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08-18-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,666
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Is it any wonder that the majority of ...

Is it any wonder that the majority of the population in the USA prefers to purchase their new bicycles from WAL-MART, TARGET, AMAZON, and Walmart/Target's & others'...
08-16-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,666
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Not all are like that but sadly many of them are....

Not all are like that but sadly many of them are.
Many have an upscale clientele, and bicycling in some ways is the new golf.
That statement may not make sense until you look at it from the...
08-14-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,101
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Getting parts re-chromed can be expensive. The...

Getting parts re-chromed can be expensive.
The process of Chrome Plating is a very toxic process (the chemicals and what has to be done...). Most states and municipalities have toughened their...
08-08-19, 03:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,968
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Absolutely nothing is wrong with them. I've...

Absolutely nothing is wrong with them.
I've heard the typical: ' you know that I wouldn't be caught dead on a Schwinn ' since 1975.
Back in '75, it was more a reaction to Schwinn dealers'...
08-03-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,484
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

( SPINNAKER ) gave the perfect advice. You...

( SPINNAKER ) gave the perfect advice.

You are doing great. You are riding in JUNE, JULY, and AUGUST and you are riding in an area that is not flat.

Kitty, use all the LOW gears as...
08-02-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,129
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

GOOGLE: kenda k23 KENDA is the Only...

GOOGLE: kenda k23


KENDA is the Only manufacturer that I know of for these SCHWINN Only 26 x 1 3/8 (37mm - 597mm) Tires.

You can find them in BLACKWALL, GUMWALL, and WHITEWALL versions....
08-01-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,801
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I think ( spinnaker ) said it best. That is...

I think ( spinnaker ) said it best.
That is rubbish about falling in the tub......sure you can slip in the tub.....more likely in a hotel tub or as a guest in somebody's home than at your home ...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,989
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

May I suggest a "prepaid" no contract smartphone...

May I suggest a "prepaid" no contract smartphone cell service, specifically MetroPCS (they are owned by T-mobile, and are on the T-mobile network).

I think you will get a smart phone free as...
07-21-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,945
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The "old timey" WALD 139 front basket rack is...

The "old timey" WALD 139 front basket rack is still being made today and you can get them for approx $30 and free shipping....see #173883530461 on the bay or see amazon.

The old PLETSCHER rear...
07-18-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,048
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://bikehistory.org/bikes/heavyduti/ ...

https://bikehistory.org/bikes/heavyduti/

https://bikehistory.org/catalogs/1965.html

It appears that this bicycle had a "heavier duty" front hub with stronger/beefier spokes.
The seat was the...
07-18-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

John E. brings up an important point, as you...

John E. brings up an important point, as you also may want to investigate as to which tire brands run more true to size and which do not(--run smaller width--)

Michelin Protek (32 x 630) 27" x 1...
07-10-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,958
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

It is not as simple as tire width, as yes, tire...

It is not as simple as tire width, as yes, tire width does impact speed to a very small degree, BUT YOUR BICYCLE's GEARING will play a much larger role.

Look at some of the available free online...
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

dweenk is correct. There are plenty of retired...

dweenk is correct.
There are plenty of retired folks that live in cities with large universities that have a small sideline business of re-habbing old ...
06-24-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,598
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I exclusively ride 5 speed Collegiates and 5...

I exclusively ride 5 speed Collegiates and 5 speed Suburbans from the early 1970's and mid seventies. They have Shimano gearing( model J freewheel) and Shimano built rear derailleur (GT-100 for...
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