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08-03-20, 07:45 AM
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It looks to me like Michelin may have replaced...

It looks to me like Michelin may have replaced the World Tour with the Protek in 27x1 1/4", the World Tour disappeared from the catalogs last year in 27".
I have a sneaky suspicion that they're...
08-02-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By vintagebicycle

About 10 years ago I converted a 1980 Panasonic...

About 10 years ago I converted a 1980 Panasonic DX4000 from a full Shimano 600 bike to a 7 speed internal gear rear hub with front and rear roller brakes, a straight bar, and different saddle. The...
08-01-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By vintagebicycle

A few things I see that differ from the common...

A few things I see that differ from the common Raleigh clones.
Your fenders have a wider center bead area, where as every Raleigh, Robin Hood, Hercules, etc. has a very narrow 8mm raised bead on the...
Replies: 45
Views: 1,403
Posted By vintagebicycle

I think you all need to look around at what some...

I think you all need to look around at what some of those old Schwinns are selling for these days, I sold a 23" Varsity a few months ago, it was ridable but not pretty and it went for $300. I put an...
07-31-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 69,203
Posted By vintagebicycle

Do the crank arms have any markings on them? Does...

Do the crank arms have any markings on them? Does it have the Sir Raleigh stamping on the face?
Your bike closely resembles what would have been a Robin Hood, or other Raleigh brand bike of that...
Replies: 45
Views: 1,403
Posted By vintagebicycle

I wouldn't consider 27" a restriction, a quick...

I wouldn't consider 27" a restriction, a quick look at my catalog here and I see three ready built 27" wheelsets, prices range from $99 for a cheap Chinese steel set, to just over $200. There are no...
07-29-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,082
Posted By vintagebicycle

I remember back around 1974-75, the owner of the...

I remember back around 1974-75, the owner of the shop told me to pick him out a really nice PX10 for himself, and do the same for myself if I wanted, it was sort of a Christmas bonus. He kept the...
Replies: 45
Views: 1,403
Posted By vintagebicycle

Wow, just because a guy is looking at a bike...

Wow, just because a guy is looking at a bike that's not your cup of tea its no good here.
I don't see anyone here offering him anything cheaper in any better condition?
I highly doubt that's at a...
Replies: 35
Views: 3,527
Posted By vintagebicycle

The Sierra was third from the top of the line...

The Sierra was third from the top of the line back then, that same year I bought a High Sierra, which came in all chrome. The bikes were similar but the High Sierra had a chromoly frame and a step up...
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Views: 760
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As I remember it, Caliente came out in the early...

As I remember it, Caliente came out in the early to mid 70's as a 'Special model" around the holidays. They were all brown, they were all the same size. They were stripped down Varsity models with no...
07-26-20, 03:38 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I have to agree, that bike doesn't look that bad...

I have to agree, that bike doesn't look that bad to me, it just small. You gotta remember that these things are getting to be 50 or so years old and original rims in any sort of usable shape are...
07-22-20, 12:42 PM
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Somewhere around 1962 the hub shells changed,...

Somewhere around 1962 the hub shells changed, along with the dust caps and other various bits. For the most part the internals interchange but there are minor differences like you found. I've seen...
07-14-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By vintagebicycle

Motobecane comes to mind but most Moto wheels...

Motobecane comes to mind but most Moto wheels were high flange back then. Trek used that rim in the early years, and it wasn't unheard of for any manufacturer to substitute the brand of hub for a...
07-14-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,082
Posted By vintagebicycle

Didn't the PX10 eventually come with a Super LJ?...

Didn't the PX10 eventually come with a Super LJ? I seem to remember the last one I bought came out of the box with one, (70's model).

It was nearly impossible to convince the average buyer what...
07-13-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By vintagebicycle

I've likely got a few that I'll never used again,...

I've likely got a few that I'll never used again, some of the more obscure models from the 50's and 60's haven't been out of the drawer in a long time.
There's a few doubles but those are different...
07-13-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,082
Posted By vintagebicycle

A few years ago I picked up a his and hers pair...

A few years ago I picked up a his and hers pair of late 70's Schwinn Traveler road bikes, the ladies model had all '400' equipment, along with Tourney C/P brakes, steel mid flange hubs, steel WIDE...
07-13-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By vintagebicycle

7? I think at last count I've got like 38...

7? I think at last count I've got like 38 different types and versions in my freewheel tool drawer, and I know I don't have them all.
07-13-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 841
Posted By vintagebicycle

I thought everyone just used a Helicomatic...

I thought everyone just used a Helicomatic freewheel wrench for a bottle opener?
07-08-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 939
Posted By vintagebicycle

Weight will affect the effects of caster in the...

Weight will affect the effects of caster in the front forks. A ligher rider may not be imparting enough added weight for the forks to overcome the resistance of the tire on the road and the force...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,352
Posted By vintagebicycle

I would say first off, $750 would be a lot to...

I would say first off, $750 would be a lot to spend on an old bike but the OP says this is new in the box, that's a whole different animal than what were used to seeing.
The 412 is a three tube...
07-08-20, 03:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,957
Posted By vintagebicycle

I completely agree and see your points, but the...

I completely agree and see your points, but the only frames that broke were converted bikes.
None showed any signs of rust.

I have broken a couple of seat posts but not on an upright bike, only...
07-06-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,957
Posted By vintagebicycle

Something I've been leery about lately when...

Something I've been leery about lately when switching to upright bars is how the frame takes the new directions of stress. I've had a few taller frames exhibit some pretty noticeable frame flex when...
07-06-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,957
Posted By vintagebicycle

I'm 6ft3in tall, with a pbh of 36". I've always...

I'm 6ft3in tall, with a pbh of 36". I've always ridden a 25" to 25.5" frame road bike, c-t-c.
I've had knee pain issues for 40 plus years and the only way I can ride is with full leg extension at...
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By vintagebicycle

The hardest thing to find will likely be the...

The hardest thing to find will likely be the headlight lens. If it were a higher dollar brand like Schwinn, there's repro parts out there but not so much for Huffy. You will probably have to make...
07-06-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,872
Posted By vintagebicycle

If the bike had a frame issue I'd have had the...

If the bike had a frame issue I'd have had the same issues with it in stock form. The death wobble only reared its head with the north road type bars and upright riding position.
Replies: 23
Views: 2,768
Posted By vintagebicycle

Most bike shops back in the day had one,...

Most bike shops back in the day had one, sometimes two marquis brands that they sold and were direct dealers for. For instance, a Schwinn dealer would deal direct with Schwinn, a Columbia dealer, a...
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By vintagebicycle

Old Schwinns have always been popular. Over the...

Old Schwinns have always been popular. Over the last few years even the lesser coaster brake models like the Racer and Speedster have been finding new owners and are holding their own price wise....
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Views: 2,768
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That kind of thing was more common than most...

That kind of thing was more common than most realize, not only with Gitane. Manufacturers also re-branded bikes so they could sell the same line of bikes to neighboring dealers and such. Importers...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,254
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By all means try and make the guy an offer, any...

By all means try and make the guy an offer, any amount you get off the price is more money you can put into it down the road.
Personally I think the U08 was a great bike, they weren't top of the...
07-03-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,872
Posted By vintagebicycle

I was in the north east near Tunkhannock, and I...

I was in the north east near Tunkhannock, and I had relatives who had a place years ago at Harvey's Lake.
Lots of scenic riding up that way but lots of hills and rock strewn roads as well.
I spent...
07-03-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19,637
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Posted By vintagebicycle

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1959 Schwinn "Sting-Racer" 3-Speed 26"
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07-03-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,872
Posted By vintagebicycle

The best set up I found on the '77 SC was with a...

The best set up I found on the '77 SC was with a 70mm stem, (vs the 110mm it came with), and a pair of 4" straight riser bars.
The worst ride I had on it was down a hill up where I lived in PA, it...
07-03-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,872
Posted By vintagebicycle

I had a similar experience with a 1977 Super...

I had a similar experience with a 1977 Super Course a number of years ago, I took a bone stock original SC and changed out the bars and saddle. I used a B66 saddle, and a set of alloy north road...
07-02-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,872
Posted By vintagebicycle

As to the original question, I'd have to pick the...

As to the original question, I'd have to pick the 74 Super Tourer if your including the whole decade, if not I'd lean toward any of the 531 models in 1978.

As to weights, I've found the same thing...
06-30-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By vintagebicycle

Here's one removed with the bracket on fleabay,...

Here's one removed with the bracket on fleabay, its the same as the one on mine but I added a DRO and quick release stop for ease of changes and repeat-ability.
...
06-30-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By vintagebicycle

I was just thinking the same thing, it looks like...

I was just thinking the same thing, it looks like the drill stop rod on my old Walker Turner drill press.
06-26-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19,637
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Posted By vintagebicycle

1954 ???? $370???!!! ...

1954 ????
$370???!!!




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Schwinn collegiate 1954 - $370...
06-24-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,659
Posted By vintagebicycle

Anytime you come across a huge hoard like that...

Anytime you come across a huge hoard like that its bound to be a bit strange, especially when they start running out of room to keep things.
I've had houses, barns, chicken coops, and school buses...
06-24-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,748
Posted By vintagebicycle

For the 50's I'd say Schwinn Phantom for the...

For the 50's I'd say Schwinn Phantom
for the 60's probably the Schwinn Sting Ray
for the 70's its probably a tie between a Schwinn Varsity and the Peugeot U08 as a close second.
for the 80's I'd...
06-24-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By vintagebicycle

I can't speak for others who do large buy outs...

I can't speak for others who do large buy outs and clean outs but for me, having certain vintage parts on hand lets me do what I do.
I don't sell parts, I use them to repair or rebuild these old...
06-23-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,314
Posted By vintagebicycle

While its been over 40 years since I worked in a...

While its been over 40 years since I worked in a bike shop, back then, we never even charged for those little ferrules that go on the cable ends. If someone bought a cable, they got a couple of them...
06-21-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By vintagebicycle

I sold a frame and fork for one of those back in...

I sold a frame and fork for one of those back in Oct. on CL, I listed it for $250, took $200 for a 25" model.
I sold the wheelset a few weeks later, which was mint, for $175 complete with minty...
06-19-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By vintagebicycle

I think he was making some sort of sculpture or...

I think he was making some sort of sculpture or art piece with them. He didn't care what shape they were in or what kind of parts they used.
I had accumulated a dump truck load of them over the...
06-18-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By vintagebicycle

I'm not sure how many parts or how crusty they...

I'm not sure how many parts or how crusty they may be but I bought a medium size ultrasonic parts washer with a heater a few years ago and its not much good on badly encrusted old grease. Nothing...
06-17-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,316
Posted By vintagebicycle

I don't buy into those inflation calculators,...

I don't buy into those inflation calculators, they don't match up with the real world when it comes to actual products.
The bottom line is a bicycle is only worth so much to the average person. Tell...
06-16-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By vintagebicycle

I would say that any Chicago Schwinn is worth...

I would say that any Chicago Schwinn is worth saving. These bikes are getting scarce these days. I can't remember the last time a clean old American made Schwinn showed up here. I see the occasional...
06-16-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,316
Posted By vintagebicycle

As someone who has been around bikes for 40+...

As someone who has been around bikes for 40+ years I can't believe what spokes cost these days. I remember when a regular set of spokes cost under $5 and DT Stainless spokes would run $12-$15 per...
06-16-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,912
Posted By vintagebicycle

I can't speak for local bike shops and parts, the...

I can't speak for local bike shops and parts, the only shop in this area don't sell parts or do service but all the normal sources of tires and tubes are either out of stock or have jacked up their...
06-14-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By vintagebicycle

The differences in weight, or lack there of is a...

The differences in weight, or lack there of is a sign that the frame may be built with better tubing then they let on. We were told by more than one manufacturer back in the day that it was common...
06-13-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By vintagebicycle

I seem to remember Trek having a recall or at...

I seem to remember Trek having a recall or at least a letter or program about some bad forks but that was in the mid to later 80's. I do remember that the forks in question were stamped TREK. Those...
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