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11-25-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 194,898
Posted By Velo Mule

The light bulb always burns brighter before it...

The light bulb always burns brighter before it burns out. That was the saying when we all used incandescent bulbs. Ross made substantial improvements with the move from Far Rockaway to Allentown. ...
11-24-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
Posted By Velo Mule

Traditional drop bars

I was able to take a spin with the Super Sport this afternoon, before our Thanksgiving diner. There were less people out then normal, however, riding through the park there were four people around a...
11-21-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,571
Posted By Velo Mule

I'd keep the old tubes if there are no problems...

I'd keep the old tubes if there are no problems with them. We sold one of those in the bike shop that I worked. I was the one that put it together. This was not an easy bike to sell with a shop...
11-18-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 298
Posted By Velo Mule

They are not taking 30% off the amount of tape...

They are not taking 30% off the amount of tape that they provide, are they? I'm good at stretching tape, but I don't know if I am that good.
11-17-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Velo Mule

donnyc you don't have to go out and buy a metric...

donnyc you don't have to go out and buy a metric thread gauge. Go to a hardware store and either bring the pedal or buy one M8 x 1.25 bolt. While the diameter is different, the thread pitch is the...
11-16-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Velo Mule

Man, it is a mystery. It looks like a well made...

Man, it is a mystery. It looks like a well made frame and yes, "what a King Sting wishes it was", yet, there seems to be no internet information on Smoother . Of course, the interwebs are not the...
11-15-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Velo Mule

Those fillet brazes sure are smooth. That is...

Those fillet brazes sure are smooth. That is pretty impressive.
11-14-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By Velo Mule

That looks like it has been dragged through more...

That looks like it has been dragged through more than a few swamps.

I did a double look at that sun gear pinned to the axle. At first, I saw that the gear was warn, but that second look allowed...
11-14-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Velo Mule

The easiest date code to decipher is on the...

The easiest date code to decipher is on the headbadge. It is a four digit code. The first three numbers and the day of the year and the last digit the year. The decade has to be figured out from...
11-13-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Velo Mule

Didn't someone ride a Moulton in one of the Race...

Didn't someone ride a Moulton in one of the Race Across America events?

I looked it up and that makes perfect sense. It was on a space frame Moulton. Not the "F" frame.
11-13-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Velo Mule

Deer Antler handlebars sounds and looks about...

Deer Antler handlebars sounds and looks about right for that molleraj . I have an older LeTour that has straight gauge chromoly tubing and it is a good bike. Yours being a year or two newer has...
11-13-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 764
Posted By Velo Mule

I had a Raleigh DL-1 a while back and liked the...

I had a Raleigh DL-1 a while back and liked the geometry of it. So, it got me thinking, wouldn't it be neat to have a DL-1 with some more modern brakes and other contrivances. And then I saw that...
11-12-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,354
Posted By Velo Mule

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1089x627/letour_lux_on_trail_af01f5acf95e32f0f99af5a41212fe4b921c1559.pngLeaves under my wheels
Low sun slashing through the trees
Good day for...
11-10-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
Posted By Velo Mule

I was able to go for a ride tonight. It was much...

I was able to go for a ride tonight. It was much more fun with the little problems solved. The bike rides nicely. It seems stiffer than my Traveler and LeTour Luxe, and it also feels rock solid. Part...
11-08-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,265
Posted By Velo Mule

LeTour Luxe with SKS Commuter fenders. ...

LeTour Luxe with SKS Commuter fenders. Interestingly, the rear fender was shorter than I had expected when I bought them. Then while riding on a dirt trail, I got a stick through the spokes on the...
11-07-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 473
Posted By Velo Mule

I have been eyeing the Sturmey Archer catalog and...

I have been eyeing the Sturmey Archer catalog and like what SunRace has done. I particularly like the some of the shifters that they have available now like a bar end. How cool is that for a...
10-22-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7,863
Views: 878,422
Posted By Velo Mule

Good question bianchigirl . The drive side race...

Good question bianchigirl . The drive side race is 1.683", which works out 42.75mm between the flats. And 1.195" or 30.35mm for the non-drive side nut. This size also fits Schwinn headset nuts.
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10-21-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7,863
Views: 878,422
Posted By Velo Mule

While putting my crank back on the Schwinn Super...

While putting my crank back on the Schwinn Super Sport, I realized that I didn't have the right tool. I checked all my adjustable wrenches and none of them open wide enough for the drive side race on...
10-19-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Velo Mule

Great color. I love the copper/gold with the...

Great color. I love the copper/gold with the brown of the saddle and grips. Boy, that has a short wheelbase. Not like criterium short, but sporty short. I like your front chainring setup. No...
10-17-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Velo Mule

This looks likely to be a Dutch made Royce Union....

This looks likely to be a Dutch made Royce Union. Graphics could be hard to find but perhaps you or someone could make them based on what you have. The alternative is what I did. I ended up just...
10-14-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By Velo Mule

I have a Greenfield Stabilizer kickstand on a...

I have a Greenfield Stabilizer kickstand on a couple (maybe 3) of my bikes rcd . These are aluminum and fit similar to the steel Coda shown above. Putting a steel kickstand on an aluminum frame just...
10-13-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By Velo Mule

Badges. Badges. We don't need no stinkin'...

Badges. Badges. We don't need no stinkin' badges!

3M VHB is my recommendation. This is the same stuff that keeps badges and trim cars. VHB stands for Very High Bond. You have to love it when...
10-13-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,054
Posted By Velo Mule

The old guys said that 4X gives a softer ride...

The old guys said that 4X gives a softer ride because the spokes are longer than the standard 3X pattern. Those old guys must be in their 90's now since I'm an old guy. I don't know if my...
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Velo Mule

Ross got serious about changing their reputation...

Ross got serious about changing their reputation after the move to Allentown. They built some good bikes there. The problem is that outside of a few in the know, Ross tends not to be recognized as...
10-12-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,115
Posted By Velo Mule

Oh yea. The old Diamond Tool and Horseshoe double...

Oh yea. The old Diamond Tool and Horseshoe double ended adjustable wrench.

One end is for metric and the other English. No that is not right.

One end is for tightening the other end is for...
10-12-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,054
Posted By Velo Mule

I'm with you guys about tires and frame geometry....

I'm with you guys about tires and frame geometry. And I believe that a fork should have bend and that the bend helps take the sting out of bumps. The sidewall and the pressure in the tire are the...
10-11-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
Posted By Velo Mule

The frame and most of the components are cleaned...

The frame and most of the components are cleaned up now. I purchased a new GT295 Schwinn Approved front derailleur. This fits better than the 26.8mm ones that I seemed to have accumulated. The frame...
10-07-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice Mixte Doc_Wui . I agree with dedhed that...

Nice Mixte Doc_Wui . I agree with dedhed that this is the best improvement you can make. You may know this technique already, get a pair of aluminum rims and the tape the new rim to the old rim...
10-07-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21,360
Views: 4,078,332
Posted By Velo Mule

It does have a Stronglight crank and Mafac...

It does have a Stronglight crank and Mafac calipers. Perhaps if the price dropped. And yea, the seller thinks the frame can be fixed!
10-06-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
Posted By Velo Mule

Wow, that touch up looks great. I cannot see it....

Wow, that touch up looks great. I cannot see it. The paint looks perfect.

The calipers are cleaned up now. These are Weinmann made and branded as Schwinn Approved. The fronts are 610mm reach and...
09-30-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
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: 876
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: 33
Views: 1,148
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, 03:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
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....
09-27-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 715
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...
Forum: Touring
09-24-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
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...
09-23-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
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...
09-14-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,607
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...
09-12-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,967
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, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
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, 05:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 947
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: 947
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,...
09-08-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 793,334
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: 2,924
Views: 793,334
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...
09-06-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 763
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: 900
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...
09-01-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,732
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, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 659
Posted By Velo Mule

Aardwolf if you want to try brush painting and...

Aardwolf if you want to try brush painting and are more comfortable with it you can get excellent results. Check out Randy's brush painted bike Brush painted Torpedo...
09-01-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 659
Posted By Velo Mule

Depending upon how motivated you are you could...

Depending upon how motivated you are you could even paint the frame in the bathroom if you have a way to hang the frame. Get a big drop cloth and tape it to the walls and of course over the bathtub....
08-31-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26,493
Views: 3,850,940
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice looking Peugeot Kuupola. Have you posted...

Nice looking Peugeot Kuupola. Have you posted this in the Bikes on Bridges (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1253943-bikes-bridges.html) thread?

We have stretched this thread to...
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