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10-20-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By bikemike73

Great bike !! In VERY NICE condition ...

Great bike !!

In VERY NICE condition

The 70s Schwinn were some of the best bikes EVER MADE !!!!

I have more than a few....... Super Sports....Sports Tourers, Paramount, World Voyageurs...
10-20-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By bikemike73

Hey samkl I have a front wheel from a late...

Hey samkl

I have a front wheel from a late 70s Schwinn continental you can have.

27 inch steel wheel.
Not sure of spoke count or if is is double walled

I am located in MA.
I have shipped...
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By bikemike73

Great bike !!! As others have said, if its...

Great bike !!!

As others have said, if its your size and you are going to ride it fix it up.

If not...clean and polish and sell to get ready for your next purchase :) :)

Pretty rare bike. I...
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By bikemike73

When I see or hear of pricing like this I think...

When I see or hear of pricing like this I think of the Aerosmith song Mama kin.

The line

" he's been dreamin....float n down the stream n losin touch with all that's real"
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By bikemike73

ANY Colnago for 100.00 is a BUY IT NOW !!!! ...

ANY Colnago for 100.00 is a BUY IT NOW !!!!

Unless it is totally destroyed.....


Even then components could be ok
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By bikemike73

Plus1^ Ben !!!!!!!!

Plus1^ Ben !!!!!!!!
10-16-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By bikemike73

Divine intervention !!!! You were meant to...

Divine intervention !!!!

You were meant to rescue those bikes !!!!

The before and after pics are great. I had no idea that they were blue color !!!!!!!

It does not get much better than...
10-10-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By bikemike73

Congrats on your " new" bike !!!!! Looks NEW...

Congrats on your " new" bike !!!!!

Looks NEW !!!!!

Beautiful bike !!

I have the EXACT same bike !!!!

All original with a Bianchi water bottle...
10-08-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By bikemike73

WHAT A STEAL !!!! Looks to be in GREAT...

WHAT A STEAL !!!!

Looks to be in GREAT condition as well !!

Congrats
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By bikemike73

WAY overpriced and neglected bike. Unlike the red...

WAY overpriced and neglected bike. Unlike the red one above that's great !!!!

Even though bike prices are at an all time high, there are MUCH better bikes and much better deals out there,.

Be...
Replies: 18
Views: 9,966
Posted By bikemike73

Hey Mendelsbar..... .probably not worth that...

Hey Mendelsbar.....

.probably not worth that much.

But if you like it and it's ridable, enjoy it :)

My friend had a Columbia in the early 70s....probably 1972 or 3.

As others have...
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By bikemike73

Looks GREAT mr66 !!!!!! Are you planning on...

Looks GREAT mr66 !!!!!!

Are you planning on getting decals ?

Congrats on a great bike !!!!!!

And RARE !!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By bikemike73

I have one of these bikes in excellent condition....

I have one of these bikes in excellent condition. It is made in the USA.

I was offered 500.00 for it and turned it down.

It is a VERY fast and " quick" bike. If you like it , ready to ride, and...
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By bikemike73

The SS is a great bike!! Very smooth. This...

The SS is a great bike!!

Very smooth. This one looks in VERY good condition.

Great job on the resto !!!

Some think the SS is too heavy. While it is on the " heavy" side, the SS is VERY...
10-02-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By bikemike73

BEAUTIFUL BIKE !!!! Great job on the...

BEAUTIFUL BIKE !!!!


Great job on the resto !!!


Enjoy !!!!!!
10-02-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By bikemike73

ALWAYS keep as close to original as possible. ...

ALWAYS keep as close to original as possible.

And like cudak888 , and Manny said......simple fix for someone who knows what they are doing.

Good luck and congrats on the Colnago !!!!

They...
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By bikemike73

I am lucky enough to own 2 of these bikes !! ...

I am lucky enough to own 2 of these bikes !!

An Orange( in a 9 condition) and a Yellow in an 8 condition.

Pretty rare bike only made one year. 1973

VERY SMOOTH ride .

Grab the bike NOW...
Replies: 27
Views: 2,678
Posted By bikemike73

Great job at restoration !!!!! VERY RARE !!!...

Great job at restoration !!!!!

VERY RARE !!!

Looks perfectly in place where it is.

I would take the model below it and line it up like the BIG bike.

IE...turn it around...the model...
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By bikemike73

The bike SOLD !!!!! For $400.00...

The bike SOLD !!!!!

For $400.00 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW !!!!!!!

It looks like it needed to be " dipped" in Evaporust !!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By bikemike73

The Tempos are GREAT bikes. I have 3 of them...

The Tempos are GREAT bikes.

I have 3 of them

Quick and responsive...Like a sports car :)....sometime too quick :) :)

That looks like a 26 " frame

Pretty big...... but it will fit someone...
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By bikemike73

GREAT PURCHASE !!!!!!! BIKE and tires !! :) ...

GREAT PURCHASE !!!!!!!

BIKE and tires !! :)

I have the Continental tires !!!

I love them !!!!

Just be patient when installing. I got the folded ones in the box.
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By bikemike73

Buy it NOW !!!!!!! 100 euros A steal...

Buy it NOW !!!!!!!

100 euros

A steal like others have said :):)
Replies: 49
Views: 1,716
Posted By bikemike73

Nobody is going to get rich off of flipping...

Nobody is going to get rich off of flipping bikes.
we all do it for "fun" and pay for our hobby.

I have been lucky to make about 50% ( double) what I paid with a few hours of fun work.
that pays...
09-04-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By bikemike73

Thank you!!! much appreciated ride and stay...

Thank you!!!
much appreciated
ride and stay safe...
09-03-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,445
Posted By bikemike73

Cables that run under the BB indicate 80s looks...

Cables that run under the BB indicate 80s
looks to be in very good condition
congratulations on great pick up!!!!
09-03-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,111
Posted By bikemike73

I just picked up a Bianchi sport sx Serial #...

I just picked up a Bianchi sport sx

Serial # S761769
its on the bottom bracket
would really appreciate any help identifying the year and where made
pretty sure it is Japan
09-03-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By bikemike73

Need your help to ID the year of this bike. ...

Need your help to ID the year of this bike.

Calling on all Bianchi owners and others with much more knowledge than me.

Really appreciate your help
09-02-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By bikemike73

Bianchi Sport SX need help to ID the year

Hi,

I just picked up this Bianchi Sport SX

Serial number is S761769

Here are a few pics to go along.

Really good condition. I do not know anything about these bikes. I am hoping this is a...
08-27-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By bikemike73

I have several of these bikes and love them !!! ...

I have several of these bikes and love them !!!

Sturdy and steady !!!

I could not afford one in HS and rode a Continental. Only ONE person in our group had the SS.

GREAT BIKES !!!!!!

The...
08-08-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By bikemike73

All great replies THANK YOU!!!! Will...

All great replies

THANK YOU!!!!


Will do and order that tool.

I squeezed the brakes with the back nut loose.

Then I tightened. It works pretty good.
08-08-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By bikemike73

Ok I do not have that tool.....i like it and...

Ok
I do not have that tool.....i like it and will order

Thank you

Would a cone wrench work?

Or is there any other way ?

Really appreciate your help
08-08-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By bikemike73

Brakes adjustment for Dia Comp 400

Trying to adjust these brakes and only one side retracts back after applying the brakes.
I have loosen , tighten, adjusted......

If I hold one side down to the rim the other side will retract...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,521
Posted By bikemike73

Just respond 10 times to this or different...

Just respond 10 times to this or different threads

The reason BF does this is to make sure the person is legit.

Looking forward to the pics as I MYSELF are fortunate enough to have a 1976...
08-02-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By bikemike73

I used a set of spanners I have !!! Worked...

I used a set of spanners I have !!!

Worked prefect !!!!


Thank you ALL !!!!

GREAT and knowledgeable people on this forum !!!!!!!!
08-02-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By bikemike73

GREAT STORY !!! And a great bike as well. ...

GREAT STORY !!!

And a great bike as well.

Look to be in excellent condition !!!!!!!!

Congrats !!
07-30-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By bikemike73

Excellent info Thank you !!!!

Excellent info

Thank you !!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By bikemike73

I would offer the $40.00 and see what happens. ...

I would offer the $40.00 and see what happens.

Does the seller have the rear tire ?
07-30-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By bikemike73

Would you hold the allen wrench at the back of...

Would you hold the allen wrench at the back of the pedal and loosen with the pedal wrench ?

Or just use the pedal wrench ?

Seems simple, but I do not want to " strip" by mistake

Thank you...
07-30-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By bikemike73

GREAT SCORE !!!! Looks to be in VERY GOOD...

GREAT SCORE !!!!

Looks to be in VERY GOOD shape !!!

You are correct with prices being on the high side for C&V

BUT the C&V are BETTER bikes !!!!!!!

Congrats again !!!
07-30-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By bikemike73

Thank you !!!!! Stay safe my friends!!!! :)

Thank you !!!!!

Stay safe my friends!!!! :)
07-30-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By bikemike73

Pedal removal 1987 Schwinn Tempo

I am not sure how to remove these pedals

Do I use an allen wrench or pedal wrench ?

I still believe pedals loosen toward the rear of the bike

Please see pic.

Thank you
07-30-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By bikemike73

Dust cover removal 1987 Schwinn Tempo

Wondering how to remove this dust cover.

I have never seen one like this.

Does it pop out or unscrew?

Has 2 small holes about the size of a common pin

See pic
07-27-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,246
Posted By bikemike73

Holey Moley !!!!! There MUST have been some...

Holey Moley !!!!!

There MUST have been some good bikes out of all of these **********?

Or at the very least some parts !!!

Where did they all come from ?

Are these to be saved**********?
07-26-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,246
Posted By bikemike73

I LOVE this thread!!!! As many do ...

I LOVE this thread!!!!

As many do

Randy...thank YOU for saving as many bikes and other " treasures" others have thrown away.
It make me shake my head with this disposable society we live in.
...
07-26-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By bikemike73

That bike looks in VERY good shape. You...

That bike looks in VERY good shape.

You cannot win them all !

I am sure....like myself......you are way ahead in the game :) :)

Life is short....enjoy .....................
07-26-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,477
Posted By bikemike73

Great score !!!! I missed out on a...

Great score !!!!

I missed out on a Yellow/Orange Colnago Super 1973.


It was on Ebay located in CA.

There was a BIN price of 999.00/ I asked a few questions, seller was VERY nice. Was...
Replies: 28
Views: 862
Posted By bikemike73

I would just put a zip tie on the cable and...

I would just put a zip tie on the cable and connect to the handlebars.

I would leave the brakes as is...IF when you ride it....they work
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By bikemike73

GREAT SCORE !!!! LOVE the colors !!!!!! ...

GREAT SCORE !!!!

LOVE the colors !!!!!!

I would have paid DOUBLE that all day long !!!! :)

Congrats again.

If you lived close by......I think I would have to come by and " look" at it :)
Replies: 28
Views: 862
Posted By bikemike73

The spokes have rust on them. Not sure if it's...

The spokes have rust on them. Not sure if it's surface rust or worse.

If you do all ramzilla suggests, (would be what I would do)..... if I was keeping it... or if it was a high end bike

I do...
07-21-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By bikemike73

GREAT !!!! I'll order them and keep all...

GREAT !!!!

I'll order them and keep all posted.

Not in a big hurry

Thank you
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