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gster 08-06-16 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 18965350)
Yes, enclosed chain cases do make maintenance much more difficult, but that's the price for that extra level of civility. You don't have to worry about oil splatter on your argyle knee socks.

Indubitably!
I put the paint lid cover back on and it's now rubbing...
I'm going to give this bike a little "time out" and perhaps it will have time to reflect on it's mistakes...

gster 08-06-16 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by markk900 (Post 18965441)
Agree with the above - and the other thing you might find (I did anyway) is that its much noisier in use (the chaincase echoes a lot in my experience). I ran one of my bikes without a guard or case and it was the quietest riding bike I ever had - put on the chaincase and lots of road noise. Looks cool though...

Yeah, it acts as a loudspeaker.

eatontkd 08-06-16 12:03 PM

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Braved the humid heat of PA and cleaned a S/A shifter for my Rudge project!

gster 08-06-16 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by eatontkd (Post 18965679)
Braved the humid heat of PA and cleaned a S/A shifter for my Rudge project!

I want one of those!

gster 08-07-16 07:32 AM

"Hey Lady!, Give this a squeeze."
 
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Inappropriate joke.

markk900 08-07-16 08:21 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 18967238)
Inappropriate joke.

I love it - "modern record breakers give it their OK"...not wow fantastic, more like "yeah it was all right"....

BTW - @gster - for feeding the chain through the case try using an old inner brake wire with the end nub still attached - thread the wire through the last link then through the top run - pull the chain through and around the chain wheel and out the other end. Saves balancing the bike on its end!

bazil4696 08-07-16 05:01 PM

The chaincase on my Gazelle is not nearly the pain the Herc looks to be, but it's plastic and multi piece. The chain looks like the day it was installed, though!

Have you thought about a 21 tooth rear sprocket before fitting that nice shiny chain?

bazil4696 08-07-16 05:03 PM

gster, what kind of tires(tyres) did you fit her with?

clubman 08-07-16 05:36 PM


Originally Posted by DQRider (Post 18962464)
The other thing that strikes me about this Schwinn is that they did the "triple triangle" seat stay thing long before GT started trumpeting that in their ads. I didn't know that either. That's what I love about this hobby: The deeper you go, the deeper it gets... :thumb:

Who knows who was first? The golden age (pre 1900s) saw amazing concept bikes, they had no preconceived notions. Here's a '51 Thanet Silverlight, one of the lightest bikes of it's day.
http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/Silverlight400.jpg

Dual suspension circa 1890. Looks like an AMP from the 1980's (kinda)
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4...pended1890.jpg

gster 08-07-16 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by bazil4696 (Post 18968289)
The chaincase on my Gazelle is not nearly the pain the Herc looks to be, but it's plastic and multi piece. The chain looks like the day it was installed, though!

Have you thought about a 21 tooth rear sprocket before fitting that nice shiny chain?

No. For 2 reasons, trying to keep it original and the sprocket is attached in a fashion that I'm not familiar with,
i.e not a "C" clip. It looks to be threaded on.

gster 08-07-16 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by bazil4696 (Post 18968297)
gster, what kind of tires(tyres) did you fit her with?

Cheap Chinese tires @ $16.00 a piece. I have them on a couple of other bikes and quite like them.

gster 08-07-16 07:01 PM


Originally Posted by markk900 (Post 18967300)
I love it - "modern record breakers give it their OK"...not wow fantastic, more like "yeah it was all right"....

BTW - @gster - for feeding the chain through the case try using an old inner brake wire with the end nub still attached - thread the wire through the last link then through the top run - pull the chain through and around the chain wheel and out the other end. Saves balancing the bike on its end!

Good advice! I suspect I'll have the back wheel off a few more times.

BigChief 08-07-16 07:50 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 18968521)
No. For 2 reasons, trying to keep it original and the sprocket is attached in a fashion that I'm not familiar with,
i.e not a "C" clip. It looks to be threaded on.

I haven't worked on a Hercules hub, but I have on another licensed AW hub made by Brampton. They are both copies of the earlier SA hub with a threaded instead of splined driver. The parts are interchangeable. If you ever wanted to, you should be able to swap the old style threaded driver with a newer SA driver that uses the usual splines and circlip to attach cogs.

Stadjer 08-08-16 10:10 AM


Originally Posted by bazil4696 (Post 18968289)
The chaincase on my Gazelle is not nearly the pain the Herc looks to be, but it's plastic and multi piece. The chain looks like the day it was installed, though!

Gazelle chains tend to get worse if they recieve too much attention from the owner. The traditional canvas chain guards aren't made to be opened fully often, as they are very difficult to get on as tight as it was.

Most Dutch manufacturers ditched the oil bath chaincase in the 1920's, as the design of the chains changed and they needed less oil to be durable.

thumpism 08-08-16 02:33 PM

While at the local bike co-op picking up a used B.O.B. trailer I was wandering around the back room and found the remains of a treasure, a coffee brown 23" Raleigh Sports men's frame and some parts. If anyone is interested I can provide the contact info. I have one like it so don't need another, and mine is not nearly as shiny and un-nicked but someone might be interested in this very nice frameset (frame, fork, headset) with stem, chainguard and rear fender. Everything else is missing. No price that I could see.

BigChief 08-08-16 04:32 PM

A quick note about Evapo-Rust. Works great on rust stains on chrome, but some nuts, bolts and things like steel shifter pulley and steel fulcrum clip grommet on my Rudge have a cheaper plating that looks like Parkerizing. They look great at first, but in short order, they turn solid rust brown. The Evapo-Rust destroys what ever is left of this finish leaving the steel unprotected. I cleaned them up again, put on a coat of aluminum paint and called it good.
Would have looked better if I had left them alone though. My old Rudge is a rider, no big deal, but it would be a problem on a quality preservation bike.

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Yo Jimbo 08-11-16 05:43 AM

Got it ready to ride, found an original saddlebag and headlight mount, retro style headlight and rear rack (will do till I find find period pieces). Took it for a ride last evening and I could not stop smiling. It,s a 1967 model, built the year I got married and was waiting for me all this time.http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ps2wpzhyd4.jpg

ascherer 08-11-16 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by Yo Jimbo (Post 18977102)
Got it ready to ride, found an original saddlebag and headlight mount, retro style headlight and rear rack (will do till I find find period pieces). Took it for a ride last evening and I could not stop smiling. It,s a 1967 model, built the year I got married and was waiting for me all this time.http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ps2wpzhyd4.jpg

^oooooooooo! :love:

ApolloSoyuz1975 08-11-16 10:01 PM


Originally Posted by Yo Jimbo (Post 18977102)
Got it ready to ride, found an original saddlebag and headlight mount, retro style headlight and rear rack (will do till I find find period pieces). Took it for a ride last evening and I could not stop smiling. It,s a 1967 model, built the year I got married and was waiting for me all this time.http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ps2wpzhyd4.jpg

I rate it 5 out of 5 tweed jackets. :love:

Yo Jimbo 08-12-16 01:42 PM

Does a 5 speed Britt count? My Pashley Roadster.http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ps46jrta1a.jpg

Yo Jimbo 08-12-16 01:51 PM

Pashleyhttp://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...psbvl9wh5c.jpg

Yo Jimbo 08-12-16 01:56 PM

Pashleyhttp://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ps3aat8bhr.jpg


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