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08-11-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 254
Posted By BTinNYC

Private, not General, opinion; mechanical stuff...

Private, not General, opinion; mechanical stuff happens and a bit of lightweight protection for the spokes from a bad chain incident is fine.

I used to remove dork discs to prove my competence,...
08-08-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 359
Posted By retrodude

1976 Schwinn Suburban Restoration

Id like to share a restoration project I completed a few years ago. Found this nice Suburban in a dumpster 2017 at my get-away trailer park in Birch Bay USA. Here is how I found it:...
07-18-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,501
Posted By nomadmax

Anytime someone asks me about "upgrading" their...

Anytime someone asks me about "upgrading" their bike; I ask them "How's the motor?". There's your real difference.
07-18-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,501
Posted By smd4

I think I'd upgrade my bike maintenance...

I think I'd upgrade my bike maintenance skills--especially in the cleaning department--before spending $$$ on a new bike.
07-05-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By schwinnbikebob

Schwinn 1986 Tempo

Picked this up a few weeks back and just finished it up. I was drawn to it by the white pearl color with gray paint scheme.Kinda different. Columbus Tenax, Shimano Light Action, nothing high end but...
06-24-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 371,736
Posted By tcs

Alan Napier portrays Alfred Pennyworth: ...

Alan Napier portrays Alfred Pennyworth:

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~1965...
06-08-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,640
Posted By zandoval

If removing the chain I drop it into a glass jar...

If removing the chain I drop it into a glass jar of what ever I have around like, Charcoal Lighter Fluid, Diesel, Paint Thinner, Gasoline, Denatured Alcohol, Bourbon, Cyclohexane, TET, Barsol, or,...
06-04-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 813
Posted By repechage

The 2020 version is not too bad. could be much...

The 2020 version is not too bad.
could be much worse!
06-04-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 813
Posted By Bad Lag

$50 back then was unobtainable. Only rich...

$50 back then was unobtainable.

Only rich kids had Schwinn Sting Rays and there weren't many of those around..
05-16-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 371,736
Posted By Roger M

Ward, Wally, and the Beav......

Ward, Wally, and the Beav......
05-13-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3,574
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 573,988
Posted By GWG

74 and still riding any season.

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Winter riding along with my Labrador who does better with the cold than I...
04-30-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,544
Posted By Route 66

Interesting. I'm 69 and haven't felt the need to...

Interesting. I'm 69 and haven't felt the need to change my seat angle at all; the nose is still tilted slightly upward and has been for many years.
04-27-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,092
Posted By indyfabz

Hey. I resemble that remark. I pay two utility...

Hey. I resemble that remark. I pay two utility bills with checks. I also periodically transfer money from my checking account (where my pay electronically is deposited) to a brokerage account with...
04-18-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 711,800
Posted By indyfabz

Ferry ride from Lewes, DE, to Cape May, NJ, as...

Ferry ride from Lewes, DE, to Cape May, NJ, as part of the four day tour I completed yesterday.

...
04-15-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,080
Posted By SurferRosa

It might be considered a good tape job ... for a...

It might be considered a good tape job ... for a one-handed man.

For a no-handed man, it's excellent. :thumb:
04-12-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By Sactown_Albert

Selle Italia has reissued this saddle and you can...

Selle Italia has reissued this saddle and you can get it on Amazon in white, black or brown suede for less than 70 dollars USD.
...
03-27-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,358
Posted By skidder

90W gear oil. Bought a little too much last time...

90W gear oil. Bought a little too much last time I filled the manual transmission on an old VW bug I used to own, so tried using a bit of the leftovers on a bicycle chain and it seems to do the job...
03-06-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,704
Posted By Speedway2

The imagery was fantastic on the Official Video...

The imagery was fantastic on the Official Video but I found this Live version on Conan and I think it's even better!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk7RVw3I8eg
03-05-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By juvela

----- checked first the company catalogue...

-----

checked first the company catalogue for Christmas 1969 but it gives only juvenile models shown here -
...
02-22-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2,728
Views: 998,589
Posted By Quakertownrich

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'75 Schwinn Sports Tourer- Sky Blue ...
02-03-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 711,800
Posted By botty kayer

Looking down from Greenwich Observatory ...

Looking down from Greenwich Observatory
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02-01-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,728
Views: 998,589
Posted By ZudeJammer

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Just finished going over this burgundy specimen....
01-14-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By ZIPP2001

Too much fun !

Well, it took a bit to get into any groove today, so I just had to laugh and enjoy my surroundings. How can you not have fun out in the woods playing in the snow?
Winter Wonderland ! Part 1 -...
12-23-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By SurferRosa

Depends on where you live. I have great service...

Depends on where you live. I have great service up here in north Seattle. I love my postal workers! :love: But I do hear negative stories from other parts of the country.

And is Lascauxcaveman...
12-23-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Postal Speed!

My Planet Bike light died Monday. Emailed them and they offered me a replacement despite the age of the light. Why sure, why not? ! They sent me a new one Tuesday via USPS. It made it to my door in...
12-17-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,793
Posted By LarrySellerz

True that's one of the best! Vooodoooooo

True that's one of the best! Vooodoooooo
12-16-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 44,946
Posted By robertj298

Augustus and Woodrow ...

Augustus and Woodrow
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12-09-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,704
Posted By HookUp

All over the place

Been listening to all of of John Prine since he died. Brings back allot of memories of smokey bars and picking up trim

Been. Dead head since college. Took me a while, even after attending some...
12-09-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,290
Posted By prj71

Fat biking, snow shoeing, XC skiing, skiing, snow...

Fat biking, snow shoeing, XC skiing, skiing, snow boarding, ice fishing.

Only bad thing about winter is shoveling and below zero days.
10-18-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,704
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Made a new playlist for when my wife accompanies...

Made a new playlist for when my wife accompanies me in the car. Her taste isn't quite as R&B oriented as mine so I've compromised and added albums that we both really enjoy. Put them on a thumb drive...
10-11-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 711,800
Posted By adamrice

Got an early start for a long ride on Saturday....

Got an early start for a long ride on Saturday. This is probably one of the best photos I've ever taken. It was all luck. ...
10-05-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Peroni

Ross an American Treasure

I bought this as a novelty, my reasoning was totally sound with that notion in mind, $120 plus shipping. The seller has perfect feedback, but for some reason he only did the minimum necessary to get...
10-05-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,244
Posted By restlessswind

My PSA is 15, my age is 54. 3 biopsies, all...

My PSA is 15, my age is 54.
3 biopsies, all negative.
10-03-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,244
Posted By JohnDThompson

Elevated PSA is not in itself a problem, and can...

Elevated PSA is not in itself a problem, and can happen even in the absence of prostate cancer. PSA is considered a screening test for prostate cancer, not a diagnostic test. Elevated PSA can suggest...
09-08-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By Caliwild

I vote tan... more classic looking IMO

I vote tan... more classic looking IMO
08-29-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By drlogik

roadsnakes, If you try the pipe insulation,...

roadsnakes,

If you try the pipe insulation, it does work pretty well, you'll need to swap it out for new foam after a dozen rides or so. The good thing is that it is cheap. The insulation that...
06-16-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 93,528
Posted By justcynn

1st cousin to the Voyageur - '85 LeTour Luxe. ...

1st cousin to the Voyageur - '85 LeTour Luxe. This was branded as the "entry level" model after the Voyageur SP and Voyageur in '85. Its my understanding the LeTour Luxe became the Passage in '86....
05-14-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,584
Posted By bikemig

1972 Schwinn Sports Tourer find

I've been trying to resist buying more bikes but I couldn't resist this pristine 1972 Schwinn Sports Tourer. It's a Dec. '72 bike by the serial number but fortunately it has the Schwinn branded...
04-06-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By OldTryGuy

Knee braces that work while walking often become...

Knee braces that work while walking often become uncomfortable shortly after beginning to pedal. The following brace could be a solution if indeed you have self diagnosed properly >>>
...
04-03-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By OldTryGuy

Large seat with Large CUT OUT >>> ...

Large seat with Large CUT OUT >>>
...
03-21-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,068
Posted By 10 Wheels

I loved these with my size 13 shoes Discount...

I loved these with my size 13 shoes
Discount MKS TOE CLIPS MKS HALF-CLIP STL CP HALF CLIP STEEL Shop Now (carsoncitybikeshop.com)...
02-26-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,190
Posted By philbob57

I think that knee pain is a classic symptom of...

I think that knee pain is a classic symptom of the seat being too low. 3 mm seems like a short distance, but if you were at the lower limit before the change, it' could be the proverbial straw.
11-15-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 711,800
Posted By Batstar

Winter scenery on our local trails. ...

Winter scenery on our local trails.

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11-07-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,871
Posted By bwilli88

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Just finished cutting out all the pieces.
09-27-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,857
Posted By bblair

I rode my first couple of centuries on a...

I rode my first couple of centuries on a Continental back in the mid 70's. Jean shorts, T-shirt.....

My attempt at restoration involved stripping it and taking it to Earl Scheib (home of the...
04-19-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,728
Views: 998,589
Posted By cooperryder

http://www.bikeforums.net/20380512-post2020.html ...

http://www.bikeforums.net/20380512-post2020.html

The Golden Boy offered some insight into these Schwinn Passage
bikes earlier in this thread at the above link.

Didn't the tigged welded...
10-27-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,499
Posted By wrk101

OK, three of a kind Chicago Paramounts, a 1972,...

OK, three of a kind Chicago Paramounts, a 1972, 1973, and a 1974, in order of year (full disclosure, I have a fourth one, a 1974 track bike, but its only a frameset).
...
05-10-18, 01:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,235
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Long Ride on the "Introduction Tour" - Plus Exterior Shots

As with most builds, once the maiden voyage is complete, I'll take it to a local bike shop or two where I know most of the people there (and we all like to talk bikes). Hang out, talk shop, talk the...
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