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05-01-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,467
Posted By jonwvara

This made me laugh, because when I looked at the...

This made me laugh, because when I looked at the pictures, the first thing I thought was, "hey, it's still mostly covered with paint--I might just clean it up and leave it alone."

Like they say,...
04-29-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By smd4

Exactly what cxwrench suggested above...

Exactly what cxwrench suggested above...
04-28-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By Crankycrank

Are you turning the FW the correct direction...

Are you turning the FW the correct direction (counter clockwise) to loosen? You'll need a chain whip to grab onto the cog teeth to keep the FW from spinning to do this.
04-27-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,370
Posted By gthomson

Just scroll down through the list of topics and...

Just scroll down through the list of topics and there are a number of discussions about this. It's all based on budget, expectations, your environment, etc.... Some people will suggest going all out...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,248
Posted By GhostRider62

Several of us were passing a fellow decked out...

Several of us were passing a fellow decked out like Fabian Cancellaro and what was probably a $20K TT bike (this was 6-7 years ago when 20 grand actually got you a good bike). He had the whole team...
04-27-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,370
Posted By chaadster

Thatís pretty off-topic and probably best asked...

Thatís pretty off-topic and probably best asked in itís own thread.
04-26-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By jdawginsc

Two cents but less in value...

You already have great input here. Just adding one thing...

Do you wish to buy to ride, or buy to restore and collect (ask about N+1)?

If you are wanting to tinker with older bikes then getting...
04-26-22, 01:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1221696...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1221696-official-vintage-bicycle-manufacturer-catalog-list-w-links.html

Here ya go. It's stickied along with nearly a dozen other threads at the top of...
04-24-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By old's'cool

I skimmed this thread and didn't see it...

I skimmed this thread and didn't see it mentioned, so here you go:
My Ten Speeds (https://cycle.haus/mytenspeeds/)
I think it is almost exactly what you're looking for. It was sold a while ago by...
04-22-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By uncle uncle

Yeah, I too was told by my old Schwinn shop boss,...

Yeah, I too was told by my old Schwinn shop boss, and it seems to be correct, is that the 12.2 referred to the (ideal) weight of the bicycle in kilograms. So, 12.2 kilograms is 26.9 lbs, which seems...
04-22-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By 3alarmer

...I have an early Voyageur 12.2 here, that I...

...I have an early Voyageur 12.2 here, that I bought for a hunnert bucks on CL. I only bought it for the frame and the components, and knew ahead of time I was probably gonna put another $150 into...
04-22-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By Clang

This is interesting to me. First step: let's...

This is interesting to me. First step: let's catalog dive! Since I had just researched the Voyageur 11.8, I thought based on that model naming convention, that this might be early 80's, but I had to...
04-22-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By Chuck M

I don't know why, but I usually like to let...

I don't know why, but I usually like to let google find information for me rather than use a forum's built-in search function. For example I would enter "schwinn super le tour site:bikeforums.net"...
04-22-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By Pcampeau

Always keep in mind that there is much more to...

Always keep in mind that there is much more to factor in than just the initial purchase price of the bike. If I were looking at purchasing this example, Iíd note that it has has rusty cables, an old...
04-22-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By 3alarmer

...so using the method of image searching and...

...so using the method of image searching and back linking from that, here is an example:
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Schwinn+Super+Le+Tour+12.2&atb=v314-1&iax=images&ia=images

leads to this image...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By qwaalodge

You're possibly aggravating the carpal tunnel...

You're possibly aggravating the carpal tunnel nerve in the left hand.

A bigger frame may not solve your problem. Stretching yourself more will put even more pressure on your hands.

One...
04-22-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By nlerner

That probably depends on the campus and the...

That probably depends on the campus and the location. At my university in a city that often has lots of old bikes around (Boston), it's pretty rare to see a C&V bike parked at the racks. Mostly it's...
04-22-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By clubman

An excellent drive side pic (maybe a few more to...

An excellent drive side pic (maybe a few more to show condition or flaws) and a short blurb about the components posted here will result in quick, accurate assessments but if you want market value,...
04-22-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By thumpism

In addition to the advice above, the general rule...

In addition to the advice above, the general rule for older production stuff is how they were outfitted. We're talking major shop-level manufacturers here, not BSOs from Western Auto and Sears (both...
04-22-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By Clang

Study catalogs. Often there'll be gaps where the...

Study catalogs. Often there'll be gaps where the archivist didn't scan the whole thing (they might have only been interested in road bikes and not mountain bikes, kid's bikes, etc). Sometimes...
04-22-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By blinky

I have long legs and my seat is high for that...

I have long legs and my seat is high for that reason but I've lost flexibility as I get older and the mount/dismount has gotten tougher - I figured the "dropper" seat post could be a solution and the...
04-21-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By SurferRosa

What works really well is to use bikeforums in an...

What works really well is to use bikeforums in an advanced search on one-word thread title and by subforum (c&v). You can limit the results to threads with a certain number of replies.
04-21-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By 3alarmer

...speaking generally, the way you judge a 70's...

...speaking generally, the way you judge a 70's or 80's bicycle is by looking at the level of the components that are on it (assuming they are originals), and by looking at the construction details...
04-21-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By nlerner

There’s a C&V sub forum for valuations:...

There’s a C&V sub forum for valuations: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/

You can post individual bikes there or get a sense of trends from similar bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 481,716
Posted By Germany_chris

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/11bb3d5f_1fde_480c_815e_084a96dc0a7a_99a8039949e38d7d81591dd8573429f902efb060.jpeg...
04-17-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By work4bike

How many miles is on the chain? If you have too...

How many miles is on the chain? If you have too many, then I wouldn't even bother with it and get a new chain (I always get a new cassette when I buy a chain).

If there's not too much mileage and...
04-17-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By WGB

It is just that one link. I wimped out last...

It is just that one link.

I wimped out last night as it was too cold to work in garage. I'll try playing with that link and see if I can make it obey. I also ordered a new SRAM 830 but won't have...
04-16-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By hokiefyd

An RD-M310 (Altus line) and RD-M360 (Acera line)...

An RD-M310 (Altus line) and RD-M360 (Acera line) would both be fine units to replace the Tourney you have, and would be 100% compatible with your current shifters.

You could "splurge" with an...
04-15-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By Crankycrank

I'll just say that the seat position is kind of...

I'll just say that the seat position is kind of the main point of the bike where all other adjustments are based on. If a (proper) higher seat causes you to have to lift your head up, then you need...
04-15-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 709
Posted By Crankycrank

Those FSA rings might not fit your crank. Yours...

Those FSA rings might not fit your crank. Yours sort of look like 110 BCD but I can't say for sure from the photo and the FSA for sale are 130 BCD. Chainring Measurements Guide - Modern Bike...
04-15-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By Crankycrank

From the looks of your seat height, I would say...

From the looks of your seat height, I would say if anything this frame is more towards the large size for you. If you feel cramped then you would be better off extending handlebar stem length and...
04-15-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Jeff Neese

That Acera derailleur would be a fine upgrade,...

That Acera derailleur would be a fine upgrade, and perfectly compatible with your shifters.
04-15-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By CliffordK

I'd probably choose up to 9 speed. Possibly even...

I'd probably choose up to 9 speed. Possibly even 10 speed.

Ultegra 6500 and 6600 are good derailleurs.

That appears to be a reasonably small rear freewheel. So, you could choose some MTB...
04-15-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I wouldn't go beyond a DER rated for 8 speeds. ...

I wouldn't go beyond a DER rated for 8 speeds.
As the # speeds increases, cages get narrower and things like chain rub become more apparent.

Even a Tourney should work adequately for 7 speed if...
04-14-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By biker128pedal

Iíll see what I have this weekend. Do you have a...

Iíll see what I have this weekend. Do you have a tool for cassette removal and cone wrenches for the axle? Or a rough measurement of the width inside and outside the drop outs will get close to the...
04-13-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By fishboat

This might cover part or all of it: ...

This might cover part or all of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsdxS046jpo&t=625s
04-13-22, 03:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By biker128pedal

Hey you must be Schwim Dandy from Gloucester. I...

Hey you must be Schwim Dandy from Gloucester. I may have an axle off an old wheel with the quick release. Iíll check this weekend.

I donít do Facebook so did not respond to your posts. As for...
04-12-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By RChung

This is good advice. If your budget is...

This is good advice.

If your budget is really limited and you're unsure if you really want to get into it, you can often find a dumb wheel-on trainer on Craigslist or Ebay for under $50 (or better...
04-12-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By genejockey

Totally agree. If you don't want to/can't afford...

Totally agree. If you don't want to/can't afford to buy one new, you might find one on Craigs List or FB Marketplace for a lot less. I've had one for a year and some, and it's great! When I used...
04-12-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Viich

There are a few very good wheel-on trainers that...

There are a few very good wheel-on trainers that do have controllable resistance. I used a Kickr Snap for several years. I'm not sure it's the absolute cheapest, but it's less expensive than...
04-12-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By tempocyclist

Wahoo KICKR Snap. Not the cheapest, but it's well...

Wahoo KICKR Snap. Not the cheapest, but it's well built, very reliable and accurate. Gives a great "road feel" with automatic resistance control. It's one of the best wheel-on smart trainers you can...
04-12-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By philbob57

Kurt Kinetics' Road Machine Control will do that;...

Kurt Kinetics' Road Machine Control will do that; it's on sale for $349. It looks like they're closing them out in favor of their wheel-off trainer that starts at $349.
04-12-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Mad Honk

Easiest and cheapest is to find a wind trainer...

Easiest and cheapest is to find a wind trainer and use the different gears on the bike to increase or decrease resistance. Smiles, MH
04-12-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By KerryIrons

The general guidance for brake lever placement on...

The general guidance for brake lever placement on drop bars is that the tip of the lever should just touch a straight edge that is on the underside of the lowest section of the bars. Think of a line...
04-11-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By bboy314

QR rear axles are 10mm x 1, but your bolt on axle...

QR rear axles are 10mm x 1, but your bolt on axle is probably 3/8 x 26, so you probably will need to replace cones and locknuts as well. The trick (as someone pointed out) is making sure dust caps...
04-10-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By Russ Roth

The two big things to look out for are the...

The two big things to look out for are the current frame width and the diameter of the dust caps, you're link is the best way to go as long as the dust caps match. This is important as too small will...
04-10-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By cxwrench

It's 10mm. You just need the correct length...

It's 10mm. You just need the correct length axle...it'll be shorter than what you've got now. It's easy, just take the old axle out and replace w/ the new one. You should be tightening the drive side...
04-10-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By drlogik

Back in the day, the starting point was the bar...

Back in the day, the starting point was the bar ends pointed just above the rear axle and the flat point on the brake lever hoods would be perpendicular to the crook of the thumb and first finger as...
04-10-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By 70sSanO

For me it is also about finding a good position...

For me it is also about finding a good position based on riding in the drops.

John
04-10-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By sovende

Ya, I'd slide them a bit higher up too but as...

Ya, I'd slide them a bit higher up too but as stated by others, it's personal preference. FWIW, I'd also rotate the bar "back/up" a little bit. Another "old school" guideline is to have the flat part...
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