida in two weeks to start...
07-11-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,023
Posted By stringbreaker

Very coo bike and I think we might all be a bit...

Very coo bike and I think we might all be a bit better off by not installing an odometer on at least one of our bikes, just to ride and have fun, which is what its all about anyway. Good choice and...
06-29-13, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By stringbreaker

Did you like the PI? If so try to find another...

Did you like the PI? If so try to find another one. I think Carnari makes one also
06-29-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By stringbreaker

Looks like a lot of old elector-forged Schwinn...

Looks like a lot of old elector-forged Schwinn single speed stuff. Pretty badass
06-29-13, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,176
Posted By stringbreaker

When my wife was severely dehydrated after a bout...

When my wife was severely dehydrated after a bout of the flu the doc said dilute Gatorade half with water. By the time she drank the second of 3 16 oz bottles over a period of 4 hours she was right...
06-28-13, 06:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,697
Posted By stringbreaker

We passed there during our time in AZ last year...

We passed there during our time in AZ last year looks like a good place to check out. It was funny when I asked one of the guys at the CAF if they could use an old tool nd die maker in a couple of...
06-25-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,697
Posted By stringbreaker

I see you are in Ohio, I was born and raised in...

I see you are in Ohio, I was born and raised in Mansfield moved here in 1978 to work in the commercial airplane business as a Tool and Die maker. Looking forward to getting out. I didn't realize I...
06-25-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,697
Posted By stringbreaker

I'll be retiring in about 2.5 years and I'm in...

I'll be retiring in about 2.5 years and I'm in your general neighborhood, I'm in Sumner. The museum things sounds fun and the LeMay thing would be a blast for me too. Lots of things to do. I'm going...
06-18-13, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By stringbreaker

Thanks for all the nice comments and whatever...

Thanks for all the nice comments and whatever "it" is I'll take that over sittin on my backside wasting away :)
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