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06-02-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Scooper

Tomorrow, June 3, is World Bicycle Day

United Nations World Bicycle Day (https://www.un.org/en/events/bicycleday/)

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Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By Scooper

Without detailed pictures there's no reasonable...

Without detailed pictures there's no reasonable way to tell what you have. Which style frame does it have? Chain or V-belt drive? Springer front fork? Is it a Whizzer or something else?

Schwinn...
01-22-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By Scooper

5458 W9 86065 545B W? 86065 545 = 54.5...

5458 W9 86065

545B W? 86065

545 = 54.5 cm frame size
B (not 8) = second shortest fork steerer tube (A would be shortest)
W = Waterford
? = Month (should be a letter, not the number 9. A=Jan,...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-11-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,928
Posted By Scooper

Here's how I do it. ...

Here's how I do it.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/k4drd/Bicycles/Forks/DeterminingForkRake_zpsc83dacfa.jpg
Replies: 25
Views: 2,647
Posted By Scooper

If it's a 57cm '86 model year frameset, the...

If it's a 57cm '86 model year frameset, the tubing is SLX. That year, SLX was used on smaller frames with SL/SP mix (SL top tube and seat tube; SP down tube) on 60cm and larger frames.

I have a...
01-06-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By Scooper

Chris, the quick way to tell if it's just the...

Chris, the quick way to tell if it's just the seat tube not cut flush with the top of the seat lug is to use a caliper to measure the seat tube below the seat lug and that short extension above the...
12-28-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Scooper

Is that the original paint on the Waterford 2200?...

Is that the original paint on the Waterford 2200? Very nice!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By Scooper

Brompton Bicycles Recall Due To Failed Bottom Brackets

Brompton Bicycle Recalls Bicycles Due To Fall Hazard | CPSC (https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/brompton-bicycle-recalls-bicycles-due-to-fall-hazard)
Replies: 3
Views: 2,158
Posted By Scooper

It took me five months. The surgeon didn't get me...

It took me five months. The surgeon didn't get me started in physical therapy early enough, and after two months it became clear that scar tissue had formed and my range of motion would be limited...
11-16-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By Scooper

The fork crown is a bit of a puzzle, but the...

The fork crown is a bit of a puzzle, but the matching serial number suggests the fork is original to the frame, and it wouldn't be unusual for a track fork with round blades to have a crown that...
11-15-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By Scooper

Yep. ;)

Yep. ;)
11-15-17, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By Scooper

Here's the 1974 P14-0 catalog page. ...

Here's the 1974 P14-0 catalog page.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/k4drd/Bicycles/Schwinn%20Publ%20Pages/74xlite05b_zpsipmuhy2x.jpg
11-15-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By Scooper

Here are the OP's photos. One other...

Here are the OP's photos.

One other possibility regarding the discrepancy between the serial number and the head badge assembly date is that the original head badge, presumably with a 1974...
11-15-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By Scooper

June, 1974 frame build assembled in 1976 isn't...

June, 1974 frame build assembled in 1976 isn't that unusual for Schwinn. Paint and decals would most likely have been applied to the frame in 1976.

If you'd like me to post a couple of photos in...
11-14-17, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By Scooper

OP, here's the P14-0 page from the 1976 Paramount...

OP, here's the P14-0 page from the 1976 Paramount catalog FYI. Note that large flange track hubs were standard.


http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1971_1980/1976p06.jpg
11-14-17, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By Scooper

Wouldn't 0726 be the 72nd day of 1976?

Wouldn't 0726 be the 72nd day of 1976?
11-13-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By Scooper

1970s Paramounts serial numbers are stamped into...

1970s Paramounts serial numbers are stamped into the non-driveside rear dropout, not the head tube. We need closeup photos of the head badge and the number on the head tube to figure out what you...
11-05-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,124
Posted By Scooper

K73123 is the 123rd Paramount frameset scheduled...

K73123 is the 123rd Paramount frameset scheduled for production during the month of October, 1973. It appears to be a P15-9.


Why the heck would anyone paint a Paramount to look like a Raleigh?...
11-04-17, 07:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,735
Posted By Scooper

Mea culpa! That's what I get for quickly scanning...

Mea culpa! That's what I get for quickly scanning but not really reading the ad I posted.


The ad quoted the world team champion from 1967, 1968, and 1969, and I thought he was riding the...
11-02-17, 06:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,735
Posted By Scooper

Crescent made the 20 pound stainless steel framed...

Crescent made the 20 pound stainless steel framed Campy equipped Mark XX in the late sixties.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/k4drd/Bicycles/Cresc_stainless_zpsde184bd4.jpg
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10-29-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By Scooper

With an assembly date of 3588, it would have been...

With an assembly date of 3588, it would have been assembled in late December, 1988, so a 1989 model year bike. Although the 1989 World is featured in the catalog, the model was too low in the lineup...
10-28-17, 08:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,457
Posted By Scooper

Anna Schwinn is Richard's daughter and is a...

Anna Schwinn is Richard's daughter and is a really great interviewer. :love:

http://cdn3.sportngin.com/attachments/photo/5139/1626/anna_schwinn_headshot_small.jpg
Replies: 15
Views: 1,750
Posted By Scooper

The Wasp has a cantilever frame; the OP's bike...

The Wasp has a cantilever frame; the OP's bike has a straight bar.
10-24-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,101
Posted By Scooper

Assembled on the 187th day of 1977 (Tuesday, July...

Assembled on the 187th day of 1977 (Tuesday, July 6, 1977).
10-24-17, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,666
Views: 155,078
Posted By Scooper

Leonardo da Vinci, the new biography by Walter...

Leonardo da Vinci, the new biography by Walter Isaacson.

I just finished Astrophysicist David Helfand's A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind.
10-17-17, 04:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,104
Posted By Scooper

Jim, I get a sharp pain in my lower back just...

Jim, I get a sharp pain in my lower back just looking at that. Ouch! :eek:
10-15-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,908
Posted By Scooper

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/k4drd/Bicycle...

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/k4drd/Bicycles/ABLA%20Bicycling%20Mag%20Cover%20July%201946_zpsp9jskltb.jpg
...
10-06-17, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,553
Posted By Scooper

I put 700c Open Pros on my '73 Super Sport. I had...

I put 700c Open Pros on my '73 Super Sport. I had to go to Tektro brakes, though, to get the required reach.

Photo shows the drivetrain in lowest gear (it's a climber).
...
10-03-17, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Scooper

In the late fifties and early sixties, Huffy made...

In the late fifties and early sixties, Huffy made several models copying the Schwinn cantilever frame after Schwinn's patent on the design expired. Huffy called these "Twin-Arch" frames. Models...
10-03-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
Posted By Scooper

Nitto B617 Promenade? ...

Nitto B617 Promenade?

https://www.benscycle.com/assets/product_images/bens/large/870-536.jpg

Nitto B617 Promenade Aluminum Handlebar | Ben's Cycle...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By Scooper

That's a big (YUGE!) improvement. :) Good...

That's a big (YUGE!) improvement. :)

Good luck.
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By Scooper

The Schwinn serial number, GB12168, indicates the...

The Schwinn serial number, GB12168, indicates the frame was built in July, 1966. It's a mass-produced electroforged frame, and there were millions built, so they aren't particularly valuable. You...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By Scooper

These are the kinds of photos I use when posting...

These are the kinds of photos I use when posting on CL. A good straight-on driveside and a couple more with details of the drivetrain are usually the minimum for good responses. In the description I...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By Scooper

I may be way off base, but IMHO $370 on CL for a...

I may be way off base, but IMHO $370 on CL for a used bike that sells new for $550 is probably asking too much.
09-27-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,324
Posted By Scooper

:D Brownie's motorcycle accident when he...

:D

Brownie's motorcycle accident when he lost his left arm occurred in 1948.

My dad told me that Ignaz Schwinn abruptly quit making Henderson and Excelsior motorcycles in 1931 after there were...
09-26-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,324
Posted By Scooper

FWIW, "Brownie" Schwinn was baptized Clarence...

FWIW, "Brownie" Schwinn was baptized Clarence Braun, and was the son of Elizabeth Schwinn Braun (Ingaz Schwinn's daughter and Frank W. Schwinn's sister). I'm a little hazy about the details, but...
09-26-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,324
Posted By Scooper

This one's a little better (1623 x 1236 pixels),...

This one's a little better (1623 x 1236 pixels), but it's too big to post here. LINK...
09-26-17, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,324
Posted By Scooper

Hi Johnny, I have a correction on the names;...

Hi Johnny,

I have a correction on the names; the man on the far right is Edward R. Schwinn, but "Brownie" Schwinn is a different person and isn't in the photo. Edward R. Schwinn was Frank V....
09-24-17, 01:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,031
Posted By Scooper

He can check, but I doubt he'll find any chrome....

He can check, but I doubt he'll find any chrome. The dropout faces are chromed because chromium is hard and doesn't rust from repeated QR clamping; it isn't just decorative like the chrome on the...
09-20-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,031
Posted By Scooper

The "L78" serial number identifies the bike as a...

The "L78" serial number identifies the bike as a November, 1978 frame which would make it a 1979 model year. 1979 was the last year Paramounts were made in the Chicago factory "cage", and the '79...
09-17-17, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 966
Posted By Scooper

Most framebuilders drill vent holes at tubing...

Most framebuilders drill vent holes at tubing joints to allow gasses to escape during the brazing process.

Since the OP's bike is a mixte and the twin stays have a smaller diameter than a diamond...
09-11-17, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,362
Posted By Scooper

Hmmm. Interesting. My '73 doesn't have that....

Hmmm. Interesting. My '73 doesn't have that. Weird.
09-11-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,362
Posted By Scooper

I had no problems installing the TruVativ adapter...

I had no problems installing the TruVativ adapter in the Super Sport BB shell, and it works beautifully.
...
09-10-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,362
Posted By Scooper

In 2009 I undertook a similar project with a 1973...

In 2009 I undertook a similar project with a 1973 24" Super Sport frameset, and got the weight down to 26.36 lbs. I used the TruVativ bottom bracket adapter and a Campagnolo Comp Triple group. The...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,027
Posted By Scooper

He's delusional. Reality will set in when he...

He's delusional. Reality will set in when he doesn't get any offers.
Replies: 33
Views: 2,027
Posted By Scooper

Jeff, I sold my pristine 24" '72 chrome P15,...

Jeff, I sold my pristine 24" '72 chrome P15, M72274, three years ago on ebay for $1,300. They are really nice bikes, but I wasn't riding mine after I bought the 953 Waterford. I had changed the...
Forum: Introductions
08-25-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By Scooper

Welcome to BikeForums, Todd. I live across the...

Welcome to BikeForums, Todd. I live across the bay from you and spent the last couple of decades of my working career commuting from S.F. to San Mateo, but I didn't have any bridges to cross. :D

I...
Forum: Want To Buy
08-24-17, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,167
Posted By Scooper

Ghisallo Wooden Rims e-Shop Home Page...

Ghisallo Wooden Rims e-Shop Home Page (http://www.ghisallowoodenrims.com/)

Ghisallo rims on my 1941 Paramount.
...
08-23-17, 05:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,046
Posted By Scooper

I like! :thumb: ...and I think the Campy...

I like! :thumb:

...and I think the Campy wheels look great.
Replies: 12
Views: 1,779
Posted By Scooper

April, 1982. ...

April, 1982.

http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1981_1990/1982_17.JPG
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