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07-22-18, 07:38 PM
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Posted By junkman71

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-22-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,556
Posted By junkman71

I only use my LBS to have my wheels trued......

I only use my LBS to have my wheels trued... rest I do myself
12-26-15, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,515
Posted By junkman71

495261495262 here is what I ended up...

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here is what I ended up with.... think it looks pretty good
12-21-15, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,515
Posted By junkman71

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J93Q8IC?colid=...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J93Q8IC?colid=3U0OURACSE9I8&coliid=I2YL0NH95A8Z7V&psc=1&ref_=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl

looking at getting the above seat and finding some grips to go with...
12-19-15, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,515
Posted By junkman71

if you closely at that chainring it has no teeth...

if you closely at that chainring it has no teeth on it.... it is a homemade chainring guard from the large sprocket that was on there originally... I have hills in my area, so I went with the smaller...
12-19-15, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,515
Posted By junkman71

vintage looking accessories for an early 70s schwinn varsity

looking for vintage looking accessories for my single speed converted 72 varsity.... through some research, I discovered a few.... handlebar mounted water bottle cage and looked for the most vintage...
12-14-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,758
Posted By junkman71

long as the wheel stays are welded I think it is...

long as the wheel stays are welded I think it is worth it........493289 < this is what you dont want

old 10 speeds are great builds.....fixie, single speed or just freshen up whats there
...
12-12-15, 11:09 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 25,522
Posted By junkman71

492993 brown metallic paint

492993
brown metallic paint
12-10-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,111
Posted By junkman71

yep thats a good way of looking at it..... when...

yep thats a good way of looking at it..... when people insult my bikes I say " are you going to pay for a newer better bike for me?"
12-10-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,436
Posted By junkman71

I say work with what you can afford.......some...

I say work with what you can afford.......some can afford the really nice stuff.... me I was mostly unemployed for 5 years till I got a $9.50 an hour part time job....so most of my money goes to...
12-07-15, 12:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,436
Posted By junkman71

how much have you invested in your bike(s)???

as the title says, how much have you put into the bike itself with parts and accessories ?


I dont have alot into my bikes as I am poor......I started out with free bikes and rebuilt them myself...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-15, 12:40 AM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,551,668
Posted By junkman71

490297 my new and improved beater after a...

490297

my new and improved beater after a fresh rebuild
11-26-15, 12:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,432
Posted By junkman71

I live in a small town and most of the thrift...

I live in a small town and most of the thrift shops are mom and pop owned.....there is one I hit about once every week....found some older bike repair books for 25 cents each... have found used...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-15, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By junkman71

484205 going back together

484205

going back together
10-23-15, 11:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,411
Posted By junkman71

I live in a smallish town and the one bike shop...

I live in a smallish town and the one bike shop here makes most of its money in service and selling parts and tools.... they only sell haro bikes and dont generally have very many new bikes in the...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By junkman71

483746 here it is..... sun yellow

483746

here it is..... sun yellow
Forum: Commuting
10-21-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By junkman71

looks like yellow has the most votes so far........

looks like yellow has the most votes so far..... I went and looked at spray paint last night and think yellow is the way I am gonna go
10-21-15, 12:43 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,462
Posted By junkman71

I rode many full rigid dept store bikes when I...

I rode many full rigid dept store bikes when I was younger.....I had a murray mountain bike( late 80s) I rode for 3 or 4 years everyday.... I overhauled it about once a year and never had too many...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-15, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By junkman71

483491483492 blue and grey were left out...

483491483492

blue and grey were left out because I already have bikes in those colors
Forum: Commuting
10-20-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By junkman71

I forgot green......my other 2 bikes are royal...

I forgot green......my other 2 bikes are royal blue( varsity) and grey( rockhopper)
Forum: Commuting
10-20-15, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By junkman71

poll: best color for beater commuter( winter) bike

doing a rebuild on my beater commuter bike and am gonna do a repaint.... it is currently black, but I am thinking about another color......here is the bike I am using in stock.........483448

the...
10-12-15, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By junkman71

yes it handles great... I love it, its my fave of...

yes it handles great... I love it, its my fave of my fleet
10-12-15, 01:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,489
Posted By junkman71

the bike shop where I live is a little hole in...

the bike shop where I live is a little hole in the wall mom and pop owned shop..... most of their business is service.... they have a few new haro bikes, but you see mostly bikes with service tags on...
10-12-15, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By junkman71

single speed

single speed
10-11-15, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By junkman71

482126 update: I stripped it down and...

482126

update: I stripped it down and painted it... also polished up the chrome and bare finish parts.... pretty much done at this point
10-11-15, 10:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,274
Posted By junkman71

482123482124482125 my rock hopper is "urban...

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my rock hopper is "urban assault vehicle", my trek commuter is " the beater bike" and my 72 schwinn is unnamed right now
09-02-15, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,506
Posted By junkman71

looks good.....nothing wrong with using some...

looks good.....nothing wrong with using some silver parts to break up all the black
09-02-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By junkman71

the so called ladies frame works better if you...

the so called ladies frame works better if you have a rack and a milk crate or something of that nature.....much easier to get on and off the bike...... they work well in utilitarian use
09-02-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By junkman71

a pink bike can always be repainted.......painted...

a pink bike can always be repainted.......painted urban camo over the pink on one of my commuter builds.... I think the bike didnt like it and stuck the rear deraileur into the back wheel, destroying...
09-02-15, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By junkman71

474805 this is my urban commuter bike.......

474805

this is my urban commuter bike.... started out as a trek 800 ladies bike I got for free.... I put street tires on it, lights, rack and a milk crate...... fenders,seat ,handlebars and chain...
09-01-15, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By junkman71

I picked up around 40 bikes this year for free...

I picked up around 40 bikes this year for free out of peoples yards and garages... most were dept store crap.....I think I scrapped like 16 or 17 bikes because they were too far gone to make worth...
08-31-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,223
Posted By junkman71

years ago I had bought a haro mountain bike used...

years ago I had bought a haro mountain bike used and had never noticed the drive side crank arm was cracked till a co-worker had said something when I was tinkering on it on a slow day at...
08-09-15, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,678
Posted By junkman71

470083470084 I have these left over huffy/...

470083470084

I have these left over huffy/ western flyer parts if anybody is interrested..... sorry all dont mean to thread jack....
08-09-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,678
Posted By junkman71

I was dragging off peoples "junk" bikes for free...

I was dragging off peoples "junk" bikes for free this summer....... one was a 77 huffy sea pines... half the front fork was rotted off and all the 3 speed shifter and linkage were missing..... got it...
08-08-15, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By junkman71

FG is june of 71.... looks kinda like a varsity...

FG is june of 71.... looks kinda like a varsity to me....I have a 72 and your bike looks alot like mine as far as components
08-08-15, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By junkman71

try local facebook pages as well

try local facebook pages as well
08-08-15, 07:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,275
Posted By junkman71

all 3 of my bikes were free, so I was stuck with...

all 3 of my bikes were free, so I was stuck with the color they came in.... I repainted my 97 specialized rockhopper from red to grey, my trek commuter is black and covered in stickers...to hide what...
08-02-15, 11:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,146
Posted By junkman71

9 steel if you dont count the BSO's I rode for...

9 steel if you dont count the BSO's I rode for many years
2 aluminum

the 3 I have now are all steel bikes
08-02-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By junkman71

I googled it and came up empty handed...... but I...

I googled it and came up empty handed...... but I did find a crown wheel company based in china
08-02-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,754
Posted By junkman71

yeah they dont have much value....the good thing...

yeah they dont have much value....the good thing about that is you can change out parts and not hurt the value or lack there of....I left mine somewhat ugly and pretty much turned it into a city...
08-02-15, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,754
Posted By junkman71

you could also donate the varsity or put it up...

you could also donate the varsity or put it up for free on craigslist or local classifieds ....... some one will take it......they are kinda heavy, thats why they get bashed so much on bike...
07-30-15, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By junkman71

I put some on a cheap 26" road bike back in the...

I put some on a cheap 26" road bike back in the day (80s) hard to mount and they had no give at all... very harsh ride.... never used them again
07-29-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By junkman71

schwinn urban bike build

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building my schwinn varsity as a urban bike.....too many hills where I live to do a single speed.....drop bars were bent, so I put on some riser bars on it... it has been fully...
07-29-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,495
Posted By junkman71

here is what I did to mine and also some ideas to...

here is what I did to mine and also some ideas to give the bike a better look for basicly free.....

1. ditch the spoke guard... if you keep it adjusted well you dont need it

2.ditch the guard...
07-28-15, 03:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,495
Posted By junkman71

same thing I am using mine for......just ride it...

same thing I am using mine for......just ride it and maintain it
07-28-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,495
Posted By junkman71

I too have a schwinn varsity(1972)..... they are...

I too have a schwinn varsity(1972)..... they are a heavy bike and the thing about old schwinn bikes is alot of aftermarket stuff doesnt fit the old schwinns.... if you want to build a bike I...
07-27-15, 11:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,723
Posted By junkman71

a cheap used mountain bike is your best bet for...

a cheap used mountain bike is your best bet for campus use... bikes get jacked alot on college campuses.... A beater bike and a good lock is what you need
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-15, 11:51 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,034
Posted By junkman71

junkman refers to that I haul off junk bikes and...

junkman refers to that I haul off junk bikes and fix and sell them.... the 71 is my birth year
07-27-15, 11:37 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 109,701
Posted By junkman71

467482 good old chicago made schwinn.......

467482

good old chicago made schwinn.... 1972 varsity in very rough sierra brown.... drop bars were bent, so I put a set of riser bars on it,am turning it into city bike
07-26-15, 11:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,914
Posted By junkman71

build a cheap bike for pub rides or buy a used...

build a cheap bike for pub rides or buy a used beater bike...... buddy of mine lost his bike along with a few other people when the thieves unbolted the rack from the concrete and most likely threw...
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