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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 344,064
Posted By 3speedslow

After you have ridden it awhile you would do the...

After you have ridden it awhile you would do the bike a favor and upgrade the head set. What came on it is a cheap unit intended to meet a price point, not enhance performance.
04-25-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 470,513
Posted By 3speedslow

Almost finished with the overhaul on the Huff, it...

Almost finished with the overhaul on the Huff, it was like opening a can of worms!
04-23-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By 3speedslow

In 2021 I was living in an upstairs loft...

In 2021 I was living in an upstairs loft converted from an old industrial warehouse while still bike messenging for my BIL. Losing a lot as my marriage tanked and finances vanished during the...
04-23-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 470,513
Posted By 3speedslow

$35 bucks and I rode it home, Huffy Cranbrook...

$35 bucks and I rode it home, Huffy Cranbrook from a few years back. Seemed to have been taken care of but missing the usual, proper adjustments and grease.

Thought i I would have some fun with it...
03-29-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 992
Posted By 3speedslow

That was also the case as well when my 1974 Sears...

That was also the case as well when my 1974 Sears 531 DB Ted Williams bike was sent to me by the previous owner.

Very nice job on that Gitane machine!
03-29-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7,640
Views: 840,871
Posted By 3speedslow

This from a fellow BF member. RustyJames ...

This from a fellow BF member. RustyJames

Nice 1972 Schwinn crank bits to go with my recent Frame acquisition. Going to be a Klunker Summer!
...
03-26-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By 3speedslow

I see BS on the side...Bridgestone

I see BS on the side...Bridgestone
03-26-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26,210
Views: 3,708,952
Posted By 3speedslow

ive had a short time to look more closely at the...

ive had a short time to look more closely at the Columbia. Worse rust spots clean right off which is good. The rear wheel, Araya, is missing a spoke on the NDS. Front wheel is a Chromlux. Rear brake...
03-26-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26,210
Views: 3,708,952
Posted By 3speedslow

Good question! I know Raleigh sent whole...

Good question!

I know Raleigh sent whole bikes to other companies to be rebadged, Huffy Sportsman model here in the states and a few in Canada.

As for parts, the drivetrain seems to be the most...
03-25-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26,210
Views: 3,708,952
Posted By 3speedslow

Mine was built in Westfield, Mass. Not high...

Mine was built in Westfield, Mass.

Not high end by any means but another rider which made use of the SA drivetrain.
03-25-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26,210
Views: 3,708,952
Posted By 3speedslow

Plans are to do the usual clean, lube and replace...

Plans are to do the usual clean, lube and replace the tires. I will work the fit so I can ride it around the neighborhood and errands but will keep this around for when I can get a Lady Friend to...
03-25-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26,210
Views: 3,708,952
Posted By 3speedslow

For 25$ I got a complete Columbia Sport 3. It...

For 25$ I got a complete Columbia Sport 3. It shifts and rides fine but quite dirty and a smidge rusty.

1973 6 date code on the SA hub
...
03-24-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 933
Posted By 3speedslow

What a shock!

What a shock!
03-17-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,441
Posted By 3speedslow

How do you like riding it so far?

How do you like riding it so far?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 344,064
Posted By 3speedslow

Still not quite accurate in their specs, not a...

Still not quite accurate in their specs, not a replaceable dr hanger.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 344,064
Posted By 3speedslow

Wa-hoo! Knew they could not just walk away from a...

Wa-hoo! Knew they could not just walk away from a model that sells out every time they bring a new batch to the market.
03-17-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,441
Posted By 3speedslow

Millhouse56 last digit ending in zero zero...

Millhouse56

last digit ending in zero zero indicates an 80 or 90 model. 90 would be right for this heavy duty.
03-17-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26,210
Views: 3,708,952
Posted By 3speedslow

^^ Looking forward to them!

^^ Looking forward to them!
03-17-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By 3speedslow

Cool beans! Wish I could be there.

Cool beans! Wish I could be there.
03-16-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4,992
Views: 529,845
Posted By 3speedslow

RS, Typed big long post and got timed out! ...

RS,

Typed big long post and got timed out!

Yes to crankarms if they are 165/170 length.
03-16-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4,992
Views: 529,845
Posted By 3speedslow

PM on the way!

PM on the way!
03-15-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4,992
Views: 529,845
Posted By 3speedslow

Yes, the Ashtabula crank arm is what I am after....

Yes, the Ashtabula crank arm is what I am after. I plan on using an adapter spider when I can find it as well.

What ya got?
03-12-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,092
Posted By 3speedslow

Amen!

Amen!
03-11-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 470,513
Posted By 3speedslow

^^^ Nice trio of cruisers! The errand bike which...

^^^ Nice trio of cruisers! The errand bike which the local mechanic uses around here is one of the Jamis green Boss model.
03-10-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4,992
Views: 529,845
Posted By 3speedslow

Looking for Schwinn parts. Ashtabula crank...

Looking for Schwinn parts. Ashtabula crank without the chainring or BB bits in 165/170 length. Some shine to it would be good. Next would be some black Schwinn Approved grips either standard or...
03-09-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By 3speedslow

I’m working on that same model at the “Co-Op”...

I’m working on that same model at the “Co-Op” here. Spiffy looking rider!

GLWS!
03-09-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By 3speedslow

If it was black I would be all over it!

If it was black I would be all over it!
03-09-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14,741
Views: 3,560,630
Posted By 3speedslow

An 88-89 spray bombed Trek 330 laying on a trash...

An 88-89 spray bombed Trek 330 laying on a trash pile in my neighborhood. My son and I were riding through and I could not pass up the parts on it. Looked like a failed build with the derailleur...
03-09-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 29,012
Posted By 3speedslow

A 1985 Raleigh Marathon converted to a SS upright...

A 1985 Raleigh Marathon converted to a SS upright grocery/putter/ coffee bike.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By 3speedslow

There is also a good write up on the BBC news...

There is also a good write up on the BBC news feed. Interesting since they recently expanded the facilities where they are now.
02-25-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 470,513
Posted By 3speedslow

Found some nice DC levers to use and FINALLY got...

Found some nice DC levers to use and FINALLY got to use the levers covers I have been saving for a lot of years!
...
02-25-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 235,478
Posted By 3speedslow

Anybody in the Raleigh or Cary, NC area willing...

Anybody in the Raleigh or Cary, NC area willing to pick up a frame for me. I am 2 hrs away but car free so need someone to secure this Schwinn for a few days.

Thanks much!
02-15-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 470,513
Posted By 3speedslow

The DC 980’s are on and the cable pull is good...

The DC 980’s are on and the cable pull is good for the under space under the rear rack. The first plan is to drill and tap a hole for a cable adjuster through the rack.
...
02-13-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 470,513
Posted By 3speedslow

Most DC are short pull anyway. Really hoping to...

Most DC are short pull anyway. Really hoping to find some silver ones which always came on Schwinn.
02-13-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 470,513
Posted By 3speedslow

Next, from V- brakes to 1983 Dia-compe 980 canti...

Next, from V- brakes to 1983 Dia-compe 980 canti brakes. Must find some old fashion DC levers to get the right pull.
02-13-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 470,513
Posted By 3speedslow

Using this winter time to change my cruiser....

Using this winter time to change my cruiser. First was the headset replaced with a nice Tange Levin CD unit. Ended up milling the ID to fit the 30.2 cups but kept the 27 crown race diameter.
...
02-13-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4,992
Views: 529,845
Posted By 3speedslow

Looking to trade a Shimano set of brake levers...

Looking to trade a Shimano set of brake levers for a Dia-Compe look alike
...
01-28-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By 3speedslow

Pulling up pics of the Huffy Cranbrook show they...

Pulling up pics of the Huffy Cranbrook show they do have what looks like an almost straight fork.
01-24-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 972
Posted By 3speedslow

Now I’m confused... it’s a Raleigh with a SA3...

Now I’m confused... it’s a Raleigh with a SA3 speed hub with the model name Roadster. I don’t call it a Sport and know it’s from the Asian market.

Did Raleigh have two separate lines of Roadsters...
01-24-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 972
Posted By 3speedslow

For us Yanks in 1979 the Roadster sent to us...

For us Yanks in 1979 the Roadster sent to us looked like this.
...
01-24-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 470,513
Posted By 3speedslow

Looks like a decent cruiser. Have it been...

Looks like a decent cruiser. Have it been regreased since leaving the factory? Very important!
01-24-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 24,690
Posted By 3speedslow

I have a Schwinn Riverside which is quite similar...

I have a Schwinn Riverside which is quite similar to your Sanctuary 7 and thought about doing this switch as well. After reading, I am going to hold off on it. Thank you DesmoDog for doing it and...
01-24-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By 3speedslow

Look to the BMX parts for a rim brake. They have...

Look to the BMX parts for a rim brake. They have Dia-compe ones which are good for the amount of reach you need. I thought of using some but with posts for V brakes I am instead switching to DC canti...
01-17-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,389
Posted By 3speedslow

BikePower The seat which came on my 2010...

BikePower

The seat which came on my 2010 Schwinn Riverside cruiser was sufficiently comfortable and light-ish. You could look for take offs to start with.

I replaced it with a Selle Italia...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 344,064
Posted By 3speedslow

cat0020 Yes, the folding thread seemed...

cat0020


Yes, the folding thread seemed to be the place for it on the assumption that they all are considered mini velo bikes.


I like that Java! How did you get it? Was it a frame build up?
01-06-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 470,513
Posted By 3speedslow

All most forgot! Changed the pedals out for some...

All most forgot! Changed the pedals out for some new wide platform ones and love how the feel with street shoe riding! Well go units I think.
01-06-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 470,513
Posted By 3speedslow

Most recent. I wanted the old style chainring on...

Most recent. I wanted the old style chainring on it so found a free set in great condition. Also found a nice 70’s seatpost bolt with the “S” on it to install.

I was having trouble with the seat...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-06-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 344,064
Posted By 3speedslow

Sorry for the long delay! Kinda hectic of late.! ...

Sorry for the long delay! Kinda hectic of late.!

Yes the ID was reamed out and the facing blade was also on it but it only advanced far enough to take the paint off. The headtube on these seem to...
12-09-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By 3speedslow

If you were a real sports fan you could have gone...

If you were a real sports fan you could have gone with whatever your sports icon throws!
12-09-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By 3speedslow

^^ It’s the grocery stores doing the stealing... ...

^^ It’s the grocery stores doing the stealing...

Almost freezing cold rain here with likewise temps the next day. I actually bagged all riding and just hung out at the house.

Rumor has that...
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