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01-28-24, 11:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,542
Posted By travbikeman

I noticed you had installed a Balony (Bucklos)...

I noticed you had installed a Balony (Bucklos) fork on your red Schwinn. A few years ago, when searching for forks for my hardtail rebuild (Scott Aspect), I looked at these forks. There were people...
01-23-24, 02:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,542
Posted By travbikeman

Hornets nests typically do get stirred during...

Hornets nests typically do get stirred during winter months. Always leads to an interesting read.

Anyhow, I used to have those Wheelmaster/Weinman wheels until I sold the bike I bought those...
01-23-24, 10:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,542
Posted By 2old

You might look at Microshift for a drivetrain. I...

You might look at Microshift for a drivetrain. I purchased a 1X (8-speed, 10-48 AIR) with derailleur and shifter for $71 or so (Universal Cycles) and it was easy to set up and functions perfectly on...
11-03-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Kontact

Rear derailleurs (as much as I love them) are one...

Rear derailleurs (as much as I love them) are one of the least important components. Every TdF in history could have been won on a Tourney.

I'd replace it when you slam it into a stump.
11-03-23, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By soyabean

I admit there are stark differences between...

I admit there are stark differences between Tourney, Deore, Ultrega, but when it comes down to only 7 speeds, there's not much you will notice with a precision derailleur, as the Tourney is already a...
11-02-23, 09:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,542
Posted By Wireman134

Schwinn Taff Comp build

Only things stock on this Schwinn are the frame and seat post.

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Total build...
10-29-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Kontact

If that hub is 11 speed compatible, you'll need...

If that hub is 11 speed compatible, you'll need the 4mm spacer and an additional 1.8mm spacer. All spacers go on under the cassette.
10-29-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By bboy314

Is the hub a Wheelmaster MT-2000? If so then yes,...

Is the hub a Wheelmaster MT-2000? If so then yes, you’ll need a 4mm spacer behind your 7 speed cassette. This is true for most new freehubs, which are generally designed for 8-10 speed cassettes.
10-25-23, 08:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,937
Posted By FBinNY

Because Loctite has become the ketchup of the...

Because Loctite has become the ketchup of the bike world.
10-25-23, 06:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,990
Posted By FrozenBiker

Woonasquatucket River Greenway, RI. A near by...

Woonasquatucket River Greenway, RI. A near by bikepath / onroad mix that I've never ridden until...
10-25-23, 08:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,937
Posted By Iride01

Skewer's didn't loosen because the nut loosened. ...

Skewer's didn't loosen because the nut loosened. They just weren't tightened properly because of the way the cam lever worked. Some designs were more prone to the users not getting it right. Some...
10-22-23, 09:02 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,990
Posted By XxHaimBondxX

Breezy and rainy 24 miles. It was great! ...

Breezy and rainy 24 miles. It was great!

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10-18-23, 05:56 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,990
Posted By XxHaimBondxX

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10-18-23, 04:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,990
Posted By Cornchips

Rode along the euphemistically named 'Federation...

Rode along the euphemistically named 'Federation Trail' from Werribee in Melbourne's west into the city. It follows an old sewer line and probably should be called as such. Did about 40kms all up,...
10-10-23, 06:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,542
Posted By 2old

The Black 'n Blue Behemoth; with the corrosion...

The Black 'n Blue Behemoth; with the corrosion removed, then polishing for the aluminum components, and sanding/paint for the steel frame and fork. The top tube is on its way to a blue fade....
10-08-23, 10:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,990
Posted By t2p

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10-07-23, 01:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,542
Posted By 2old

When my kids were young, there were only...

When my kids were young, there were only so-called "bso's", which I kept well maintained and we had a blast riding everywhere (except the street). The gratifying aspect, thirty or so years later they...
10-07-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,542
Posted By Miradaman

At my local trail system (I'm in the Midwest so...

At my local trail system (I'm in the Midwest so it's not extreme, but it's still fun), I will occasionally see guys with bikes like yours having quite a good time. A few weeks ago when I was out...
10-06-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,542
Posted By 2old

Hank, don't go. Next week (when I can take a...

Hank, don't go. Next week (when I can take a picture) I'm going to exhibit my Chinesium steel cruiser with front hub motor (cost $60 since it had been rusting in a yard for about 10 years). I...
10-06-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,542
Posted By 2old

Some individuals don't see value in keeping...

Some individuals don't see value in keeping acceptable, but not high end, equipment out of trash bins and in the hands of people who relish the experience of owning the product. It's true of bikes,...
10-06-23, 09:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,542
Posted By Wireman134

Yep, Schwinn frames have a lifetime warranty....

Yep, Schwinn frames have a lifetime warranty. Most frames are made in Asia at the same factories.
10-05-23, 03:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,542
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Nice Don't let the knucklleheads bring ya...

Nice

Don't let the knucklleheads bring ya down into their misery.

Enjoy the rebuild and enjoy the bike.
10-05-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,542
Posted By Wireman134

Good show, Walmart Schwinn's by Pacific Cycle....

Good show, Walmart Schwinn's by Pacific Cycle. Wheel set is first. Don't let the boys get you down.
10-05-23, 12:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,483
Posted By SurferRosa

If you're asking on a bike forum about spending...

If you're asking on a bike forum about spending $200 for your Free Spirit, then that $200 is really meaningful for you. So when you can buy three brand new tools for $50, you're saving a meaningful...
10-04-23, 08:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,542
Posted By Arrowana

The frame has a removable derailleur hanger,...

The frame has a removable derailleur hanger, threaded bottom bracket, a large enough headtube to take a 1 1/8" fork, and even has some shaping of the tubing to give it a better ride than just plain...
10-04-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,542
Posted By Arrowana

With a Schwinn like this, the frame is likely...

With a Schwinn like this, the frame is likely pretty close to being as well made as an entry-level bike shop bike. As long as there aren't any welds that look too sketchy, may as well keep it...
10-03-23, 12:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,542
Posted By prj71

That's kewl. I would file it under "You don't...

That's kewl. I would file it under "You don't know what you don't know."
Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-23, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By unterhausen

There is plenty of discussion of forks and...

There is plenty of discussion of forks and replacement forks elsewhere on this forum. Those threads usually result in a lot of conflicting anecdata.


I looked up that bike and I have trouble...
10-02-23, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By cb400bill

Pic Assist -...

Pic Assist - https://www.bikeforums.net/g/picture/31059933

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09-29-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,542
Posted By Miradaman

Hey, don't you know you're wasting your time and...

Hey, don't you know you're wasting your time and you're not a "real" cyclist if you have anything less than a $2000 bike?

It's a hobby, not an investment. It's not supposed to be financially...
09-28-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,990
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Little mud on the tires. ...

Little mud on the tires.
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09-28-23, 01:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,990
Posted By Trav1s

This was a week ago out on the OTET. My riding...

This was a week ago out on the OTET. My riding partner said her bottom was sore the ride was short. New saddle time!

...
09-27-23, 07:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,542
Posted By veganbikes

I am quite relaxed just had some delicious Thai...

I am quite relaxed just had some delicious Thai food and am re-watching some King of the Hill but yes don't waste your money on that bike. Also the Raleigh Mojave is probably a similar bike to the...
09-24-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,557
Posted By SW84

2000 Raleigh Eclipse CX

Hi everyone. Since retiring I've gotten back into riding. I saw this bike on FB Marketplace for $5. Thought I'd go take a look, and as long as the frame and wheels were in good shape, it was going...
09-24-23, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By pdlamb

I was interested back in grad school, so I went...

I was interested back in grad school, so I went to the other side of town about a month after the spring semester let out. Some nice bikes were there, but I lost interest at the 25-bike lots. No...
09-23-23, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 4,025,655
Posted By Chukbacca

Trek 8000

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Free Craigslist ad 5 minutes from the house. I cleaned it up and put new tires...
09-23-23, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By Mr. 66

I would try the local university surplus...

I would try the local university surplus auctions, there are many unclaimed bikes that pass through those.
09-23-23, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By VegasTriker

Haven't been to one in more than a decade and now...

Haven't been to one in more than a decade and now many jurisdictions have gone on to selling items online rather than at a physical auction where you bid against a bunch of other people. I saw a lot...
09-23-23, 02:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,039
Posted By SW84

I guess I'm the rare forum member (and probably...

I guess I'm the rare forum member (and probably soon to be hated). I bought a $170 mtb from a big box store, because that's all my budget would allow, and I'm restoring an '84 Schwinn World that...
09-23-23, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By SW84

Installed new brake pads, cable housing, and...

Installed new brake pads, cable housing, and cables. Installed new shifter cable housing and cables. Installed new handlebar stem and existing drop down handlebars. Adjusted brakes and derailleurs.
09-21-23, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By SW84

What I repaired on my bike today.

I thought I'd start a thread about what repairs I do. Feel free to post yours too.

Today I noticed that when I spun the crank arms backwards (bike on a stand), the rear wheel spins a little in...
05-16-23, 06:02 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,113
Posted By Kalas

You will own nothing, eat ze bugs in your 15...

You will own nothing, eat ze bugs in your 15 minute city and be happy, or else.
06-03-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,637
Posted By sreten

Hi, I've bought two cheap "department" store...

Hi,

I've bought two cheap "department" store bikes and changed the bits I really
didn't like - seat, tyres, pedals and one of them the crankset. However don't
buy a cheap bike to upgrade it, it...
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