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1952 Schwinn World 3-Speed Update

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Finally riding a big boys bike
I’m not good with all of the cable stuff, so I took this to the bike shop to have it cleaned up. Wheels respoked in stainless steel, rims cleaned up, brakes serviced, new cables in the old guides, pads replaced, all bearings regressed, bike polished up. The only issue is the cable adjustment for the rear hub. It was sitting in false neutral, rather than high. Luckily the shop owner has a love of old bikes, and tons of other cool old things as well, and had a brooks saddle I got until I can figure out a way to have the original restored.

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Looks good. Nice job.

The three speed pulley wheel bracket is loose and has allowed the pulley to rotate. This is the cause of your three speed going out of adjustment. The pulley bracket needs to be loosened, repositioned, tightened, then the fulcrum will need to be re-adjusted. All told, it's maybe a two-minute repair, just adjusting, no parts needed.

John
 
Looks good. Nice job.

The three speed pulley wheel bracket is loose and has allowed the pulley to rotate. This is the cause of your three speed going out of adjustment. The pulley bracket needs to be loosened, repositioned, tightened, then the fulcrum will need to be re-adjusted. All told, it's maybe a two-minute repair, just adjusting, no parts needed.

John
Well, afterwards I straightened it up, because it was bothering me, and now there’s not enough slack in the cable to allow log gear to engage. I think someone in the past may have turned the pulley to get just a tad more length out of it.
 
Well, afterwards I straightened it up, because it was bothering me, and now there’s not enough slack in the cable to allow log gear to engage. I think someone in the past may have turned the pulley to get just a tad more length out of it.
There should be an adjuster at the end of the cable.

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Well, afterwards I straightened it up, because it was bothering me, and now there’s not enough slack in the cable to allow log gear to engage. I think someone in the past may have turned the pulley to get just a tad more length out of it.
You have all the cable adjustment you could ever need by just moving the Fulcrum Clip back on the top tube slightly. The Fulcrum Clip is what holds the Fulcrum Sleeve which is the casing stop. Again, it's a two-minute adjustment.

The indicator spindle adjustment is the "fine adjustment for cable length. The Fulcrum clamp and Fulcrum sleeve are the course adjustment. Between the two points you have all the adjustment you might need.

John
 
Woah! What a beaut! Great looking paint. Worth every penny if your not planning to sell it. That's a keeper in my book.
 
That was a lot of labor to pay for. The bill must have been substantial.
I covet your new SS spokes.
Personally, I would leave the Brooks on the bike, unless the shop owner wants it back.
Yeah, I won’t be having the shop do all of that again! I bought the saddle, and it’s legitimately better than the original. I also ordered a B66 in black (the correct saddle color for the bike), but they ran out just before I ordered and my delivery date from back order wasn’t until June, and I figured I’d not be patient enough to wait.
 
I also ordered a B66 in black (the correct saddle color for the bike), but they ran out just before I ordered and my delivery date from back order wasn’t until June, and I figured I’d not be patient enough to wait.
I think a brand new saddle on the bike will look out of place and stick out like a sore thumb.
To my eye the saddle you have on there looks just right.
 
You have all the cable adjustment you could ever need by just moving the Fulcrum Clip back on the top tube slightly. The Fulcrum Clip is what holds the Fulcrum Sleeve which is the casing stop. Again, it's a two-minute adjustment.

The indicator spindle adjustment is the "fine adjustment for cable length. The Fulcrum clamp and Fulcrum sleeve are the course adjustment. Between the two points you have all the adjustment you might need.

John
From playing with it, it seems the issue may not be with the cable. The indicator chain seems to be getting stuck. So it looks like tension is released, but if you fiddle with it, then all of a sudden it releases and the rest of the travel is available.
 
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