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  1. Eric Amlie

    Schwinn Racer...Is This Worth Purchasing?

    Yup...not a lot of resale value there, but if you like these bikes(as I do), the paint & decals on this one are in unusually nice condition.
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    1963 Bendix two speed hub rebuild

    One thing the manuals don't talk much about is lubrication during an overhaul. Can you talk about that a little? What kind and how much? Most importantly I'm wondering about lubrication of the brake discs on the red band and the "shoes" on the yellow & blue bands.
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    Lime 1963 Schwinn Sierra

    One of the most significant significant differences between the '63 & '64 models, at least according to the catalogs, is that the '63 model had the steel S-6 rims, and the '64 model had Weinmann aluminum alloy rims. Another significant difference was that the '64 model got a 30 tooth cog on the...
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    Bottecchia frame n fork

    ^^^Nervar "Star" crankset? Don't see those very often...at least I haven't.
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    Libertas 1971 touring frame Reynolds 531DB

    Thanks for the new word. I've never heard it before. Always enjoy learning new things!
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    Bendix Yellow Band Chainring Size?

    I built one up using a Japanese chrome-moly road bike frame set and 27" wheels. This is what I ended up with for gearing. Works out pretty well for everyday street riding.
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    Schwinn Prelude

    Pretty bike...and all of your bikes are in such nice condition! My bikes pretty much look as old as they are.
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    Bendix Yellow Band Chainring Size?

    You need to determine what gear(in gear inches) that you're going to be comfortable with and then calculate the ring size from that.
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    Libertas 1971 touring frame Reynolds 531DB

    Sounds to me that the seller is telling you that he doesn't want the frame back. Just my 2 cents worth.
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    Lime 1963 Schwinn Sierra

    Those front derailleur cages are a pretty good replacement. I use them too. The logo isn't quite the same, but it's close. The originals are pretty much unobtanium at this point. Here is an original for comparison.
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    Bottecchia frame n fork

    My favorite era for bicycles. Love the chrome accents on the frame set(fork & stay ends and head lugs)! I find the blue example in Juvela's catalog page particularly attractive. I'm partial to blue bikes though.
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    1976 Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2 Chrome From original owner.

    Thanks Tim, but really, no need to bother. I really should not be acquiring any more bikes. I'll soon be reaching the time of my life when I'll need to sell my house(not a good place to grow old in) and move to a more age friendly apartment. I have about 85 bikes, most stored in a friend's...
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    1976 Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2 Chrome From original owner.

    Sweet...I've want one of those for years! The shipping charge on bikes is making Ebay unaffordable, and bikes like this pretty much never come up locally. I particularly like the look of the white decals on the chrome.
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    NEED ADVICE where to find replacement gear cables for 1973 schwinn suburan 10 speed...

    Am I the only one that solders an inch or so of cable before cutting it? It prevents fraying.
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    1956 Racer Rebuild

    I would say that if you actually intend to ride the bike, not just look at it, replacing the seat should be considered de rigueur. Remember that when sold new, these bikes were targeted at young people who weighed maybe half of what we do. Those original seats were not intended to support our...
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