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07-27-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By bikemike73

GREAT SAVE !!! First thing I would do is see...

GREAT SAVE !!!

First thing I would do is see if the seat post moves and take it out.

Then find some evap-o-rust and spray and soak it it.

Use PB Blaster for the chainrings and BB !!

Good...
Replies: 21
Views: 387
Posted By bikemike73

I have one of these bikes in mint condition ...

I have one of these bikes in mint condition

All original!!


VERY SMOOTH and stable !!

I do not need any more bikes.....but if this was closer...I would buy it immediately!!🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By bikemike73

At $1200 it is not an outrageous price to pay IF...

At $1200 it is not an outrageous price to pay IF in VERY GOOD condition and mostly all original.

I am lucky enough to have one of these AWESOME bikes ( 1976) and they are VERY SMOOTH and stable
...
07-14-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By bikemike73

Dylansbob is correct !!!!! AWESOME BIKE...

Dylansbob is correct !!!!!

AWESOME BIKE !!!!!

I have one of them !!!!

Now Schwinn imported PARTS long before that, but the WV is the FIRST bike......from Japan :) !!!!
07-14-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By bikemike73

I found one at bike inn 8 speed miche Took a...

I found one at bike inn
8 speed miche
Took a pic of the screen.

Ordered late last night. I think they are out of California

I remembered that I have bought items from them before.

Had no...
07-13-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By bikemike73

Thanks again P!N20 !! Much appreciated !!

Thanks again P!N20 !!

Much appreciated !!
07-13-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By bikemike73

Thanks P!N20!!! Really appreciate your help...

Thanks P!N20!!!

Really appreciate your help 🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🙂
06-27-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By bikemike73

HORRIBLE CRASH !!!!!! Cannot fix stupid ...

HORRIBLE CRASH !!!!!!

Cannot fix stupid

I hope they find the idiot who caused this and jail her for a long while !!!!
06-24-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By bikemike73

I like the Sugru idea. I never heard of it. ...

I like the Sugru idea. I never heard of it.

Just did some research and ordered some.

I think it will work fine

Thanks SurferRosa !!!!

Would still like to find out in the future, and, or...
06-02-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,740
Posted By bikemike73

For the casual rider they are perfectly fine. ...

For the casual rider they are perfectly fine.

Had them on my schwinn continental as a kid and have them on my schwinn sports Tourer.

It all depends on speed and the area in which you are...
06-01-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By bikemike73

Great Score!!!! Looks to be in very nice...

Great Score!!!!
Looks to be in very nice shape!!!
These 80s Schwinns did not get the respect they deserved!!!
Awesome riding bikes!!!!!
Along with Circuit....Tempo......and Prelude...
05-31-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By bikemike73

Thanks for the info!! Yes...ultegra 9 ...

Thanks for the info!!

Yes...ultegra 9


Price down to 400.00 !!!

States he is moving
05-31-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By bikemike73

1998 Trek OCLV Carbon Series

I have been told that carbon bikes absorb shock like no other.
I do not want to spend a lot of money and thought this bike at $500.00 would be a way to get into Carbon.

Do you think the frame is...
04-13-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By bikemike73

GREAT SCORE !!! Cannot believe it was FREE !!!!...

GREAT SCORE !!!
Cannot believe it was FREE !!!!

I have 2 of these bikes, an Orange and Yellow !!!

You'd be hard pressed to find a smoother ride than these WV !!!!

Looks to be in VERY GOOD...
04-12-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By bikemike73

Thank your friend for " saving" this bike !! ...

Thank your friend for " saving" this bike !!

It does need " some" work. but I think it will be fine.

Before any work starts... make sure the SEAT POST can be removed !!!!!

I would spray...
04-07-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,288
Posted By bikemike73

You can get a new chain for under 20.00. ...

You can get a new chain for under 20.00.

Sram comes to mind.

Good Luck and stay safe
03-27-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By bikemike73

Yes 8 speed I JUST ordered them ...

Yes

8 speed

I JUST ordered them

Thank you !!!!

Greatly appreciated 🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By bikemike73

That does not look like a 22.5 inch frame to me ...

That does not look like a 22.5 inch frame to me

More like a 23.5 or 24

Cool bike. Love the colors !!!
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By bikemike73

Nice bike !! The 55 I believe is the frame...

Nice bike !!

The 55 I believe is the frame size.

I would also remove the aero bars, and change the saddle to black. Would also change the bar tape to black or yellow :)

The paint looks...
03-08-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,966
Posted By bikemike73

Thank you for sharing this awesome find !!! ...

Thank you for sharing this awesome find !!!

I do not know how much $$$$$ you spent, but I would have been VERY tempted to buy ALL of them..

It would be great to see all of these on the road...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,705
Posted By bikemike73

Just go BUY IT NOW !!! $100.00 Maybe...

Just go BUY IT NOW !!!


$100.00

Maybe he will take 80.00

Bring the 100 just in case. Do not worry about the size.

Spring/ Summer is coming and could flip very easily .......if wanted to...
01-17-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 903
Posted By bikemike73

Those are GREAT !!!!!!! I would love to have...

Those are GREAT !!!!!!!

I would love to have them as well and they ARE valuable !!!!

Thank you for posting and sharing .

Your knowledge and help with our EM bikes is invaluable !!!

Thank...
01-14-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,550
Posted By bikemike73

Bottom to top is what I do. In the 70s it...

Bottom to top is what I do.

In the 70s it was top to bottom. But it was with pretty thin bar tape. With the excess that could be pushed inside the bottom tube with the silver end piece

I use...
12-26-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By bikemike73

Thank you ALL ...SO much for the great advice,...

Thank you ALL ...SO much for the great advice, knowledge, expertise!!!!!
Special shout out to 79pmooney and Charliekeet!!!!!!!!
I JUST went downstairs to try the allen wrench on the bolt and then...
12-14-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,793
Posted By bikemike73

The bike AND Natasha are keepers for SURE !!! ...

The bike AND Natasha are keepers for SURE !!!

Here is a pic of my 1955 Schwinn Town and Country

All original except for the seats and one brake lever...
12-10-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,081
Posted By bikemike73

GREAT BIKE !!! LOVE the color Looks to...

GREAT BIKE !!!

LOVE the color

Looks to be in VERY GOOD condition !!

Wish it was closer :)
I'd be on my way !!

GLWS
12-05-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By bikemike73

Don't feel so bad...... We have ALL made...

Don't feel so bad......

We have ALL made mistakes working on bicycles . That is how we learn.

My Father always taught me and says " we learn by our mistakes"

That's what we call experience...
12-02-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,507
Posted By bikemike73

Sorry to hear about your accident :( Dogs...

Sorry to hear about your accident :(

Dogs owners should buy you a bike, or at least repair it.

You paid $50.00 for this bike 6 years ago. That comes to $8.34 cents a year to ride and own the...
12-02-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By bikemike73

Great bike !!!! I have said for...

Great bike !!!!

I have said for YEARS.......take care of something......and it will take care of you !!!!

Very Good !!
11-18-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By bikemike73

Haaa I myself use turtle wax, though many...

Haaa

I myself use turtle wax, though many scoff at it.

They make a very good wax and have used it for years with great results.
I use old t shirts for best results!!!
Make sure not to wax in...
11-18-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By bikemike73

I would wax with a paste on a spot where the...

I would wax with a paste on a spot where the decal placement is not as noticeable.

Put it on lightly....wait about 15 seconds....then rub with a cotton cloth gently.

You MUST be careful around...
11-17-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By bikemike73

I would use a leaf blower...to blow the sawdust...

I would use a leaf blower...to blow the sawdust off or a hose on a nice warm sunshiny day so it could dry in the sun :)

When you take the rack off when cleaning up and are going to put back on, I...
11-17-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By bikemike73

It's a 1984 You can tell by the Head badge...

It's a 1984

You can tell by the Head badge 0174

January 17, 1984

17th day of the year :)

GREAT SCORE !!!!!
11-15-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By bikemike73

Thanks Golden Boy Much appreciated Ride...

Thanks Golden Boy

Much appreciated

Ride / stay safe !!!
11-11-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By bikemike73

Thank you Brakes are dia comp I'll...

Thank you

Brakes are dia comp

I'll order the cane creek's!!!

There are 2 different cane creek hoods for dia comp non aero
The difference is the size

Regular model
Forum: For Sale
10-29-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By bikemike73

Nice clean bike !! LOVE the color. Good...

Nice clean bike !!

LOVE the color.

Good Luck with the sale.


In my area this would be a 200.00 bike

Location....Location!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By bikemike73

GREAT FIND !!!! And the price was right...

GREAT FIND !!!!

And the price was right !!!!!

Not sure of the value. It depends on location and if the bike is in running condition. These bikes are tanks and , like you said, needs just a...
10-20-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,956
Posted By bikemike73

Great bike !! In VERY NICE condition ...

Great bike !!

In VERY NICE condition

The 70s Schwinn were some of the best bikes EVER MADE !!!!

I have more than a few....... Super Sports....Sports Tourers, Paramount, World Voyageurs...
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By bikemike73

When I see or hear of pricing like this I think...

When I see or hear of pricing like this I think of the Aerosmith song Mama kin.

The line

" he's been dreamin....float n down the stream n losin touch with all that's real"
10-16-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By bikemike73

Divine intervention !!!! You were meant to...

Divine intervention !!!!

You were meant to rescue those bikes !!!!

The before and after pics are great. I had no idea that they were blue color !!!!!!!

It does not get much better than...
10-10-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,054
Posted By bikemike73

Congrats on your " new" bike !!!!! Looks NEW...

Congrats on your " new" bike !!!!!

Looks NEW !!!!!

Beautiful bike !!

I have the EXACT same bike !!!!

All original with a Bianchi water bottle...
10-02-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,968
Posted By bikemike73

BEAUTIFUL BIKE !!!! Great job on the...

BEAUTIFUL BIKE !!!!


Great job on the resto !!!


Enjoy !!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By bikemike73

I am lucky enough to own 2 of these bikes !! ...

I am lucky enough to own 2 of these bikes !!

An Orange( in a 9 condition) and a Yellow in an 8 condition.

Pretty rare bike only made one year. 1973

VERY SMOOTH ride .

Grab the bike NOW...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,208
Posted By bikemike73

GREAT PURCHASE !!!!!!! BIKE and tires !! :) ...

GREAT PURCHASE !!!!!!!

BIKE and tires !! :)

I have the Continental tires !!!

I love them !!!!

Just be patient when installing. I got the folded ones in the box.
Replies: 29
Views: 2,206
Posted By bikemike73

Just respond 10 times to this or different...

Just respond 10 times to this or different threads

The reason BF does this is to make sure the person is legit.

Looking forward to the pics as I MYSELF are fortunate enough to have a 1976...
07-30-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By bikemike73

GREAT SCORE !!!! Looks to be in VERY GOOD...

GREAT SCORE !!!!

Looks to be in VERY GOOD shape !!!

You are correct with prices being on the high side for C&V

BUT the C&V are BETTER bikes !!!!!!!

Congrats again !!!
07-26-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By bikemike73

That bike looks in VERY good shape. You...

That bike looks in VERY good shape.

You cannot win them all !

I am sure....like myself......you are way ahead in the game :) :)

Life is short....enjoy .....................
07-26-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,264
Posted By bikemike73

Great score !!!! I missed out on a...

Great score !!!!

I missed out on a Yellow/Orange Colnago Super 1973.


It was on Ebay located in CA.

There was a BIN price of 999.00/ I asked a few questions, seller was VERY nice. Was...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,389
Posted By bikemike73

I would just put a zip tie on the cable and...

I would just put a zip tie on the cable and connect to the handlebars.

I would leave the brakes as is...IF when you ride it....they work
Replies: 28
Views: 1,389
Posted By bikemike73

The spokes have rust on them. Not sure if it's...

The spokes have rust on them. Not sure if it's surface rust or worse.

If you do all ramzilla suggests, (would be what I would do)..... if I was keeping it... or if it was a high end bike

I do...
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