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09-20-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Shelby has the right advice! Hokie is way off...

Shelby has the right advice! Hokie is way off on his advice for the simple reason that it is a NEW BICYCLE That YOU JUST PURCHASED FROM YOUR LOCAL BIKE SHOP so do not take tools into your hands,...
09-20-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,109
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

RStewart is 100% correct and he's one of the...

RStewart is 100% correct and he's one of the best rock n roll frontman and singer to ever grace the planet if he is the "one" that cycles across the neighbourhood, and parks his bicycle under the...
09-20-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I guess you also need to distinguish between...

I guess you also need to distinguish between whether it is "modern era, poor excuse for chromium plating", or if it is decent chrome plating which was common from the Eisenhower Administration ...
09-18-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

As sd5782 mentioned about his ancient early...

As sd5782 mentioned about his ancient early Seventies Schwinn Super Sport which has excellent gearing thanks to the same FREEWHEEL gearing which the 1970 COLLEGIATE 5 speed and the 1970 SUBURBAN 5...
09-15-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 652
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I'm glad that you, now at your age, have...

I'm glad that you, now at your age, have reclaimed such a "trick" skill of your youth. Now, don't do it again.
Seriously, it is a totally dumbass move!!!
If you decide to continue this...
09-12-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,746
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

ERIC CLAPTON Stockholm Sweden MARCH 1985 bootleg...

ERIC CLAPTON Stockholm Sweden MARCH 1985 bootleg cd , Song: .....Steppin Out, ........ with SHAUN MURPHY lead vocals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdW1wH2B84E
09-12-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,746
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Shaun Murphy is great! She is doing well in TN. ...

Shaun Murphy is great! She is doing well in TN. Stoney = Shaun Murphy
She has been a member of The Silver Bullet Band (BOB SEGER) since the mid '70's.
She was a member of Eric Clapton's band...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,158
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

My wife and I saw a recent segment on LIVE...

My wife and I saw a recent segment on LIVE WITH KELLY Ripa & RYAN Seacrest, which had some expert demonstrating how to remove Tough Stains and difficult to remove Odors from Clothing ...
09-11-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The Super Sport would have had aluminum 27"...

The Super Sport would have had aluminum 27" (630mm ) wheels and center pull brakes like the Continental.
(the Continental and the Suburban have the same electroforged frame as the Varsity , EXCEPT...
09-10-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,170
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

HERE ARE JUST A FEW VERY INEXPENSIVE UPGRADES...

HERE ARE JUST A FEW VERY INEXPENSIVE UPGRADES THAT WILL BE GREAT AFTER YOU REMOVE THE Gmc Denali DECALS:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224058379851?hash=item342aeb8e4b:g:ZMUAAOSw4CRe9aKR
...
09-10-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,284
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The 1965 year model marks the last offering...

The 1965 year model marks the last offering of the SCHWINN AMERICAN, which was an ordinary bicycle that I seem to recall was introduced in the Fifties, in response to those few that wanted...
09-03-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

It depends on the bike. Now for a 1966...

It depends on the bike.

Now for a 1966 and up SCHWINN, THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN STABILITY, EVEN WITH A HEAVY OBESE PERSON RIDING SUCH A '66 & up Step-Through electroforged Women's Frame. ...
09-01-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,631
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Iride01 nailed it. That is the...

Iride01 nailed it.

That is the whole reason for having GEARS.........................to make it easy to handle hills of differing sizes.

You need to analyze what gears (the GEAR inch...
09-01-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,838
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Here is the Exact model that I have been using...

Here is the Exact model that I have been using for five years now:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/312817576182?hash=item48d56168f6:g:SYgAAOSwBtNfTwCf


YES, It is a manual, hand crank knob to lock ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 717
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Just as JAXGTR mentioned with using Dollar Bills,...

Just as JAXGTR mentioned with using Dollar Bills, ......do not forget that those TYVEK (R) material Envelopes will work exremely well also. It can be material from a used envelope or a new one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 749
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Here is thought for an oddball MacGyver-ed ...

Here is thought for an oddball MacGyver-ed solution:

There is a $0.97 PenGear brand 8.75" x 4.25" "flat" old-timey, polyester cloth zippered Pencil Case (it comes in a choice of least four...
08-29-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

It is a little insane and it is extremely...

It is a little insane and it is extremely destructive to your equipment.

Still, if you enjoy it, then why the hell not? Just do it but expect to replace said bicycle within a few years if not...
08-28-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,227
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Question: AT WHAT POINT DO YOU GIVE UP ON DROP...

Question: AT WHAT POINT DO YOU GIVE UP ON DROP BARS?

Whenever you want to !

This is not the same as it would be as if you resigned as President of The United States, --OR-- as when you are...
08-27-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Velo Mule's idea of finding an existing...

Velo Mule's idea of finding an existing automobile exterior paint finish in a very close GREEN hue is the way that I would proceed.

Green is not popular today as an automobile color but it was...
Forum: Foo
08-25-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,126
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I make it a point to speak with neighbors who are...

I make it a point to speak with neighbors who are attempting something risky themselves. I know that perhaps some might think that I'm an A hole for asking them if they know what the hell that they...
08-25-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

There is no question that the Allvit was better...

There is no question that the Allvit was better and more durable than the fragile Simplex.

The fact remains that all SHIMANO rear derailleurs from the late sixties LARK onward are superior to the...
Forum: Foo
08-24-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 939
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

SATISFACTION recorded Live at DEATH VALLEY...

SATISFACTION recorded Live at DEATH VALLEY STADIUM, CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA on Sunday NOVEMBER 26th, 1989

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duhRLaZwYf4
...
08-23-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The Allvit is a piece of trash compared to the...

The Allvit is a piece of trash compared to the Shimano built for Schwinn, GT-100. The Allvit is a piece of trash compared to the Shimano built for Schwinn, GT-120
The GT-100 was original...
08-22-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,450
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://sfist.com/2021/07/03/minimum-wage-just-wen...

https://sfist.com/2021/07/03/minimum-wage-just-went-up-in-san-francisco-but-is-it-enough/

You should consider setting your sights higher. I do get it that you love working with bicycles, but...
08-22-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 522
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

There is 78 year old resident of Weston, CT. who...

There is 78 year old resident of Weston, CT. who plays five stringed Telecasters tuned to G (tuning Low to High is x G D G B D )
Perhaps he might enjoy that. It might make for a unique ...
08-22-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I do not disagree with what the previous posters...

I do not disagree with what the previous posters have said.
I offer this bit of advice. Go to as many triathlons as possible within 100 kilometers of your town, if only as a spectator if you're...
Forum: Foo
08-22-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 605
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I'm no expert but seriously those items (Trek...

I'm no expert but seriously those items (Trek bike & Kuat rack) are so light that they'd still make zero difference if they weighed four times as much.
You say 20k miles after buying the rack, but...
08-21-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Ride it. It will just be an ordinary bicycle with...

Ride it. It will just be an ordinary bicycle with no collector value to those folks in your area that might see it on Craigs, Facebook mkt place, or at your garage sale.
There are a few c.a.b.e....
08-21-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Kenda K838 Slick Wire Bead Bicycle Tire,...

Kenda K838 Slick Wire Bead Bicycle Tire, Blackwall, 26-Inch x 1.95 Inch WILL BE THE BEST TIRE FOR RIDING A MOUNTAIN BIKE ON PAVED ROADS!!!

Don't laugh because "KENDA" manufactures this, as some...
08-21-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

It is a nice bicycle. It is not a Schwinn and ...

It is a nice bicycle.
It is not a Schwinn and that shouldn't really matter because that bike's design, construction and execution are quality such that it does not matter.
As for the SCHWINN...
08-19-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 900
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

PAINT IT Yellow if you want to paint it. I would...

PAINT IT Yellow if you want to paint it. I would advise you to look at that beautiful 1971 Paramount on a recent tread here.
Yellow looks great (well, some people might think otherwise and that is...
Forum: Foo
08-18-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,902
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Speaking of technology, well vinyl is a massive...

Speaking of technology, well vinyl is a massive step backwards. The S/N ratio is awful compared to quality cassette decks from 1980 and later, as well as R2R, minidisc, cd, dvd, and hi-md and...
Forum: Foo
08-16-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,902
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

IF YOU'RE TURNTABLE DOES NOT HAVE A Lighted...

IF YOU'RE TURNTABLE DOES NOT HAVE A Lighted Strobe ADJUSTABLE PITCH to precisely get the SPEED ACCURACY for each individual LP or single, than WHATEVER BELT DRIVE TURNTABLE THAT YOU ARE USING IS A ...
Forum: Foo
08-16-21, 02:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,276
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Let me say that Big Oil has made me a lot of...

Let me say that Big Oil has made me a lot of money. I have owned every major integrated oil company at one time or another during the past five decades or more. Owned them prior to the...
08-16-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,481
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Harbor Freight has a very good , inexpensive pump...

Harbor Freight has a very good , inexpensive pump which has both SCHRADER and PRESTA...........the plastic nozzle has Schrader on TOP and Presta on BOTTOM in the same stacked fashion as an over &...
08-14-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 746
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Below is a thread on the SF area, copper...

Below is a thread on the SF area, copper colored, 1964 model that JUVELA (see post #21.....08-13-21 05:33pm) posted about earlier.
...
08-14-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

You do great work. Very creative , your...

You do great work. Very creative , your color choices are outstanding

I have never understood the fascination that so many people had sixty plus years ago with those dang "helper" springer...
08-06-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,401
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Hey, if you are involved with, or perhaps know...

Hey, if you are involved with, or perhaps know the organizers of annual local area riding event that benefits a worthy charitible cause (e.g. local Childrens Hospital Burn Center or their Pediatric...
08-06-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 600
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Molleraj: IF YOU WANT A PERFECT SIZE FIT,...

Molleraj:
IF YOU WANT A PERFECT SIZE FIT, NEW 41mm RED REFLECTOR, there are some inexpensive ones that are perfect size fit and have an integral threaded stud with nut. THEY WORK...
08-05-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 600
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

If your COLLEGIATE is a 1969 model, it is going...

If your COLLEGIATE is a 1969 model, it is going to be awful in HILL CLIMBING relative to the 1970 model and later models.

Why is this true? Well BECAUSE the 1964 through 1969 models have the...
08-04-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Cdubb: Assuming that you have the typical...

Cdubb:
Assuming that you have the typical bike-boom era Varsity of the late sixties to late seventies, IT HAS A FREEWHEEL (model F) with 28-24-20-16-14 -and- 39 & 52 in front.

Perhaps, a much...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 528
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I had several way back in the day. They were all...

I had several way back in the day. They were all great. I never owned one when they were old. I owned a 1969 with crank sunroof and airconditioning, , then a green 1971 KG with airconditioning,...
07-25-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,077
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I know several local county commissioners and...

I know several local county commissioners and elected state officials that view road-biking as a public nuisance at least in several areas.
Their argument is that (X) number of cyclists have been...
07-24-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,772
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

You need to evaluate the gearing that you...

You need to evaluate the gearing that you currently have on your bicycle.
If you do not fully understand the simple relationship that "GEARING" provides, you have little chance in getting it right...
07-22-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

GREAT!!! If you wish to get just a bit more...

GREAT!!!

If you wish to get just a bit more competitive, you should consider entering as a three person RELAY team in the upcoming Cazenovia SPRINT Triathlon on Aug 28th.
...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,443
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN_yYcdjQ9w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN_yYcdjQ9w
07-20-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

SCHWINN began placing the serial number on the...

SCHWINN began placing the serial number on the HEADTUBE beneath the oval headbadge, on the right side of the head.. directly above the front fork, at some time during 1970.

Prior to 1970, going...
07-17-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,811
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Generally, running/jogging is harder. (with...

Generally, running/jogging is harder. (with the loose definition of harder here--- as being more difficult & somewhat abusive and brutal on the joints from the constant pounding)

Someone over...
07-17-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 61,861
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN_yYcdjQ9w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN_yYcdjQ9w
07-16-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,760
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Cosmo's Factory is one of the best albums of...

Cosmo's Factory is one of the best albums of all-time.

They were great live. When Tom Fogerty quit the band, they weren't as good without the the second guitar laying down a solid rhythm, and ...
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