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10-19-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By Phamilton

Happy 2 years car free to me

Belated anyway.

My wife bought a car a few months ago and drives it to work and stuff and when we want to go places together weíll use the car, just like we did before she got a car, when weíd...
10-19-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,822
Posted By Phamilton

I had everything the same as best as I could with...

I had everything the same as best as I could with the stems and bars I had, saddle and reach were all the same but bar height was different. Bars were all the same, too. It was sort of a...
10-19-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By Phamilton

Actually, upon thinking about it a little...

Actually, upon thinking about it a little further, the Voyageur is the first bike Iíve spent time on that wasnít mostly or all hi-ten construction. Aside from a Raleigh Marathon I had that was ď575SL...
10-19-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By Phamilton

I honestly wouldnít care if it was worth...

I honestly wouldnít care if it was worth anything, Iím not looking to sell it. Best $50 bike Iíve bought so far (45 actually).

If I ever do lose it for any reason itíd be nice to know what to look...
10-19-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 239
Posted By Phamilton

Width of the tire isnít the only factor in ride...

Width of the tire isnít the only factor in ride quality. A high quality 32mm tire might fit and not require messing with the drivetrain or welding the frame.
10-19-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By Phamilton

Iíll happily assume itís a mis-stickered Champion...

Iíll happily assume itís a mis-stickered Champion #2 if thatís what the community supports. I wonder in the grand scheme of tubing the #2 would be comparable to, if anything. Iím novice about tubing...
10-19-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By Phamilton

The seatpost is 26.6. Seat tube is 28.6 like...

The seatpost is 26.6. Seat tube is 28.6 like anything else.
10-19-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By Phamilton

Itís my bike and I ride it and know it. Obviously...

Itís my bike and I ride it and know it. Obviously itís not BMX tubing. The question is if itís not BMX tubing and not Champion #1 or 2, then what is it?
I guess thatís why I threw the word expert...
10-18-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 69,238
Posted By Phamilton

Yup - I failed to mention earlier that I called...

Yup - I failed to mention earlier that I called Shimano first. They suggested a shop that was something like a 2 hour drive and we didnít have a car at the time. I asked them about the local Trek...
10-18-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,526
Posted By Phamilton

I started smoking when I was 12 and by 16 was up...

I started smoking when I was 12 and by 16 was up to a pack a day and have been ever since. Iím 38 now and started cycling as an adult about 5 years ago and still havenít quit cigarettes, but Iíve...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,343
Posted By Phamilton

Iíve commuted on several different types of bikes...

Iíve commuted on several different types of bikes with several different types and widths of tires and I always get to work at about the same time.
10-18-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 39,631
Posted By Phamilton

Looks like a stock photo to me. Why anybody would...

Looks like a stock photo to me. Why anybody would use this as an example for this discussion, beats me. The saddle is also too low. But heís wearing cool clothes and a nice backpack.
10-18-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 39,631
Posted By Phamilton

Been working on fitting drop bars to my...

Been working on fitting drop bars to my recumbent, wondering if anybody has any recommendations for a particular bar good for that purpose. Thanks.
10-17-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By Phamilton

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x953/bc390648_415e_4864_9f09_23018a7448a3_85b2686be7e68ca438b70ff96c1bf6d036e63296.jpeg...
10-17-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By Phamilton

Thanks for the link - Iím not really sure how to...

Thanks for the link - Iím not really sure how to interpret what Iím looking at in the catalog scan but Iíll spend some more time on it this weekend.
10-17-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By Phamilton

Everything else on the bike was 100% original...

Everything else on the bike was 100% original when I bought it except MAYBE the tires. I think Iíve seen pics of other Ď83 Voyageurs online with the same decal, just no discussion about it.
10-17-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 39,631
Posted By Phamilton

My experience has been that drop bars are pretty...

My experience has been that drop bars are pretty useless once theyíre much higher than the saddle. At that point thereís so little weight on the hands and front end it makes the handling wonky. But...
10-17-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 39,631
Posted By Phamilton

Happy endings really depend on who is doing the...

Happy endings really depend on who is doing the bending over. That said, I ride the bike with drop bars and my wife rides the flat bar hybrid.
10-17-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By Phamilton

Tange Champion Motocross

My Ď83 Schwinn Voyageur has this sticker. Itís not Champion #1 or #2, and I havenít been able to find much about it online. Are there any experts who can tell me about this tubing?
...
10-17-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,822
Posted By Phamilton

At 5í12Ē, Iíve tried 21Ē, 23Ē, and 25Ē frames....

At 5í12Ē, Iíve tried 21Ē, 23Ē, and 25Ē frames. While one can certainly use seatpost and stem to achieve an effectively identical riding position across different frame sizes, my experience was that...
10-17-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By Phamilton

Yeah Iím pretty sure any of the 80ís models made...

Yeah Iím pretty sure any of the 80ís models made in Taiwan are ISO 590 like mine.

Edit: Potentially important info - the fork/hub on my Ď83 Collegiate are 90mm. I donít know about others from...
10-17-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By Phamilton

^^^ note of additional interest on above...

^^^ note of additional interest on above post/bike - when I bought it the tires it had on it were actually still in good shape but they measured only 1Ē wide. They were old Bontrager brand 26 x 1 3/8...
10-17-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By Phamilton

I mean, failing all other options - since youíre...

I mean, failing all other options - since youíre going to be sitting upright anyway you can buy your choice of existing 3 speed and simply add a longer seatpost and taller stem. My Ď83 Schwinn...
10-16-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 672,850
Posted By Phamilton

thook, I donít do any touring and itís pretty...

thook, I donít do any touring and itís pretty flat in N. Indiana. I could probably get rid of the triple altogether. I have a couple vintage double cranks 52/40 of which I could throw one on, would...
10-16-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 672,850
Posted By Phamilton

My concern is twofold - one, that Iíve never...

My concern is twofold - one, that Iíve never spread a rear triangle, and two, that 10mm seems to be a lot, at least to me. I donít want to mess it up, this frame is a keeper. Iíve seen RJís YouTube...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,931
Posted By Phamilton

Been very slowly working through all the Star...

Been very slowly working through all the Star Trek series and movies.
10-15-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 672,850
Posted By Phamilton

With the wide range 10 speed cassette, arenít the...

With the wide range 10 speed cassette, arenít the big rings a little superfluous?

If I ever change the rear wheel on my Voyageur, Iíll look forward to getting rid of the half step plus granny...
10-14-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By Phamilton

I think there were actually some 3 speed...

I think there were actually some 3 speed suburbans but I couldnít advise a year. Somebody on BF knows. There are a bunch of old Schwinn catalog scans online.
10-14-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By Phamilton

At 6í5Ē youíll probably be most comfortable on a...

At 6í5Ē youíll probably be most comfortable on a 25Ē frame. Youíll have an easier time locating a 25Ē
frame with a derailer drivetrain than with a 3 speed. The Suburban was available with a 25Ē...
10-14-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 672,850
Posted By Phamilton

bwilli88, I was curious about it too and never...

bwilli88, I was curious about it too and never asked. Looking at the pics again now Iím also curious about the drivetrain on both bikes.
10-13-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 69,238
Posted By Phamilton

It IS a reflector bracket, but itís used to mount...

It IS a reflector bracket, but itís used to mount the rear fender. I can fit a 38mm tire under fenders if I hold the rear mounting point up. Otherwise itíll only clear a 35. I have the fenders on my...
10-13-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 69,238
Posted By Phamilton

Also possibly worth note is the new cranks are...

Also possibly worth note is the new cranks are wider than the originals as well, I want to say an additional 15mm, enough to be perceivable and maybe require a slight saddle adjustment
10-13-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 69,238
Posted By Phamilton

My original cranks were the CT90 as well. ...

My original cranks were the CT90 as well.

Hereís what they replaced it with:
...
10-12-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 69,238
Posted By Phamilton

Cutsit, I believe your bike is subject to a Trek...

Cutsit, I believe your bike is subject to a Trek recall involving the crankset, as was mine. Last fall my LBS replaced crankset, bottom bracket, front derailer, and chain, I had to cover labor cost,...
10-12-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 69,238
Posted By Phamilton

For reference (if it helps) Iím 5í12Ē and this is...

For reference (if it helps) Iím 5í12Ē and this is a 23Ē frame. Fits just about right.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15,292
Views: 11,042,269
Posted By Phamilton

davei1980, that Ridley is a sweet build. You...

davei1980, that Ridley is a sweet build. You could sticker bomb the frame if you wanted a less flashy look. I think sticker bombing is cool, anyway. If you get a set of full length fenders like SKS...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,207
Posted By Phamilton

Youíll only really have to worry about double...

Youíll only really have to worry about double shifts when you get into 5-6 speed territory. A half step or half step with granny setup (mine is 50/46/30f 14/16/19/23/28r) is a delightful/terrible...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,393
Posted By Phamilton

Bunch of internet bike dweebs critiquing each...

Bunch of internet bike dweebs critiquing each otherís posting styles. If any of us had any real social/communication skills we wouldnít be on the internet trying to ďsocializeĒ anyway.

Had to...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,207
Posted By Phamilton

Buy a used 700c rigid hybrid like a Trek...

Buy a used 700c rigid hybrid like a Trek Multitrack for $100 and build it the way you want with the savings. You donít need disc brakes.
10-08-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 69,238
Posted By Phamilton

Cutsit, a 38 will fit fine, a 42 will be tight in...

Cutsit, a 38 will fit fine, a 42 will be tight in the rear. You can fit fenders over a 38 with a little work on the rear mounting.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,393
Posted By Phamilton

I donít drive anymore but I did for 20 years...

I donít drive anymore but I did for 20 years before I went car-free/whatever. Iíve seen my headlight (450 lumens) and taillight (150) on another bike from inside my wifeís car at night. Theyíre...
09-20-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 69,238
Posted By Phamilton

Mine is a Ď94 or Ď95 (canít remember) 700 with...

Mine is a Ď94 or Ď95 (canít remember) 700 with the blue to purple fade. Currently set up for my new (short!) work commute:
...
09-14-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 34,338
Posted By Phamilton

My Ď83, now relieved of its long distance...

My Ď83, now relieved of its long distance commuting duties. I stripped the fenders and rear rack, had to replace the bar tape due to a trunk loading mishap because of a pinch flat mishap. Now ready...
09-07-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,195
Posted By Phamilton

Profile pic from sellerís Facebook page: ...

Profile pic from sellerís Facebook page:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x651/fc3a95ec_eea3_4fdf_a7ef_a301cc82256c_911ed970832cbca46c416490a0947b9e85d36894.png
09-07-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,195
Posted By Phamilton

The photo is at a weird angle I think. Looks like...

The photo is at a weird angle I think. Looks like French fit to me. Perfect for long rides at a medium pace.
09-07-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,195
Posted By Phamilton

Not my bike, but for sale locally. The ad says...

Not my bike, but for sale locally. The ad says ďframe too big, possible trade
for 49cm frameĒ. Maybe the seller has some idea what itís like to have weird body proportions. I would be willing to...
09-07-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,036
Posted By Phamilton

I have now installed two bells on my bike, one on...

I have now installed two bells on my bike, one on the right side of my handlebars and one on the left. I ring the bell appropriate for which direction I want trail users to move. Half the time they...
09-01-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 34,338
Posted By Phamilton

I donít know what it is about them, maybe someone...

I donít know what it is about them, maybe someone else gets it, but I love Schwinn colors. I think Schwinns always had the best colors. Maybe paint quality not so great, but the colors are wonderful.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,117
Posted By Phamilton

May I ask what kind of bar tape that is? I had...

May I ask what kind of bar tape that is? I had some tan colored cheap stuff like that for a while - no bueno. Yours looks much nicer.
08-29-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,195
Posted By Phamilton

I'd be curious to know top tube length of that...

I'd be curious to know top tube length of that beautiful tiny Fuji frame.
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