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10-04-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Velo Mule

The Giant built Schwinn World was a low end bike,...

The Giant built Schwinn World was a low end bike, but the frame geometry and the fit and finish are much higher that you would have expected from a low end bike. When I had one I was surprised at...
10-04-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By Velo Mule

You had posted above that you thought that the...

You had posted above that you thought that the first year for Opaque Blue was 1972 and looking through the catalogs, it looks like you are right sd5782 . It was also the first year for the less...
10-03-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By Velo Mule

Wow, that is a heck of a nice Birthday gift. ...

Wow, that is a heck of a nice Birthday gift. Good for you for getting her such a nice bike, If she is going to like cycling, she has a better chance on a nice bike like that.

As far as advice,...
10-03-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 159
Posted By Velo Mule

It looks like the Sidewinder was made up until...

It looks like the Sidewinder was made up until 1984. And your dark blue bike would be a 1983 according to BikeHistory's Sidewinder (https://bikehistory.org/bikes/sidewinder/) webpage.

When I...
10-03-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks Kdogbikes. Unfortunately, I don't have...

Thanks Kdogbikes. Unfortunately, I don't have the original front derailleur. The interesting thing is that I believe that a local bike shop that deals in used bikes upgraded the rear derailleur and...
10-02-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks Doug Fattic . The head tube at 72 degrees...

Thanks Doug Fattic . The head tube at 72 degrees and seat tube at 72 degrees makes sense. I think that my iPhone may be repeatable, but not accurate for some reason. I will have to get some coin...
10-01-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By Velo Mule

While I had the frame only available, I thought...

While I had the frame only available, I thought that I would get some measurements. The problem with these measurements is that this is done with a tape measure and a Apple phone (case removed). So...
09-30-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,471
Views: 177,169
Posted By Velo Mule

Neat! And they have a vintage bicycle as their...

Neat! And they have a vintage bicycle as their logo. Not a dropped handlebar touring bike, but it's a bike. stardognine , perhaps you can coax them into something a little more modern while you are...
09-30-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By Velo Mule

There are plenty of options for the EA3 (590)...

There are plenty of options for the EA3 (590) rims LifeNovice1 . Your best bet would be online shopping to get the best variety. I like the Schwalbe Delta Cruisers. They are available in different...
09-29-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 776
Posted By Velo Mule

Does this fork look bent? No. It is fine. That is...

Does this fork look bent? No. It is fine. That is based on my thoughts listed below:

1. For some reason forks have a tendency to look bent in pictures.
2. The tendency for forks to look bent are...
09-29-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By Velo Mule

I mixed up some paint to fill in the chips. Since...

I mixed up some paint to fill in the chips. Since I am a cheapskate, I mixed Rustoleum White with Testors medium blue. Don't do what I do. But I would have to make a trip and spend money verses using...
09-28-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 111,099
Posted By Velo Mule

I usually remove bike shop stickers on my bikes....

I usually remove bike shop stickers on my bikes. I picked up a 1972 Schwinn Super Sport and it had this water slide decal on it. It is not easy to remove and it kind of looks vintage enough to stay....
09-28-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks. And I agree about the shifters and...

Thanks. And I agree about the shifters and derailleurs. On my Continental, which came with the Schwinn Approved Huret front and rear derailleur, and Twin Stik shifter, I only replaced the rear...
09-28-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By Velo Mule

While I know that the picture above shows paint...

While I know that the picture above shows paint that looks pretty good with only some marking on the chainstay, there are plenty of paint chips to take care of.
...
09-28-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By Velo Mule

1972 Schwinn Super Sport project and info

I've been on the lookout for one of the fillet brazed Schwinn bikes or even just a frame for some time. I picked this up recently locally....
09-28-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 885
Posted By Velo Mule

Wow, good karma smontanaro . Do you think it is...

Wow, good karma smontanaro . Do you think it is possible to roll the down tube dent out with blocks? If so, that would be what I would try first.

Paul Brodie - How to fix a dent in your frame

I...
09-28-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By Velo Mule

It looks like the brake levers that Lbxpdx is...

It looks like the brake levers that Lbxpdx is posting a picture of looks to is painted black. The black paint is in poor condition.

Use paint remover to remove the black stuff. Follow up with...
Forum: Touring
09-27-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for the link saddlesores . It brings back...

Thanks for the link saddlesores . It brings back good memories. In Busan, we often went to a restaurant that our rep's called the seashell restaurant. I'm not that big on that type of thing, but it...
09-27-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,351
Posted By Velo Mule

This is a good point. I don't know. I've ordered...

This is a good point. I don't know. I've ordered an item from Walmart direct and was able to return it. But it would be different with a third party vendor and I haven't had to try that yet.
09-27-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By Velo Mule

A lot of race bikes were purchased as frames only...

A lot of race bikes were purchased as frames only and the owner assembled the components to build it into a bicycle. Keep in mind too that most racers were didn't have enough money to build up a...
09-27-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By Velo Mule

De-escalate Brentdelro . While that is the...

De-escalate Brentdelro . While that is the advice I give, I know how hard it is to do. Keep your cool. Keep it from becoming an argument. I know it already is and that is the problem and why it...
09-27-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,351
Posted By Velo Mule

Since I have been in need of Sturmey Archer parts...

Since I have been in need of Sturmey Archer parts I have been using Modern Bike (https://www.modernbike.com/) more often and like to do one stop shopping to get the other things I need. I had a...
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Velo Mule

The fact that it has the working key is...

The fact that it has the working key is remarkable twolf . Of course, I am guessing that it works or would with some lubrication. It looks mostly original except for the paint. Many bike collectors...
Forum: Touring
09-24-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Velo Mule

Since no replies yet, I thought I would pipe in...

Since no replies yet, I thought I would pipe in with useless comments. I've been to South Korea many times on business. People are friendly and the country is beautiful. Good food too.
I've never...
09-24-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,315
Posted By Velo Mule

Bill Boston? Or Bill Boston inspired?

I agree on the '70's for the potential build decade based on the components and a few other clues like the brake housing clamps. Is it possible it is a Bill Boston bike, since he was custom building...
09-24-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By Velo Mule

Yes, it is a standard English bottom bracket. I...

Yes, it is a standard English bottom bracket. I think Shimano made a number of different shifters for this system. It is possible that there was a thumb shifter for the FFS. Or it could be that...
09-23-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By Velo Mule

That is a Schwinn World Tourist. It was made in...

That is a Schwinn World Tourist. It was made in Taiwan. This one has the Shimano Front Freewheeling System. Some people like this feature. Most do not. It was a short lived attempt at easier...
09-23-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Velo Mule

Cycling with cargo is problem. Your solution is...

Cycling with cargo is problem. Your solution is similar in some ways to some existing designs, but it differs in the bike's geometry. The steering axis is the centerline of the fork. The wheels...
09-16-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 841
Posted By Velo Mule

I would grease the "cable". It should actually...

I would grease the "cable". It should actually be a single piece of steel with some temper in it. This is so that it can push or pull.
09-15-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By Velo Mule

Nhol36 thanks for posting your issue with your...

Nhol36 thanks for posting your issue with your Sturmey Archer 5 speed hub here. Let us know how the new shifter works or if you still have the problem. It can be helpful to anybody else that...
09-14-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,430
Posted By Velo Mule

I am three weeks post surgical. At the two week...

I am three weeks post surgical. At the two week follow up the Doctor said I could ride or do anything that I was doing before the surgery. I didn't ride much because I have another issue that might...
09-13-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 536
Posted By Velo Mule

Yes, that is just what I would like with the only...

Yes, that is just what I would like with the only exception of retaining the one piece crank. I actually wasn't thinking of a drum brake on the back but I can see the advantage to it. I could also...
09-12-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,856
Posted By Velo Mule

Good looking Super Sport you got there...

Good looking Super Sport you got there 1964Supersport. You took good care of it. I like the Sky Blue paint. I don't think there were too many Super Sports that came in Flamboyant colors like...
09-12-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 536
Posted By Velo Mule

If it were my bike, Yes. I'd ride it for a while...

If it were my bike, Yes. I'd ride it for a while if the tires were good enough. But, I would be planning on SunRingle CR18 with stainless steel spokes. So, I would be starting fresh with new...
09-12-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 536
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice find on that Schwinn Speedster three speed....

Nice find on that Schwinn Speedster three speed. It looks like it is in excellent condition. I like these 26" wheel Schwinns with the Sturmey-Archer three speed hubs. One of the reasons that I like...
09-10-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 971
Posted By Velo Mule

+1 for Jagwire cable. I have to say that I like...

+1 for Jagwire cable. I have to say that I like the kit that Jagwire sells. Jagwire Pro Road Cable Kit (https://jagwire.com/products/diy-cable-kits/2017road-pro-brake-kit) That is because the kit...
09-10-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By Velo Mule

It has been done by others Lbxpdx . I thought...

It has been done by others Lbxpdx . I thought about doing it because I am thrifty. I can't see why this should be any worse than the rubber rim strips when done correctly.

The reason I haven't...
09-10-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 841
Posted By Velo Mule

Sorry to hear that the shifter cable has broken....

Sorry to hear that the shifter cable has broken. If it were me. I would try to find a Schwinn four leaf clover chainring, crank assembly and chainguard. Change the freewheel and derailleur to a...
09-10-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 841
Posted By Velo Mule

Here is a picture of the Schwinn rack. ...

Here is a picture of the Schwinn rack.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/968x567/schwinn_rack_303b2d8d16c971e63c01b9ed188820d64cbf95a7.png

Instead of using the Wald baskets,...
09-10-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 841
Posted By Velo Mule

I like the old Schwinn racks. They are as you...

I like the old Schwinn racks. They are as you describe, attaching to the seat clamp. They are sturdy and can fit a range of bikes. They are not as rigid as dedicated touring racks like vintage...
09-08-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 786,795
Posted By Velo Mule

​​​​​​Thanks merziac . Yes, I used Rustoleum red...

​​​​​​Thanks merziac . Yes, I used Rustoleum red primer. Whenever I paint a (Chicago built) Schwinn it is the primer that I use since that is what Schwinn used.

Thanks for the tip on SimWorks....
09-08-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 786,795
Posted By Velo Mule

1980 Schwinn Continental

Below is a 1980 Schwinn Continental. I got it in rather rough condition having been left outside in the elements. There were vines growing through the spokes and on other parts of the frame in...
09-07-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Velo Mule

Wow, mkeller234 that Varsity cleaned up great. ...

Wow, mkeller234 that Varsity cleaned up great. It looks like you have Kenda K35 tires on it. I have the same tires on my Continental. They are good, but the consensus here is that they are not...
09-06-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 750
Posted By Velo Mule

Now that the memories are brought back. When I...

Now that the memories are brought back. When I first put the Stronglight crank on the bike, I only had that tool above with the included steel rod handle. The handle was no more than 5 or so inches...
09-06-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 750
Posted By Velo Mule

That is the tool that I used to have that I...

That is the tool that I used to have that I cannot find any more. Perhaps I sold it along with my bike that had the Stronglight crank. I keep expecting it to turn up one of these days.

That...
09-02-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for all the pictures Nofiltercycling....

Thanks for all the pictures Nofiltercycling. Mini-Velos are cool and they have their own cult following. They are particularly useful when combining cycling with mass transit as you point out. Your...
09-02-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Velo Mule

My guess and it is only a guess. Is it should be...

My guess and it is only a guess. Is it should be 3T. Or ttt.
09-01-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,613
Posted By Velo Mule

Schwinn Kickstand tool

Yes, that is definitely a Schwinn Kickstand tool with the two rollers and the nubs on it. The kickstand goes between the rollers and the nubs press on the collar to remove tension from the pin that...
09-01-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By Velo Mule

Yes, thanks. That's it. A Kemper Fluid Writer...

Yes, thanks. That's it. A Kemper Fluid Writer pen. Way better than the thicker lines that I got from a paint pen. Perhaps the paint pen that I purchased was only a fine point. Or maybe I needed...
09-01-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 71,777
Views: 11,676,321
Posted By Velo Mule

An Atala listed on Long Island Craigslist. $35 ! ...

An Atala listed on Long Island Craigslist. $35 !

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