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08-04-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By Jmpierce

Off topic... jack pot, are you a Vonnegut...

Off topic...

jack pot, are you a Vonnegut fan?
08-02-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 853
Posted By Jmpierce

Nice looking bike. But congratulations on...

Nice looking bike.

But congratulations on the weight loss and getting in shape!
08-02-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Jmpierce

Thank you Canopus. I thought it might be a...

Thank you Canopus. I thought it might be a problem.
08-02-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,320
Posted By Jmpierce

Finally get to contribute! I rode my usual...

Finally get to contribute!

I rode my usual route this morning, 11 miles on the Mississippi River trail on my 12 yo Nasbar Alum SS. This is the latest build.
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08-02-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,206
Posted By Jmpierce

I love where this build is going. The attraction...

I love where this build is going. The attraction for Schwinn frames and bikes is something I've caught as well. Something to do with not being able to afford them when I was a kid (we had Sears bikes...
07-31-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Jmpierce

This will help greatly in figuring out what's...

This will help greatly in figuring out what's wrong. Thanks. I have the heavier weight grease, used it on many of these hubs. Right off the bat one of the brake shoes is broken so that there are...
07-30-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Jmpierce

Yeah, I'm not talking factory built. I'm thinking...

Yeah, I'm not talking factory built. I'm thinking about hand built. Ben's is where I was looking for the parts and maybe a custom build.

The current rims are Schwinn 26" I believe (need to check...
07-29-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 110,485
Posted By Jmpierce

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Posted many times on C&V before but willing to do it again.

My 82 710....
07-23-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Jmpierce

the brake says Bendix not sure of the hub. Its...

the brake says Bendix not sure of the hub. Its probably what ever the standard red stripe Schwinn rear hub was in the day. I messed with it again yesterday and got it to "freewheel" with very little...
07-21-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Jmpierce

I need to check the spring. I've had it apart a...

I need to check the spring. I've had it apart a couple of times and referenced Sheldon a few times.
07-21-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Jmpierce

^^^ Thank you. I've been messing with the rear...

^^^ Thank you. I've been messing with the rear hub hoping that I'll get it to work properly. No luck yet. Still looking into a new wheel set.
07-12-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 440,721
Posted By Jmpierce

Very nice!

Nice 82 750! I have an 82 710. Does anyone know the differences between the two? Besides the obvious of course. I altered mine after it was stolen and the top tube cable guides were crushed. I...
07-05-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,590
Posted By Jmpierce

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I'd go French, Vitus 979. Guess it's more how you build it and the frame...
07-03-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jmpierce

You can probably clean them up with real fine...

You can probably clean them up with real fine steel wool, I haven't tried it but it should work.

Others on this forum know better than me how to do that.
07-02-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jmpierce

Did you get it?

Did you get it?
07-02-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jmpierce

I say go for it, if it's your size. It's not...

I say go for it, if it's your size.

It's not too hard to build a bike up from a frame if you're at all mechanically inclined. The forum here has many very knowledgeable people who are willing to...
06-29-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By Jmpierce

It doesn't shift down. Could be an old grease...

It doesn't shift down. Could be an old grease thing but I was hoping that there was a way to rebuild these things.
06-29-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By Jmpierce

Dura Ace 7700 front (left) shifter repair

Does anyone know where I can find information on how to repair a Dura Ace 7700 front (left) shifter? I am more of a C&V mechanic and there fore I can fix downtime shifters all day but there new...
06-26-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,537
Posted By Jmpierce

Isn't that one of those kids track bikes that one...

Isn't that one of those kids track bikes that one of our members was restoring?
06-25-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 80,263
Posted By Jmpierce

Spider-Man....

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At a rest stop on the riverfront trail
06-22-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Jmpierce

Wheel upgrade to 74 Speedster

Pics for reference


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I've been looking for one of these for years and...
06-18-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 34,662
Posted By Jmpierce

Lets give this a try... -Tricycle,...

Lets give this a try...



-Tricycle, not sure of the brand

-Some unknown two wheeled bike, I remember the moment when I first learned to balance it without the aid of training wheels. I was...
06-13-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By Jmpierce

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I just did what you are talking about doing. I upgraded a 1990 Trek 750 from...
06-09-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,485
Posted By Jmpierce

Yes! I just today received a screwdriver set I...

Yes! I just today received a screwdriver set I ordered in early March.
06-09-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,251
Posted By Jmpierce

I love this Vitus, purple Vituses (Vitus?) are...

I love this Vitus, purple Vituses (Vitus?) are very sexy.

My first bonded frame was a Technium that I turned into a single speed. I switched it back to multi geared and sold it....
06-06-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jmpierce

Thanks DC City Hauler. I've been keeping an eye...

Thanks DC City Hauler. I've been keeping an eye out for a Cannondale that works for me.
06-06-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 37,680
Posted By Jmpierce

Got my own finally... ...

Got my own finally...


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06-01-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jmpierce

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I also am looking for a Cannondale to build up as I have never ridden a rode...
05-26-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,291
Posted By Jmpierce

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The Tube Repair Kit isn't really empty but what's in it isn't usable so it may...
05-20-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,309
Posted By Jmpierce

Schwann. ...

Schwann. https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0872_28a24e64176233d5c4f71ab08c04ca68698c2ab3.jpeg

One of my top grail bikes of ll time. 1974. Schwinn. Speedster.
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05-11-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 128,508
Posted By Jmpierce

Or do what I did with my last Trek 750 and...

Or do what I did with my last Trek 750 and convert it to 3x9 with XT rear derailleur, XT cassette, Nitto Albatross bars, and 9-speed bar-end shifters.

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I recently finished a...
05-11-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By Jmpierce

I've bought several sets from...

I've bought several sets from https://bicyclewheelwarehouse.com and I've been very happy with what I received. I've bought, 27" wheels with coaster brakes, 26" wheels (one set with tewo speed kick...
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By Jmpierce

Brazed on brake cable guides makes me think its...

Brazed on brake cable guides makes me think its later than 76-78, maybe 80? My 82 710 has a glued on head badge but the rest looks a lot like this one.
04-28-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,121
Posted By Jmpierce

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I have some Tri-color on my Vitus.
04-11-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,317
Posted By Jmpierce

I knew a guy that did that years ago. I think he...

I knew a guy that did that years ago. I think he used the crank set up for a tandem's stroker.
04-11-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15,823
Views: 1,629,774
Posted By Jmpierce

There are some really beautiful pictures posted...

There are some really beautiful pictures posted above I'm a little embarrassed to post mine. The Mississippi just north of St Louis is pretty industrial. Oh well, I got out and enjoyed the ride.

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04-06-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2,363
Views: 746,263
Posted By Jmpierce

And I changed the gearing, a lot.

And I changed the gearing, a lot.
04-05-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,480
Posted By Jmpierce

Reading tow books by Frank Bneto, The Dancing...

Reading tow books by Frank Bneto, The Dancing Chain, History and development of the derailleur bicycle and Complete Guide to Upgrading Your Bike. I finding out a lot about gear inches. In my advanced...
04-05-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,476
Posted By Jmpierce

Reading tow books by Frank Bneto, The Dancing...

Reading tow books by Frank Bneto, The Dancing Chain, History and development of the derailleur bicycle and Complete Guide to Upgrading Your Bike. I finding out a lot about gear inches. In my advanced...
04-03-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 440,721
Posted By Jmpierce

No rattle on mine. There is enough room for...

No rattle on mine. There is enough room for 700x32's
04-03-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By Jmpierce

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I guess its been two years. Found this photo from 2018. This is the original...
04-03-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By Jmpierce

I don't remember the brand, sorry. I got it from...

I don't remember the brand, sorry. I got it from one of those cruiser bike parts stores on-line.
04-02-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By Jmpierce

Maiden voyage.

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Iíve had this bike finished now for a year I think...
04-01-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,767
Posted By Jmpierce

Snapping turtle! I was on a charity ride a few...

Snapping turtle! I was on a charity ride a few years ago on the Katy Trail. There was five of us and got a little spread out. I saw something I thought was a rock in the tail ahead. When the lead...
04-01-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,435
Posted By Jmpierce

Water for most rides, Gatorade for longer rides...

Water for most rides, Gatorade for longer rides and Bourbon for rest stops.
03-27-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,887
Posted By Jmpierce

What is that on the fork? Attachment for a light?

What is that on the fork? Attachment for a light?
03-26-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By Jmpierce

I'm going to be 64 in a couple of months and I'm...

I'm going to be 64 in a couple of months and I'm in the same shape! Just keep with it.
03-26-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Jmpierce

I rode my 80's Nishiki yesterday. ...

I rode my 80's Nishiki yesterday.

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I'm also in the middle of Frank Bento's...
03-26-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,197
Posted By Jmpierce

That's a beautiful bike, great color too.

That's a beautiful bike, great color too.
03-24-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By Jmpierce

Damn! I'd ride that like I stole it!!

Damn! I'd ride that like I stole it!!
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