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09-26-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,233
Posted By RustyJames

I recently brought home the 1964 (I think)...

I recently brought home the 1964 (I think) Traveler. I havenít ridden it yet, still freshening it up but itís my 5th(?) Schwinn. Accidental fanÖ

...
09-25-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8,436
Views: 998,171
Posted By RustyJames

I hope it serves you well my friend! Naturally,...

I hope it serves you well my friend! Naturally, another frameset fell in my lap. So much for n-1Ö
09-24-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 568
Posted By RustyJames

Is it just me? Every time I see a bike pic and...

Is it just me? Every time I see a bike pic and there is some sort of lock attached or otherwise dangling there is noticeable frame damage
09-13-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,472
Posted By RustyJames

Since this thread has morphed into a discussion...

Since this thread has morphed into a discussion about the economics of post war Japan I would encourage anybody that is curious about some of this stuff to readÖ

...
09-09-23, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,098
Posted By RustyJames

Yeah, I think itís kinda cool too. It will get...

Yeah, I think itís kinda cool too. It will get sorted but a lot of stuff on the to-do lists beyond bikes.
09-05-23, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By RustyJames

Pack mule

So, this is a variant of the facilitators thread but I have a bidness trip to Nashville and if I planned it well for yíall I would have mentioned I am flying from Portland, OR to Nashville and see if...
09-05-23, 12:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 880
Posted By RustyJames

Yay! Of course you bought itÖ if the bars...

Yay! Of course you bought itÖ

if the bars donít work for you I know a guy that might be interested. :innocent:
09-04-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 7,340
Posted By RustyJames

Geez, my Legnano Condorino suits this contest...

Geez, my Legnano Condorino suits this contest perfectly. Italian frame, Weinmann brakes, Japanese cranks, mismatched French rims (tubular) with Campy hubs, German tires, Campy pedals, Brooks saddle,...
09-02-23, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 858
Posted By RustyJames

Iím only at the point of removing pedals and...

Iím only at the point of removing pedals and wheels. UnderachievingÖ..
08-26-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,342
Posted By RustyJames

You're in line behind Andy_K Ö. and many others Ö.

You're in line behind Andy_K Ö. and many others Ö.
08-26-23, 08:17 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,089
Posted By RustyJames

It was great and there was plenty of shine...

It was great and there was plenty of shine including chrome lugs. Lots of polished White Industry cranksets.

Random picsÖ

...
08-25-23, 07:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,342
Posted By RustyJames

Build sheet ...

Build sheet


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1179x1244/img_5026_f08706d20ddf5ec2ef7a3a968ed3a931169951f8.jpeg
08-25-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,342
Posted By RustyJames

Small update - seat post came out easy and the BB...

Small update - seat post came out easy and the BB adjustable cup freed up easily. Almost too good to be true!

There are a couple of broken bolts - water bottle cage and one in a rack that will be...
08-25-23, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,342
Posted By RustyJames

I heard back from Jim and he knew the bike well...

I heard back from Jim and he knew the bike well since he built it for a friend he remembers fondly.

Man, I am one lucky guy.
08-25-23, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,342
Posted By RustyJames

Evaporust has been my friend for years! I...

Evaporust has been my friend for years!

I also thought the top cable held on with clamps seems unusual but Iím guessing there is reason.

I consider myself very fortunate to have this machine.
08-25-23, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,342
Posted By RustyJames

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_5004_50dba8d75a815c15367fcc0f697b2585ab8058ba.jpeg...
08-25-23, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,342
Posted By RustyJames

I have a Merz!!**

If y'all wanna see pics just scroll down. The story how I got is kinda fun.

I was chatting with a customer and I mentioned that if he needed to get ahold of me tomorrow I wouldn't be available...
08-24-23, 08:01 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,089
Posted By RustyJames

Fair question. My rationale for posting here is...

Fair question. My rationale for posting here is that some of the stuff is made by people that have had skin in the game for a very long time and the details many of us appreciate in ďoldĒ bikes will...
08-19-23, 11:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,846
Posted By RustyJames

I have embraced a philosophy of ďitís okay for...

I have embraced a philosophy of ďitís okay for old things to look oldĒ. Embrace the patina, etc. Understandable that itís not for everyone. Itís made my life much more content.
08-18-23, 01:28 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,947
Posted By RustyJames

Iíve been trying to do that my entire life

Iíve been trying to do that my entire life
08-16-23, 09:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,520
Posted By RustyJames

:twitchy: Kind of relevant to this thread -...

:twitchy:

Kind of relevant to this thread - a friend had a 289 Cobra he bought in the early 80s and he loved driving that car. The values started escalating and about 10 years ago he sold it since...
08-15-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,235
Posted By RustyJames

Too difficult to find so Iím using pork lard....

Too difficult to find so Iím using pork lard. Crisco works too.
08-10-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By RustyJames

Noted! Iím more of a Belgian ale type so for the...

Noted! Iím more of a Belgian ale type so for the sake of maintaining a healthy business model I may bring the appropriate beverage.
08-09-23, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By RustyJames

Yay for retirement! Iíll need to do some...

Yay for retirement!

Iíll need to do some disassembly so itíll take a bit oí time before I can swing by.

As grandpa would say, youíre a peach!
08-08-23, 06:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,089
Posted By RustyJames

Reviving this - I will be there for sure on...

Reviving this - I will be there for sure on Friday and *maybe* Sunday. Family obligations and all that.
08-08-23, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 760
Posted By RustyJames

This could be very helpful; ...

This could be very helpful;

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help/bottom-bracket-service-adjustable-cup-and-cone
08-07-23, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By RustyJames

I futzed around with stuff today and I had the...

I futzed around with stuff today and I had the Cyclone shifting well but the stop screw for the dropout didnít line up as swell as I wanted.

The ARX was grotty and I didnít have time for a decent...
08-07-23, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 3,879,896
Posted By RustyJames

Nice score!

Nice score!
08-07-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2,186
Views: 493,626
Posted By RustyJames

Normally I donít give a toss about ďcelebritiesĒ...

Normally I donít give a toss about ďcelebritiesĒ since theyíre just people doing a job but this one popped up on a Fecebook thing and I loved it

...
08-05-23, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By RustyJames

That is the fanciest bill of sale for a bike I...

That is the fanciest bill of sale for a bike I have seen!

I look forward to seeing this progressed in a sympathetic manner.

BTW - just curious, what size are the tires?
08-04-23, 08:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,060
Posted By RustyJames

I bought an NOS headset from that chap and his...

I bought an NOS headset from that chap and his attention to packing it was WAAYYY beyond what I have ever seen from any seller.

Best of luck with the frameset!
06-30-23, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By RustyJames

Condorino! The seat post binder bolt and the...

Condorino!

The seat post binder bolt and the headset are nice things to have.

If there are any crusty bits off this machine that need a home let me know.
06-30-23, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By RustyJames

MustÖ.notÖlookÖ. :twitchy:

MustÖ.notÖlookÖ.

:twitchy:
06-28-23, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By RustyJames

Thatís quite a week and itís only Wednesday!

Thatís quite a week and itís only Wednesday!
06-26-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22,017
Views: 4,340,812
Posted By RustyJames

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1179x994/img_4724_a09057dd34da20735ef5cbe03b8a9b2cef25c256.jpeg

https://offerup.co/O0k5hNecXAbďSchwinn 5 Speed Road 96% complete restore from...
06-25-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,507
Posted By RustyJames

Communication, communication, communication. Iíve...

Communication, communication, communication. Iíve bought quite a few things from members and sold a few bits and clarity from both parties makes things go well. In my world, if Iím selling, ~36 hours...
06-20-23, 08:05 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,607
Posted By RustyJames

Standardized dimensions would be nice but thatís...

Standardized dimensions would be nice but thatís just crazy talk.

5/16Ē bearings in a 68mm BB with a 118mm spindle holding 175mm arms with 9/16 holes for pedals? Pick a standard and go with it!
...
06-19-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By RustyJames

Dave - I donít need everything so any...

Dave - I donít need everything so any extras/dupes I would gladly donate for the Cino.
06-18-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6,860
Views: 771,942
Posted By RustyJames

Nevermind my comment about the mysterious thing...

Nevermind my comment about the mysterious thing on the seat stay. Hebie-Trumpf lockÖ.without the key. Ugghh.
06-18-23, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6,860
Views: 771,942
Posted By RustyJames

I assure you, it did happenÖ Dynamo and...

I assure you, it did happenÖ

Dynamo and headlight work but brake pads are likely original so those need to be replaced. Pedals are present but not attached. They came off quite easily and are in...
06-15-23, 01:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,089
Posted By RustyJames

bulgie My best friend of 35+ years bought tix for...

bulgie My best friend of 35+ years bought tix for him and I so Iíll be there Sunday for sure. Pints are on me if we can meet up!
06-14-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,089
Posted By RustyJames

Made Bike Show - Portland, Aug 24-27

Whoís going!?

https://made.bike/
06-06-23, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By RustyJames

Sadly, life demands have limited riding time but...

Sadly, life demands have limited riding time but Iíll post a pic soon. So far, I love that bike much more than the later Aluminum version I own.
06-06-23, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By RustyJames

Still going strong!!

Still going strong!!
06-06-23, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By RustyJames

The article reads like it was written by AI.

The article reads like it was written by AI.
06-06-23, 07:57 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,827
Posted By RustyJames

1) Night janitor at an athletic club 2) Driven...

1) Night janitor at an athletic club
2) Driven a million dollar Porsche. (918 for those interested)
3) Go Bruins!
06-05-23, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 117,997
Posted By RustyJames

jeirvine that was a fun errand outside of the...

jeirvine that was a fun errand outside of the bicycle world. Your happiness with the horn made it all worthwhile.
06-01-23, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By RustyJames

+1 gugie edumacated me that the toughest...

+1

gugie edumacated me that the toughest part on a frame is the bottom bracket shell so if the threads are good and itís not rotted through, itís good.
05-30-23, 07:02 AM
Replies: 79,817
Views: 13,097,485
Posted By RustyJames

No idea what the worth but it sure is purdy and...

No idea what the worth but it sure is purdy and those parts arenít in the co-op bins.
...
05-29-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By RustyJames

hph Itís been a bit but I seem to recall that...

hph Itís been a bit but I seem to recall that under the head it was like a carriage bolt or there was fluting and those screws in there fairly tight. (Trying to keep the rubber from rotating?)
...
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