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10-14-19, 09:06 PM
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Posted By thriftyswift3

Oh cool! Maybe that makes me feel better about my...

Oh cool! Maybe that makes me feel better about my old Schwinn Le Tour that I've been calling a Mixte but I suspect is a ladies' bike. :lol:
10-12-19, 01:01 AM
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Posted By thriftyswift3

Just lately been discovering the joy of riding...

Just lately been discovering the joy of riding cruisers. Have had this stored away for years, never intending to actually use it. I've attached a homemade seat on the rack for carrying my daughter to...
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Posted By thriftyswift3

Shoot. Hate to say it, but the other night I cut...

Shoot. Hate to say it, but the other night I cut off my Lotus-branded toe straps! Tried to pry them out of the pedals with pliers first, but I was low on time. I see you say they are very rare. I'm...
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Posted By thriftyswift3

The Excelle I just picked up is that color...

The Excelle I just picked up is that color scheme, including the pink brake cables. It's also a tall frame like yours.
10-02-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By thriftyswift3

Thanks! Yeah, that website I found the night that...

Thanks! Yeah, that website I found the night that I picked up the bike. What a great resource – the best I've found. It let me identify the year of the bike pretty clearly.
10-02-19, 07:57 AM
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Posted By thriftyswift3

Ha, thanks! Yeah, I got the toe clips taken off...

Ha, thanks! Yeah, I got the toe clips taken off and the front derailleur lubed and moving and so forth and rolled around with the dog alongside last night. Feels like this is going to be one of my...
10-02-19, 06:30 AM
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Posted By thriftyswift3

Yeah, I watched for like 15 minutes and the owner...

Yeah, I watched for like 15 minutes and the owner didn't come back out of the coffee shop. :roflmao:

No, someone on a local neighborhood info-sharing website posted that it had been sitting out by...
10-02-19, 12:15 AM
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Views: 234
Posted By thriftyswift3

Picked up a Lotus Excell

Probably 1987 model.

I did a search for "Lotus" here and found nothing! Surely there is discussion on Lotus here.

This bike was pretty clearly abandoned and, like most of my bikes was procured...
09-20-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By thriftyswift3

Ran out of time to snap a pic today. In-laws...

Ran out of time to snap a pic today. In-laws coming for visit tomorrow, so hopefully time to snap one as I make myself scarce.
09-19-19, 12:37 AM
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Views: 201
Posted By thriftyswift3

It's a one-speed. I am not concerned about...

It's a one-speed.

I am not concerned about the black leakage getting onto things. I'm concerned that I will damage/shorten the life of the thing by letting its lubricant escape.

It's a weird...
09-18-19, 12:26 AM
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Views: 201
Posted By thriftyswift3

Old Sears (Murray) Bike Leaking Grease From Rear Axle

I tried to post this question to an existing thread, but could not find an appropriate one.

I have a bike branded Sears probably from the 60s. I have been using it to transport my two children...
07-22-19, 02:15 PM
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Views: 590
Posted By thriftyswift3

I say "kids'" because in looking into it online,...

I say "kids'" because in looking into it online, it was said that they were kids' bikes. Our Schwinn Racer has 26" wheels. It is a rather short bike.

I also see that in the old advert. that you...
07-20-19, 10:41 PM
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Views: 590
Posted By thriftyswift3

Wow, Murray Missile, thank you! Looks like that's...

Wow, Murray Missile, thank you! Looks like that's the bike we've got here!

Okay, this is interesting. Turns out my Sears (Murray) bike is a children's bike?

Thing is, we have another antique...
07-20-19, 01:23 PM
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Views: 590
Posted By thriftyswift3

Oh, thanks!

Oh, thanks!
07-20-19, 08:25 AM
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Views: 781
Posted By thriftyswift3

I was pointed to this thread because I posted a...

I was pointed to this thread because I posted a question about my Sears bike that is very similar to yours. I really wish mine was a men's bike not a ladies' bike, but yeah. The serial number on mine...
07-20-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By thriftyswift3

[QUOTE=T-Mar;21036088]I don't know the serial...

[QUOTE=T-Mar;21036088]I don't know the serial number coding but the chainwheel pattern is consistent with the bicycle being contract manufactured by Murray. A male version of this bicycle surfaced a...
07-20-19, 12:45 AM
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Views: 590
Posted By thriftyswift3

Sears Bike from Probably the 50s

Some years ago, my wife bought a Sears bike at a large antique flea market event.

We've kept it stored since then, as it's not a viably rideable bike on hostile city streets.

We are moving once...
07-23-18, 11:49 PM
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Views: 158,252
Posted By thriftyswift3

I have a Fuji Grand SE. In this thread, I have...

I have a Fuji Grand SE. In this thread, I have not seen one mention of this model. Anyone with experience with a Grand SE? Mine is one of my favorite of my bikes.

Using the website I found on...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 124,851
Posted By thriftyswift3

I regularly add to my fastener collection when...

I regularly add to my fastener collection when riding, walking or running. Most common: Washers. Plenty of bolts and nuts too. Most commonly found tool? Sockets.
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