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09-21-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 219
Posted By Pompiere

Actually, it does have a third bottle mount under...

Actually, it does have a third bottle mount under the down tube and low rider mounts on the fork. The rear rack mounts are not very useful with the side pull brake in the way. Maybe I have the year...
09-21-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 219
Posted By Pompiere

I got this Performance Parabola locally at a...

I got this Performance Parabola locally at a garage sale. In the dark corner where I first saw it, I thought the color was light gray, but when I got it out in the light it is actually light purple...
09-20-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By Pompiere

When I used to autocross, I heard about some...

When I used to autocross, I heard about some people who would write a number near the tire valve as if it were a tire pressure. The idea was that a competitor might see it and think you had let slip...
09-19-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 976
Posted By Pompiere

Back in high school, a .22 rifle across the...

Back in high school, a .22 rifle across the handlebars to take care of some ground hogs at another farm.

More recently, a pair of wheels I bought at a garage sale while out riding. I didn't have...
09-18-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By Pompiere

The pawls aren't Miyata parts, but whoever made...

The pawls aren't Miyata parts, but whoever made the freewheel, most likely Shimano. It's pretty hard to find replacement pawls, and a pain to put them in. It would be much easier to buy a new...
09-14-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Pompiere

Catalogs are usually put together by...

Catalogs are usually put together by photographers and graphic design people trying to achieve a "look". It's not always the people who built the product. It would not be unusual for the...
09-14-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By Pompiere

They typically started making the new bikes in...

They typically started making the new bikes in the fall to have them to the dealers for the Christmas season. Another verification for Schwinn is most models have a four digit number lightly stamped...
09-12-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By Pompiere

That is beautiful! Some day I would like to...

That is beautiful! Some day I would like to experience riding a high-wheeler, but I would be okay to try a replica so as not to damage a nice antique.
09-09-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Pompiere

In that era, player salaries were not as high, so...

In that era, player salaries were not as high, so endorsements were a way to add to their income. In addition to his skills on the baseball field, Ted Williams was an avid hunter and fisherman, so...
09-06-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 883
Posted By Pompiere

Another one for Brooks saddles. It was a leap of...

Another one for Brooks saddles. It was a leap of faith to spend $100 on the first one, now I have four. I let my son ride one of my bikes before he went back to college. He couldn't believe how...
09-05-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By Pompiere

A trick I have used is to put the other axle nut...

A trick I have used is to put the other axle nut back on and tighten it down against the frame. That will put some more friction on the axle to stop it from turning. Once the drive-side nut comes...
09-02-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 885
Posted By Pompiere

There was a big slide rule like that hanging in...

There was a big slide rule like that hanging in the front of my high school algebra classroom. Calculators were coming out by then, so we never used it. I have a few regular slide rules that I...
09-01-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 937
Posted By Pompiere

I would say the bracket on the front is for a...

I would say the bracket on the front is for a headlight. They usually had a tab on the bottom to slip into the bracket. You may find some scratches on the fork or chainstays where a generator was...
08-30-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Pompiere

Most likely the Schwinn 20x1 3/4 inch size, which...

Most likely the Schwinn 20x1 3/4 inch size, which is not the same as 20x1.75 There may be some trace of the numbers molded into the sidewall.
08-29-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Pompiere

That's what my 310 looked like 36 years ago,...

That's what my 310 looked like 36 years ago, except mine is Burgundy. Somehow I got someone else's owner's manual, as it has Blue Mist written on the cover. Note the 100 psi tires, on rims that...
08-29-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Pompiere

This one has the Shimano 105 "Golden Arrow"...

This one has the Shimano 105 "Golden Arrow" shifters. They have a similar mount, but don't trim the front derailleur.
08-29-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Pompiere

They may have been darker when new. It is not...

They may have been darker when new. It is not uncommon for black anodizing to fade to bronze with age or exposure to sunlight.
08-29-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Pompiere

The missing plating around the valve hole makes...

The missing plating around the valve hole makes me think they were drilled out for Schrader valves. Back in the day, you could buy a 27 inch Schrader tube at any Kmart or hardware store, but you had...
08-26-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 705
Posted By Pompiere

The Walmart rack looks exactly like the one I got...

The Walmart rack looks exactly like the one I got from Nashbar, pre-bankruptcy. Nashbar called it the Shadow rack. It's not fancy, but it gets the job done and it wasn't very expensive. If it was...
08-25-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By Pompiere

I've had this one since it was new in 1986. ...

I've had this one since it was new in 1986.

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SR stem on 1986 Schwinn Sierra...
08-24-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,211
Posted By Pompiere

I've got one too. I just wish I had some gravel...

I've got one too. I just wish I had some gravel nearby to ride it on.

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1992...
08-22-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,285
Posted By Pompiere

I don't share the love for all chrome bikes. ...

I don't share the love for all chrome bikes. While I do like chrome lugs, chrome tips on the fork and rear triangle, and chrome accessories, a fully chromed bike frame doesn't do anything for me.
08-17-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,591
Posted By Pompiere

Regular mail seems to be running okay, but twice...

Regular mail seems to be running okay, but twice now I've had small packages delayed in the regional sorting center in Detroit. One from Velocals and the other from Nashbar. Each one had a tracking...
08-15-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,220
Posted By Pompiere

That's what I did with my Fuji. I had a 1980...

That's what I did with my Fuji. I had a 1980 Fuji Royale that I bought brand new out of a shop. It got stolen, once in 1982, recovered, then again in 1984. I replaced it with a Miyata 310 and have...
08-15-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By Pompiere

I like that nickname. I have carried a Zefal HP...

I like that nickname. I have carried a Zefal HP for years, and I grab them whenever I find them at flea markets or swaps. When asked why I don't switch to a CO2 cartridge, I say because I don't...
08-10-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By Pompiere

When I was a kid, my mom used Bar Keeper's Friend...

When I was a kid, my mom used Bar Keeper's Friend to remove rust stains in the sink. I still keep some in the house.
08-08-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Pompiere

I have a pair of Origin 8 Gary bars that have a...

I have a pair of Origin 8 Gary bars that have a 25.4 mm clamp area and a wide flare. They are discontinued, but you may be able to find some leftover stock.
08-05-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By Pompiere

As long as the derailleur has enough travel to...

As long as the derailleur has enough travel to span all the cogs, it's not hard to friction shift 8 speeds. I have seen an older derailleur that wouldn't shift to the largest cog because it did not...
08-01-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,851
Posted By Pompiere

I can't help you with the brand, but it looks...

I can't help you with the brand, but it looks pretty complete as is. During the 1960s, every maker had a version. Here is a site that specializes in that type of bike:...
07-26-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By Pompiere

The main advantage to cantilevers on a touring...

The main advantage to cantilevers on a touring bike is the extra clearance around the wheel for fenders and/or larger tires. They can also be adjusted for more power than you would get from a...
07-13-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By Pompiere

I found a NOS Schwinn large touring bag at an...

I found a NOS Schwinn large touring bag at an antique mall in Kentucky while on vacation. It didn't have the package, but it was still folded flat from being in the package. I left it in the sun...
07-13-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By Pompiere

I made some openers out of spare coaster brake...

I made some openers out of spare coaster brake arms a few years ago.
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New...
06-25-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Pompiere

I had a Peugeot Sport Computer. When it came...

I had a Peugeot Sport Computer. When it came out, it was probably the smallest one available, about the size of a cassette tape. The mount was offset, so you could clamp the bracket on one side of...
06-25-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,311
Posted By Pompiere

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1988 Schwinn Le Tour.
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06-25-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By Pompiere

You could advertise it as a rider with the...

You could advertise it as a rider with the current parts, but mention in the ad that the original parts are available. That way, it may sell faster, but if a collector sees the ad, they'll know they...
06-24-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Pompiere

I had a Peugeot "Sport Computer" a couple years...

I had a Peugeot "Sport Computer" a couple years after this article was published. I think it was in 1984. By then, a lot of the issues identified in the article had been addressed. I used it on...
06-20-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6,857
Views: 2,423,288
Posted By Pompiere

We had a child seat way back when that had...

We had a child seat way back when that had similar covers to go over the seat springs. They were not laced, just a "put tab A in slot B" arrangement. I have seen new Brooks saddles in the box, and...
06-19-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,673
Posted By Pompiere

I bought this 1981 Fuji S12-S LTD last fall for a...

I bought this 1981 Fuji S12-S LTD last fall for a winter project and finished it last Sunday. It had a rough respray and I didn't care for the original color, so I chose cobalt blue metallic...
06-14-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 194,862
Posted By Pompiere

I just got this finished today. Since it had been...

I just got this finished today. Since it had been badly repainted once, and I didn't like the original black, I went with cobalt blue metallic Rustolium and a clear coat. I only got to ride to the...
06-13-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Pompiere

The rim should be centered on the axle. The right...

The rim should be centered on the axle. The right side spokes (drive side) need to be a mm or two shorter than the left side to allow for the spacing of the freewheel. It's not a big deal to have...
06-12-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Pompiere

I didn't know they were not interchangeable, I...

I didn't know they were not interchangeable, I guess I'll have to swap mine back.:o I swapped a 7 speed UG with a 7 speed HG from a spare mountain bike hub with no issues. The first one I tried was...
06-08-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,755
Posted By Pompiere

I made a dishing tool in about half an hour from...

I made a dishing tool in about half an hour from a piece of scrap wood and a 3 inch bolt.
06-07-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Pompiere

This is timely, as I am about to re-assemble my...

This is timely, as I am about to re-assemble my Fuji S12-S LTD with the original NSL derailleur. I knew about the screws, but I will go back and put some blue Loc-tite on them just to be sure.
06-07-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,100
Posted By Pompiere

I found some foam tape in the lawn and garden...

I found some foam tape in the lawn and garden area at Walmart one day that was identical to handlebar tape. It was sold in single rolls for wrapping tool handles. At only $3 a roll, I bought a few.
06-06-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By Pompiere

I don't know if A-D was the same as my...

I don't know if A-D was the same as my Giant-built Schwinn Sierra in black chrome. It has a tinted clear coat over a normal chrome base, so if you are too aggressive with the polishing, the tinted...
05-28-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 208,594
Posted By Pompiere

My 1984 has the Golden Arrow group as well. ...

My 1984 has the Golden Arrow group as well.

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05-28-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,567
Posted By Pompiere

My decals arrived today, after languishing in the...

My decals arrived today, after languishing in the Detroit sorting center for a week. It's only about 90 minutes from my house, so it was frustrating to see the USPS tracking updates each day with...
05-26-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,780
Posted By Pompiere

Once I had a squeak in my pedal or crank. It...

Once I had a squeak in my pedal or crank. It turned out to be the sole of my sneaker rubbing the crank as it turned.
05-25-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By Pompiere

I have the same brakes on my Miyata. The picture...

I have the same brakes on my Miyata. The picture shows the quick release in the open position. When you push the black lever to the right, it rolls over center to close the caliper. The little...
05-25-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,875
Posted By Pompiere

Because the parts don't match any of the catalog...

Because the parts don't match any of the catalog specs.
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