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Old 08-21-19, 07:31 AM
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^^^^^^ Get out the red/white/blue wrist sweat bands, and grow yourself a Tony Orlando mustache.....

OT question - does "tree lawn" refer to the strip between the sidewalk and street? Wow, that's a new one; that's one of those things that has several completely different names depending on where you are. Here, it's the terrace. In MI, it was the easement. In MN, it's the boulevard. Edit - here it is - https://dare.wisc.edu/surveys/survey...portation/n44/
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Old 08-21-19, 08:29 AM
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I've always called it a "verge" and that's not on the list.
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Old 08-21-19, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
Yesterday, I resisted the urge to salvage this old CCM from the local landfill site (dump)...


Today, while taking the above picture, the question - "is it a keeper" caught my attention. The individual, a neighbor from my cottage area, offered to bring the bike home in his truck. I have offered it to a friend. Hope he takes it...


I am heading up to Grand Marais tomorrow. I might have to drive another 50 miles and check out the dump.
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Old 08-21-19, 07:41 PM
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The dictionary called it. Although the bike was close to the road in the lawn. No sidewalk. One time while on a leisurely ride, I came across a push mower on a tree lawn. Old and complete I gave it a look, meanwhile a elderly gent came out with a gas can. Out of gas. Not for sale.
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Old 08-22-19, 11:14 AM
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That's ^^^^^^ not a "push mower". That's a power mower that doesn't happen to be _propelled_. A push mower has no engine; the blade reel operates from the wheels.

But yes, that is a quandary in neighborhoods with no sidewalks. Is an object seen near the roadside/curb out there for "curb shopping", or just set aside for a moment?
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Old 08-22-19, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
^^^^^^ Get out the red/white/blue wrist sweat bands, and grow yourself a Tony Orlando mustache.....

OT question - does "tree lawn" refer to the strip between the sidewalk and street? Wow, that's a new one; that's one of those things that has several completely different names depending on where you are. Here, it's the terrace. In MI, it was the easement. In MN, it's the boulevard. Edit - here it is - https://dare.wisc.edu/surveys/survey...portation/n44/
In NE Ohio we call it the devil strip
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Old 08-24-19, 04:32 AM
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Old 08-29-19, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
^^^^^^ Get out the red/white/blue wrist sweat bands, and grow yourself a Tony Orlando mustache.....

OT question - does "tree lawn" refer to the strip between the sidewalk and street? Wow, that's a new one; that's one of those things that has several completely different names depending on where you are. Here, it's the terrace. In MI, it was the easement. In MN, it's the boulevard. Edit - here it is - https://dare.wisc.edu/surveys/survey...portation/n44/
Here we call the strip between the sidewalk and the street the boulevard. Right or wrong that's what we call it. If there's no sidewalk then most likely there is a drainage ditch, sometimes there's a ditch even with a sidewalk. Anything left past the sidewalk or drainage ditch is assumed to be fair game but most people will put a sign on things like old mowers and bikes. If you want to keep your mower don't leave it next to the road when it runs out of gas LOL.
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Old 08-29-19, 08:32 AM
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Old 08-31-19, 01:42 PM
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Just an old varsity but... serial# A19177 reads 1953? Internet pics looks more 60s. Which would be cool because my current schwinns are 70s-80s.
Round headbadge.
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Old 08-31-19, 02:48 PM
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Hey guys! made an account to show y'all a fat chance MTB i saved today from the 80's but i need to make 10 posts before i can post pics, i will edit this soon!
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Old 08-31-19, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Padgett View Post
Hey guys! made an account to show y'all a fat chance MTB i saved today from the 80's but i need to make 10 posts before i can post pics, i will edit this soon!
Welcome aboard, glad you found us. Go around, say "Hi" and or comment on posts that interest you then show us what you have.

Good pics and lots of them, drive side, full on, close up, lugs?, details, components, headbadge, fork crown, BB and all else, good, bad and ugly.
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Old 08-31-19, 05:53 PM
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I know, I know its a dime a dozen 1978 Schwinn Traveler 3, but when I jumped on one of my online local auction houses and there wasnt even a bid on this I had to throw a $1 on it. Well I ended up paying a $1.16 with tax and buyers fees. A bit of surface rust, but not bad shape.
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Old 09-01-19, 08:04 AM
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Hey guys! made an account to show y'all a fat chance MTB i saved today from the 80's but i need to make 10 posts before i can post pics, i will edit this soon!
Hello and welcome,
Ditto what merziac stated in prior post; it's what this is all about. Inform and be informed, always a helping hand here!
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Old 09-01-19, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile View Post
Here we call the strip between the sidewalk and the street the boulevard. Right or wrong that's what we call it. If there's no sidewalk then most likely there is a drainage ditch, sometimes there's a ditch even with a sidewalk. Anything left past the sidewalk or drainage ditch is assumed to be fair game but most people will put a sign on things like old mowers and bikes. If you want to keep your mower don't leave it next to the road when it runs out of gas LOL.
Parking strip is what I hear it referred to here in Wa.
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Old 09-01-19, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by brandenjs View Post

I know, I know its a dime a dozen 1978 Schwinn Traveler 3, but when I jumped on one of my online local auction houses and there wasnt even a bid on this I had to throw a $1 on it. Well I ended up paying a $1.16 with tax and buyers fees. A bit of surface rust, but not bad shape.
I built a very similar Le Tour III (Japanese built Schwinn) up for my sister in law. It came out pretty nice and it started about where you are at.

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Old 09-01-19, 02:36 PM
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Just an old varsity but... serial# A19177 reads 1953? Internet pics looks more 60s. Which would be cool because my current schwinns are 70s-80s.
Kdog, I'm a bit puzzled with that serial #. It's definitely later than early 60's given the round headbadge (appears to be original) came in the mid 60's, paint/decals would also be mid 60's or later, down tube shifters pre '67; I believe it's '64-'66. Obviously, the saddle, bar, stem, and one pedal are not original. The ten speed gears were around '62/63 but different aesthetics. My varsity is '75, but stem shifters.

Quick edit: I forgot to mention that serial numbers started with two letters in '65, thus my confusion with your number, mine starts JL#######; check for painted over letter which may not be easily seen. Where is the serial number located? Left dropout area?

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Old 09-01-19, 03:13 PM
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After some researching seems to be a 66. Pretty cool with the downtube shifters. This is one of those bikes that Id really like to redo paint and all,bc it would be a fun project. Well see.
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Old 09-01-19, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Kdogbikes View Post
After some researching seems to be a 66. Pretty cool with the downtube shifters. This is one of those bikes that Id really like to redo paint and all,bc it would be a fun project. Well see.
Good photo; still odd having that single letter; maybe someone will chime in with another similar serial number. I would get with one or more of the Schwinn sites with serial databases and give them a couple photos; essentially what you've shown (badge, serial, drive side, etc) so they can update their data. Good luck on the rebuilding.
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Old 09-02-19, 09:30 PM
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Saved this in the middle of nowhere Mississippi from an unloving home. Facebook ad was titled "SHIMANO MOUNTAIN BIKE." These are AS IS pictures, before i even washed it off. Notice the spark plug in the pedal hole haha.


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Saved this in the middle of nowhere Mississippi from an unloving home. Facebook ad was titled "SHIMANO MOUNTAIN BIKE." These are AS IS pictures, before i even washed it off. Notice the spark plug in the pedal hole haha.
Those are supposed to be decent frames; way to save it from the recycle pile. Not sure what parts are original on it though.
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Those are supposed to be decent frames; way to save it from the recycle pile. Not sure what parts are original on it though.
No supposed to be about it, these are some of the first and best MTB's built by Chris Chance who is building again.

Here's a pic of the OP's same bike, couldn't be more the real deal.

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[QUOTE=Padgett;21105093]Saved this in the middle of nowhere Mississippi from an unloving home. Facebook ad was titled "SHIMANO MOUNTAIN BIKE." These are AS IS pictures, before i even washed it off. Notice the spark plug in the pedal hole haha.


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Wow.
Just wow.
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Sometimes you need to look past the dirt and look at the bones. This 1993 Specialized Allez Comp with full 105 8 speed group is all original and looks to just have been parked in a barn somewhere since new. Cleaning up nicely and the after picture is going to be awesome.

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Sometimes you need to look past the dirt and look at the bones. This 1993 Specialized Allez Comp with full 105 8 speed group is all original and looks to just have been parked in a barn somewhere since new. Cleaning up nicely and the after picture is going to awesome.
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