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06-30-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By beicster

That is a great red. What a beauty.

That is a great red. What a beauty.
06-30-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By beicster

Sorry for your loss. Welcome back to...

Sorry for your loss.

Welcome back to riding. Get yourself one more post and you will be able to post pictures of those beauties.
06-28-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 753
Posted By beicster

Nice bike but what is this balance thing you...

Nice bike but what is this balance thing you speak of. Buy high, sell low seems to be my way of doing things.
06-13-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By beicster

That is a beauty. Every bit of it. I don't...

That is a beauty. Every bit of it. I don't normally like carbon forks on a steel bike (entirely based on looks) but it totally fits here. Tig welded bikes can be beautiful, too.
06-12-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 961
Posted By beicster

I usually spend too much money trying to make it...

I usually spend too much money trying to make it fit and then sell it at a loss or give it to one of my kids since I am taller than all of them.
06-10-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Posted By beicster

I had the red version of that bike. It made a...

I had the red version of that bike. It made a great commuter. Make sure you keep those brakes. They are difficult to replace with the spring hole on the outside.
06-10-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By beicster

What tubing requires a 27.4? Just curious.

What tubing requires a 27.4? Just curious.
05-25-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By beicster

I think he is saying those bars look like clippy.

I think he is saying those bars look like clippy.
05-22-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,124
Posted By beicster

I love the look of lugs. I have for quite some...

I love the look of lugs. I have for quite some time but until I started reading threads here, I never knew the name nervex, or, any lugs for that matter. It did not stop me from delighting in the...
05-20-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,741
Posted By beicster

That is a real beauty and in my size, too.

That is a real beauty and in my size, too.
05-19-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7,221
Views: 1,838,600
Posted By beicster

At the time, it was just below Deore LX. I think...

At the time, it was just below Deore LX. I think it was after they phased out Deore DX as a mountain group.
05-15-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By beicster

That didn't take long.

That didn't take long.
05-15-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,218
Posted By beicster

Any updates on this gugie ?

Any updates on this gugie ?
05-13-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6,778
Views: 2,325,083
Posted By beicster

If you can find a sleeve, that should do the...

If you can find a sleeve, that should do the trick.I used one for a while and it was not a problem. However, I think the M800 came with a 1.25 (rather than 1.125) stem so you may not be able to find...
05-13-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 423
Posted By beicster

Here is a link to a conversation about a similar...

Here is a link to a conversation about a similar bike from RetroBike out of the UK. Help me identify this Carlton (67 - 71) | Retrobike (http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=352033)
05-13-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 423
Posted By beicster

I have a 68 Super Course with those same lugs. ...

I have a 68 Super Course with those same lugs. Those are Crespera lugs. That took me a while to figure out.
05-12-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 423
Posted By beicster

Looks like it says Corsair to me. I have seen a...

Looks like it says Corsair to me. I have seen a few other bikes that have Carlton on the down tube and Raleigh everywhere else. Seems like they are mid to late 60's models for the most part. That...
05-12-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By beicster

The catalog lists either a 26.6 or 26.8 (can't...

The catalog lists either a 26.6 or 26.8 (can't quite make it out) seat post for the 79 as well but my 79 took a 26.4.
05-11-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 428
Posted By beicster

Welcome. There is a dedicated group of us who...

Welcome. There is a dedicated group of us who celebrate Super Courses. They ride better than they should is a fairly regular statement. Check out Show us your Raleigh Super Course...
05-11-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 41,076
Posted By beicster

Thanks so much. I will keep that in mind. I may...

Thanks so much. I will keep that in mind. I may end up going with a set of CX50s.
05-11-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 746
Posted By beicster

I mistyped the year. It is an 84 Paramount...

I mistyped the year. It is an 84 Paramount touring. There isn't much in the catalog, but you can see it here. https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1981_1990/1984Ltwt04.html You could...
05-11-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 746
Posted By beicster

Have you tried a Tenax framed Voyageur? I don't...

Have you tried a Tenax framed Voyageur? I don't know if it would ride different than your current Voyageur, but it might be worth checking out. If you can find an SP from 84 or 85, those were built...
05-10-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 41,076
Posted By beicster

Good to know. Could you post a picture of your...

Good to know. Could you post a picture of your set up?
05-10-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 41,076
Posted By beicster

This thread is about converting an 88 but it has...

This thread is about converting an 88 but it has some suggestions that might be useful. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/798234-1988-schwinn-voyageur-27-700c-conversion-cantilevers.html
05-08-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 313,817
Posted By beicster

Over on the Is there a reliable way to tell what...

Over on the Is there a reliable way to tell what type of steel based on diameter?...
05-08-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 313,817
Posted By beicster

I am 6'2" and around 250. I have a 68 Super...

I am 6'2" and around 250. I have a 68 Super Course and had a 79 Super Course. Both frames handled my bulk with no problems. I think you will be fine.

Edit to add-I am a bit jealous of your...
05-08-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By beicster

I can't quote a particular post but based on my...

I can't quote a particular post but based on my reading of the "Show us your Super Course" thread, 26.4 seat posts are fairly common. I could be remembering that wrong.
05-08-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By beicster

My 79 Super Course which came with plain gauge...

My 79 Super Course which came with plain gauge 531 used a 26.4 seat post. The catalog shows it as 26.6 but a 26.6 did not fit and the 26.4 was perfect.
05-08-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By beicster

I did not realize this was a thing. I'll be...

I did not realize this was a thing. I'll be careful.
05-08-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By beicster

Obviously, as your bikes get older, they need...

Obviously, as your bikes get older, they need more time to recover between rides. I suggest buying two or three more vintage bikes to give each bike more rest between outings. It should help.
05-06-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 313,817
Posted By beicster

That was for sale (maybe still is?) and it was...

That was for sale (maybe still is?) and it was tempting. But, at the end of the day, it is such a terrific example of a well preserved original, it did not fit my needs. I would love to have an...
05-05-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 313,817
Posted By beicster

There is nothing wrong with the 700cx35 tires on...

There is nothing wrong with the 700cx35 tires on it right now. The issue is that I love to tinker and try out different things. I switch the bars. I put fenders on and take them off. I switch bar...
05-04-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 313,817
Posted By beicster

I am a devoted curve coaster. I am rarely in a...

I am a devoted curve coaster. I am rarely in a hurry on my bike.
05-04-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 313,817
Posted By beicster

On mine, going to 700c has me at 35mm tires with...

On mine, going to 700c has me at 35mm tires with room to fender. 38's are out of the question unless I crimp the stays which I might be willing to do. If I could get 650X42 and have decent ground...
05-03-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 313,817
Posted By beicster

I had a 79 SC in that size. I put 650b tires on...

I had a 79 SC in that size. I put 650b tires on it and the biggest I could get was 38s, and that was with crimping the stays. I liked it a lot but I ended up passing that along when I got my 68 SC....
05-03-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 313,817
Posted By beicster

I assume mine was built for 27” as well. I...

I assume mine was built for 27” as well. I haven’t actually measured the BB drop/height but I would do that before proceeding. I was more curious about frame modifications in general. Seems like...
05-03-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 313,817
Posted By beicster

I love thinking about ways to change up my bikes....

I love thinking about ways to change up my bikes. It is just something I do to entertain myself. The vast majority of those plans never become reality but I still enjoy it. That being said, last...
05-02-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,163
Posted By beicster

I had a variety of new and used bikes as a kid...

I had a variety of new and used bikes as a kid and I can't really say that any of them were gateway bikes. The bike that led me to my love of bikes was a 1991 Giant ATX 760. I had graduated college...
04-30-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 313,817
Posted By beicster

Looks great and I agree with your assessment. ...

Looks great and I agree with your assessment. They do ride nice. I have the same rear derailleur on my Super Course, too.
04-27-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,134
Posted By beicster

I lucked into a Snap On torque wrench. I usually...

I lucked into a Snap On torque wrench. I usually shoot for 30 Ft/lbs. That has always worked for me.
04-26-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By beicster

If you watch on ebay, the correct springs for...

If you watch on ebay, the correct springs for yours come up on ocassion. I had to buy a set for an old Mongoose frame that had outboard springs.
04-23-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,723
Posted By beicster

I guess we will either see a long term interest...

I guess we will either see a long term interest in bikes or we will see a lot of decent bikes for sale in a year. Either way can be a win.
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By beicster

I agree. My 85 Schwinn Voyageur came with 27"...

I agree. My 85 Schwinn Voyageur came with 27" wheels and those brakes. I put 700c on it for a bit and was able to keep the 981's on the front. No dice on the back. With the 27" wheels on the...
04-19-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 757,500
Posted By beicster

That was it. Thanks for the explanation.

That was it. Thanks for the explanation.
04-19-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 757,500
Posted By beicster

What is going on with your rear brake? Can you...

What is going on with your rear brake? Can you post some more pics?
04-17-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,643
Posted By beicster

I spent a decent amount before all the crap hit...

I spent a decent amount before all the crap hit so I have been less tempted, but not untempted. We are lucky in that my wife and I are both still employed. Our relief money has arrived but we are...
04-17-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By beicster

Don't dismiss a mountain bike immediately. There...

Don't dismiss a mountain bike immediately. There is a thread here of mountain bikes repurposed as city bikes that can show you how an old mountain bike can be useful even on the road. Diamond Back...
04-17-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7,221
Views: 1,838,600
Posted By beicster

My daughter lives on Haywood near the interstate...

My daughter lives on Haywood near the interstate exchange there. She was working at West Asheville Market until they had to cut hours a couple of weeks ago. I love that area. She is about to move to...
04-16-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7,221
Views: 1,838,600
Posted By beicster

That is a great looking bike. What brakes are...

That is a great looking bike. What brakes are those?
04-15-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By beicster

I voted strip it to chrome out of curiosity. I...

I voted strip it to chrome out of curiosity. I have heard many times that the chrome under paint is not as nice as the chrome that shows. Do they rough up the chrome that is going to be painted...
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