Most uncomfortable bike I've ever ridden/ 1963 schwinn

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  1. #1 Posted Aug 6, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    IMG_1767.JPG IMG_1768.JPG IMG_3050.JPG IMG_3051.JPG IMG_3052.JPG IMG_3053.JPG IMG_3054.JPG just finished this '63 schwinn I've been working on, it had no model decals I could find, so it's a big stingray now, but it's the least enjoyable bike I've ridden
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I would've gone with a Brooks B-17 and a nice alloy set of drop bars........................................kidding of course. :p
     
  3. #3 Posted Aug 6, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    since it is now a Sting Ray, it needs a slick.:)
     
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    Looks like the rear tire might not be seated correctly
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    QUOTE="rustjunkie, post: 765671, member: 38673"]Looks like the rear tire might not be seated correctly[/QUOTE]

    Looks good to me. That's the way whitewall Kenda's look when installed.
     
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    That would make it ride so much worse
     
  7. #7 Posted Aug 8, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Not that a banana seat is going to be comfortable as it looks like a PITA as it sits. But, lower it, adjust the handlebar to the rear where you can set back in the seat and, no doubt, balance/center that Kenda might help. [maybe]
     
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  8. #8 Posted Aug 14, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    What is it that makes it the most uncomfortable bike you have ridden? Sitting to far back, bars to high, to much stretched out, forward pedals? I'm just curious. I don't own a banana seat bike so you got me thinking of the ergonomics of them. Allways thought they look comfortable, was just not my thing.
     
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    IMG_3084.JPG I changed the seat and adjusted some stuff like the bars and wheel and sissy bar, and it rides ALOT better (my ass was just too boney for the solo polo) this bike is now for sale however because of my prewar obsession
     
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  10. #10 Posted Aug 22, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    You figured it out.
     
  11. #11 Posted Aug 24, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Sweet bike!!!
    I love how my plus sized stingray rides


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    Looks good to me. That's the way whitewall Kenda's look when installed.[/QUOTE]


    That's why Kenda tires for Schwinn S7s are junk.
     
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    I'd still proclaim the tires isn't seated correctly. Clean the bead seat, lube with soapy water, and over inflate a few lbs till it pops into place.
     
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    I am thinking the rear tire is not seated correctly.I have never seen even cheap Kenda's with the whitewall that far off.I would deflate and reseat if necessary.
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    You guys are just perfectionists. It's a Kenda for crying out loud! .................................... bwa ha ha! lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    they take a little work but they will seat normally,but u still wont get quailty ride from a cheap tire,aint no free lunches
     
  17. #17 Posted Sep 20, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I had a 26" Speedster built up as a big Stingray. My bony 45 year old butt can't take the banana seat.
    Swapped the stock "S" seat on, and all was well.
    Now I ride a 53 Panther with Stingray bars and original style seat.
    Banana seats are good for ten year old butts.
    I have considered trying out the one company who makes the thicker padded adult butt freindly banana seats, though. They even have slightly longer ones that look more proportional on a 26" bike.
     
  18. #18 Posted Sep 24, 2017

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    The Kenda S7s repo are good tires as long as the are seated properly, which is sometimes a PITA.....
     
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    I had one I couldn't get seated, so I took it to the local bike shop where they had a Park Tool PTS - 1 Tire Seater. The guy grabbed hold of the tire and yanked, and it popped into place. It took about two seconds, but he had probably had some practice.