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08-14-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By oldlugs

The 590 tires aren't the one's that are too...

The 590 tires aren't the one's that are too tight, I know the 590 won't fit the 597 rims. I just made note of the wrongly marked tire I found.
The 597 tires won't seat on the clean used Schwinn rims...
08-12-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By oldlugs

The difference seems to be as much in the rims as...

The difference seems to be as much in the rims as in the tires.
I even double checked to make sure someone hadn't laced up a set of Raleigh Westwood rims but they do say Schwinn.
I've got an older...
08-10-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By oldlugs

Schwinn 26x1 3/8" S5 Tire fit

For a number of years I've had a 1966 Schwinn Racer, it was handed down to me in the early 70's and I've had it ever since.
Its rims were getting a bit rough, the chrome well worn on the sides and...
08-10-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By oldlugs

I just read the bit by Sheldon Brown about...

I just read the bit by Sheldon Brown about Shimano hubs being weak but all I can say is that as a kid, we abused a pair of cheap three speeds with 333 hubs for years down the shore. They were two...
07-16-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By oldlugs

Those are likely antique tricycle parts. Back in...

Those are likely antique tricycle parts. Back in the day many tricycles with forged cranks that connected to the front axle or wheel were secured via a wedge pin or small cotter like that. I'm...
07-16-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,689
Posted By oldlugs

Not built by 'Schwinn' only branded Schwinn. A...

Not built by 'Schwinn' only branded Schwinn. A grand for that is a joke, its a publicity stunt at best.

If they want to bring back Schwinn, then do it in Chicago, with the same manufacturing...
06-21-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 19,637
Views: 3,215,025
Posted By oldlugs

I watched a his and hers pair of those sell at a...

I watched a his and hers pair of those sell at a local auction last year for $425, yet I was able to buy four nice vintage Raleigh, Robin Hood, and BSA bikes for $5. People don't know the difference...
06-19-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By oldlugs

If I don't sort and clean them I won't know what...

If I don't sort and clean them I won't know what is in the boxes in the first place. Its hard to tell whats good or bad if its covered in petrified grease. Not everything is that bad but the one guy...
06-19-20, 02:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 760
Posted By oldlugs

Over the last few years I've sold off quite a few...

Over the last few years I've sold off quite a few older sets of tubular wheels, mostly on CL. I've actually been surprised at how far some have traveled to buy an old used set of wheels that have...
06-19-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By oldlugs

We don't have any bike co-ops in the area, and...

We don't have any bike co-ops in the area, and most charities only want ready to ride bikes.
I'm not rebuilding junkers to donate, I don't have that kind of time.

The box of headbadges I...
06-18-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,692
Posted By oldlugs

That bike looks identical to my 1981 412 that I...

That bike looks identical to my 1981 412 that I bought new, same color, with Ishiwatta 022 tubes.
Ishiwatta tubing was every bit as good and as light as 531 tubing.
Mine had Silstar cranks, Suntour...
06-18-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By oldlugs

Save it or toss it when it comes to old vintage bike parts?

Over the past few years I've accumulated a good many vintage bike parts, most of these parts are pre-1970, many are prewar.
My main concern is with the used items, the boxes, can's, and jars of...
06-18-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,316
Posted By oldlugs

I have to agree, the cost of spokes has gotten...

I have to agree, the cost of spokes has gotten out of hand lately. They took a big jump around 2008 or so and have been steadily climbing in price since then.
Most of the shops that had spoke...
06-15-20, 03:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By oldlugs

A front brake isn't a bad idea if your in a hilly...

A front brake isn't a bad idea if your in a hilly area but keep in mind people rode mostly nothing but coaster brakes for decades in the past. They far outnumbered caliper brakes 40-50 years ago.
I...
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By oldlugs

I sold a similar year Schwinn Traveler about...

I sold a similar year Schwinn Traveler about three weeks ago in not quite as nice condition for $260 here on CL. I listed it on Friday night, it was gone by noon on Saturday.
I believe the Traveler...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,013
Posted By oldlugs

I get the same thing here, I sell a ton of big...

I get the same thing here, I sell a ton of big bikes, only a few smaller bikes. The guy who shows up for the 63cm or larger bike is almost always too small to even get on it without a step stool....
05-28-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,066
Posted By oldlugs

My old garage had dozens of old steel bars...

My old garage had dozens of old steel bars screwed to the wall and rafters for hanging tires, rim hoops, hoses, rim strips, wheels, and the occasion bike. When i moved it took me two days to take...
05-28-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By oldlugs

I found this online about Dutch bikes of that...

I found this online about Dutch bikes of that era, it may shed some light on how yours was built.
...
05-28-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By oldlugs

26x1 3/8" is the worst size for 'shrinkage' over...

26x1 3/8" is the worst size for 'shrinkage' over the years. What they sell us these days are 1 1/4" wide at best. They're hard on vintage rims too.

There's likely little value in an old Burgers...
05-28-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,066
Posted By oldlugs

Drill a hole in them and hang them up on the...

Drill a hole in them and hang them up on the wall, they make good air hose holders, tire hangers, coat racks, etc.
05-28-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By oldlugs

Aluminum tends to work harden and fatigue, by the...

Aluminum tends to work harden and fatigue, by the time those cracks appear, the structural integrity of the metal is long gone.
Welding it would likely open up a whole new assortment of issues,...
05-15-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By oldlugs

The "Traveler" model actually started out in the...

The "Traveler" model actually started out in the late 50's or early 60's as a three speed model. I think I still have a 1962 model here somewhere.

About 15 years ago I bought a mint clean his and...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By oldlugs

I haven't seen any issue buying 26x1 3/8" tires...

I haven't seen any issue buying 26x1 3/8" tires lately? Just don't expect to get them from a local bike shop, but just the same, they don't carry any parts at all these days any how.

The biggest...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By oldlugs

What's wrong wih 26x1 3/8" wheels? More than...

What's wrong wih 26x1 3/8" wheels?
More than half my bikes use that size wheel and tire.
Just because its not a high end road bike certainly doesn't make it junk. Sure its not worth $200, but to...
Replies: 47
Views: 2,898
Posted By oldlugs

Bikes don't sell around this area, for any...

Bikes don't sell around this area, for any amount. Every last bike I've ever sold went to a buyer who drove more than 200 miles or so to get it.
I watch really nice bikes listed for weeks, months,...
03-01-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By oldlugs

In the late 80's Columbia made a last ditch...

In the late 80's Columbia made a last ditch attempt at competing. A buddy of mine had bought a Columbia road bike in or around the mid 80's from a local bike shop that had an Ishiwata frame, alloy...
02-03-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,484
Posted By oldlugs

I agree, flea markets are for junk, but that's...

I agree, flea markets are for junk, but that's all I take there. Things that won't sell anywhere else and those that aren't worth their weight in scrap.
The problem is that these days even if I took...
02-03-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,484
Posted By oldlugs

Immediate payment is fine but many buyers want to...

Immediate payment is fine but many buyers want to pick up the item in person, and there's no way to delete the shipping with IPR. It also doesn't apply to auction items.


Most of the bikes I sell...
02-02-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,484
Posted By oldlugs

All I did was take the bike to FedEx, they...

All I did was take the bike to FedEx, they weighed it, measured it and said it would have to go double oversize', what ever that means. I think the problem is that it was a huge bike, 62cm frame and...
02-01-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,484
Posted By oldlugs

For the most part, around here, it don't seem to...

For the most part, around here, it don't seem to matter where in the model line a bike was, to most people its just a bike and anything over $20 is too much. I can count on one hand how many...
02-01-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,484
Posted By oldlugs

One of the biggest issues I had was sensless...

One of the biggest issues I had was sensless returns and theft on eBay. I was done after a regular buyer tried to stiff me for a new old stock Corbin hub. The thing was mint. He gets it, its in the...
02-01-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,484
Posted By oldlugs

The problem is that around here, its not just...

The problem is that around here, its not just this time of year lately. Last season I only sold two bikes, and the guy who bought that came 600+ miles. There is zero local market, at any price. I've...
02-01-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,764
Posted By oldlugs

I had a few of each of these over the years, long...

I had a few of each of these over the years, long before the days of pocket sized 110's and throw away cameras.
...
02-01-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,484
Posted By oldlugs

Its not just road bikes that don't have any value...

Its not just road bikes that don't have any value these days, I've had all sorts of vintage bikes here and nothing sells. It started to go downhill years ago after 9/11, then it died completely...
06-11-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,137
Posted By oldlugs

I've been watching this and another similar bike...

I've been watching this and another similar bike on CL in the Philly area now for months, neither has sold and both appear to be in pretty decent shape.
I've had similar bikes, all with tubular...
06-09-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19,637
Views: 3,215,025
Posted By oldlugs

Schwinn World 27" Road Bike 10-Speed -...

Schwinn World 27" Road Bike 10-Speed - $80https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/schwinn-world-27-road-bike-10/6601440565.html
...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,465
Posted By oldlugs

I've always thought Panasonic built some of the...

I've always thought Panasonic built some of the best bikes back in the day, but their price back then reflected it. They were all but untouchable price wise to the average buyer then.
Their resale...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,812
Posted By oldlugs

I don't know what area Barn is from but its not...

I don't know what area Barn is from but its not just a problem in his area, I've had dozens of downright strange encounters with CL buyers and sellers.
Most seem to reply as a sport, with no...
Replies: 15
Views: 4,419
Posted By oldlugs

I've had several 80's Schwinn Mountain bikes over...

I've had several 80's Schwinn Mountain bikes over the years here lately and they all seem to sell in the $200 to $250 range with the older models bringing the fastest cash.
The High Sierra was near...
05-12-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,318
Posted By oldlugs

I had an early Ross badged ten speed here a...

I had an early Ross badged ten speed here a number of years ago that had steel square taper cranks on it, it was from Chain Bike Corp Rockaway Beach, NY according to the headbadge but made in Taiwan....
05-12-18, 12:22 AM
Replies: 58,271
Views: 8,511,531
Posted By oldlugs

Just saw this pop up in Philly CL: (not mine and...

Just saw this pop up in Philly CL: (not mine and not my size)

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/d/legnano-roma-olimpiade/6586767389.html

...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,904
Posted By oldlugs

The Corsa Strada and the Grand Prix were similar...

The Corsa Strada and the Grand Prix were similar in that they were both lower end models but both were still quality bikes back in the day.
The Carlton had pump pegs where as I've not seen an early...
02-24-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,904
Posted By oldlugs

You won't catch me throwing away any three speed...

You won't catch me throwing away any three speed wheels, they bring more than a whole bike here and are easier to ship.
The wheelsets I've got now though still have to be sorted, I won't sell any...
02-23-18, 03:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,904
Posted By oldlugs

With me, its more like 80/10/10, 80% of the...

With me, its more like 80/10/10, 80% of the wheels are Raleigh or Schwinn three speed wheel sets, 10% are 27" steel wheels but their for bikes like Raleigh Sprites and such, the other 10% are new...
02-22-18, 12:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,904
Posted By oldlugs

That's basically what I've been doing here so...

That's basically what I've been doing here so far, but its proving to not be enough. I've got wheels hanging from all points possible and still have 16 rows of wheels on the floor to trip over. Its...
02-09-18, 12:17 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,110
Posted By oldlugs

Chain lube has to go somewhere it gets on...

Chain lube has to go somewhere it gets on everything as the bike sits. Rear hubs always develop a coating of dust and grease if the chain is lubed often enough. I use Triflow on the chain every week...
02-08-18, 11:11 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,110
Posted By oldlugs

For me, a bike isn't complete without a...

For me, a bike isn't complete without a kickstand, fenders, and at least a rear rack. I run front and back reflectors, and depending on the age of the bike, if it came new with them, it gets wheel...
01-23-18, 12:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,904
Posted By oldlugs

Years ago when I worked for a bike shop that did...

Years ago when I worked for a bike shop that did both new and used bikes the owner had wheels and frames stored in the attic, getting to them meant crawling over and through the beams of the trusses....
01-23-18, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14,044
Views: 3,022,848
Posted By oldlugs

My basic idea in the trade was to not let a bunch...

My basic idea in the trade was to not let a bunch of still useable, or as least easily repairable borderline department store bikes just rust away under a tarp or such. I didn't have permanent...
01-22-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,904
Posted By oldlugs

What I've found over the years is that there's no...

What I've found over the years is that there's no call for high end wheels, those that can afford higher end components can afford to buy new or new old stock. Their not shopping on CL.
I put an ad...
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