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05-17-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By SirMike1983

The Brute would push on the fork as well, which I...

The Brute would push on the fork as well, which I am looking to avoid because the fork seems to be alright.

The issue appears to be entirely confined to the top tube, a fairly gradual hump of...
05-17-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By SirMike1983

Drawing of the tool: ...

Drawing of the tool:

https://www.parktool.com/assets/img/product/_productEnlarged/HTS-1_001.jpg
05-17-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By SirMike1983

Frame Straightening? Park HTS-1?

Does anyone know if there are any shops or hobbyists who do minor frame checking and straightening?

There was formerly a tool called the Park HTS-1 that would push-out small bends in a frame by...
05-17-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By SirMike1983

WTB Park Tool HTS-1

Looking to buy an old Park HTS-1 (Head Tube Straightener) tool. I am located in the northeastern US. This is the tool used to straighten top tubes and down tubes. Please send a private message if you...
05-16-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By SirMike1983

Brooks Champion Flyer - New, Black

New Brooks Champion Flyer saddle - black. Never used, comes with original card and envelope.

$115 shipped in the lower 48 states.
...
05-13-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

My experience has been that all tires for old...

My experience has been that all tires for old three speeds got harder to find with the pandemic, then has gone through cycles of easier and harder to find as the various countries of origin lock down...
05-12-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,450
Posted By SirMike1983

Came across a nice set of 26 x 1-1/4 (597mm)...

Came across a nice set of 26 x 1-1/4 (597mm) Dunlop Stainless rims from the late 1940s. Definitely worth saving those!
05-09-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

The American-made 3 speeds are interesting....

The American-made 3 speeds are interesting. Durability and ease-of-production seem to have been the two primary driving values for the common (setting aside the higher end brazed stuff) ones: thick...
05-07-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

Only one good day this past week (Thursday). It...

Only one good day this past week (Thursday). It has been a cold, rainy spring here so far. I took advantage of the one nice day last week to ride this very nice 1964 Schwinn Traveler three speed.
...
05-06-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By SirMike1983

Bump - still looking for this.

Bump - still looking for this.
04-29-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By SirMike1983

Sold

Sold
04-22-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

The thing is, look at the bike and ask yourself...

The thing is, look at the bike and ask yourself if it adds to your collection in an enjoyable way, or it has something you need to complete a bike core to your collection. Some people collect one...
04-19-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

For just the fork, the tools would be the Park...

For just the fork, the tools would be the Park FFS frame arm, the Park dropout sticks, and the Park fork alignment jig/gauge. If you need to straighten the frame due to bends in the top and down...
04-16-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By SirMike1983

FS: 1960s Schwinn 3 Speed Tall Frame

SOLD For sale is this attractive tall frame 1960s Schwinn Racer 3-speed. Bike was totally gone over in 2020. All bearings have been cleaned and re-lubricated. Paint is in good shape with matching...
04-14-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By SirMike1983

WTB Raleigh Chain Case

Looking for a full chain case for a 28 inch wheel Raleigh DL-1 style bike in Superbe Green (it's a dark green similar to "British Racing Green").

Color sample:
...
04-12-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

Started rainy today, but shaped up to be a...

Started rainy today, but shaped up to be a beautiful, warm afternoon for a ride. 1958 Raleigh Sports
...
04-12-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

Morris, Connecticut

Morris, Connecticut
04-12-22, 09:09 AM
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Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

Couple from yesterday: ...

Couple from yesterday:
...
04-08-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

A couple from this evening's ride ...

A couple from this evening's ride
...
04-07-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,104
Posted By SirMike1983

My impression is that most people buy the...

My impression is that most people buy the frame/project then cast about for the missing parts. That is kind of the natural progression, but you can save a surprising amount of money if you know in...
04-07-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,104
Posted By SirMike1983

I buy, make, or assemble certain parts in advance...

I buy, make, or assemble certain parts in advance of even having a project that can use them. In doing so, I consider how hard the parts are to find, the likelihood of needing them for the project,...
04-06-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

A couple from last evening - 1950 Schwinn...

A couple from last evening - 1950 Schwinn Superior and pond along my route.
...
04-06-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

It was a no small manufacturing miracle to take...

It was a no small manufacturing miracle to take what was a rich person's toy in the 1880s or 90s and recast it into a practical, reliable form of transportation and sport for the average person in...
04-01-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

I agree - that looks later to me. More like 60s...

I agree - that looks later to me. More like 60s era probably.
04-01-22, 07:08 AM
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Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/703x663/capture_131d51f77f65134c30184cee28ba4b14f82215f8.jpg

An example of a 1950s Columbia 3-speed with Dynohub. The 1950s era bikes had...
03-26-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By SirMike1983

The front is a 32 hole, back is a 40 hole - for...

The front is a 32 hole, back is a 40 hole - for English bikes.
03-26-22, 04:00 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

The Columbias were made in Westfield,...

The Columbias were made in Westfield, Massachusetts, though many parts were sourced from abroad in later years. By the 1970s they were building the bikes more cheaply, and sourcing parts from...
03-25-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

I think more and more people are discovering...

I think more and more people are discovering American-made "English-style" bikes. The American brands offered some different variations on the diamond frame, English-style utility bike. Schwinn was...
03-25-22, 07:18 AM
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Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

For whatever reason, the Kenda 597 tires are made...

For whatever reason, the Kenda 597 tires are made kind of small for the bead, especially if you compare to the original, USA-made tires. I've used the Kenda 597 black walls and white walls, and...
03-22-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

That is right, these are Kenda 37-597 white walls...

That is right, these are Kenda 37-597 white walls on Schwinn S5 westrick-type rims. The original white walls that came with the bike probably could still be ridden, but they felt kind of dry to me so...
03-21-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

Spring has arrived here, and I finally got to...

Spring has arrived here, and I finally got to start the season today with this 1964 Schwinn Traveler 3 speed.

...
03-20-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By SirMike1983

Bump - still available.

Bump - still available.
03-18-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

Getting this 1964 Schwinn Traveler project ready...

Getting this 1964 Schwinn Traveler project ready for spring. It has been sitting more or less ready for final adjustment and testing for about two months now. Looking forward to warm weather and no...
03-17-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

It's a shame so many shops like that are gone...

It's a shame so many shops like that are gone now, and the tooling scrapped or cast away into a basement somewhere. Guys like that knew a lot about these old bikes and the parts and hubs that went...
03-17-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 810
Posted By SirMike1983

In my opinion, the harder question is whether...

In my opinion, the harder question is whether you're risking the new saddle by going back to the same site with the bike and the new leather saddle. You don't want to buy her one only to have the...
03-16-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 810
Posted By SirMike1983

I'd replace the whole saddle top, or else replace...

I'd replace the whole saddle top, or else replace the saddle entirely. That looks like someone took a box cutter or similar to the top. It looks like multiple slashes. What the hell kind of...
03-15-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

A couple of recent posts raised a question in my...

A couple of recent posts raised a question in my mind. Has anyone here pulled a Sturmey AW non-drive side ball cup/ratchet assembly (either the later punch-out ones or the earlier thread-off ones)?...
03-11-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By SirMike1983

I would pass on the Suburban and hold out for a...

I would pass on the Suburban and hold out for a Traveler, Racer, New World, or Collegiate that fits you. The earlier 3-speed and 5-speed bikes make better projects than the later 10-speed Suburbans...
03-09-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By SirMike1983

Thanks. I ordered a Hozan. The purpose is one-off...

Thanks. I ordered a Hozan. The purpose is one-off repairs up to maybe 16-18 spokes. I have all the common lengths on hand, but sometimes you need some weird lengths for asymmetrical hubs like the...
03-08-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By SirMike1983

Those old style bands tend to hold moisture and...

Those old style bands tend to hold moisture and create a rust trap in the rim. I would swap both straps out in favor of rubber straps or rim tape.

To clean that rust without taking the wheel...
03-07-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By SirMike1983

Hozan vs Cyclo Spoke Threader

For those of you who roll your own spokes for repairs or custom wheels, do you use the Cyclo or Hozan home spoke roller? The Phil Wood version is too expensive for my purposes, but the Hozan and...
03-03-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

Looking for a chainguard or chaincase for a...

Looking for a chainguard or chaincase for a Raleigh DL-1: 28 inch wheels. Looking for the guard in Superbe Green (dark green - kind of like "British racing green").

Color:
...
02-26-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

Glad it fits. Looks like it came together as a...

Glad it fits. Looks like it came together as a really nice bike.
02-22-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

That's the one, it's the NL432 bulb I'm using as...

That's the one, it's the NL432 bulb I'm using as well. I ordered it through the Reflectalite bulb finder.

http://www.reflectalite.com/LEDpage.html
02-22-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

Came in the mail recently: a bit of old...

Came in the mail recently: a bit of old advertising material for a 1950s diamond frame Schwinn World. These English-style bikes were "lightweights" in the Schwinn line up.
...
02-21-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

I'm also a big fan of LED conversions for vintage...

I'm also a big fan of LED conversions for vintage and retro lights. I have a B&M Lumotec Classic and dynohub on one bike, and another has the Reflectalite conversion for dynohub and original lamps to...
02-16-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

Combination of a university town and the old...

Combination of a university town and the old headquarters of Raleigh USA on Boylston Street. I'd wager the northeast, and particularly the corridor starting at NYC and up through the Boston area is...
02-15-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By SirMike1983

Still available.

Still available.
02-03-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By SirMike1983

I did something similar on the inside of a set of...

I did something similar on the inside of a set of handlebars. I treated with diluted OA, then rinsed with water and dried using a heat gun. After drying, I coated the inside liberally with WD40. I...
01-31-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26,089
Views: 3,618,989
Posted By SirMike1983

We're in the middle of winter here. I'm doing...

We're in the middle of winter here. I'm doing some routine maintenance and adding retro LED lights to my three speeds. Here is a 1960s Schwinn Racer and a 1950 Schwinn Superior in for routine...
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