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09-17-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By Cougrrcj

7/8" tires are VERY skinny for a '70s bike. ...

7/8" tires are VERY skinny for a '70s bike. Originally, your Sports 10 would have had 27x1-1/4 tires. (or 32mm if you think Metric.) 1-1/8"=28mm, 1"=25mm, 7/8"=23mm.
The Sports 10 was Fuji's...
09-16-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 570
Posted By Bogester

Crash, splash!...the bike is ok.

Greetings,
Have you ever done a header, landed face first onto a dock, and then plummeted in the water with your bike?....I have. I was on a nice leisurely ride on my Paramount last Sunday and...
09-16-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By thook

be aware, though....it's a hybrid bike designed...

be aware, though....it's a hybrid bike designed around flat/atb style handlebars. these designs are long in the top tube and subsequently the amount of reach. mustache handlebars will greatly...
09-16-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By francophile

Definitely, I probably should've emphasized where...

Definitely, I probably should've emphasized where I mentioned wiping the tube out first, but there's an automated option for that too.

Most $5 tire plugging kits at the auto parts stores come with...
09-16-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By francophile

Word to the wise: Save the time and effort. ...

Word to the wise: Save the time and effort. clearing out tubes is a super-simple job. Just get a cylinder hone. They work wonders. I'd recommend going 600 grit in 7/8" and 1" to tackle most jobs...
09-16-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By daverup

I would replace the brake pads with kool stops,...

I would replace the brake pads with kool stops, and probably the handlebars. I find straight bars uncomfortable.
My 94 Crosscut came stock with butterfly bars.
...
09-15-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By merziac

Maybe, you would be surprised how little it can...

Maybe, you would be surprised how little it can take, especially with a tight fit. I would get after it with some PB Blaster and very stout wire brush and file after that.
09-15-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14,431
Views: 3,274,965
Posted By 3speedslow

molleraj Quite a great snag! I got my 07-08...

molleraj

Quite a great snag! I got my 07-08 off CL for 40$ and proceeded to upgrade out of necessity or comfort. Weird model in the S lineup which didnít last long or get much love from them....
09-15-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7,939
Views: 2,290,127
Posted By DQRider

Commuting With Mr. Wheeler

Shot these on my way home Monday:

https://i.imgur.com/TabSFX4.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/oogzjSH.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Z7AvfhZ.jpg

Definitely not a long-distance tourer, yet. The bike is...
09-14-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By machinist42

Only Helping Ewe Over The Fence

Sleek Sheep Slippers!
They come with?
Cleated?
09-14-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By noobinsf

Unless youíre dealing with outdated standards...

Unless youíre dealing with outdated standards like French or BMX steerers/head tubes, you can chalk it up to manufacturing tolerances. Do grease the section of the stem adapter that was inserted into...
09-13-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 964
Posted By thinktubes

I like black sidewalls because they make my tires...

I like black sidewalls because they make my tires look thinner.
09-13-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 964
Posted By top506

I thought that black matched the vibe of this...

I thought that black matched the vibe of this bike rather than skinwalls:


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09-12-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By Crankycrank

Absolutely. Cables too. You might even like it...

Absolutely. Cables too. You might even like it better as it gives a slightly less spongy feel.
09-12-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 681
Posted By droppedandlost

I think they eat and drink right in the factory....

I think they eat and drink right in the factory. My Arabesque shipped from Italy with a hunk of bread in the BB.
...
09-11-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
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...
09-07-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 704
Posted By milksteaks

Thanks! Here are a few pics of the Mercier the...

Thanks! Here are a few pics of the Mercier the day I got it. It even came with the original handbook from the local bike shop that sold it back on April 5th, 1973 (see written date in the handbook)...
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By 3alarmer

...check your brake reach. The brakes on mine...

...check your brake reach. The brakes on mine would not allow it, without replacing them with something longer.
09-07-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 704
Posted By milksteaks

My Newly Restored 1973 Mercier

I picked up this 1973 Mercier a couple months ago and finally finished restoring it. I wanted to keep it original for the most part, while making a few select upgrades along the way like adding the...
09-07-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,224
Posted By alcjphil

Rules of the road also state that u turns are...

Rules of the road also state that u turns are illegal
09-07-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By tjfastback66

Univega Specialissimo 1981 Craig's find

You know, I am not sure if this is the beginning of some kind of sickness now that I am in my late '50's but I cannot seem to stop myself. So this weekend I found a Univega Specialissimo on Craig's...
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By CliffordK

https://i.imgur.com/cKQBPZRh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cKQBPZRh.jpg
09-02-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7,939
Views: 2,290,127
Posted By as50x20

1987 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo

Seller tells me that the blue/white fade paint job dates it to 1987. Bike has a good deal of the original Shimano M730 series components. They all pretty much date to 1986....
Forum: Commuting
09-02-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By tyrion

If you're located close to an REI store I'd go...

If you're located close to an REI store I'd go with the REI, hands down. They have great service, free tune up after break-in, and their house brand is always good value. Plus you have a year to...
09-01-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1990) SCHWINN Paramount OS -- From Sketch to Showroom

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08-31-21, 05:05 PM
08-31-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,559
Posted By victorm

As she sits

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08-31-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 267,773
Posted By top506

This thread re-surfaced in a timely manner, as I...

This thread re-surfaced in a timely manner, as I just finished overhauling this last week:

...
08-31-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 267,773
Posted By thumpism

Good catch! I saw that ad and noticed the...

Good catch! I saw that ad and noticed the different crank.
08-31-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 267,773
Posted By denaffen

Mine as I recently got it. ...

Mine as I recently got it.


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and now
...
08-30-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7,939
Views: 2,290,127
Posted By garryg

Or how about a Mo ...

Or how about a Mo
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08-30-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By daverup

As long as you stay away from the old Schwinn 20...

As long as you stay away from the old Schwinn 20 and 26 inch stuff, you should be fine.
08-29-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By merziac

I think you are correct, looks like it originally...

I think you are correct, looks like it originally would have had more gears and got turned into a 1 speed/fixed gear? sort of path racer.

This a great find/get, 531, pretty old, relatively good...
08-29-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By partyanimal

1980s Peugeot MTB Rebuild

(Accidentally posted in the C&V Appraisal thread, copied it here - will try to delete the other one)
With the help of this forum, my local bike co op and lots of Park tool videos I taught myself to...
08-29-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 605
Posted By rustystrings61

I have been thinking about this myself. One...

I have been thinking about this myself. One observation I will share - bikes that see trainer duty are often rusted from sweat, so maybe get one of those towels that stretches from brake levers to...
08-29-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7,234
Views: 718,863
Posted By Germany_chris

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-28-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By denaffen

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Sufi no cranks on mine. Sorry itís not a better pic
08-28-21, 02:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By Lazyass

About four years ago I bought that exact model....

About four years ago I bought that exact model. Did an easy restoration on it and had it looking new. The second ride I took it on the freewheel, which was original, locked up for a split second. It...
08-27-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,559
Posted By ShannonM

This bike needs some purple anodized cranks and...

This bike needs some purple anodized cranks and cantis. With nuclear-waste-green Ringle Peace Sign cable hangers.

Jus' sayin'...

--Shannon

PS: Evil thought... Dupli-coloring the thumbshifter...
08-27-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By Pompiere

I've used my '88 LeTour as a test platform for...

I've used my '88 LeTour as a test platform for various drive trains including an SR OvalTech Triple, a Shimano round triple, and various doubles. The frame fits me and is comfortable to ride on...
08-27-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By denaffen

My 85 has a suntour ar or arx front derailleur,...

My 85 has a suntour ar or arx front derailleur, so it would make sense that it would be suntour ar or arx in the rear too. Which is what that pic looks like to me.
08-27-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By onyerleft

The only thing better than a triple is a Biopace...

The only thing better than a triple is a Biopace triple. Oval chainrings are now a big thing again. Great score!
08-27-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By rustystrings61

Maillard hubs lasted on LeTours through '89 -...

Maillard hubs lasted on LeTours through '89 - they went to SunTour Blaze for 1990.
08-27-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By denaffen

I just picked up an 85, detailed elsewhere. I...

I just picked up an 85, detailed elsewhere. I think most of your components are original, but I donít think the triple crank is, and I wonder about the rear derailleur.

the malliard hubs...
08-26-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By The Golden Boy

Not that the LeTour was particularly high on the...

Not that the LeTour was particularly high on the food chain, but I think "upgraded" is not the word you'd use for what happened here.

It looks like you've got an FC124 and FC6206- I can't tell...
08-26-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,460
Posted By denaffen

Meanwhile the 520 got a little more attention...

Meanwhile the 520 got a little more attention last night. I cleaned up the rear wheel, removed that tragic frisbee, cleaned and lubed the chain, replaced the grotty brake lines and finally got rid of...
08-26-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By repechage

provided the illusion of a forged dropout,...

provided the illusion of a forged dropout, stamped of thick enough material to allow an integrated derailleur hangar. Higher perceived value.
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,226
Posted By indyfabz

Hereís my towel folded sloppily. That board is...

Hereís my towel folded sloppily. That board is maybe 5Ē wide.

...
08-26-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By hokiefyd

The bike looks nice! Why do the rear dropout...

The bike looks nice! Why do the rear dropout slots appear to be filled? It looks like you can slide the axle in only a third of the way before it hits white painted metal. Was this common?
08-26-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,460
Posted By denaffen

Thanks. Iím loving the color too. Itís exactly...

Thanks. Iím loving the color too. Itís exactly what I was going for.

I am gonna decal it. Iím using the 70s block letters, white with a black outline. Velocals even made the correct steel...
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