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03-02-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,203
Posted By Schwinneffect

New tech and old problems

I expect life expectancy to fall in spite of promising new tech. Rapamycin, senolytics, etc might add 5 to 10% to health span, but opiate overdoses and type 2 diabetes kill thousands. For those...
02-25-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,838
Posted By Schwinneffect

They shoot horse thieves

It really hurts when your bike is taken. The Miyata commuters are rare, but you may find one eventually if you live on Craigslist long enough. In the meantime perhaps get a different vintage 3...
01-03-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,890
Posted By Schwinneffect

Two bikes

Thanks big John. Those Gunnar bikes look great. I exaggerated when I wrote that big bikes are not made. Gunnar, Zinn, Khs, Rivendell, and a bunch of others all make big bikes. It is only the very...
01-03-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,890
Posted By Schwinneffect

Greener grass

I'm fairly tall, and I think the shorter guys have it made. I'm riding a 63cm frame bike, and it is a bit small. I'd like a 65 or 66cm frame bike, but they don't make them anymore.

Actually...
12-26-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,802
Posted By Schwinneffect

How about a small laundry basket, some wire ties...

How about a small laundry basket, some wire ties and bungie cords, a Blackburn rack, and a happy dog in the basket.
12-23-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,470
Posted By Schwinneffect

Bikeforum posting must bring good luck. I'd...

Bikeforum posting must bring good luck. I'd looked for an OEM shift trigger for months. A day or two after posting about the matter I acquired one on ebay for 57 USD. If bwilli can bring some...
12-21-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 943
Posted By Schwinneffect

There might be ways around this. I have...

There might be ways around this. I have struggled with severe allergies which have left me turning blue and struggling for breath. This may get me out of the jab. There is always the option of...
12-21-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,470
Posted By Schwinneffect

Bad dog

I have a 1981 Miyata Commuter with the same shifter described by the OP. My shifter was damaged in a dog crash, but I've repaired it with superglue. I'd like to find a replacement. I did find an...
11-18-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,398
Posted By Schwinneffect

79 minutes is great! You are an inspiration. ...

79 minutes is great! You are an inspiration.

I do think some of the emphasis on extreme endurance could cause harm. Atrial fibrillation or other heart issues can occur in older athletes. ...
11-18-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By Schwinneffect

Folate and freezers

I only learned recently that freezing reduces the folate content of veggies. By the 6 month mark in the freezer, much of the folate is gone. I eat a lot of vegetables, but frozen more so than fresh...
10-31-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Schwinneffect

Fifteen speed suburban

I have a 1975 Suburban 10 speed which is now a 15 speed. There are steep hills where I live, so I installed a triple chaining. The swap was easy, since both derallerars and the original chain...
10-09-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Schwinneffect

What size frame is that? It looks tall. If you...

What size frame is that? It looks tall. If you decide to sell I may be interested. They don't make tall bikes anymore, and vintage tall alloy frames are scarce
10-03-20, 03:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,373
Posted By Schwinneffect

There is nothing wrong with ordinary platform...

There is nothing wrong with ordinary platform pedals until you ride with wet and slippery shoes. On those days the security of cleats is most welcome. Shimano M324 or similar dual purpose pedals...
09-19-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 40,562
Posted By Schwinneffect

I actually looked at a Trek Domane last week at...

I actually looked at a Trek Domane last week at the Albuquerque dealership. It seemed to be way too small, but I did not actually get on the bike.

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I am more of a vintage bike...
09-18-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 40,562
Posted By Schwinneffect

Tall aluminum road bikes

It seems that carbon frames at 66 cm or larger are all but nonexistent. I've found a couple of nice 66 cm AL bikes. (99 Allez, and a Cannondale Caad5).
What are some other model names to search...
Forum: Introductions
09-10-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Schwinneffect

Japanese 3 speed thread

I think we need a Japanese 3 speed thread. I love my Miyata Commuter, but I also think Raleigh Tourists are awesome. Perhaps mr3speed would be kind enough to kick it off with a pic of his Miyata.
08-06-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,836
Posted By Schwinneffect

Original poster... Has your Dr. checked for...

Original poster... Has your Dr. checked for Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, or other heritable heart conditions which may explain your thickened heart and other symptoms? Some of these...
08-05-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Schwinneffect

Consider getting a 4k score test (Four-kallikrein...

Consider getting a 4k score test (Four-kallikrein test), or PHI (prostate health index) These tests take advantage of the idea that prostate cancer cells make psa differently than benign prostate...
04-02-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,838
Posted By Schwinneffect

Commuter fit

I failed to mention the fit. I'm 6' 4". My inseam for blue jeans is 34" and 35" for dress pants. I have the seat post on the Commuter almost all the way up. The image shows the 25" Commuter in...
03-29-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,588
Posted By Schwinneffect

Dueling pistols

There used to be consequences for impolite behavior. A loudmouth idiot would get a punch in the nose at least and might even face death. Today the idiot is free to run his mouth, and you will face...
03-19-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,117
Posted By Schwinneffect

Spend now?

I'm actually thinking of spending more on stuff now. The economy is contracting right now, but helicopter money is on the way. Six to eight months from now when the chopper brings the checks,...
03-13-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,838
Posted By Schwinneffect

Miyata Commuter Review

There isn't much information on teh interwebz about the old Miyata Commuter, so I'm bumping this old thread. I purchased one of these new/old bikes from Krems a few months ago, and I've put a few...
02-14-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,194
Posted By Schwinneffect

Heart rate ŕnd fasting

I've observed that my heart rate varies a lot even when I try to hold the work load rate in Watts and cadence constant. My heart rate will typically start out at around 100 bpm, and then creep up...
02-05-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,492
Posted By Schwinneffect

Kentucky

Beer and wine are very high carb content. Bourbon is health food? Brought to you by Wild Turkey and the Commonwealth of KY.
02-04-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,923
Posted By Schwinneffect

Silver socks

Silver drystat are my go to socks for camping, bicycling, or motorcycling. I still prefer wool for cool weather hiking. The drystat socks can be pricey, but I have bought them on closeout sales.
01-06-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By Schwinneffect

Nasalcrom

Nasalcrom works as a preventative. First take a hot shower and scrub face, neck and eyesockets well with a washcloth. Try to remove all allergens and dry with a fresh mildew few towel. Use...
01-05-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By Schwinneffect

The knee is so complicated and many things can...

The knee is so complicated and many things can inflame the bursa. For those of us just barely over fifty it may be wise to be careful in choosing a doctor. A number of procedures are available to...
01-04-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By Schwinneffect

I've had some fluid on the knee for months. The...

I've had some fluid on the knee for months. The condition has improved a lot since an accident in June. For the first two months my knee was nearly twice the normal size. The fluid is barely...
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By Schwinneffect

I wonder if a longer pull starter cord routed...

I wonder if a longer pull starter cord routed through eyelets on the frame might work? You would need to be careful that the cord is routed so that it cannot tangle on the pedals, etc. Some petrol...
11-23-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,093
Posted By Schwinneffect

I would not need 700C wheels, but Sixer had...

I would not need 700C wheels, but Sixer had linked to a set of 700C wheels with a 3 speed hub, so that's an option. The front wheel does not need to be touched. A 27 inch rear with 3 speed hub...
11-23-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,093
Posted By Schwinneffect

Thanks sixer: What did your used 25 inch...

Thanks sixer:

What did your used 25 inch commuter sell for if you don't mind my asking? I had given up on finding a tall 3 speed, so I bought a used 24 inch Suburban ten speed. The bike is...
11-21-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,093
Posted By Schwinneffect

Miyata Commuter

Seems perfect with a 25 inch frame, but hard to find....
11-04-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,882
Posted By Schwinneffect

The spider approach seems like the ideal...

The spider approach seems like the ideal solution. I'm pretty sure that neither the front nor rear derailleurs would like the triple front chain ring much. When the rear and front derailleurs are...
11-04-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,882
Posted By Schwinneffect

Vintage Schwinn rocks as usual with a wealth of...

Vintage Schwinn rocks as usual with a wealth of good info! I discovered that my bike has the GT120 rear derailleur already. Perhaps the bike already has the 32 tooth rear sprocket as well. I did...
11-03-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,882
Posted By Schwinneffect

Old Schwinn Continental, Suburban, Varsity Chainrings

I bought a 1975 Schwinn Suburban and took it for a ride today. I was having a blast until I came to a hill and immediately realized that I was either way out of shape, or the bike was geared much too...
11-01-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,670
Posted By Schwinneffect

Yep. I am finding my health food kick a bit...

Yep. I am finding my health food kick a bit inconvenient. My bike has a rack, so food does not get sweaty, but it is perishable just the same. I used to eat the food bars too, but as your list...
11-01-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,670
Posted By Schwinneffect

The only liquid I take is water, since most of...

The only liquid I take is water, since most of the other options have sugar, or overly sweet artificial sweetener. I guess I could drink heavy whipping cream, but that seems disgusting. I've...
10-31-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,670
Posted By Schwinneffect

Portable Clyde Food?

I'm looking for suggestions for food to take while biking.

Some examples:

Canned salmon. High in omega 3 fats and protein. Looks kind of like what was swept off of the cannery floor, but...
10-27-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,775
Posted By Schwinneffect

The issue with aluminum alloys is that they do...

The issue with aluminum alloys is that they do not have a clear elastic limit. One can make a spring out of steel or titanium, but you don't see aluminum springs. Good engineering design takes this...
10-27-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,093
Posted By Schwinneffect

Conversions

Tall ten or 5 speeds are much more plentiful than tall 3 speeds. One interesting bike is the Schwinn Le Tour tourist. These had large lugged brazed frames, aluminum bars and rims, and light...
10-27-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,093
Posted By Schwinneffect

Azor Jersey

I have found that an Azor 3 speed may be ordered online and shipped to the USA for 99 USD shipping cost. A 67 cm frame is available. Is anyone familiar with this bike? The online specs did not...
10-17-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,093
Posted By Schwinneffect

I've located a Collegiate like yours in Oklahoma...

I've located a Collegiate like yours in Oklahoma that the owner claims is like new. Since I'm heading east from New Mexico I plan to stop and have a look. I was wondering if the early eighties...
10-16-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,093
Posted By Schwinneffect

Only ten USD for the monster bike, and it looks...

Only ten USD for the monster bike, and it looks barely used. I can understand the advantage of using a more modern bike as the basis for the three speed project; however, I really have too many...
10-16-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,093
Posted By Schwinneffect

I'm not stuck on Schwinn or any other brand. ...

I'm not stuck on Schwinn or any other brand. I've not found many Fuji or Panasonic 3 speeds. I did notice a Ross Eurospprt 3 on eBay. The brazed lug frame looked interesting, but it's a 23 inch...
10-16-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,093
Posted By Schwinneffect

Wow. Thanks for all the info. I really like...

Wow. Thanks for all the info. I really like Continentals because that was the bike my Scoutmaster had back in 1977. I had an AMF Scorcher at the time that was beat to death. We swapped bikes one...
10-16-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,093
Posted By Schwinneffect

Old fashioned sounds good to me. I think I know...

Old fashioned sounds good to me. I think I know what you mean about short gearing. When I was young I seldom stopped pedaling. Downhill stretches were an opportunity to upshift and see how much...
10-15-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,093
Posted By Schwinneffect

That DL-1 looks wonderful. Does anyone know if...

That DL-1 looks wonderful. Does anyone know if the 28 inch wheels on the Raleigh Tourist are the same BSD as a 700C?
10-14-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,093
Posted By Schwinneffect

That looks like it just left the showroom. Not...

That looks like it just left the showroom. Not for sale? Does anyone have an opinion on the Columbia Tourist 3? I've located one, but I don't know the frame size yet.
10-14-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,093
Posted By Schwinneffect

Thanks Jeff: Unfortunately I may need to...

Thanks Jeff:

Unfortunately I may need to wait a while before a 71 Suburban shows up on Craigslist, and the good riding weather is tempting me to get a bike right away.

I found a blog post by a...
10-14-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,093
Posted By Schwinneffect

Thanks for all the replies. Schwinn made the 3...

Thanks for all the replies. Schwinn made the 3 speed 27 inch wheel Suburban in 1971 only according to the catalogs. I assume they did not sell well, and the 5 speeds are much more common. I have...
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