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01-16-23, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 404
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

If you do want the Best of the ancient, old type,...

If you do want the Best of the ancient, old type, "DUMB COMPUTER" that does not do GPS, and does not upload any data, then there is none better than the INBIKE model IC-321 (WIRELESS) .

It has...
01-16-23, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 296
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

As someone previously mentioned, IT IS NOT A...

As someone previously mentioned, IT IS NOT A 1973 FRAME !!!

It hails from the last few years that the Chicago factory was in existence. (late 1979 onward).

The JAPANESE YEN began to rise...
01-10-23, 09:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,596
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

You should try to recreate the bicycle version of...

You should try to recreate the bicycle version of Wyatt's captain america chopper from the Easy Rider movie.

Peter Fonda's character was Wyatt. Dennis Hopper's character was Billy.
01-10-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,751
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The SUBURBAN has the same tubular front fork as...

The SUBURBAN has the same tubular front fork as the Continental. (note: The SUBURBAN has the same L.S. 2.4 sidepull brakes as the Varsity, while the Conti. has centerpull brakes)
12-29-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,242
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

base2: Give yourself credit for having a...

base2:

Give yourself credit for having a very good idea!
Why the hell would "respected frame builders laugh you outta their shops" for suggesting a very realistic & practical, potentially...
12-27-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,755
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

It's fun! It makes me feel good and the...

It's fun! It makes me feel good and the exercise from riding is also good for me. It never feels like just physical exercise as running five to ten miles often does.
12-03-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

What a genuine, nice act of kindness on your...

What a genuine, nice act of kindness on your part!!
11-12-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Looks Great! You did a great job with the...

Looks Great!
You did a great job with the latest white Double Blue script that appears in the small Carolina blue portion on the top tube!!!
That gold foil band on the upper most Carolina Blue...
11-03-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,196
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The Huret Allvit is your only decent European...

The Huret Allvit is your only decent European choice to get the job done! Campy might look cool but you'd be a fool to choose something so bad!
Japanese is the only avenue that you have for...
11-02-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,628
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://www.amazon.com/Green-Grease-101-Waterproof...

https://www.amazon.com/Green-Grease-101-Waterproof-Temperature/dp/B004Y06YT8

You can find it at AUTOZONE & NAPA for more than $1 less than you can source it from Amazon. O'Reilly's and ...
11-02-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,118
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I don't know this ebayer, I am not this ebay...

I don't know this ebayer, I am not this ebay seller, & I have never dealt with this ebayer.
I am saying I just saw this on ebay. It appears to be a KOOL LEMON circa early seventies SUPER...
10-05-22, 02:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,427
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

You should look at the BIG CHAINRING in context,...

You should look at the BIG CHAINRING in context, combined with some selection from the rear!

Its only gearing and that is all, why should I ride the way that I do...................didn't John...
09-18-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Yeah, the GIANT made collegiate first appeared in...

Yeah, the GIANT made collegiate first appeared in 1983 after Chicago was gone.. The GIANT made collegiate has a 3 piece crank and ORDINARY 590mm wheels. It (the GIANT made for Schwinn bike) is simply...
09-09-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,191
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Doug Fattic is correct (post #26 above). ...

Doug Fattic is correct (post #26 above).
Schwinn's introduction of the so called "Turkey Levers" in 1969 is hugely responsible for getting ordinary, average folks interested in considering riding a...
08-27-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,664
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Hey, why worry about what someone else spends on...

Hey, why worry about what someone else spends on whatever.

They derive some sort of satisfaction or pleasure from purchasing said goods.

As you know, there are some folks that have incredible...
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

It is called the TRAVELER III, not the TRAVELER...

It is called the TRAVELER III, not the TRAVELER 3. ( basically... III told the world that it now had a modern 3 piece crank for 1978...) It was believed by most that the reason that SCHWINN...
08-18-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 26,678
Views: 3,896,705
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

There is a nice old made in Austria, 3 SPEED, ...

There is a nice old made in Austria, 3 SPEED, J.C. HIGGINS bike that someone in the WILMINGTON, DELAWARE vicinity should get as it is for sale for only $29.99 on EBAY (location is actually in...
08-10-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,130
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Hey Chuck M, that is a great looking OCT 1973 (...

Hey Chuck M, that is a great looking OCT 1973 ( KJ 549079 ) SUBURBAN that you have got there!
You see there on Chuck's 1973 CHESTNUT colored SUBURBAN, that SCHWINN did choose a perfect...
08-09-22, 02:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,130
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The difference between a SUBURBAN 5 speed and a...

The difference between a SUBURBAN 5 speed and a 1970 - 1977 Schwinn COLLEGIATE is that the Collegiate has 37-597mm tires (26 x 1 3 /8 ) on the S5/S6 597mm (26 inch SCHWINN WHEELS).
The...
08-07-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

My guess is the 1975 through 1977 SCHWINN...

My guess is the 1975 through 1977 SCHWINN TRAVELER. Its basically similar to the Le Tour, except specified by Schwinn engineers with the ONE PIECE CRANK.
This 1975, 1976, 1977 TRAVELER was...
07-19-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,055
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The VARSITY's rear derailleur won't work on the...

The VARSITY's rear derailleur won't work on the '73 SUPER SPORT. (the SUPER SPORT has 14-32 freewheel, the VARSITY has 14-28).

Nothing is different as far as the Ashtabula 1 piece crank and the...
07-16-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,413
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Campagnolo, a pioneer in engineering excellence...

Campagnolo, a pioneer in engineering excellence that ruled the world until about 1967, since that time CAMPY has been second rate, and a distant second rate to everything Maeda SUNTOUR and SHIMANO.
...
05-13-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,674
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Charlie Ky's recommendation on the $13.99 HARBOR...

Charlie Ky's recommendation on the $13.99 HARBOR FREIGHT "High Flow Hand Air Pump" (sku 63304) pump is a great one. It is well built and durable. I would only say that its gauge is "ballpark"...
04-26-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

As Rolla pointed out, the VELO ORANGE handlebars...

As Rolla pointed out, the VELO ORANGE handlebars are great handlebars, BUT if you see the specifics concerning WIDTH, you will see that ONLY two of the VELO ORANGE handlebars that ROLLA highlighted...
04-26-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

These Examples below are possibilities. All of...

These Examples below are possibilities. All of these below are random EXAMPLES of specific known USED handlebars that should WORK WELL.
Notice that I specifically compiled a few different ones...
04-01-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,244
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

A few questions here: Why not go "backwards"...

A few questions here:

Why not go "backwards" to an ancient 7 speed if you cannot obtain anything with better gearing than 13 - 26 in 8 speed?

The 26 teeth low gear cog is KILLING YOU!
...
03-27-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

That is a great idea, with the lumber scrap...

That is a great idea, with the lumber scrap fitted to the chainring via a cut slot in the scrap lumber piece.....will keep the corrugated cardboard shipping carton intact too.

Hey, I believe...
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

That is a prototype Schwinn, ("the Goldfinger...

That is a prototype Schwinn, ("the Goldfinger bike") designed by then Schwinn employee, Odd-Job, working under the direction of Schwinn engineering consultant, Auric Goldfinger, who was given the...
03-23-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,830
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Your 1978 Raleigh GRAND PRIX is a GREAT bicycle!...

Your 1978 Raleigh GRAND PRIX is a GREAT bicycle! Much much better than the early seventies Raleigh Grand Prix versions..

Your '78 has a Raleigh branded SUNTOUR Vgt Rear Derailleur which is...
03-22-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,279
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

bikemig, Bad Lag, and Pastor Bob have the...

bikemig, Bad Lag, and Pastor Bob have the right advice for your hill climbing solution........a freewheel with either a 32 or 34 low gear cog!!

Yes, you'll need a Japanese rear derailleur...
03-15-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

All the 1966 & later chicago Schwinns are 21.1mm...

All the 1966 & later chicago Schwinns are 21.1mm diameter stem. 1965 & prior are the "industry standard common size" for most all american bike makers from pre WWII to about the end of 20th...
03-10-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,364
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I love Schwinn Suburban FIVE SPEEDS (1970 -...

I love Schwinn Suburban FIVE SPEEDS (1970 - 1976) BEFORE THE FFS CAME ON THE SCENE.

The Schwinn Suburban TEN SPEEDS are not nearly as good as the FIVE SPEEDS! Why? The ten speed Suburban has...
03-08-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 32,353
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The SCHWINN 7881 handlebars have the finest...

The SCHWINN 7881 handlebars have the finest chromed steel that you'll ever find. Width is about exactly the same as the Velo orange TOURIST handlebar......perhaps the 7881 may be 1/6th of an inch...
03-04-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

juvela, are you sure about Murray, as the...

juvela, are you sure about Murray, as the chainwheel looks more like a Columbia product.


That Foremost 3 speed will clean up nicely. It will be a nice riding durable, cool old ride.
If you...
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

As wrk101 pointed out, the crazies look for...

As wrk101 pointed out, the crazies look for sources of those ordinary black waffle pattern Schwinn pedals without reflectors that are period correct for the other more valuable children Schwinn bike...
02-16-22, 01:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,897
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

May I suggest that you immediately switch to a...

May I suggest that you immediately switch to a three wheeler, and also ride on very low traffic, under 35mph speed limit, quiet neighborhood streets, or even better, a closed course or limited...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-01-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

There are plenty of pletscher and greenfield ...

There are plenty of pletscher and greenfield kickstands that will coordinate well with most any frame, and look good once mounted.

For certain people who prefer having a kickstand, they do...
01-29-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,122
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Hello Nervous Jerboa: Given that you are 6'-5"...

Hello Nervous Jerboa:
Given that you are 6'-5" and seeking a good riding large frame bike to ride upright with ordinary old fashioned style tourist bars instead of drop bars, then
you consider the...
01-27-22, 03:10 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,154
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

This is beyond ridiculous and likely originates...

This is beyond ridiculous and likely originates from some folks who relish any chance to try and bash Walmart in a misguided effort in attempting to convince consumers that the only acceptable...
01-17-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26,678
Views: 3,896,705
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Here is an interesting old 3 speed for $40 in...

Here is an interesting old 3 speed for $40 in Athens GA (where Univ of Georgia is located)
It is one of those late sixties/very early seventies models with the large center stick shift.... that...
01-13-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,456
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Here is an old pal of mine. I produced a lot of...

Here is an old pal of mine. I produced a lot of his early recordings which were just live club concert recordings. For years, I would mention to Ed that he should record his performances because...
01-06-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

MICHELIN PROTEK (32-630) 27 x 1 1/4 is a...

MICHELIN PROTEK (32-630) 27 x 1 1/4 is a great tire for durability and flat resistance.

Be forewarned that the MICHELIN PROTEK is an EXTREMELY HEAVY tire, no joke it is close to 700 grams...
01-01-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Mike: Welcome, and if you aren't already aware...

Mike: Welcome, and if you aren't already aware of another site called " the cabe" ----C.A.B.E.---- (classic antique bicycle exchange), you should also check that out and post both here and there,...
Replies: 11
Views: 3,319
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

A half century ago, a classmate of my brother,...

A half century ago, a classmate of my brother, who also lived in the really ancient Techwood dorms, the oldest & worst at GA TECH, was a Troxel. While visiting Atlanta with my girlfriend and two of...
12-11-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

While Iride01 's has offered the most important...

While Iride01 's has offered the most important information that IF THE International Standard BEAD SEAT DIAMETER Number marking IS NOT EXACTLY THE SAME, THAN THE TIRE WILL NOT FIT !!!!!
...
12-11-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,629
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

There is the ROCKBROS helmet with built in lights...

There is the ROCKBROS helmet with built in lights BUT THOUGH THE DESIGN IS NICE AND CLEANLY INTEGRATED, THE PRACTICAL FUNCTIONALITY OF THE AVAILABLE FORWARD BEAM OF THE HEADLIGHT PROBABLY IS NOT...
12-10-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,202
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Zefal-Pulse-Universal-W...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Zefal-Pulse-Universal-Water-Bottle-Bike-Cage-Multi-Position-Black/239504228

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/p/d/b40069430/

Bottles & Cages ? Zfal USA...
Replies: 11
Views: 3,319
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Yes, Hunt-Wilde was the manufacturer of the...

Yes, Hunt-Wilde was the manufacturer of the handlebar grips.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/255243626407
That is just a random example of one of those then popular Western Auto "western flyer"...
12-05-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,700
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Hey 76: There are hundreds of ancient SEARS...

Hey 76:
There are hundreds of ancient SEARS catalogs digitally scanned and archived online where you can at no charge fip through and view them.

THIS SITE HAS A GOOD NUMBER OF Sears, Monkey...
12-05-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

WOW, I do remember reading "The Sun and The...

WOW, I do remember reading "The Sun and The Rain" when this issue was first out. I think my only thoughts at that time seeing that photograph 50 years ago was that if you did that in much...
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