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02-23-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 44,139
Posted By macstuff

I got this one in a parts trade in Tucson Arizona...

I got this one in a parts trade in Tucson Arizona last year. No further provenance.
As found...
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02-23-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 44,139
Posted By macstuff

An actual Club bike from the days of Club bikes ...

An actual Club bike from the days of Club bikes
Club bikes and their owners were driven by sport. Namely, the fairly new at the time, Tour de France.

1938 Armstrong Moth Sport
OG Chro-Mo frame,...
10-22-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 960
Posted By macstuff

The Stem on it is worth $250-300. Thats a long...

The Stem on it is worth $250-300. Thats a long reach double adjustable Schwinn piece from the 30's- 40's. Long stem versions came on Schwinn motor-Bikes and whizzers. Short versions came on some high...
10-21-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,202
Posted By macstuff

If you don't have a business set-up, with...

If you don't have a business set-up, with liability insurance, and probably a bond required for mechanical work, you shouldn't do it.
ANY American can be sued for faulty workmanship and the results...
10-20-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By macstuff

Take these things before I throw them out. If...

Take these things before I throw them out.
If they don't work for you, you throw them out or give them away.... deal?
They are only $20 new in the first place and I've sold the bike I used them on....
10-20-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By macstuff

You can't just run a larger tap into a smaller...

You can't just run a larger tap into a smaller thread to enlarge it, you would have to drill the old threads out first. (machinist drill register bit). Especially since the threaded bung you're...
10-19-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3,208
Views: 823,397
Posted By macstuff

Thanks, It's a 67' but has parts on it much...

Thanks,
It's a 67' but has parts on it much older, and much newer. They made these frames from 63' to at least 77'. Single speed through ten speed. This one started out as a single speed version on...
10-18-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3,208
Views: 823,397
Posted By macstuff

This is my new Daily. Its a custom Schwinn...

This is my new Daily. Its a custom Schwinn Speedster with a 2 speed. Great for flat city riding
Im 58 and put in about 30 miles a week

...
10-10-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,647
Posted By macstuff

To separate the two all you have to do is not...

To separate the two all you have to do is not reference the political past.
1776 has absolutely no relation in any form to 2021.... They didn't have bicycles which is the main reason to leave them...
10-10-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,647
Posted By macstuff

I guess it really depends on if you hold...

I guess it really depends on if you hold Nationalism ahead of quality and value. If you do, then you will be riding bikes of decreasing quality and value.
In the bicycle arena as well as in most...
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By macstuff

That bike was sweet. I would have kept it if I...

That bike was sweet. I would have kept it if I could ride a 25" frame comfortably.
Absolutely sanitary and perfect decals.

...
10-06-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By macstuff

The Raleigh fork crown is indeed distinctive. I...

The Raleigh fork crown is indeed distinctive. I personally have only seen it on Raleigh bikes and Raleigh built bikes. I have seen locking versions.
I've also seen the fork on my English Armstrong...
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By macstuff

It has better pedals and a different seat....

It has better pedals and a different seat. Otherwise looks stock. Needs tape.
Wheel size is 27" on really nice Weinmann or Arai rims.
These have the top notch Japanese componentry of the day,...
10-06-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,421
Posted By macstuff

I primarily like one piece over three piece...

I primarily like one piece over three piece because I prefer real Schwinn bikes.
I've gone over this pedal situation in the past till Im blue.
There are no current offerings off the shelf for 1/2"...
10-05-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By macstuff

Nice job ! Especially with the FW hub. Are...

Nice job !
Especially with the FW hub.
Are you using a 4 speed thumb shifter, a 3-4 speed thumb shifter or a no detent thumb shifter? The draw on the 3-4 shifters is too short really, and the no...
10-03-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 30,371
Posted By macstuff

Probably all mentioned earlier.... As little...

Probably all mentioned earlier....

As little lube as possible to start with, preferably a thin synthetic.
But to clean a chain with no gaseous or explosive fluids, and faster, TSP is the way to...
10-03-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,421
Posted By macstuff

I'm going to bet it has 9/16" pedals. I've only...

I'm going to bet it has 9/16" pedals. I've only seen 1/2" on three piece cranks on kids bikes or steel arm cruisers from Europe. Schwinn did make a lot of one piece crank derailleur equipped bikes...
10-02-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By macstuff

For the Love of Clubman Bikes

I did a short search and didn't find a similar thread although there are a few for other types of vintage bikes. If there is one let me know and I'll delete or whatever it takes and I will post...
10-01-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26,193
Views: 3,692,543
Posted By macstuff

I have a real English 3 speed and an American...

I have a real English 3 speed and an American English style three Speed.
Heres the Birmingham one...

...
09-28-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,453
Posted By macstuff

I don't think that "most states exempt e-bikes...

I don't think that "most states exempt e-bikes from motorized classification." I'd have to see proof of that. Its counter intuitive. And I doubt that many States have even considered it yet. When the...
09-28-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,453
Posted By macstuff

I don't know what the rules are behind the...

I don't know what the rules are behind the official county made signs at every access that read "No Motorized Vehicles."
But I do know it is situational common sense.
The loop is a Pedestrian use...
09-27-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,028
Posted By macstuff

Completely a subjective situation. ...

Completely a subjective situation.
"Restoration" takes many forms and means many different things to different people.
From disassembling and fully cleaning, to re assembly to re-paint, new decals,...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By macstuff

Yes, I have the same mirror on one of my...

Yes, I have the same mirror on one of my cruisers. Excellent quality all the way around except for that clamp.
Looks like a motorcycle style mirror clamp is the ticket.^^^
Forum: Commuting
09-24-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,573
Posted By macstuff

It takes quite awhile to break in a standard hard...

It takes quite awhile to break in a standard hard Brooks saddle, most people are used to sitting on them hard and consider them worn as they start to 'bucket."
But they are supposed to do that....
09-22-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By macstuff

yeah, I hear ya. I'm just one of those that...

yeah, I hear ya.
I'm just one of those that wont pay huge money for average things.
A Park stand is just that. I cant believe people pay that kind of money to hold a bike up in the air a couple...
09-22-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By macstuff

2x4's, a saw and a screw gun. damn near free,...

2x4's, a saw and a screw gun.
damn near free, wont scratch a bike, make it yourself like you want/need it.
08-26-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By macstuff

I've added Springers to several different bikes. ...

I've added Springers to several different bikes.
Assuming that the head is the standard 1" issue and the headsets are comparable. The only Spec to worry about is the steer tube length. You will need...
08-26-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 469,433
Posted By macstuff

Heres a few cruisers I've made in the past year. ...

Heres a few cruisers I've made in the past year.


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08-14-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,472
Posted By macstuff

A couple more... This one started out as a...

A couple more...

This one started out as a bare rusty frame that had 3 colors over the original wherever there was any paint left.
It is a 71' Typhoon frame. Now its a Lemon Cruiser...

...
08-14-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,472
Posted By macstuff

Alt scrap heap bikes

Its been a year since I went and got a pile of bikes / frames and a few piles of other bike parts.
Sold a lot of parts and scrapped a bunch of parts and made a few bikes out of the parts that...
07-31-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By macstuff

I think Coaster 1 2 and 3 speeds are the way to...

I think Coaster 1 2 and 3 speeds are the way to go. I especially like the Sturmey Archer Kickback 2spd with a coaster brake. I've been using Bendix, New Departure, Shimano and even Komet for a long...
07-31-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 469,433
Posted By macstuff

I ran into a pile bikes and frames last year and...

I ran into a pile bikes and frames last year and have been making up whole bikes from what was scrap. I've been completing them and kicking them from the nest for several months now. I'll come back...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By macstuff

Hi, just peeking in on this interesting topic. ...

Hi, just peeking in on this interesting topic.
I've been perusing early Tours DeFrance lately so it caught my eye when it was mentioned.
I have been surprised to learn that there were a lot of...
Forum: Introductions
07-30-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By macstuff

New to the Forum, Not to Bicycles

Hiya !
My first was a Holiday tricycle back in 66'
I currently make custom bikes and have settled on not riding anything made commercially.
Partial to real Schwinns (85' and earlier)
I take old...
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