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08-01-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,013
Posted By Pompiere

I can't help you with the brand, but it looks...

I can't help you with the brand, but it looks pretty complete as is. During the 1960s, every maker had a version. Here is a site that specializes in that type of bike:...
07-26-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By Pompiere

The main advantage to cantilevers on a touring...

The main advantage to cantilevers on a touring bike is the extra clearance around the wheel for fenders and/or larger tires. They can also be adjusted for more power than you would get from a...
07-13-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By Pompiere

I found a NOS Schwinn large touring bag at an...

I found a NOS Schwinn large touring bag at an antique mall in Kentucky while on vacation. It didn't have the package, but it was still folded flat from being in the package. I left it in the sun...
07-13-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By Pompiere

I made some openers out of spare coaster brake...

I made some openers out of spare coaster brake arms a few years ago.
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New...
06-25-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Pompiere

I had a Peugeot Sport Computer. When it came...

I had a Peugeot Sport Computer. When it came out, it was probably the smallest one available, about the size of a cassette tape. The mount was offset, so you could clamp the bracket on one side of...
06-25-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,872
Posted By Pompiere

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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1988 Schwinn Le Tour.
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06-25-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Pompiere

You could advertise it as a rider with the...

You could advertise it as a rider with the current parts, but mention in the ad that the original parts are available. That way, it may sell faster, but if a collector sees the ad, they'll know they...
06-24-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Pompiere

I had a Peugeot "Sport Computer" a couple years...

I had a Peugeot "Sport Computer" a couple years after this article was published. I think it was in 1984. By then, a lot of the issues identified in the article had been addressed. I used it on...
06-20-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6,800
Views: 2,371,856
Posted By Pompiere

We had a child seat way back when that had...

We had a child seat way back when that had similar covers to go over the seat springs. They were not laced, just a "put tab A in slot B" arrangement. I have seen new Brooks saddles in the box, and...
06-19-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,239
Posted By Pompiere

I bought this 1981 Fuji S12-S LTD last fall for a...

I bought this 1981 Fuji S12-S LTD last fall for a winter project and finished it last Sunday. It had a rough respray and I didn't care for the original color, so I chose cobalt blue metallic...
06-14-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 190,143
Posted By Pompiere

I just got this finished today. Since it had been...

I just got this finished today. Since it had been badly repainted once, and I didn't like the original black, I went with cobalt blue metallic Rustolium and a clear coat. I only got to ride to the...
06-13-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Pompiere

The rim should be centered on the axle. The right...

The rim should be centered on the axle. The right side spokes (drive side) need to be a mm or two shorter than the left side to allow for the spacing of the freewheel. It's not a big deal to have...
06-12-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Pompiere

I didn't know they were not interchangeable, I...

I didn't know they were not interchangeable, I guess I'll have to swap mine back.:o I swapped a 7 speed UG with a 7 speed HG from a spare mountain bike hub with no issues. The first one I tried was...
06-08-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,518
Posted By Pompiere

I made a dishing tool in about half an hour from...

I made a dishing tool in about half an hour from a piece of scrap wood and a 3 inch bolt.
06-07-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Pompiere

This is timely, as I am about to re-assemble my...

This is timely, as I am about to re-assemble my Fuji S12-S LTD with the original NSL derailleur. I knew about the screws, but I will go back and put some blue Loc-tite on them just to be sure.
06-07-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,757
Posted By Pompiere

I found some foam tape in the lawn and garden...

I found some foam tape in the lawn and garden area at Walmart one day that was identical to handlebar tape. It was sold in single rolls for wrapping tool handles. At only $3 a roll, I bought a few.
06-06-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 559
Posted By Pompiere

I don't know if A-D was the same as my...

I don't know if A-D was the same as my Giant-built Schwinn Sierra in black chrome. It has a tinted clear coat over a normal chrome base, so if you are too aggressive with the polishing, the tinted...
05-28-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 203,512
Posted By Pompiere

My 1984 has the Golden Arrow group as well. ...

My 1984 has the Golden Arrow group as well.

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05-28-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,350
Posted By Pompiere

My decals arrived today, after languishing in the...

My decals arrived today, after languishing in the Detroit sorting center for a week. It's only about 90 minutes from my house, so it was frustrating to see the USPS tracking updates each day with...
05-26-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,419
Posted By Pompiere

Once I had a squeak in my pedal or crank. It...

Once I had a squeak in my pedal or crank. It turned out to be the sole of my sneaker rubbing the crank as it turned.
05-25-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By Pompiere

I have the same brakes on my Miyata. The picture...

I have the same brakes on my Miyata. The picture shows the quick release in the open position. When you push the black lever to the right, it rolls over center to close the caliper. The little...
05-25-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,642
Posted By Pompiere

Because the parts don't match any of the catalog...

Because the parts don't match any of the catalog specs.
05-24-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,429
Posted By Pompiere

And I still have the Sierra. ...

And I still have the Sierra.




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1986 Schwinn Sierra in Black Chrome
05-18-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 682
Posted By Pompiere

Before my son was born (he's 23 now), I wanted to...

Before my son was born (he's 23 now), I wanted to try bow hunting. The season in Ohio starts a lot earlier, before it gets cold and rainy. I'm left handed, so I ordered a compound bow from a local...
05-17-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,399
Posted By Pompiere

I saw the sibling to this car race in the rain at...

I saw the sibling to this car race in the rain at Mid Ohio in 1991. Ford had gotten involved and they had a new chassis and engine. Every GTP car had its own sound, depending on what engine they...
05-17-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,350
Posted By Pompiere

I just replied back to the conformation email...

I just replied back to the conformation email they sent. I didn't pay attention to the address. As of this morning, they have only created the label.
05-16-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,350
Posted By Pompiere

I sent an email Thursday, asking about the...

I sent an email Thursday, asking about the status, and got a reply an hour later that they were to be shipped. Then I got a second one later in the day with a tracking number.
05-16-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By Pompiere

On my bikes that have long drop-outs, I only use...

On my bikes that have long drop-outs, I only use a slot filler on one side, and just center the wheel between the stays. I probably started this when I didn't have enough to put two on every bike.
05-09-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By Pompiere

When I have gone to the Ann Arbor or Grand Rapids...

When I have gone to the Ann Arbor or Grand Rapids shows, you can see by the grins on the old guys' faces that they are feeling like they are 10 years old again.

My parents couldn't afford a real...
05-06-20, 02:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,350
Posted By Pompiere

I'm another one waiting on an order placed back...

I'm another one waiting on an order placed back in mid April. Oh well, it's been too cold to spray clear coat outside anyway.
05-02-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,402
Posted By Pompiere

During the bike boom back in the 1970s, all my...

During the bike boom back in the 1970s, all my friends were getting 10 speeds but I still only had my Huffy Sting Ray clone. I lived out in the country, so didn't have a bike shop nearby, but I had...
05-01-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,354
Posted By Pompiere

I was one of those kids, then my kids did, as...

I was one of those kids, then my kids did, as well. No grandkids yet, but the great-nephews have had a go at the fish in my pond with a Zebco reel on a Snoopy pole. That simple design, makes it...
04-30-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Pompiere

Whenever I bring a bike home, I go through and...

Whenever I bring a bike home, I go through and clean and grease everything, so I know where I am starting from. With the number of bikes I have and the limited time I have to ride them, it will take...
04-27-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 296,170
Posted By Pompiere

I toured that plant about 15 years ago, as part...

I toured that plant about 15 years ago, as part of a STEM contest my daughter was in. It was right after Hurricane Katrina and they had 6 big diesel generators being loaded on train cars to go to New...
04-22-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6,800
Views: 2,371,856
Posted By Pompiere

Yes, the posts for roller cam and U-brakes are...

Yes, the posts for roller cam and U-brakes are mounted much higher on the frame than for cantilever brakes. The only options are to use a different bmx caliper, or have a frame builder move the post...
04-19-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Pompiere

Probably worked as well as the old time car tires...

Probably worked as well as the old time car tires where the tread blocks spell out "NON-SKID".
non-skid tire (http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/316452.html?1350629121)...
04-16-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 296,170
Posted By Pompiere

I have been working on the repaint of this Fuji...

I have been working on the repaint of this Fuji S12-S LTD that I bought last fall. It had a rough respray and homemade decals, so don't worry about ruining the originality. When I receive the...
04-16-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,353
Posted By Pompiere

Not at school, but my Fuji Royale was stolen from...

Not at school, but my Fuji Royale was stolen from in front of my dorm when I was living on a Navy base while my ship was undergoing an overhaul. A few days later I saw a guy riding it on the base...
04-15-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,480
Posted By Pompiere

I hate when I drop something on a clean floor and...

I hate when I drop something on a clean floor and the part vanishes. It's really frustrating when I saw the part fall and heard it hit the floor, but it's nowhere to be found. I have eventually...
04-14-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Pompiere

In 1979, between graduating high school and...

In 1979, between graduating high school and leaving for the military, a friend alerted me that the Indianapolis Bike Club had arranged to have access to the Speedway for one hour on a Sunday...
04-14-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Pompiere

You are going to need a freewheel, not a...

You are going to need a freewheel, not a cassette. A cassette is the gear cluster that goes on a freehub. It may possible to refurbish it, although freewheels are cheap enough, most people just...
04-13-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By Pompiere

It looks like the same bolt as on my son's bike,...

It looks like the same bolt as on my son's bike, an '89 Club Fuji. He's got it with him at school, so I can't measure the size. The bolt looks like a standard 6mm, but I don't know where you would...
04-13-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 764,160
Posted By Pompiere

The way to decipher the Schwinn badges is the...

The way to decipher the Schwinn badges is the first three digits are the day of the year and the fourth is the last digit of the year. Your bike would be 198th day of 1987, or about July 17, 1987 if...
04-12-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,768
Posted By Pompiere

Mine is a corded model 395 with 5 speeds. I've...

Mine is a corded model 395 with 5 speeds. I've had it for 20+ years, although I don't use it a lot on bikes. It is nice for cutting cables, especially compression-less shift cables with the...
04-11-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Pompiere

Except for the seat post, it isn't hard to...

Except for the seat post, it isn't hard to upgrade the Bridgestone/Kabuki frame. I put a Shimano cartridge bottom bracket in mine. The square taper crank, brakes, wheels, and handlebars were...
04-11-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 529
Posted By Pompiere

I think the yellow looks fine. I wouldn't change...

I think the yellow looks fine. I wouldn't change a thing, unless the cable housing is worn out, then I would look for a brighter yellow to match the bars.
04-09-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,178
Posted By Pompiere

I am only a couple years from retirement, so I...

I am only a couple years from retirement, so I was talking to the LBS about maybe working there when the time came. I joked that I would probably owe them money after we settle up for the bike stuff...
04-08-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,527
Posted By Pompiere

I would hold off on the Yokata and try to find a...

I would hold off on the Yokata and try to find a donor bike from the mid to late 1980s with friction or SIS shifting. There is nothing wrong with the quality of parts on the Yokata, but it is a...
04-08-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,527
Posted By Pompiere

I'm somewhat relieved you are not parting out the...

I'm somewhat relieved you are not parting out the Schwinn in the CL link. It looks like it came out of a time machine, with all the original pieces. I have the black chrome version of the same...
04-07-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By Pompiere

I have always looked at my bikes as if they were...

I have always looked at my bikes as if they were Lego blocks or Erector sets. I'll build them up, take them apart and build something else. Winter is the worst, when I have a lot of time where the...
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