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10-16-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,846
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Grant is not correct about the simple old style...

Grant is not correct about the simple old style side pull caliper brakes that are featured on the Kent GENESIS SABER / Kent GMC DENALI 700C 21 speed bicycles.
Properly adjusted, they do stop the...
10-14-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 534
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Most Americans that rely on their bicycle as...

Most Americans that rely on their bicycle as transportation seem to consume more wine & other alcoholic beverages than those Americans that do not use a bicycle as transportation.

Thankfully, the...
10-14-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 583
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

As others have already said, a Harbor Freight...

As others have already said, a Harbor Freight TORQUE WRENCH costs peanuts.
Back in the 1970's, you would have paid possibly more in unadjusted 1974 dollars for a used one, as new ones at Sears,...
10-11-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 518
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Since the original poster is located in Stockholm...

Since the original poster is located in Stockholm Sweden, he may not be familiar with rogue American criminals who use FOR SALE ads on Craiglist and other for sale ads to lure folks with cash to a...
10-09-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The INBIKE IC-321 Wireless is the Best one that...

The INBIKE IC-321 Wireless is the Best one that you can find.

I am going to tell you how to BEST ATTACH this SPEEDOMETER onto any Vintage or Ancient bike with a Blade or Narrow Fork.
This is also...
10-09-21, 02:10 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,917
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Hey, if you wanna look up those old SEARS Free...

Hey, if you wanna look up those old SEARS Free Spirits and older Ted Williams bikes, there is a site that has old SEARS catalogs, also some Monty Wards, & JC Penneys catalogs.

For example this one...
10-08-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,846
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

WALMART's BEST may very well be the 31 pound GMC...

WALMART's BEST may very well be the 31 pound GMC DENALI 700C 21 speed bicycle that they sold so many of. This Kent bicycle is currently in production today as the GENESIS SABER. It is the...
10-08-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,732
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The KENT GMC Denali is now called The KENT...

The KENT GMC Denali is now called The KENT Genesis Saber.

As I was riding today, I met someone that was riding what I was certain was a GMC Denali but upon closer view it is the same bike, but...
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Here is a good bit of INFORMATION that will help...

Here is a good bit of INFORMATION that will help you get the bikes in great riding shape.
You should consider keeping at least one if you have any possible desire to ride a comfortable, slow-ride...
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Both are nice bicycles. The Green Raleigh color...

Both are nice bicycles. The Green Raleigh color is beautiful as is the Schwinn "Copper tone" which is about the same color that Jim Rockford's Firebird was.

The FB serial on the SCHWINN tells...
10-05-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,713
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The Bikesmiths(414)332-1330 in Milwaukee have...

The Bikesmiths(414)332-1330 in Milwaukee have plenty of 27" Kendas and Panaselas....see: the_bikesmiths (99.9% ebay store) ...bikesmiths.com =website.
There are other really great sources that...
10-05-21, 03:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,119
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

It does appear that "SCHWINN 597mm " that ...

It does appear that "SCHWINN 597mm " that KENDA manufactures, has recently seen a WHITEWALL production run, as well as the usual BLACKWALL and GUMWALL versions. the_bikesmiths 99.9% ...
10-02-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Oh yes, SUNBEAM, better known as a popular Loaf...

Oh yes, SUNBEAM, better known as a popular Loaf of Bread here in the States, but Americans, now over 60 will recall that AGENT 86 (Maxell Smart) drove a Red SUNBEAM TIGER (wiith the Ford V8...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-21, 01:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

It is a Pacific Cycle product of the past five...

It is a Pacific Cycle product of the past five years. It is a $199 Target bike.
Other than that, the fenders will rust, and the plastic pedals aren't durable, and the fact that it is only available...
09-29-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The most economical and cost effective way to...

The most economical and cost effective way to good aluminum 27 (630mm) wheels is to simply search for a something from circa 1983 - 1985 and you'll likely find that they will most likely have a 6...
09-29-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I agree with look566 rider! Here is my...

I agree with look566 rider!

Here is my opinion on License decals and Bicycle Shop stickers: " IF THEY HAVE BEEN ON THE BICYCLE FOR A DECADE, THEY SHOULD REMAIN,
AND IF THEY HAVE BEEN ON FOR...
09-29-21, 02:46 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,917
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The gas-pipe bikes with the Ashtabula one piece...

The gas-pipe bikes with the Ashtabula one piece cranks keep getting recycled annually in the Southeastern USA as College Campus Bikes. Heavy as hell, certainly but the one piece crank and...
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The 1977 SCHWINN SUPERIOR also came in that color...

The 1977 SCHWINN SUPERIOR also came in that color and similar graphics such that it looks nearly like the Voyageur's little brother.
09-26-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 865
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Afkkek: IF YOU ARE A NOVICE AND ARE AN ADULT...

Afkkek:
IF YOU ARE A NOVICE AND ARE AN ADULT THAT IS BEGINNING TO RIDE AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE YOU WERE 14 Years OLD, AND STABILITY AND COMFORT ARE YOUR MAIN CONCERNS, then The Raleigh...
Forum: Triathlon
09-26-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://www.wrdw.com/2021/09/26/athlete-dies-swimm...

https://www.wrdw.com/2021/09/26/athlete-dies-swimming-relay-ironman-703-event/


https://www.wjbf.com/news/one-man-dead-following-ironman-race/


It is very sad that one competitor died today. ...
09-25-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

You can get one of these inexpensive GEL pad...

You can get one of these inexpensive GEL pad seatcovers. They work well if you do like a cushy seat.
You can find them also at Target & Walmart and on AMAZON and from new bicycle parts sellers on...
09-25-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Peugeot had great looking bicycles as their decal...

Peugeot had great looking bicycles as their decal sets were always great.
Your Peugeot looks great without the typical Peugeot type decals of the sixties & seventies with that Philadelphia Eagles...
09-25-21, 02:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 712
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Here is an oldie but goodie, SEE Post #15 from...

Here is an oldie but goodie, SEE Post #15 from the legendary SCOOPER on 08-28-09 in the link below. SEE Post #20 from SCOOPER also.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/474575-21-1-stem.html
09-25-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 712
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

You would be an idiot to try to ream the headtube...

You would be an idiot to try to ream the headtube to try and make the headtube accept the "long time industry standard 22.2mm" stem RATHER than the "1966 & LATER SCHWINN STANDARD 21.1mm SIZE".
...
09-24-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,654
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

GREEN GREASE comes in 14oz grease gun cartridge...

GREEN GREASE comes in 14oz grease gun cartridge which is a cylinder that resembles a Minute Maid Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate tube from 1974.
It is a trademarked brand, GREEN GREASE, and you...
09-21-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/70s-schwinn-crui...

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/70s-schwinn-cruiser-races.197362/
09-20-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Shelby has the right advice! Hokie is way off...

Shelby has the right advice! Hokie is way off on his advice for the simple reason that it is a NEW BICYCLE That YOU JUST PURCHASED FROM YOUR LOCAL BIKE SHOP so do not take tools into your hands,...
09-20-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,722
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

RStewart is 100% correct and he's one of the...

RStewart is 100% correct and he's one of the best rock n roll frontman and singer to ever grace the planet if he is the "one" that cycles across the neighbourhood, and parks his bicycle under the...
09-20-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I guess you also need to distinguish between...

I guess you also need to distinguish between whether it is "modern era, poor excuse for chromium plating", or if it is decent chrome plating which was common from the Eisenhower Administration ...
09-18-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

As sd5782 mentioned about his ancient early...

As sd5782 mentioned about his ancient early Seventies Schwinn Super Sport which has excellent gearing thanks to the same FREEWHEEL gearing which the 1970 COLLEGIATE 5 speed and the 1970 SUBURBAN 5...
09-15-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,410
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I'm glad that you, now at your age, have...

I'm glad that you, now at your age, have reclaimed such a "trick" skill of your youth. Now, don't do it again.
Seriously, it is a totally dumbass move!!!
If you decide to continue this...
09-12-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,915
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

ERIC CLAPTON Stockholm Sweden MARCH 1985 bootleg...

ERIC CLAPTON Stockholm Sweden MARCH 1985 bootleg cd , Song: .....Steppin Out, ........ with SHAUN MURPHY lead vocals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdW1wH2B84E
09-12-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,915
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Shaun Murphy is great! She is doing well in TN. ...

Shaun Murphy is great! She is doing well in TN. Stoney = Shaun Murphy
She has been a member of The Silver Bullet Band (BOB SEGER) since the mid '70's.
She was a member of Eric Clapton's band...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,581
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

My wife and I saw a recent segment on LIVE...

My wife and I saw a recent segment on LIVE WITH KELLY Ripa & RYAN Seacrest, which had some expert demonstrating how to remove Tough Stains and difficult to remove Odors from Clothing ...
09-11-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The Super Sport would have had aluminum 27"...

The Super Sport would have had aluminum 27" (630mm ) wheels and center pull brakes like the Continental.
(the Continental and the Suburban have the same electroforged frame as the Varsity , EXCEPT...
09-10-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,732
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

HERE ARE JUST A FEW VERY INEXPENSIVE UPGRADES...

HERE ARE JUST A FEW VERY INEXPENSIVE UPGRADES THAT WILL BE GREAT AFTER YOU REMOVE THE Gmc Denali DECALS:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224058379851?hash=item342aeb8e4b:g:ZMUAAOSw4CRe9aKR
...
09-10-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,637
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The 1965 year model marks the last offering...

The 1965 year model marks the last offering of the SCHWINN AMERICAN, which was an ordinary bicycle that I seem to recall was introduced in the Fifties, in response to those few that wanted...
09-03-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

It depends on the bike. Now for a 1966...

It depends on the bike.

Now for a 1966 and up SCHWINN, THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN STABILITY, EVEN WITH A HEAVY OBESE PERSON RIDING SUCH A '66 & up Step-Through electroforged Women's Frame. ...
09-01-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,759
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Iride01 nailed it. That is the...

Iride01 nailed it.

That is the whole reason for having GEARS.........................to make it easy to handle hills of differing sizes.

You need to analyze what gears (the GEAR inch...
09-01-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,027
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Here is the Exact model that I have been using...

Here is the Exact model that I have been using for five years now:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/312817576182?hash=item48d56168f6:g:SYgAAOSwBtNfTwCf


YES, It is a manual, hand crank knob to lock ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Just as JAXGTR mentioned with using Dollar Bills,...

Just as JAXGTR mentioned with using Dollar Bills, ......do not forget that those TYVEK (R) material Envelopes will work exremely well also. It can be material from a used envelope or a new one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Here is thought for an oddball MacGyver-ed ...

Here is thought for an oddball MacGyver-ed solution:

There is a $0.97 PenGear brand 8.75" x 4.25" "flat" old-timey, polyester cloth zippered Pencil Case (it comes in a choice of least four...
08-29-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

It is a little insane and it is extremely...

It is a little insane and it is extremely destructive to your equipment.

Still, if you enjoy it, then why the hell not? Just do it but expect to replace said bicycle within a few years if not...
08-28-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,672
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Question: AT WHAT POINT DO YOU GIVE UP ON DROP...

Question: AT WHAT POINT DO YOU GIVE UP ON DROP BARS?

Whenever you want to !

This is not the same as it would be as if you resigned as President of The United States, --OR-- as when you are...
08-27-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Velo Mule's idea of finding an existing...

Velo Mule's idea of finding an existing automobile exterior paint finish in a very close GREEN hue is the way that I would proceed.

Green is not popular today as an automobile color but it was...
Forum: Foo
08-25-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,226
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

I make it a point to speak with neighbors who are...

I make it a point to speak with neighbors who are attempting something risky themselves. I know that perhaps some might think that I'm an A hole for asking them if they know what the hell that they...
08-25-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 718
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

There is no question that the Allvit was better...

There is no question that the Allvit was better and more durable than the fragile Simplex.

The fact remains that all SHIMANO rear derailleurs from the late sixties LARK onward are superior to the...
Forum: Foo
08-24-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,571
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

SATISFACTION recorded Live at DEATH VALLEY...

SATISFACTION recorded Live at DEATH VALLEY STADIUM, CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA on Sunday NOVEMBER 26th, 1989

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duhRLaZwYf4
...
08-23-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 718
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The Allvit is a piece of trash compared to the...

The Allvit is a piece of trash compared to the Shimano built for Schwinn, GT-100. The Allvit is a piece of trash compared to the Shimano built for Schwinn, GT-120
The GT-100 was original...
08-22-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,607
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://sfist.com/2021/07/03/minimum-wage-just-wen...

https://sfist.com/2021/07/03/minimum-wage-just-went-up-in-san-francisco-but-is-it-enough/

You should consider setting your sights higher. I do get it that you love working with bicycles, but...
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