Most uncomfortable bike I've ever ridden/ 1963 schwinn


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GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
8,451
5,992
Central Arizona
#2
I would've gone with a Brooks B-17 and a nice alloy set of drop bars........................................kidding of course. :p
 

GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
8,451
5,992
Central Arizona
#5
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.
 

Jeff54

I live for the CABE
Sep 11, 2013
1,925
664
Ft Myers, Florida
#7
That would make it ride so much worse
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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Trout

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jun 30, 2017
56
38
58
Washington State, USA
#8
View attachment 656246 View attachment 656247 View attachment 656253 View attachment 656254 View attachment 656255 View attachment 656256 View attachment 656257 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
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.
 

Cooper S.

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 28, 2016
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25
New Lenox Illinois
#9
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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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drglinski

Finally riding a big boys bike
Sep 9, 2014
150
83
Livonia, United States
#12
QUOTE="rustjunkie, post: 765671, member: 38673"]Looks like the rear tire might not be seated correctly
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.
 

vincev

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 2, 2008
11,581
7,358
crown point<indiana
#14
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.
 

GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
8,451
5,992
Central Arizona
#15
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.
You guys are just perfectionists. It's a Kenda for crying out loud! .................................... bwa ha ha!
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spoker

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Mar 3, 2011
4,548
1,604
Minneapolis, United States
#16
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
 

indiana dave

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 22, 2013
264
187
Whiteland, United States
#17
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.
 

Oilit

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 30, 2015
515
343
Concord NC
#19
The Kenda S7s repo are good tires as long as the are seated properly, which is sometimes a PITA.....
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.
 

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