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02-22-24, 08:33 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 72,854
Posted By Sierra

Early seventies Gitane Super Corsa geared for an...

Early seventies Gitane Super Corsa geared for an old guy.

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01-16-24, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Sierra

This is how I set up my '71 Paramount P15. I've...

This is how I set up my '71 Paramount P15. I've since replaced the 36t granny with a 32t(I'm old and like low gears for hills).
...
01-08-24, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By Sierra

Another vote for the Pasela on the Weinmann rims....

Another vote for the Pasela on the Weinmann rims.
I've been using them on my '71 P15 with no problems.
I initially used the 1 1/4 but changed to 1 1/8.
They may be slow, but at my age so am I, so...
12-13-23, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,830
Posted By Sierra

Another vote for the Imperial from me. I have...

Another vote for the Imperial from me.
I have both versions of the B17 on various bikes.
The cutout on the Imperial seems to make the saddle a bit more flexible which makes it more comfortable for...
12-06-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By Sierra

The serial numbers for 5/1/58 were D852273 -...

The serial numbers for 5/1/58 were D852273 - E813260.
12-06-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By Sierra

Blue is my favorite color for bikes, but for this...

Blue is my favorite color for bikes, but for this model, I prefer the black version.
This one is a bit earlier as it has the peaked front fender(last seen on the '63 version of this model).
Just to...
12-06-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By Sierra

DD is April 1968. The '58 serial numbers only...

DD is April 1968.
The '58 serial numbers only had one letter preceding the numbers.
12-06-23, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By Sierra

'64 should have the Hat in Ring seat tube panel...

'64 should have the Hat in Ring seat tube panel decal.
This is a '64 model.

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12-01-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,505
Posted By Sierra

Do you know of a f. der. that could shift across...

Do you know of a f. der. that could shift across that?
I put one together for giggles but it just hangs above my workbench as a decoration....
11-30-23, 10:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,505
Posted By Sierra

Different riding style. It's not a go fast bike...

Different riding style.
It's not a go fast bike and I'm not a go fast rider.
The OP is also not asking about a go fast bike.
11-29-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,505
Posted By Sierra

Here's how I set up the gearing on a '76 Schwinn...

Here's how I set up the gearing on a '76 Schwinn Superior that I made a "tourist" bike from.
Didn't need to go to a triple.
...
10-14-23, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By Sierra

Yes, I remember back in 1972-73 they were the...

Yes, I remember back in 1972-73 they were the "affordable" Reynolds 531 framed bike and several of my friends bought them.
They were still out of reach for me at that time though.
10-14-23, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By Sierra

Perhaps the Lok-Tite green, used for retaining...

Perhaps the Lok-Tite green, used for retaining cartridge bearings?
I think it releases with a little heat.
The blue may work also. The red requires 400 degrees to release I think, so probably don't...
10-13-23, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7,415
Views: 873,386
Posted By Sierra

Thanks to all who answered. I'm going to try...

Thanks to all who answered.
I'm going to try the Kool-Stop shoes with the cantilevers first and If I'm still not happy with the braking I'll go with the Tektro brakes.
10-09-23, 08:04 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 55,131
Posted By Sierra

I usually just shift the back(full steps). The...

I usually just shift the back(full steps). The front is just used for fine tuning if needed(half steps).
10-05-23, 07:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,447
Posted By Sierra

^^^ Nice photography there!

^^^ Nice photography there!
10-02-23, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,369
Posted By Sierra

You should have a Mercier 300 from the same...

You should have a Mercier 300 from the same period also.

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08-07-23, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By Sierra

Here's my '87 model that I re-did to my liking. I...

Here's my '87 model that I re-did to my liking. I think it's a fine bike.

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07-04-23, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 960
Posted By Sierra

I agree with sd5782 that this would be a good...

I agree with sd5782 that this would be a good application for the Schwinn "Twin Stick" headset mounted shifters.
As a 13-14 year old I had a Schwinn Varsity tourist model with upright riding...
07-02-23, 07:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,678
Posted By Sierra

Gotta have one Varsity. Mine is 10 years older....

Gotta have one Varsity.
Mine is 10 years older.

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06-19-23, 12:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,945
Posted By Sierra

Let me know if you need something different. ...

Let me know if you need something different.

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06-19-23, 07:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,945
Posted By Sierra

This one? ...

This one?

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04-03-23, 08:18 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 55,231
Posted By Sierra

Not as nice as Polymorseph's same model bike...

Not as nice as Polymorseph's same model bike posted earlier in this thread, but here is an '86 Schwinn Voyageur that I refurbished recently.
Too big for me obviously, but I can ride it, and they...
03-05-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,391
Posted By Sierra

When you first posted the pic with the red cable...

When you first posted the pic with the red cable housing(2/18) I thought the red looked a bit overwhelming, but now with the bike completed I think it looks good.
01-24-23, 08:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,391
Posted By Sierra

I thought that I had used red cable housing on...

I thought that I had used red cable housing on mine, but when I checked the pics, it's black.
I'd like to see one with red to see how it looks.
...
01-22-23, 07:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,693
Posted By Sierra

Yup, you're right. I had myself turned around. ...

Yup, you're right. I had myself turned around.
Apologies for my confusion.
01-19-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,189
Posted By Sierra

For me it's pure nostalgia. When I became aware...

For me it's pure nostalgia.
When I became aware of 10 speed derailleur equipped bikes as an 11 year old in 1963 I thought they were really exotic I was riding a 3 speed Schwinn Traveler at the time....
12-30-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By Sierra

The seat tube panel decal looks "taller" than the...

The seat tube panel decal looks "taller" than the originals.

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12-21-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,039
Posted By Sierra

Please tell me about preload. I recently...

Please tell me about preload.
I recently installed a Campag. Record/Nouvo Record triple on my early seventies Gitane Super Corsa and want to make sure I did it right. I'm not familiar with the...
12-16-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,689
Posted By Sierra

'87 Schwinn Prelude ...

'87 Schwinn Prelude

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12-07-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,131
Posted By Sierra

I have one. Not stock. Kitted with Dura Ace 7700....

I have one. Not stock. Kitted with Dura Ace 7700.
Lightest bike that I own at an even 21 lbs. I haven't weighed my 60th anniversary Paramount Ti yet though.
At 5' 6" the frame is probably the right...
11-17-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7,415
Views: 873,386
Posted By Sierra

What is the large chainring on the Peugeot? It...

What is the large chainring on the Peugeot?
It looks different than the Super Record large rings that I'm used to seeing....
10-27-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,693
Posted By Sierra

Just a thought, but if it turned out to French,...

Just a thought, but if it turned out to French, right hand threaded, someone may have used "Loktite" on it to keep it from backing out.
10-20-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By Sierra

Last time that I looked on Ebay for these Sprint...

Last time that I looked on Ebay for these Sprint bottle holders, they were wanting pretty good money for them.
The ones that attach to the handlebar seem to bring more money.
10-13-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,356
Posted By Sierra

The Red Hand of Ulster.

The Red Hand of Ulster.
10-11-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By Sierra

Here is the Headsets page from the 1964 Schwinn...

Here is the Headsets page from the 1964 Schwinn dealer's catalog.
I think it would be the same as for the 1962 models.
...
10-06-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,809
Posted By Sierra

I think that's a great choice. I don't have an...

I think that's a great choice.
I don't have an '87 Voyageur, but I do have an '84-'85 Voyageur SP.
Although it's a 58 cm, and too big for me(Doc tells me that I'm down to 5' 5") I can ride it and I...
10-06-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,809
Posted By Sierra

Matter of taste I suppose. I've wished that...

Matter of taste I suppose.
I've wished that they would have switched colors between the Super Sport and the next lesser model, the Tempo.
...
10-06-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7,415
Views: 873,386
Posted By Sierra

Early seventies Gitane Super Corsa

Just finished building this up.
Bought the frame set years ago and it's just been hanging in the garage since.
Used as much Campagnolo as I could, but with "geezer gearing" for my geezer legs and...
10-06-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,809
Posted By Sierra

Understand completely. Here is mine that I...

Understand completely.
Here is mine that I built up with different kit.
Love the bike...not so much the color....
09-20-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 26,831
Posted By Sierra

It's just a wall hanger. I don't know of a...

It's just a wall hanger.
I don't know of a derailleur that could handle it.
09-20-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 26,831
Posted By Sierra

One that I threw together just for a hoot. ...

One that I threw together just for a hoot.
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09-14-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8,674
Views: 1,070,336
Posted By Sierra

NOS French thread Campagnolo thin cups. Being...

NOS French thread Campagnolo thin cups.
Being old, I want "geezer" gears for the early seventies Gitane Super Corsa that I'm building up, so I'm putting a Campagnolo (Nouvo)Record triple crank on...
09-13-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,475
Posted By Sierra

I had a '74 Opaque Red 23" frame Speedster like...

I had a '74 Opaque Red 23" frame Speedster like the OP's.
It, and $250 got me this '65 P13.
I was very happy to make that deal!...
09-06-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 108,870
Posted By Sierra

LeicaLad, thankyou for your recommendation!

LeicaLad, thankyou for your recommendation!
07-31-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,250
Posted By Sierra

Thanks for the article. Never new that these...

Thanks for the article.
Never new that these semi-flat black models started in 1986.
I've always thought they were 1987 models.
I have one kitted with Ultegra 6500(running 8 speed) and love it.
...
06-02-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,573
Posted By Sierra

One thing to be aware of is that some of the...

One thing to be aware of is that some of the early seventies P15 models had Nervex lugs, but they had a Vagner fork crown instead of the more usual Nervex crown.
My '71 P15 is like this. A bit hard...
04-09-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Sierra

I'd say that it's a "Frankenbike" made from one...

I'd say that it's a "Frankenbike" made from one of these.

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04-01-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By Sierra

No, I have normal length arms, but being near 70...

No, I have normal length arms, but being near 70 years old with arthritis in my back affects my riding position somewhat.
04-01-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By Sierra

Just for a little extra motivation, here is mine...

Just for a little extra motivation, here is mine that I built with Dura Ace 7700 9 speed and Mavic Open Pro rims.
I think it's 53 cm.
As you can see from the riser stem, even at only 5' 6" it's a...
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