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07-30-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 834
Posted By LibertyFLS

Im glad I posted this and appreciate all the...

Im glad I posted this and appreciate all the feedback. I felt a certain appeal to an all road urban style, the roads here are pretty crap and I think those bikes look good. I also thought I wanted a...
07-29-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 834
Posted By Fahrenheit531

If you're gonna drop two grand on something...

If you're gonna drop two grand on something "modern" anything over 17lbs means you're doing it wrong. Lightly used carbon fiber is everywhere.
07-29-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Steve B.

Shimano makes wide versions of their shoes. I...

Shimano makes wide versions of their shoes. I bit the bullet and purchased the SH-XC7 dual BOA shoes in wide. Most comfortable shoes I've ever ridden. I'm a 46 4E
07-28-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 767
Posted By 1979schwinn

Go to bed earlier. And Coffee.

Go to bed earlier. And Coffee.
07-24-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,363
Posted By HTupolev

The amount of speed increase will still depend on...

The amount of speed increase will still depend on those things even if they're held equal across the two cases.

If you're talking about rolling resistance per-tire, and we spitball a bike+rider...
07-22-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 958
Posted By 70sSanO

I think your only problem was asking if it was...

I think your only problem was asking if it was worth upgrading. Based on that question you are going to get people who say no.

The truth is that it is probably worth upgrading to 1x10 for you.
...
07-22-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 958
Posted By matimeo

Well, it sounds like we've had complete opposite...

Well, it sounds like we've had complete opposite experiences. We'll just have to agree to disagree and move our attention back to the discussion on hand.
07-21-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 636
Posted By randyjawa

Wall hanger = original, absolutely! I do this...

Wall hanger = original, absolutely! I do this sort of thing quite often. If not hung up as original it becomes just another mountain bike, in my opinion.
07-21-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 636
Posted By gugie

Whatever you want. It's your bike. Those that...

Whatever you want. It's your bike. Those that want a bike all original are treating their bike as museum pieces, not that there's anything wrong with that.

"Back in the day" there were a lot of...
07-21-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 636
Posted By Cactus459

All Original or Period Correct

I have a bike that I started mountain biking on in the early 90's. I upgraded a couple of parts like the stem and seat, was wondering if I pull it out off storage and restore it should I try and put...
07-21-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By Milton Keynes

Don't be that guy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cl23oQJqao&t=62s
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 614
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Thanks anyway!

Jeff called me this morning asking if I wanted to go on his spaceship. I told him, thanks anyway, but I'm going for a bike ride!
...
07-20-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By Pactin

Clutch rear derailleur Slacker headtube -...

Clutch rear derailleur
Slacker headtube - depending on what you ride
Airspring Fork
More than 2 bottle cage mount bolts (if you don't plan on carrying additional water on you)
Threaded BB if...
07-20-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By Happy Feet

Dropper post. Of course, it would help if...

Dropper post.

Of course, it would help if you said what kind of conditions 6ou plan to ride in. There is a world of difference between a basic trail bike and a full on technical downhill bike....
07-20-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 836
Posted By NextDIYikeproj

Do you mean from the sunburn or from the sealing?...

Do you mean from the sunburn or from the sealing?

From sunburn, no, never had that problem.

From the sealing, a bit, check the video, but it wears off in half an hour or so. 😃
07-19-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 453
Posted By cstar

My 1983(?) Centurion ProTour restoration/build

Hi all,

For almost a year I have been slowly building up a Centurion ProTour that I bought in a sad state, missing most of its original parts. I really adore this bike and I thought some of you...
07-19-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,241
Posted By thinktubes

Many years of the Bianchi Volpe ...

Many years of the Bianchi Volpe

https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/172562134274_/2007-Bianchi-Volpe-cyclocross-49cm-51cm-nearly-new.jpg
07-19-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By Schlafen

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/301x382/shimano_98d188cf4ef476edae508135d649330a47b762a9.jpg


- set H (small cog) and L (big cog) limits
- take the slack out of the cable....
07-17-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,229
Posted By jamesdak

Hmmm..... I can quantify that with a few of my...

Hmmm..... I can quantify that with a few of my 90's bikes I think.

The mid 90's Giordana XL Supers were the top of their line those years for sure. Scored two of them. :)
...
Forum: BMX
07-16-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Rolla

Looks like a 1998. Here's a frameset from that...

Looks like a 1998. Here's a frameset from that year:

...
07-16-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By jacksbike

My Dad was a Schwinn dealer and the World...

My Dad was a Schwinn dealer and the World Traveler was the first imported (made in Japan by Panasonic) Schwinn, to the best of my knowledge
07-15-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By 50PlusCycling

If you had a girlfriend, you would know how often...

If you had a girlfriend, you would know how often legs have to be shaved.
07-15-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By GlennR

Better go on a diet since you need to be below...

Better go on a diet since you need to be below 150lbs.
07-14-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By JohnDThompson

I recommend the book "No Hands" for a readable,...

I recommend the book "No Hands" for a readable, engaging history of the Schwinn Bicycle Company:

https://www.amazon.com/No-Hands-Schwinn-American-Institution/dp/0805035532
07-14-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Mr. 66

Here is the World, ...

Here is the World,
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_7459_08ad0bedc11e3ac65f099de5a5a466a13023ab15.jpg
they ride good.
07-14-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By bikemike73

Dylansbob is correct !!!!! AWESOME BIKE...

Dylansbob is correct !!!!!

AWESOME BIKE !!!!!

I have one of them !!!!

Now Schwinn imported PARTS long before that, but the WV is the FIRST bike......from Japan :) !!!!
07-13-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Dylansbob

I believe the first was the fabled 1973 World...

I believe the first was the fabled 1973 World Voyageur, but I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will be along shortly.
07-13-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,553
Posted By Jasongrace313

1985 Trek 620 Cirrus build up.

Hello,

I picked up this Trek a few days ago and it came with a hodge podge of impressive parts but all miss matched.

My goal is to make it the most comfortable (and reliable) touring bike I...
07-13-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 262,459
Posted By rccardr

Latest (and likely last) '87 Schwinn Tempo....

Latest (and likely last) '87 Schwinn Tempo. Columbus Tenax tubing, Dura Ace 10 speed, compact MT-550 crankset, Nitto stem and bars. Respray in Hugger Orange by Jack Trumbull at Franklin Frames....
07-11-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 262,459
Posted By tyler_fred

So cool! Heres mine. I stored the original...

So cool! Heres mine. I stored the original saddle, shifters and rear derailleur in favor of something more to my liking.
...
07-11-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 262,459
Posted By tyler_fred

Nice to see another 83 Super Sport SP on here....

Nice to see another 83 Super Sport SP on here. What is your build date? Mine is 1013.
...
07-11-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 262,459
Posted By casanewt

Found some "rusty gold" today. Landed a 1983...

Found some "rusty gold" today. Landed a 1983 Schwinn Super Sport SP in my size. The very first road bike I bought when I was a kid with mowing money was a 1983 Super Sport. The SP is almost identical...
07-11-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,164
Posted By uncle uncle

Lemon. Good for bikes. Good for pie.

Lemon. Good for bikes. Good for pie.
07-11-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,164
Posted By John E

I am with you all the way regarding the color....

I am with you all the way regarding the color. Schwinn did have some great paint and color selections in the 1960s and 1970s.
07-10-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By SpeedofLite

40 Years Ago: July 1981 in Bicycling magazine

Hey! I increased the file size of the images by 50% in hopes this might help readability on whatever device you're using.
Let me know if this works better, worse, or no different. Thanks!
...
07-06-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,559
Posted By badger_biker

Getting closer to my grail Trek 720

A bonus of my search for another Voyageur last fall was bikemig letting me know he had a 1983 Trek 720 frame he was willing to part with. Since they came out the 1984 720 was my grail bike and this...
07-06-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By randyjawa

At my age, the hardest thing for me to do when...

At my age, the hardest thing for me to do when riding is clearing the saddle when I want to get off of the bike. I will try the over the handlebar dismount. Looks to be easier that going through...
07-04-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By CliffordK

Perhaps don't worry too much about "direct...

Perhaps don't worry too much about "direct drive".

Hmmm... For Sturmey Archer 3 speed:
Overall Range - 177%
Gear 1 - 75% (Gear 2 - 25%)
Gear 2 - 100% (Direct Drive)
Gear 3 - 133%...
07-04-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By Koyote

I, too, am curious about the motivation for this...

I, too, am curious about the motivation for this OP's question.
07-03-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By Univega

The return of Univega?

Did anyone hear that Kent International is bringing back the Univega brand, once a bike shop mainstay. The company will roll out a new line of Univega bikes all made in the U.S. at Interbike in...
07-01-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By Schreck83

Blue Super Course

I saw the following photo on FB Marketplace recently. It was listed as "Super course bike" at a rather high asking price. Didn't look right to me since it was not green or coffee color.
Saw it again...
07-01-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By thinktubes

The frame is from 1981...:innocent: ...

The frame is from 1981...:innocent:

https://live.staticflickr.com/931/29774534898_8ada0dbbb8_k.jpg
07-01-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for correcting me on the maker of the bike...

Thanks for correcting me on the maker of the bike T-Mar . I knew Panasonic was making the LeTour at the time, but that G in the serial number tempted me away from what I know.
07-01-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the serial format, the subject bicycle...

Based on the serial format, the subject bicycle was manufactured on Japan by Matsushita/National Bicycle Co., who were a known Schwinn contractor and are best known for their Panasonic brand.
06-30-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By onyerleft

GREAT score!

GREAT score!
06-30-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By Drillium Dude

1981 Bianchi Super Leggera: ...

1981 Bianchi Super Leggera:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x755/image_b90ee3a37929ae7a4aa9f572464b2ed20cb865e2.png

DD
06-30-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By genejockey

This question raises another question for me. ...

This question raises another question for me. How much better in terms of actual cycling were the 'best' bikes from 1981 than a 'good' bike? Probably made of the same steel, with similar...
06-30-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By martl

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/5/527/527033-q06r...

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/5/527/527033-q06rr5fwgub1-img_20210616_205527-original.jpg (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/527033)

Bottecchia Team Hoonved - darn, that is 1982 :D

doubt it is...
06-30-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By ollo_ollo

Not exactly road bikes, but should probably...

Not exactly road bikes, but should probably include Centurion Pro Tour and Specialized Expedition, both available in 1981, Pics are from 2004 Don...
06-29-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By cb400bill

Fuji Professional Team Miyata and Pro Miyata ...

Fuji Professional
Team Miyata and Pro Miyata
Univega Superlight
Trek 750 and 950
Panasonic Pro 7000
Raleigh Professional
Peugeot Super Competition CFX10
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