broken schwinn

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  1. #1 Posted Mar 18, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    what a let down
     
  2. #2 Posted Mar 18, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    No pictures or explanation?
     
  4. #4 Posted Mar 18, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I live for the CABE

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    I didn't see that coming and took me a few minutes to see as, I was expecting frame damage. Well, Handlebar snapped. I've never seen that on a Schwinn lightweight model like that. cheap bikes in 60-70's but not Schwinn.

    Good news, it must be a manufacturing defect. Call em up and get a new one.. (lifetime warranty) right? LOL, sure maybe they'll send ya china crap, not. . Regardless that pipe must have been a snap waiting to happen the day made. I mean, it's not like you were mountain or rock climbing on it, geez.
     
  6. #6 Posted Mar 18, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    what the phone number
     
  7. #7 Posted Mar 18, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Try, 1 800- China-crap. If that doesn't work call up ebay or post in wanted here and buy another 60-70's bar. .

    I.E. Schwinn doesn't really exist any longer. Pacific cycles bought em up and make all kinds of labels for multiple versions of different branded crap. Schwinn's lifetime expired over 10 years ago. Even if they'd serve a lifetime warranty, which I believe they stopped doing mid 70's, you wouldn't want one from them now.
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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  9. #9 Posted Mar 18, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    No doubt the lifetime warranty was for SCHWINN's lifetime, not yours.
     
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  10. #10 Posted Mar 19, 2017
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  11. #11 Posted Mar 19, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Easy fix. Be glad you didn't kill yourself. Stop whining and fix it.

    Then go ride your bike.

    You're welcome.
     
  12. #12 Posted Mar 20, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    life is good bike is fixed
     
  13. #13 Posted Mar 20, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    If only all my bike problems were like this. However, if this happened while I was riding, I would definitely have a similar reaction. Glad you got it fixed :).
     
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  14. #14 Posted Mar 20, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Curious, were the broken bars stamped with the Schwinn name and possibly a date?
     
  15. #15 Posted Mar 22, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    1972 was stamped Schwinn
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    So they were Schwinn made bars. Crazy how they just sheared off like that from the wait of that light.
     
  17. #17 Posted Mar 23, 2017

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    All I can imagine is; somebody really cranked down the stem bolt. Yet that's an aluminum stem, right? and if it was squeezed that tight, I'd expect it to break first. Otherwise, the bar is factory defect. Still, in the case that it is due to over tightening then, if it's aluminum I'd be weary that the stem is due to break too.
     
  18. #18 Posted Mar 23, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    47 years working on bikes never seen steel Schwinn bar break at the taper
     
  19. #19 Posted Mar 23, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Stem should be steel,I dont know how heavy you are,maybe not at all? Good to remember those bikes were bomb proof for normal weight teens/young adults,not old fat guys,such as myself. I could understand the bars snapping after many decades do to somebodys excess weight constantly bearing down @ that transition. I'm gonna be more careful now lol
     
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    Yeah, you're right, an alloy stem would have a tapered ring showing on the neck. Hence the likelihood that it was over tightened.
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    Schwinn 1972 warranty:
    Failure, loss or damage due to accident, abuse, neglect, normal wear, improper assembly or maintenance by anyone other than an Authorized Schwinn Dealer or use of other than genuine Schwinn parts is not covered.

    Pacific cycle warranty:
    Warranties | Support | Schwinn Bicycles
    www.schwinnbikes.com › Support



    These warranties only apply to bicycles manufactured and/or distributed by Pacific Cycle. ... Schwinn Limited Warranty - Independent Bike Dealer. ... For frame replacement under the limited warranty, please contact the authorized dealer the bicycle was purchased from.
     
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