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11-09-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By big chainring

I bought several used bikes from an old Schwinn...

I bought several used bikes from an old Schwinn store in Milwaukee Wisconsin, about 5 years ago. I got a tour of their basement. 70'S Chrome Paramount - in the box, one of every Sting Ray Krate - in...
11-09-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By big chainring

I wonder if the Campy tool kits are still in the...

I wonder if the Campy tool kits are still in the boxes. You used to get a peanut butter wrench, t-wrench, and a couple others with a Paramount.
11-03-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By big chainring

When shoe covers didnt exist, we took some...

When shoe covers didnt exist, we took some newspaper and wrapped it around the toe of the shoe and then pulled an old pair of socks over our shoes. Cut a slot for the cleats. Worked very well.
11-02-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,138
Posted By big chainring

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'73 Grand Prix.
11-02-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2,520
Views: 514,541
Posted By big chainring

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'73 Raleigh Grand Prix!
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By big chainring

Can you post a pic of the whole bike? Curved seat...

Can you post a pic of the whole bike? Curved seat tube is interesting.
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Views: 220
Posted By big chainring

Thats about 1970-72 Bianchi. I remember the local...

Thats about 1970-72 Bianchi. I remember the local Schwinn store having one, just one, for sale. My friends father bought it. Thought it was the ugliest color I had ever seen on a bike.

That one...
10-28-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By big chainring

Hmmm, Carl Perkin's tribute bike?:beer:

Hmmm, Carl Perkin's tribute bike?:beer:
10-27-19, 02:22 PM
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Views: 1,333,292
Posted By big chainring

Green Bay trail on the North Shore of Chicago....

Green Bay trail on the North Shore of Chicago. Trying out my new Grand Prix. Nice ride with fat Cyclocross tires. Added the SKS "Sting Ray" fenders and a Simplex chainguard....
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By big chainring

Looks like a good deal to me even at $200. The...

Looks like a good deal to me even at $200. The late 70's Super Course was a nice bike. 3 tubes Reynolds 531, Suntour GS dropouts, SunTour Cyclone derailleur, barend shifters, 700c Weinmann concave...
10-13-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By big chainring

^OK then^ I'm old school. Still dont use...

^OK then^
I'm old school. Still dont use japanese derailleurs and just dont like Shimano. Swapped the SunTour Cyclone for the much better shifting Simplex on my Super Course....
10-13-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By big chainring

I'm perfectly happy with Simplex Delrin...

I'm perfectly happy with Simplex Delrin derailleurs on 5 speed freewheels. I actually prefer them to anything else.
10-13-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,177
Posted By big chainring

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I ride a Cadillac!
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By big chainring

Ahh, this completes my story. Get in the wayback...

Ahh, this completes my story. Get in the wayback machine to 1976.... Milwaukee Super Week bike races, and the MSOE dorms. My racing bud and I are rooming on the same floor as this old guy, our 16 yr...
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Views: 432
Posted By big chainring

Monte of Italy. He was a real character....

Monte of Italy. He was a real character. Sponsored a lot of top riders back in the day and an early sponsor of the Red Zinger/Coors Classic.

Very well could be a Gios as that was the bike the...
10-08-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By big chainring

Old water bottle

I picked this bottle up at a race sometime in the summer of 1980. Held on to it all this time. Michaels Cyclery was a bigtime racing sponsor. Jeff Bradley, Alan Kingsberry, Greg Meeker, and many...
10-06-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 34,082
Posted By big chainring

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UO-8 with mods.
10-01-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 627
Posted By big chainring

I like the ads for tents, touring bags, long...

I like the ads for tents, touring bags, long underwear. Besides cycling, "Bicycling" magazine promoted outdoor adventure, touring, active lifestyle. Maybe I live too "urban" now, but that laid back,...
09-30-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By big chainring

I've been influenced by a UK facebook group that...

I've been influenced by a UK facebook group that posts a lot of pics of vintage bikes with shorty fenders. The Wald fenders look great on Schwinns but on my Raleigh a euro product is what I am...
09-30-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By big chainring

WTB: Shorty Aluminum fenders

Anyone have a pair of Shorty Aluminum fenders? Bluemels, Weinmann, Esge?
09-26-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By big chainring

I used to get them in my quads after a night of...

I used to get them in my quads after a night of track races. My legs would be twitching like mad.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,202
Posted By big chainring

Well, when it comes to gearing, look back to the...

Well, when it comes to gearing, look back to the greats in cycling history. In 1956 Ray Booty, "the boot", was the first man to break 4 hours in a 100 mile TT. His record of 3 hrs 53min 28 sec, stood...
09-22-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By big chainring

Its really amazing. Even the brake pads look...

Its really amazing. Even the brake pads look fresh. Not sure if the large chainring was ever used. The paint finish is really remarkable. Even the wheels are true. Bike probably was used for a brief...
09-22-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By big chainring

'73 Raleigh Grand Prix find

Found this listed on Facebook marketplace and for a very reasonable asking price, I went for it. You dont find them any more original than this. Wrights saddle, bar tape, and original Raleigh Racing...
09-21-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,520
Views: 514,541
Posted By big chainring

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'71 Mercier. Did 35 miles on it today. Great riding bike.
09-21-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,502
Posted By big chainring

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'71 Mercier......'77 Westfalia
09-19-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By big chainring

Thats actually reasonable if it comes with some...

Thats actually reasonable if it comes with some of the original parts.
09-13-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 945
Posted By big chainring

Are kids back in school?

This is somewhat off topic but relates to traffic and bike riding. School started a couple weeks ago in my community. But I dont see any kids walking down the street. The local grade school is...
09-12-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By big chainring

Just came from RRB. Ron confirmed it is one of...

Just came from RRB. Ron confirmed it is one of his. The chainstays are called "shotgun" chainstays. I mentioned Rick Dregne and he said yes that would be his size. And I remember Rick riding that...
09-12-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By big chainring

Hey Skip. I think its been a couple years now. ...

Hey Skip. I think its been a couple years now.

To the OP...I am working right down the street from RRB. I can show him your pics. He will know.
09-12-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By big chainring

Just a wild guess, but there was a Kenosha rider,...

Just a wild guess, but there was a Kenosha rider, Rick Dregne, that rode a bike similar to that. And that would have been 40 years ago so memory is a little sketchy. It sure has some similarities...
09-12-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By big chainring

Lake Geneva store is closed.

Lake Geneva store is closed.
09-11-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,534
Posted By big chainring

Was curious as US, Norway, West Germany and...

Was curious as US, Norway, West Germany and others boycotted 80 Olympics because of Russian invasion.... of....wait for it....Afghanistan.
09-11-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,534
Posted By big chainring

What country did he represent?

What country did he represent?
09-10-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,534
Posted By big chainring

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Ray Bootys 1955 Raleigh



Booty recalled:

It was one of those...
09-08-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By big chainring

From my experience Fall is a great time to sell...

From my experience Fall is a great time to sell bikes. January and Febuary I sell parts and frames. Spring is a season that just doesn't happen anymore in the midwest. Trying to sell a bike in April...
09-08-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,691
Posted By big chainring

Or you can DIY with a $3 bottle of brush on...

Or you can DIY with a $3 bottle of brush on Krylon.
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09-08-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,268
Posted By big chainring

Basicly, the description you gave is a dream for...

Basicly, the description you gave is a dream for many people.
09-08-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 52,786
Views: 7,191,159
Posted By big chainring

Schwinn measured to top of seat tube which...

Schwinn measured to top of seat tube which projected an inch above the top tube to allow for .seatpost binder collar. So a 24" measures 23" to the top tube.
09-08-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 52,786
Views: 7,191,159
Posted By big chainring

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09-08-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By big chainring

Keeping the front wheel on a upgrade and rocking...

Keeping the front wheel on a upgrade and rocking the bike to balance. An option is to reach down with one hand and grab the front wheel behind the fork and rock the wheel back and forth to balance. ...
09-07-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,268
Posted By big chainring

Must be a bummer when you wake up.

Must be a bummer when you wake up.
09-06-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By big chainring

Some interesting takes and some old wives tales I...

Some interesting takes and some old wives tales I would suspect as well. In my racing days I can't remember seeing guys shift there gears. It was so fast and you're so attentive to the movements of...
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By big chainring

Job well done. I had a Paramount track bike in...

Job well done. I had a Paramount track bike in that color when I was a kid. I would love to get a hold of a road bike. Paramounts bring good money. Yours I would value in the $1000 range.
08-31-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By big chainring

That adds some clarity......PR-10!

That adds some clarity......PR-10!
08-31-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By big chainring

I've had Peugeots before but this is the first...

I've had Peugeots before but this is the first classic white one. I'm calling it a PA-10. Not really sure it is. It takes a 26.4 seatpost if that is a tell. Maybe I need to do some investigating to...
08-31-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By big chainring

Yeah, 36/52! I'm a flatlander. Dont know quite...

Yeah, 36/52! I'm a flatlander. Dont know quite what to do with it.
08-31-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By big chainring

Thats a nice compliment. Thank you. I love doing...

Thats a nice compliment. Thank you. I love doing it. Just a great afternoon. Got it most of the way done. Just needs a headset adjustment. Will take it out tomorrow for a shakedown.
08-31-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By big chainring

Peugeot PA-10 find

Listed on craigslist looking like this...
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And after an afternoon of...
08-31-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,252
Posted By big chainring

I get where the OP us coming from. It is an odd...

I get where the OP us coming from. It is an odd cultural thing. The trendy thing right now is getting a racing bike, clothing, shoes, and a computer....go out and ride fast. Is it the Lance effect?. ...
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