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Posted By 27inch

One of the issues with steel rims is that they...

One of the issues with steel rims is that they won't handle the pressures of some modern tires, so your tire choices will be limited.

That bike looks like a mid 70's model, and would have...
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Posted By 27inch

You couldn't build a set of wheels for $75, let...

You couldn't build a set of wheels for $75, let alone build a proper or period correct set of 27" wheels.
Do a check on eBay, go to advanced search and search past sold wheel sets.

My local bike...
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Views: 1,393
Posted By 27inch

The box stores are sold out around here and don't...

The box stores are sold out around here and don't seem to be restocking, several bike shops have closed up do to no inventory. I just red an article about one shop that was told they weren't going to...
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Posted By 27inch

I've got tires from the 50's on a few balloon...

I've got tires from the 50's on a few balloon tire bikes that are still good. I don't see why a set of Schwinn tires couldn't survive from '74.
If they were kept out of the sun and stored where they...
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Posted By 27inch

I had one I bought new in 1987, the same bike but...

I had one I bought new in 1987, the same bike but in a 23" frame.
I sold it about 11 years ago in pretty clean shape for $400 cash to a guy who drove all day from NC to pick it up. Mine still had...
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Views: 1,393
Posted By 27inch

Here's a shot of one of mine, the bike hasn't...

Here's a shot of one of mine, the bike hasn't been ridden in 20 years but its still complete. The rims got changed out in the late 80's when the spoke holes started to show cracks on the Rigida rims,...
07-29-20, 02:59 PM
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Posted By 27inch

You can make or buy new seals, and a little...

You can make or buy new seals, and a little grease does wonders for those old pumps. The killer is when their dented up from being used as a baton or hammer.
07-29-20, 02:57 PM
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Posted By 27inch

$3000 is crazy money but I they weren't bad...

$3000 is crazy money but I they weren't bad bikes. I rode an orange U08 for 10 years back in the 70's and absolutely loved the bike and how it handled.
After getting off a beat up Schwinn Varsity I...
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Posted By 27inch

About two weeks ago I had looked at a pair of new...

About two weeks ago I had looked at a pair of new in the box 1980-81 Trek 412 bikes for sale a couple hours north of where that bike is located but they were sold before I got back with cash. The guy...
07-17-20, 03:30 AM
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Views: 2,434
Posted By 27inch

I was at a resort once about 20 years ago, they...

I was at a resort once about 20 years ago, they had something similar to that trike as a 'free' rental, all you had to do was sign one out each morning. It was the most miserable thing I ever tried...
07-17-20, 03:23 AM
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Posted By 27inch

When I was a kid the bike to have was a Schwinn,...

When I was a kid the bike to have was a Schwinn, but very few around here could afford one, if you were lucky you could afford a Columbia or Rollfast.
by the time I could afford a new Schwinn, they...
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Views: 1,330
Posted By 27inch

For me its not so much the one that got away,...

For me its not so much the one that got away, back in the day I likely wouldn't have ever bought a Trek. They were a fairly new, unproven name. I glanced at them and bought something else. They were...
07-14-20, 08:45 AM
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Views: 472
Posted By 27inch

Weren't both of those models built with 700c...

Weren't both of those models built with 700c wheels? These are 27".

There are some 700c wheelsets but those are all Weinmann Concave and appear to be for older Raleigh bikes, a few L/F, and a few...
07-14-20, 06:59 AM
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Posted By 27inch

New Old 27" wheelset

Last night I answered an ad for some old bike parts, the guy said he had taken a bunch of new bikes apart to ebay them 20 years ago and also bought out all the wheels and old parts from a few dealers...
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Posted By 27inch

The point is that the new in the box bike was a...

The point is that the new in the box bike was a Trek 412, not a higher model, if it were a higher end model, I wouldn't have any interest in it. I think the 412/414 model was the only one to use 27"...
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Posted By 27inch

That's sort of like saying why did you by the...

That's sort of like saying why did you by the Ford when you could have spent twice as much and bought a Lincoln?

The Trek and Paramount are different bikes, and no one was dangling a new old stock...
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Posted By 27inch

I'm not sure how any of those compare to a New...

I'm not sure how any of those compare to a New Old Trek still in the box.
All three are used bikes with various changes and wear on them from years of use.
I have dozens of better bikes, but no new...
07-09-20, 08:57 AM
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Posted By 27inch

Nice yard. What's with all the cages and cat...

Nice yard.
What's with all the cages and cat carriers?

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07-09-20, 08:39 AM
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Posted By 27inch

Bellfast bicycle??? They posted several pics,...

Bellfast bicycle??? They posted several pics, then still got it wrong twice.

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Vintage Bellfast Starlight 3 Speed Super Deluxe 26" Girls...
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Posted By 27inch

I got done work yesterday, made sure I could take...

I got done work yesterday, made sure I could take the company van home with me, and gave the guy a call around 5:30 already to make the drive. He tells me he sold both of the 412's, the 25.5 and the...
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Views: 1,330
Posted By 27inch

I'm under the impression that he had a few of...

I'm under the impression that he had a few of these, he told me he had the 25.5" (64cm), and one 21,5" model in a 414. He said someone was coming today to get the 414.
My buddy, who told me about...
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Posted By 27inch

The way I see it is I can't go back to 1980 and...

The way I see it is I can't go back to 1980 and buy a new bike and I absolutely do not want anything any newer. I'm not set on any brand, just so its older. I already have two brand new Ross bicycles...
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Posted By 27inch

1980 Trek 412 new in box value?

I found a guy selling a brand new 1980 Trek 412 64cm that's brand new in the box, never assembled.
Its dark blue, has a 25.5" frame, has Rigida rims, Silstar cranks, Suntour VXGT derailleur, Dia...
06-26-20, 09:45 AM
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Posted By 27inch

Schwinn 10 Speed Traveler Bicycle - Mens -...

Schwinn 10 Speed Traveler Bicycle - Mens - $500https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/swedesboro-schwinn-10-speed-traveler/7148711175.html

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06-17-20, 02:41 AM
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Posted By 27inch

I tried the deglazing with sandpaper, no change. ...

I tried the deglazing with sandpaper, no change.
I fixed the problem, I tore the wheel apart and laced in another hub shell.
Its a shame because the hub I took out looks almost brand new.
The one...
06-12-20, 07:35 PM
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Views: 836
Posted By 27inch

I already put a complete new internal assembly in...

I already put a complete new internal assembly in this, it didn't change a thing.
I've tried both Park grease and Lucas wheel bearing grease, which is pretty heavy. I also tried some old school...
06-12-20, 01:45 AM
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Posted By 27inch

raleigh sports bicycle 1967 Special Edition ...

raleigh sports bicycle 1967 Special Edition
https://www.ebay.com/itm/raleigh-sports-bicycle-1967-Special-Edition/283905019239?hash=item421a0ecd67:g:3JgAAOSwFxpe3CdZ

US $10,000.00

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06-12-20, 12:37 AM
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Posted By 27inch

I'm not standing on the brakes very hard to make...

I'm not standing on the brakes very hard to make them stop, but on that one hill I do ride the brakes for a bit to get it slowed up and stopped. The bottom of the hill is sand covered so last minute...
06-11-20, 04:28 PM
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Posted By 27inch

Just took it for a ride around the block and got...

Just took it for a ride around the block and got caught in the rain heading home for about the last mile or so. When I came to a stop at the bottom of one hill I noticed the rain was sizzling on the...
06-11-20, 10:58 AM
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Posted By 27inch

I looked at this and it measures 64 c-t, just a...

I looked at this and it measures 64 c-t, just a tad big for me but a nice frame.
I think the 62cm measurement is the c-c measurement.

Ishawatta 022 tubing, felt pretty light....
06-11-20, 10:46 AM
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Posted By 27inch

Bendix Red Band hub groans when stopping?

I picked up a fairly clean old Schwinn Typhoon a while back out of a dumpster. The bike is pretty clean, not even a ding in the chrome fenders.
The wheels needed some truing but nothing major. I...
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Posted By 27inch

I've owned Schwinn Varsity's, Continentals, and a...

I've owned Schwinn Varsity's, Continentals, and a few Caliente models as well. I never once had a complaint about those bikes, my first was an early 60's Varsity which a co worker had used for 10...
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Posted By 27inch

I still have the International I bought new in...

I still have the International I bought new in the mid 70's, but I don't recall it having forged dropouts?
Mine had VXGT gear changers, a lesser version of Sugino cranks, similar to the Maxy but...
01-21-18, 10:55 PM
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Posted By 27inch

I've got over 50 bikes if you count those waiting...

I've got over 50 bikes if you count those waiting to be put together.
I tend to buy anything that's my size if its cheap.
My ex told me I had too many bikes, too many boats, too many guns, too...
01-20-18, 10:19 PM
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Views: 1,643
Posted By 27inch

Exactly What I don't understand is why they...

Exactly
What I don't understand is why they didn't keep the same geometry, most of the English bikes did but the Japanese bikes got longer. I wouldn't expect that in a particular price bracket in...
01-18-18, 02:51 PM
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Posted By 27inch

[QUOTE=Kontact;20116380]Those bikes were built...

[QUOTE=Kontact;20116380]Those bikes were built for Western road bike riders. Just like the Datsun 240Z fit taller people than the '70s Corvettes - it has nothing to do with Japanese needs or...
01-18-18, 03:07 AM
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Posted By 27inch

The SC has a Carlton seat post decal, the SGP...

The SC has a Carlton seat post decal, the SGP says Nottingham on it.
Both have 68cm 24tpi bottom brackets
Both came with 26.4mm SR Laprade seat posts with the Raleigh script on them.
Both bikes...
01-18-18, 02:52 AM
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Posted By 27inch

There are lots of new bikes, and new bike prices....

There are lots of new bikes, and new bike prices. I don't have a grand to spend on a new bike. My point here isn't to by a new bike, my point is to find out why different manufacturers seem to build...
01-17-18, 03:15 AM
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Posted By 27inch

On Jan. 10, I ordered some items online from...

On Jan. 10, I ordered some items online from several sellers, one in NSW Australia, another in Japan, one in Florida, and another in Montana. The package from Australia arrived yesterday, 6 days from...
01-16-18, 09:29 PM
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Views: 1,643
Posted By 27inch

It does seem related, they don't build the higher...

It does seem related, they don't build the higher end models to the same geometry as the lower end models.
An fit when it comes to most bikes is a matter of frame size, seat post height, and stem...
01-15-18, 11:41 PM
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Views: 1,643
Posted By 27inch

I've pretty much resigned myself to riding a road...

I've pretty much resigned myself to riding a road bike converted to straight bars with thumb shifters, I can't get used to the new shifters, I have an MTB with rapid fire shift and I hate it. I never...
01-15-18, 04:28 PM
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Views: 1,643
Posted By 27inch

High end vs mid level bike fit

After many years of riding mostly road bikes there's a few features that I just don't understand. Being 6ft02+ and over 300 lbs with a 42" waste for most of my adult life, I'm built more like a line...
01-14-18, 05:42 AM
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Views: 3,597
Posted By 27inch

Raleigh Super Grand Prix vs SuperCourse?

About two months ago I picked up two project bikes, one a 1977 Raleigh Super Course, the other a 1978 Raleigh Super Grand Prix. Both bikes have 25 1/2" frames. The Raleigh Super Course frame is...
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Posted By 27inch

I'm in a dead market here but its not so much as...

I'm in a dead market here but its not so much as the prices being high or low, its the quality of the bikes this area. Most everything you see is low end department store crap that they think is top...
01-11-18, 05:26 AM
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Posted By 27inch

I didn't realize they built a derailleur shift...

I didn't realize they built a derailleur shift bike in 26" either. I've had a few 27" 10 speed Sprites but they were newer. I don't think I've ever seen a 26" derailleur bike around here in person.
01-11-18, 05:14 AM
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Posted By 27inch

Trash picking or dumpster diving in the town I...

Trash picking or dumpster diving in the town I live it in illegal, if they catch you they will fine you. However, if you pickup an item the night before or catch it while someone is carrying it out,...
01-09-18, 09:40 PM
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Posted By 27inch

Who ever had this didn't ride it a whole lot....

Who ever had this didn't ride it a whole lot. Although its not mint it doesn't look abused. The fenders and chainguard are straight, the paint is faded but not all scratched up and the rims are...
01-09-18, 02:34 PM
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Views: 2,652,607
Posted By 27inch

Not a three speed, but 5 on this one. I picked...

Not a three speed, but 5 on this one.
I picked this up with full intentions of swapping everything over to a men's frame but the thing rides so perfect the way it is I couldn't bring myself to part...
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Views: 2,442
Posted By 27inch

Wow! Looks just like it. I remember that...

Wow! Looks just like it. I remember that headbadge real well, I had spent time polishing mine up so the bare metal shined like gold. I think the badge is brass?

Someone told me once that they had...
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Views: 2,442
Posted By 27inch

Back in the day I bought a bike for something...

Back in the day I bought a bike for something like $55 brand new from a local small bike shop that looked almost identical to yours. The only differences were that mine was badged Palm Cycles on the...
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