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02-29-24, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 419
Posted By Arrowana

29" and 700c rims are actually the same size. 27"...

29" and 700c rims are actually the same size. 27" is called 27" because that is roughly the outer diameter of the tire if you use a standard 27"x1 1/4". If you add a 2.1" wide tire to a 700c rim, the...
02-26-24, 05:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,463
Posted By Bikingtim11

12 years later! Just finished a clean up etc on...

12 years later!
Just finished a clean up etc on my late brother's Raleigh Professional (?), Serial G155 and 744 on bottom bracket of frame. Left all the patina and looking forward to taking it for a...
02-10-24, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,272
Posted By 1989Pre

Carbolite wasn't, but Durifort was.

Carbolite wasn't, but Durifort was.
02-08-24, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 804
Posted By Kontact

You mean like when the government blows up a...

You mean like when the government blows up a bunch of stuff?
02-06-24, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By sd5782

And to make it all more interesting, various rear...

And to make it all more interesting, various rear derailleurs shift quite differently so there is no hard and fast rule and the same goes with the tooth profile on the cogs. Hyperglide teeth on rear...
02-05-24, 02:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By MauriceMoss

That certainly looks like an 84/85 PH11, although...

That certainly looks like an 84/85 PH11, although the Carbolite tubing sticker is confusing. I thought they only ever sported the Peugeot "BBT" tubing stickers.
...
01-27-24, 10:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,062
Posted By albrt

I received an email from Mr. Schwinn recently -...

I received an email from Mr. Schwinn recently - he is back to doing provenance reports for the date ranges that have archival records. You can inquire through the Waterford website.
01-27-24, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,062
Posted By jjhabbs

Interview with Richard Schwinn/why he closed Waterford

Hey guys,
I had a chance to sit down with Richard Schwinn at the Madison Bike Swap. We talked about his retirement and a little bit about his feelings about the Schwinn legacy. His answer might...
01-23-24, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By The Golden Boy

Rapidfire = X-Press. Thumbshifters >...

Rapidfire = X-Press.

Thumbshifters > Rapidfire/X-Press

XC Pro and XC Comp stuff just feels "better" in the hand than M730-735 XT. The finish on XC Pro is just nicer than M730-735 XT and even...
01-23-24, 12:46 AM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,057
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Ah, the old cracked high-end vintage crank. I've...

Ah, the old cracked high-end vintage crank. I've dealt with these in the past, and just had a late-'90s Specialized triple crankset succumb to this fate. If you have a set of fine/small/jeweler's...
01-18-24, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Mr. 66

That setup does not look comfortable. You have...

That setup does not look comfortable. You have the saddle all the was back on the rails, and a very long stem. I would be surprised if that bike came with that stem. For starters, I would move your...
01-12-24, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7,477
Views: 882,400
Posted By AdventureManCO

Some surgery on the Huffy... ...

Some surgery on the Huffy...


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01-03-24, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By Pompiere

Nice paint work! The bright paint and black...

Nice paint work! The bright paint and black components make the bike look 20 years newer.

Growing up in a small town, the Sears catalog was like Amazon is now. Every fall, when the Christmas...
01-03-24, 12:52 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,693
Posted By tallbikeman

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Not impossible to break a Chicago Schwinn Varsity but under normal use, not...
01-02-24, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By AdventureManCO

The crimped-stay, stamped-dropout crew remains...

The crimped-stay, stamped-dropout crew remains strong.

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Excellent work,...
01-02-24, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By daywood

1978 Free Spirit Re-refresh

I recently repainted the Free Spirit that I've had since my wife bought it for my first birthday after we tied the knot. (Mount St. Helens blew on my birthday a year after that, but I'm reasonably...
01-01-24, 12:38 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,456
Posted By AdventureManCO

But the bike is too small for you!! :lol: ...

But the bike is too small for you!! :lol:


This is why I created this thread - because all common sense and wisdom would say that all the other bikes you posted should and would fit you better...
12-22-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,145
Posted By JohnDThompson

Campagnolo bottom brackets went through a number...

Campagnolo bottom brackets went through a number of changes, 1960s through 70s. The introduction of the Nuovo Record bottom bracket, with its thick, rifled cups required a spindle with the bearing...
12-03-23, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By MaxKatt

My family on bikes in 1942.

Found clearing out a relative's house. My maternal Grand Aunts & Uncle... Ruth, Beulah, and Roy Werkheiser from Stroudsburg, PA in 1942. Zero story on the photo, and nobody left to ask. They...
11-20-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,538
Posted By bboy314

My method of troubleshooting this situation is to...

My method of troubleshooting this situation is to install a new (or known unworn) freewheel and see if it still skips. My guess is your freewheel is worn - it can be pretty hard to tell from a visual...
11-09-23, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By jamesdak

Not sure of the differences between the 200SC and...

Not sure of the differences between the 200SC and the 200SCi but the SCi I built up this summer surprised me with how well it rode. I was expecting a truck like feel and instead it was light, nimble...
10-22-23, 08:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By Jeff Wills

These are the golden days.

I have my own reasons for enjoying my vintage bicycles. Maynard Hershon has been there and is very good at expressing where we致e been. (Copied from Facebook.)

覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧

Story of the...
10-09-23, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 886
Posted By droppedandlost

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09-22-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,057
Posted By AdventureManCO

No, I haven稚 yet gotten around to doing the...

No, I haven稚 yet gotten around to doing the freewheel, but took a little trip to drop off a part to a fellow bike nerd, and what bike to take?

The Huffente, of course! It continues to exceed...
08-04-23, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,128
Posted By mpetry912

The DA MF-7400 freewheel is the best freewheel...

The DA MF-7400 freewheel is the best freewheel ever made !

(quoting the HAL 9000 computer in the movie 2001)

These things are very smooth running, have hardened cogs with a little bit of...
07-02-23, 07:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,941
Posted By Sierra

Gotta have one Varsity. Mine is 10 years older....

Gotta have one Varsity.
Mine is 10 years older.

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06-29-23, 03:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,941
Posted By Kilroy1988

Folks around here (myself included) regularly...

Folks around here (myself included) regularly spend 10-20 times as much money on vintage bicycles that are certainly not 10-20 times as much of a bicycle as a Varsity.

Hell, I've spent more money...
06-02-23, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,516
Posted By 79pmooney

Another "trick" although it is so well known it...

Another "trick" although it is so well known it is hardly a trick - I grease all contacts with the spoke. Threads, nipple seats on the rim and spoke holes on the hub. I use marine grease. Enough...
05-30-23, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By bulgie

7-speed originally was used on 126 mm wheels, but...

7-speed originally was used on 126 mm wheels, but only if the inner portions of the seatstay and chainstay were trimmed or flattened. Better quality frames (especially Italian, American and Japanese)...
05-27-23, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,057
Posted By AdventureManCO

I'll end tonight (this morning???) with these two...

I'll end tonight (this morning???) with these two pictures, showing I've got a rolling chassis, but not giving too much away:)

...
05-24-23, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,057
Posted By Mad Honk

I checked the Lexan stash tonight to find an...

I checked the Lexan stash tonight to find an appropriate sheet to make the stand for display of the LeGrande during the event....
05-11-23, 07:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,307
Posted By zandoval

Inspect - Clean - Fix what ya found - Lube -...

Inspect - Clean - Fix what ya found - Lube - Ride...

Then...

Inspect - Clean - Fix what ya found - Lube - Ride...

And then... Inspect - Clean - Fix what ya found - Lube - Ride...

Oddly...
05-11-23, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By MauriceMoss

I think this is a mid-70s Mondia (maybe 1976?)....

I think this is a mid-70s Mondia (maybe 1976?). There were a good number of their frames with serial numbers stamped on the non-drive side of the seat lug. Not sure if this was because the seat stay...
05-08-23, 08:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,562
Posted By C9H13N

Get the coarsest grade of emery cloth you can...

Get the coarsest grade of emery cloth you can find, then sit down and spin it around the stem under the min insert line until it fits in the steerer. Last one I did was an Origin 8 for Pug UO-8 and...
05-03-23, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,057
Posted By AdventureManCO

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04-26-23, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,096
Posted By bulgie

You'll get better braking if you move the whole...

You'll get better braking if you move the whole brake down, rather than get a brake with longer arms. Long arms mean less leverage and more flex.

Sorry I don't have a picture of my proposed hack,...
04-25-23, 01:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,137
Posted By Andy_K

I did something like this for a Clunker 100...

I did something like this for a Clunker 100 Chanllenge back in 2016. I used shop towels soaked in EvapoRust and wrapped with Cling Wrap on a very rusty Steyr Clubman:
...
04-19-23, 12:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,705
Posted By panzerwagon

Yes, the caliper needs to be tight to maintain...

Yes, the caliper needs to be tight to maintain centering. The sleeve is very difficult to rotate due to the narrow access from underneath the fork crown. However, one can achieve the same effect by...
04-11-23, 01:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 900
Posted By ThermionicScott

What I like about using tubes that are "big" for...

What I like about using tubes that are "big" for the tire, is that they can afford to be thinner, so the weight penalty need not be too bad.

I appreciate charts like this that let you compare...
04-10-23, 11:34 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,352
Posted By 79pmooney

One thing is certain in spreading that frame. ...

One thing is certain in spreading that frame. The dropouts will not spread evenly. The right chainstay has two indents, the left only one. The "easy" threaded rod approach is highly unlikely to...
03-18-23, 09:53 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 54,192
Posted By GTBruiser

Huffy Contestant

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03-09-23, 12:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,342
Posted By DiabloScott

I use the truing stand just for the fine-tuning...

I use the truing stand just for the fine-tuning of tread-centering when the tire's already on... might be different if I had a bench mount or something really solid, but not for a light folding stand.
02-19-23, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,178
Posted By bulgie

In the early '70s I worked at a big shop that had...

In the early '70s I worked at a big shop that had a half-price "winter overhaul" deal to keep the lights on in the off-season. I think it's safe to say that most of the bikes I overhauled had...
02-07-23, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,597
Posted By daka

I think the bearing cup also works a bit like a...

I think the bearing cup also works a bit like a PAL nut - it will slide with some resistance in one direction, but the edges dig in and it locks when you try and go the other way
01-31-23, 02:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,042
Posted By gaucho777

Sometimes when I'm reading this site on my phone,...

Sometimes when I'm reading this site on my phone, (due to my weakening eyes) I zoom in in such a way that I only see the comments but not the bar on the left with the user names. When I read this...
01-24-23, 04:33 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,279
Posted By Trakhak

Yes, the flat rate labor charge for a basic...

Yes, the flat rate labor charge for a basic tuneup meant that the shop would usually lose money, because tuning up a department store 10-speed bike required much more work, since (a) it had been...
01-19-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,279
Posted By Mr. 66

It been a couple of years since this was last...

It been a couple of years since this was last used
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01-17-23, 01:23 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,279
Posted By 3speedslow

Mine as I found it, 70痴 Puch built for Sears....

Mine as I found it, 70痴 Puch built for Sears. Still riding it with parts upgraded....
01-13-23, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By wrk101

On ebay, forget used wheels. For the cost of...

On ebay, forget used wheels. For the cost of shipping alone, you should be able to find a local alternative. Buy local, via donor or just wheels, used can be a BIG bargain. Depends on how resourceful...
12-20-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By bulgie

Funny, I have that same frame except it came with...

Funny, I have that same frame except it came with Campy dropouts funny because it was drewed (castrated) the derailer dongle was cut off and a Huret Allvit (original 1958 model) was mounted with...
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