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thumpism 06-15-23 05:49 PM

Rod brakes for a C-note in CT.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...00711983860242

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...pA&oe=649055F8

thumpism 06-15-23 06:07 PM

$40 in NJ and might be from the original owner.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...24760401907944

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...Vw&oe=649033B8

capnjonny 06-16-23 01:28 PM

Here is a 1971 Schwinn Racer I just overhauled and cleaned up.

Thw paint took a lot of touching up and it's no show stopper but with a new clear coat and some shiny bliing , not too bad.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b6e039ba92.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3f8cf4e7d7.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5af6507943.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0cf64848c6.jpg

gna 06-18-23 01:17 AM

Creme Delta Cruisers were on sale:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8966a93c36.jpg
Only a matter of time till they get dirty, but looks sharp for now.

canalligators 06-19-23 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by Ol Danl (Post 22920301)
Thanks for your response. I'm thinking I should probably buy replacements for all 4 pawl springs before I go into it. Hopefully wouldn't need any other parts.

Check replacement springs, compare sping tension to originals. I once bought aftermarket springs that had much stronger tension. So much so that it didnít shift well. I got them for the same reason: old ones were ok but I had it open, why not? I disliked the new operation enough that I put the old ones back in.

SirMike1983 06-19-23 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by capnjonny (Post 22925630)
Here is a 1971 Schwinn Racer I just overhauled and cleaned up.

Thw paint took a lot of touching up and it's no show stopper but with a new clear coat and some shiny bliing , not too bad.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b6e039ba92.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3f8cf4e7d7.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5af6507943.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0cf64848c6.jpg

Looks like it cleaned up nicely. That style of frame is sometimes used by guys who build up 26 inch wheel "muscle bikes" because the originals on the small wheels are too small for an adult. That frame size is good for a smaller adult as well. Color looks good on that bike.

SirMike1983 06-21-23 09:12 PM

Lots of daylight today to go for a ride after work. We've had some trouble getting truly good weather for rides here lately. It has been kind of cool, damp, and sometimes smoky (the wildfires in Quebec were sending smoke down this way for a week or so). But tonight was great - 1941 Schwinn New World 3 speed.

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...621_180913.jpg

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...621_180832.jpg

This one has a kind of unusual art deco "planes and trains" badge.

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...621_180929.jpg

Unca_Sam 06-22-23 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by SirMike1983 (Post 22930709)
Lots of daylight today to go for a ride after work. We've had some trouble getting truly good weather for rides here lately. It has been kind of cool, damp, and sometimes smoky (the wildfires in Quebec were sending smoke down this way for a week or so). But tonight was great - 1941 Schwinn New World 3 speed.

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...621_180913.jpg

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...621_180832.jpg

This one has a kind of unusual art deco "planes and trains" badge.

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...621_180929.jpg

A pre-rationing wartime bike is something you don't see every day.

Sedgemop 06-22-23 01:06 PM


Originally Posted by SirMike1983 (Post 22930709)
Lots of daylight today to go for a ride after work. We've had some trouble getting truly good weather for rides here lately. It has been kind of cool, damp, and sometimes smoky (the wildfires in Quebec were sending smoke down this way for a week or so). But tonight was great - 1941 Schwinn New World 3 Speed.

Beautiful bike, Sir Mike. Thanks for posting.

thumpism 06-22-23 04:47 PM

Real pretty loop Tourist is not cheap but might be worth it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...20437403508829

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...EQ&oe=6499395A

ascherer 06-26-23 12:49 PM

A cousin spotted this at a tag sale and texted to ask if I was interested. For $10 I couldn't say no! I believe I see a twist shifter, no chainguard and some very creatiuve fulcrum placement. Beyond that, I am scratching my head over the date (68 latest?) and lower-end fender stays, rims and saddle, not to mention that it's unusual to see this color (colour? colorway??) so anyone with deeper knowledge than mine, please chime in. I'll have it in a bit more than a week, until then this is all I have to go on.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8a1ae48ee5.jpg

clubman 06-26-23 01:10 PM

@ascherer, '64 - '66 was the typical timeframe for the twist grip. Pretty clean for a sawbuck!

The women's cables were a longer length, hence the messy fulcrum.

ascherer 06-26-23 01:21 PM


Originally Posted by clubman (Post 22935437)
@ascherer, '64 - '66 was the typical timeframe for the twist grip. Pretty clean for a sawbuck!

The women's cables were a longer length, hence the messy fulcrum.

I've certainly paid way more for much crustier examples! I wondered if the shifter had been moved from one of the compacts like the Shopper or Twenty and that's why the cable was so short.

clubman 06-26-23 01:33 PM

I could see that. Twist grips looked cool so someone could have made that choice, not realizing that they just didn't work well for long.

thumpism 06-28-23 07:11 PM

Norwegian, not English, but for $150 it's a time capsule waiting for you in MA.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...36251302456643

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...aQ&oe=64A1D31F

DesmoDog 06-29-23 05:18 PM

Well the hub is an English 3 speed anyway...

A 1956 Schwinn Racer I picked up last year. I was searching for a '62 but this had cooler graphics and head badge so it came home with me. I didn't do a restoration obvivouly, just cleaned it up and gave it some TLC. Judging by the date code on the rear hub it was late '56 so maybe sold in '57. Or a Christmas bike? Who knows.

The first picture is "pre-TLC"
http://teamyikes.com/Racer/Racer_6558.JPG

http://teamyikes.com/Racer/Racer_6863.JPG

http://teamyikes.com/Racer/Racer_6861.JPG

http://teamyikes.com/Racer/Racer_6860.JPG

The "temporary" seat is too high in those photos but even so the frame is too small for me. I found a '62 frame in the next size up so I'll probably be putting another one together at some point.

SirMike1983 06-30-23 09:36 AM

1953 Raleigh Lenton out for a ride yesterday.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f9f9c79a7d.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5943e53808.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8b4ef9101e.jpg

bluesteak 06-30-23 03:20 PM

I very much appreciate SirMikeís ride photos, and the attention to detail on his bikes. It is to Smokey here for me to do a ride today.

On another note, this hobby takes you to strange places. eBay showed me a 1934 KB hub. I thought, oh, it has the indicator, so I bid.
I now have a hub, with no bike to fit it to, and no real prospects of finding one, or having room for if I did find one.

The plus side is it appears to work, brakes, and three gears, and I have a spare indicator for my 37 Raleigh Utility roadster.

jamesj 06-30-23 03:49 PM

My wife saw me open this and she said ohh you can buy that for me if you like.
I said its all the way in Cleveland, she goes, and?



Originally Posted by thumpism (Post 22931454)


SirMike1983 06-30-23 04:45 PM

Took my Schwinn Traveler out for a little while this afternoon. The weather is good today, but the Canadian wildfire smoke is starting to filter back down here again.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9b9daed99e.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dcdc58fc0c.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...23bf04f744.jpg

thumpism 06-30-23 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by jamesj (Post 22940190)
My wife saw me open this and she said ohh you can buy that for me if you like.
I said its all the way in Cleveland, she goes, and?

You married well.

gster 07-01-23 02:59 PM

1957 Robin Hood in Toronto
Listed on Facebook Market Place @ $175.00
Looks to be in very good condition
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...34d2b4b522.jpg

thumpism 07-01-23 05:30 PM

This is much less rusty than an identical one at a junk shop near me, and it's cheaper. $60 in MD.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...78768460384528

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...YA&oe=64A5DCE9

gna 07-01-23 06:26 PM


Originally Posted by jamesj (Post 22940190)
My wife saw me open this and she said ohh you can buy that for me if you like.
I said its all the way in Cleveland, she goes, and?

Road trip.

There's a similar one here in the Twin Cities. Slightly cheaper, but still expensive:
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/a...613721058.html

Sedgemop 07-01-23 08:11 PM

Just let my '69 Sports go to someone who needed basic transportation. I think I'm going to continue this practice. Buy up inexpensive 3 speeds for sale locally, ride 'em awhile and give them to someone who needs reliable transportation. Would love to see more of these great bikes out on the road being used.


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