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07-23-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By Ptcycles

Schwinn ID

How does one get this thread switched over to C & V
Thanks, Pete
07-21-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By Ptcycles

Here are the pictures

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07-16-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By Ptcycles

I have concluded that this was produced around...

I have concluded that this was produced around 1984, if I conclude correctly. I have looked through all Schwinn catalogues 1975 thru 1985. Could be a Prelude or a Super Letour. Bike will need a...
07-16-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By Ptcycles

Ran this serial number through every Schwinn...

Ran this serial number through every Schwinn serial # site I could find. Nothing..
07-16-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By Ptcycles

Help to ID Schwinn

I own a lot of bikes, and enjoy doing the research to ID them. I was recently was given a Schwinn that I can not identify at all. I am sure it is a franken bike, but the serial numbers (under crank),...
07-12-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,300
Posted By Ptcycles

Snakes and Pee!

Nothing like a snake to help with that enlarged prostate..
03-21-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Ptcycles

Let us know about your saddle. When I started...

Let us know about your saddle. When I started riding again, I used a nice soft, squishy saddle. I started training for a triathlon and had perineal pain. And it pinched all of the area. My LBS...
03-13-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By Ptcycles

Hello, I was thinking of the same thing, but I...

Hello, I was thinking of the same thing, but I was going to order the metatarsal insoles instead.
Forum: Introductions
03-04-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Ptcycles

I like the accent!

I like the accent!
03-02-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,853
Posted By Ptcycles

The best part, my likes me back.

The best part, my likes me back.
03-01-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By Ptcycles

Don't feel bad, I spot welded my seat post to my...

Don't feel bad, I spot welded my seat post to my sea tube, and all I had was a cutting torch!
03-01-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By Ptcycles

I feel your pain. One time I spot welded my seat...

I feel your pain. One time I spot welded my seat post to the downtube. Made adjustment tough. At least I thought ahead and planned to use a grinder.
Good luck
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ptcycles

I had to drop down one size of frame to dismount...

I had to drop down one size of frame to dismount a bike. A few saddle and stem adjustments and I am back at it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,412
Posted By Ptcycles

I would be embarrassed to admit I only have one...

I would be embarrassed to admit I only have one bike. How does the old saying go? It is just as cheap to feed two mouths as feeding one!
02-28-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ptcycles

Right On!

Right On!
02-28-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ptcycles

Well I never went to the Brooks website, but here...

Well I never went to the Brooks website, but here is what I did. Bought an old Fugi, with a Brooks saddle that sat outside in the sun and rain for a decade. It was hard, curled and dry as a bone,...
Forum: Foo
02-27-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 721
Posted By Ptcycles

Don't need to watch the video. Everyone knows...

Don't need to watch the video. Everyone knows that gravity causes time.
02-21-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,264
Posted By Ptcycles

If you could to swim you could do a triathlon!

If you could to swim you could do a triathlon!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,350
Posted By Ptcycles

I too will take a stab in the dark and suggest...

I too will take a stab in the dark and suggest you are unable to bring a chain cleaning solution to the table. Been using kerosene for 40 years for cleaning and have never had a chain failure. Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,350
Posted By Ptcycles

Sorry to put this thread to bed, but immerse...

Sorry to put this thread to bed, but immerse chain in 2 liter bottle of kerosene, swish around, hand-up and let dry in the sun, re-lube, install and go. Remember, a chain is a consumable, and it...
02-19-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,641
Posted By Ptcycles

I can't give you exact numbers, but I have mucho...

I can't give you exact numbers, but I have mucho sodium in my blood. Never got advice from the cardiologist but my urologist says this is causing my severe kidney stones. I am on some thing and...
02-16-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,800
Posted By Ptcycles

Had a biopsy on 12/3/20. Do not ride if blood in...

Had a biopsy on 12/3/20. Do not ride if blood in urine or stool. You risk sepsis if you push it. Had a radical prostectomy on 1/6/21. Will take some time to get better.Age 66, good luck
02-13-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By Ptcycles

Sounds to me that this a cold weather issue, and...

Sounds to me that this a cold weather issue, and that the cable housings are stiff and slow and sluggish, due to lack of lubrication. The nylon guide I suspect has little to due with the sluggish...
02-12-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,899
Posted By Ptcycles

New age bike

Hey..
70 is the new 55, so there is no reason you shouldn't be riding a new bike for at least 20 years. Ride hard, ride strong, and ride it like you stole it. Enjoy your new bike.
02-08-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,080
Posted By Ptcycles

Dented frame

Would like to know about the components. Also, what is the price of the bike. Personally, I would not be afraid of that dent.
02-08-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,055
Posted By Ptcycles

Looking Backwards

Always ready for a good hindsight thread! Always good on a slow news day.
01-27-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,306
Posted By Ptcycles

Repair

If this a bike you like a lot, here is a solution. I had a similar situation with a Club Fugi that I was very partial to. I have a background in metals and it has worked out well. Looks like the...
01-18-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,271
Posted By Ptcycles

DT Shifters

Growing up, in the sixties, I always wanted a bike with DT since that was a mark of a really quality bike. Once I got one I was not impressed, they looked cool but did not care for them. Would like...
01-14-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,206
Posted By Ptcycles

I outgrew the need to pass everyone in front of...

I outgrew the need to pass everyone in front of me 20 years ago. If you are the masher I speak of, take no offense. Personally I am mostly entertained watching Cyclists ahead of me.
01-12-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,206
Posted By Ptcycles

Bugs me but shouldn't

Watching some doofus mashing around me huffing and puffing, looking miserable, and stoic. Once I found how to ride with cadence, it saved my life, better rides, better workout and a endless...
01-11-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,007
Posted By Ptcycles

Mabey jig not quite up.

I have a friend who collects smaller farm tractors. He probably has at least 20-30 at any time around his 2 acres. They only come and go when his wife is out for the day. He is constantly shuffling...
08-19-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,155
Posted By Ptcycles

I still have my bike, a late 50s Schwinn Wasp, I...

I still have my bike, a late 50s Schwinn Wasp, I believe paperboys special, Red and white, basket on the front and duel baskets on the rear. Delivered the Toledo Blade, Has extra heavy, spokes and is...
04-09-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By Ptcycles

Bottom Bracket Thread Clean-up

Quick question. I lightly rebuild about 50 bikes a year, (for donation), and try to do all repairs myself. I have always avoided loose bottom brackets since I did not have the tools for removal....
02-14-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,421
Posted By Ptcycles

Crude, but it worked

A few months ago I needed to replace a worn BB. Took apart and found a crossed threaded cup that was fully threaded. Broke two removers before I went for broke. Laid the bike on it's side, and...
Forum: Foo
12-14-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,517
Posted By Ptcycles

Life ?

One out of five Twilight Zone episodes proves it to me!
Forum: Triathlon
05-29-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,955
Posted By Ptcycles

Sprint...

Did my only sprint at age 57. I love to bike so I trained hardest on the bike and only marginally swimming and running. Come to find out you use a different set of muscles, swimming and running. ...
Forum: Foo
04-23-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By Ptcycles

Talked it to death. Not very humane!

Talked it to death. Not very humane!
Forum: Foo
04-23-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By Ptcycles

Just wondering...How did you dispatch it?

Just wondering...How did you dispatch it?
03-29-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,552
Posted By Ptcycles

Proud Boomer

At 64, (can't remember when I started on 2 wheels). The question should be: how many non-boomers are out there cycling? My son, at 24 has no desire to get on a bike, too much work, too slow. None of...
Forum: Touring
03-25-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By Ptcycles

Heater?

I usually eat a large can of baked beans for supper. Sometimes electricity is not available. Best when you tour alone...
Forum: Touring
03-20-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,614
Posted By Ptcycles

Tasted Like Chicken!

Recently went to a wild game dinner and they were serving Jackalope. They clamed they were cage raised, not free range as hoped. They tasted just like chicken and the bones were quite similar..
03-20-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,537
Posted By Ptcycles

Simple answer! Because they can...

Simple answer! Because they can...
03-17-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,462
Posted By Ptcycles

No0t complicated!! I acknowledge every...

No0t complicated!!
I acknowledge every motorist, cyclist and pedestrian behind me.
I have a red flashing light on the back of my bike..
03-16-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,155
Posted By Ptcycles

Delivered the "Toledo Blade" in our neighborhood...

Delivered the "Toledo Blade" in our neighborhood around 1965. My dad was so proud I was finally being responsible, he found me an old Schwinn Wasp. He called it a paperboy special, since it had a...
02-22-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ptcycles

Who carries the six pack of the KMC 8.93. I can...

Who carries the six pack of the KMC 8.93. I can only find boxes of 25 on ebay.
Thanks, Pete
02-22-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ptcycles

Chain Question

I have a question about chains. I have several bikes that need new chains. They range from 6 , 7, 8 and 10 speed derailleurs. As I understand it, you can't use a chain made for a 6 speed on a 8...
02-19-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,988
Posted By Ptcycles

Unless I missed it in the previous responses, let...

Unless I missed it in the previous responses, let the air out of the tire before you do any adjusting. Also the advice about doing 1/8 or 1/4 turns is spot on.
02-26-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Posted By Ptcycles

A-Fib

I went into the hospital about 16 months ago for kidney stones and was diagnosed at that point. Doctor convinced me that this is serious and recommended the "Cardio", shocking the heart externally...
04-02-17, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,384
Posted By Ptcycles

Worksman Question

On a related, but unrelated note, I purchased a half dozen trikes from a local sale, and pretty much bought them sight unseen and found the whole lot has solid tires, I guess they last a lifetime on...
11-02-15, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Ptcycles

A better alternative

Can you direct me to such an ebay light group. Sounds like a much better alternative.
Thanks, Pete
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