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07-21-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By Velo Mule

Jasongrace313 we'll be waiting for the pictures...

Jasongrace313 we'll be waiting for the pictures when they come in. I like the profile of the Zeppelin fenders, so I'll be looking forward to seeing the pic's. I set up my wife's bike with Velo...
07-20-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By Velo Mule

Schwinn rims are worth saving if they are in good...

Schwinn rims are worth saving if they are in good enough condition. As I say that, I have to say that I swapped wheels to aluminum rims on my Continental, resulting in a more enjoyable (and safer in...
07-14-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By Velo Mule

Perhaps the previous owner was a really strong...

Perhaps the previous owner was a really strong sprinter and had a problem with broken chains.

Maybe it made them feel more macho?

A long while back someone here asked how to make bikes...
07-12-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By Velo Mule

No sacrilege. The most important thing is that...

No sacrilege. The most important thing is that you enjoy it. Do what you want to make it yours. My only suggestion is to keep the original parts so that you can revert back if you ever want to.
07-12-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 701
Posted By Velo Mule

The wheels that you have are probably good and...

The wheels that you have are probably good and serviceable. Don't let the bike shop worry you into buying something you don't need. Ride it and see how it goes. It sounds like it has a good hub,...
07-08-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,613
Posted By Velo Mule

And get a few pictures. Post them to your...

And get a few pictures. Post them to your personal gallery and someone may be able to post them here for you or post 5 posts a day to get over your minimum to post the pictures on your own.
07-01-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 73,867
Posted By Velo Mule

I always learn something here. That is a great...

I always learn something here. That is a great idea, shooting in film and then scanning the negative. I developed my own film back in the day, made contact prints but had to volunteer as a campus...
07-01-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for correcting me on the maker of the bike...

Thanks for correcting me on the maker of the bike T-Mar . I knew Panasonic was making the LeTour at the time, but that G in the serial number tempted me away from what I know.
06-30-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,634
Posted By Velo Mule

I'm late to the party and all those who posted...

I'm late to the party and all those who posted before me helped. I finally got my Behind Bars picture to post.
...
06-29-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice job on two restored vintage Schwinn's...

Nice job on two restored vintage Schwinn's kmerskine . I was never a fan of Varsities and Continentals at the time they were being sold however, the low price in the used market, the durability of...
06-23-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 446
Posted By Velo Mule

Stem shifters became popular during the bike boom...

Stem shifters became popular during the bike boom of the '70's. People liked the sporty look and feel of the lighter weight, agile European bikes. But for most people they rode with these new ten...
06-23-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,508,084
Posted By Velo Mule

Calling a Plain Jane UO-8 a PX-10 is bad enough....

Calling a Plain Jane UO-8 a PX-10 is bad enough. As I was looking over the picture, I thought it was a workable bike. Then I noticed the top tube.

Has this been crashed? It looks like it to me.
...
06-16-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Velo Mule

Sounds like a keeper. Great job cleaning the...

Sounds like a keeper.

Great job cleaning the bike up. Your girlfriend has good taste. Good match. Stay together.
06-12-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By Velo Mule

That is looking great. You have a nice...

That is looking great. You have a nice collection of bikes in the background too. What clear coat are you planning on using? I have been using automotive 2 component clear coat, however, I have a...
06-11-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 877
Posted By Velo Mule

You are right about pictures. Here is the...

You are right about pictures.

Here is the actual bike from a WHYY story.
...
06-11-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By Velo Mule

Trek did a great job of smoothing the welds on...

Trek did a great job of smoothing the welds on those frames. I picked one up a while back and was impressed with the workmanship, finish and how the bike rode (for oversized aluminum). If it weren't...
06-10-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By Velo Mule

So your car broke down and you were able to get...

So your car broke down and you were able to get to AutoZone on your bike? Great. Did AutoZone have your idler pulley and were you able to make the repair on the side of the road to get going again?
05-28-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By Velo Mule

Yea, those shorts would be the perfect accessory...

Yea, those shorts would be the perfect accessory to complete the look. And a yellow shirt. Got to start visiting thrift stores, vintage clothing shops and garage sales.
05-28-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice find. It looks to be in excellent...

Nice find. It looks to be in excellent condition. I sometimes upgrade the seatposts to Kalloy ones. While they are not period correct, they are better than the original post with a separate steel...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,112
Posted By Velo Mule

I saw this one at the Philly Bike Show in 2019...

I saw this one at the Philly Bike Show in 2019 and thought that it looked pretty well thought out.

Christini Bicycles (https://christinibicycles.com/)
05-14-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 800
Posted By Velo Mule

I have used both the regular Rustoleum enamel and...

I have used both the regular Rustoleum enamel and the metallic. I am sort of a Rustoleum guy. I have a garage full of various colors (except the one I need). They are both pretty good. I painted my...
05-14-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By Velo Mule

Great find. It looks perfect. All original. I...

Great find. It looks perfect. All original. I like the color too.

I have a Cool Lemon Varsity frame that I wasn't so enamored with the color. It was dirty, rusty and looking bad. I painted a...
05-14-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,990
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks again Doug Fattic . I got confused...

Thanks again Doug Fattic . I got confused between 650a and 650c. I Like the use of the slightly smaller wheels. The proportions of the frame look great.

I have a Kemper Fluid Writer on order...
05-13-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By Velo Mule

Tread patterns are completely not needed on road...

Tread patterns are completely not needed on road bike tires. There is no chance of hydroplaning on a road with normal concrete or asphalt pavement. Grip isn't an issue either, since with the...
05-12-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By Velo Mule

One of the pleasures of riding a bike is the...

One of the pleasures of riding a bike is the relative quietness. As most above have mentioned a quiet bike allows you to hear all these other sounds rather than the sounds from a machine. The...
04-27-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Velo Mule

I have no idea. I am just going to bump this so...

I have no idea. I am just going to bump this so that perhaps someone more knowledgeable might respond.
04-23-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,580
Posted By Velo Mule

Wow, that is a lot of information in three...

Wow, that is a lot of information in three sentences zandoval . You were:
Living...
04-23-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,580
Posted By Velo Mule

I started club racing in 1980. Hard shell helmets...

I started club racing in 1980. Hard shell helmets were required. I bought a Brancale. I wore it even on training rides. Some drivers back then thought that cyclists either were someone to "mess' with...
04-22-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice looking bike dbhouston . I don't know...

Nice looking bike dbhouston . I don't know anything about this frame, however, I see the post sliding down the page. One problem is that there are no distinctive details on it.

The paint on the...
04-16-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7,182
Views: 695,064
Posted By Velo Mule

I have been wanting to add shift cable stops to a...

I have been wanting to add shift cable stops to a frame. A few days ago I was working on design ideas and getting as far as dimensioning a drawing for a clamp to hold the cable stop for brazing. As...
04-15-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,016
Posted By Velo Mule

Bike shops will throw away a perfectly good tube...

Bike shops will throw away a perfectly good tube that has one little hole in it. Wait until the bike shop closes. Then go into their dumpster sort though their tubes to find you size. One thing to...
04-15-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice looking bike bikebakman . Please keep the...

Nice looking bike bikebakman . Please keep the pictures coming as you get this ready to go.
04-15-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By Velo Mule

That looks great Roger M . I think the Serotta...

That looks great Roger M . I think the Serotta decal on the seat tube was redundant anyway. It looks best as it is now. The paint looks great all cleaned up and the matching Silca pump completes...
04-14-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,573
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for the link nlerner . Every few years...

Thanks for the link nlerner . Every few years someone goes looking for Bata Bikers. That was me a while back. I posted here on BikeForums and pretty much got the consensus response back, just get...
04-11-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Velo Mule

There are three values that this bike would have....

There are three values that this bike would have. 1. If there is a child that needs a good bike, and you would have to do some work on it to be sure it is ready to ride (and they are ok with riding...
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By Velo Mule

Since the seatpost is all the way down, you may...

Since the seatpost is all the way down, you may want to bring a 15mm wrench and an adjustable wrench, in case I'm wrong about the size and loosen the seat post clamp and be sure that you the seat...
04-07-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice looking LeTour ChuckNOS . New grease in the...

Nice looking LeTour ChuckNOS . New grease in the the wheel bearings, bottom bracket and headset will make the bike feel better. A little touch up paint will help. Many of our member go to CVS or...
04-06-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Velo Mule

It looks like a SunTour New Winner to me. That...

It looks like a SunTour New Winner to me. That is just off the top of my head. No research, or checking.
04-06-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 703,118
Posted By Velo Mule

As bought: ...

As bought:

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This is from the ad. Notice the front rim. ...
04-05-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks for posting that catalog page cudak888. ...

Thanks for posting that catalog page cudak888. It is interesting that Raleigh had the DL1 rider (and presumed) family at an Antique shop for the picture. That is not a knock on the DL1 which I...
03-30-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By Velo Mule

Wow. Great story. All the bikes were sold off...

Wow. Great story. All the bikes were sold off except the Serotta?? Incredible! It cleaned up nicely. That Imron paint really shines. That bike looks like it will fly with the bladed spokes and...
03-30-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,251
Posted By Velo Mule

Nice brazing.

Nice brazing.
03-24-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,647
Posted By Velo Mule

I am throwing this picture in just to be a...

I am throwing this picture in just to be a participant. I cannot hope to be front of the pack with this crowd. Many of my bikes have fenders. I like the look and having to worry less about getting...
03-22-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 421,948
Posted By Velo Mule

My Electra Cruiser.... ...

My Electra Cruiser....

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1379/electra_ds_9ec90db8d933e8c718bc528ba2bc0c05365ce5cd.jpg
03-22-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,101
Posted By Velo Mule

That looks awesome mikeschn . I was finally able...

That looks awesome mikeschn . I was finally able to dig my Schwinn Heavy Duti out of the garage this weekend for a quick wash and pictures.
...
03-17-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,101
Posted By Velo Mule

That burgundy paint looks so good. Good choice. ...

That burgundy paint looks so good. Good choice. Are you going to do decals? I'm guessing that you are not based on the fact that it looks so recognizable as a Schwinn frame and it looks...
03-11-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,541
Posted By Velo Mule

You are lucky Trakhak , at least, so far. Some...

You are lucky Trakhak , at least, so far. Some men when they age get enlarged prostates, some get prostate cancer. The problem is that when peeing (or trying to) it is not possible to empty the...
03-10-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Velo Mule

I clicked on the thread to see pictures of...

I clicked on the thread to see pictures of destroyed brake pads melted and mashed from a long downhill run.

I put Jagwire pads on my Schwinn World with steel rims. Works good, without a squeal. I...
03-08-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 430,428
Posted By Velo Mule

That Bridgestone is coming out well Chuck M . I...

That Bridgestone is coming out well Chuck M . I agree that if you can use the original saddle, it does look more better. Great job cleaning the paint and other stuff off of it without loosing the...
03-04-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By Velo Mule

sd5782 it is a Velo-Orange. I had to cut it down...

sd5782 it is a Velo-Orange. I had to cut it down to fit below the intermediate tube.

Velo-Orange Chain guard (https://velo-orange.com/collections/city-accessories/products/vo-alloy-chainguard)
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