Pair of 1963 varsitys


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Gashep

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jan 4, 2018
38
12
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Logan, UT, United States
#21
Well heck, there's a derailleur adjustment option I haven't considered. If ya got chain rub, just cut part of the cage then bend the other side till it breaks off. You should post that in the repair and adjustment section. Come to think on it, me good ol'brodder, Who has actually worked as a paid mechanic too, thinks; once he's lost or striped a bolt, beat em to death, or mangled something like this, resounds on: "It's OK because they always put more bolts or in this case, metal than needed" Might have fixed the chain rub problem for you years ago.

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Only problem is it doesn't rub when it needs to
 
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Gashep

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jan 4, 2018
38
12
55
Logan, UT, United States
#24
I am still looking for a front derailleur for my 63 varsity, if anybody could point me in a direction
 

Eric Amlie

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 9, 2010
380
374
Madison, United States
#25
Did you followup with Schwinderella on the NOS cages that he has?
Those are the ones that I've used as replacements.
The difference in script is so minor that maybe 10 people in the entire country would notice the difference...if they even bothered to inspect it closely.
In any case, it would suffice as a good replacement until you are able to find the exactly correct one, which is looking more & more unlikely.
 

Gashep

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jan 4, 2018
38
12
55
Logan, UT, United States
#26
I believe I have NOS cages same as the ebay one which I can sell for a better price if anyone is interested. Let me know if you have an interest, I have to find them.
Do you still have have these derailleur cages, if so how much do you need for one, thanks- Gerry
 

Schwinn499

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 9, 2011
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4,167
Monrovia, CA, United States
#27
Did you followup with Schwinderella on the NOS cages that he has?
Those are the ones that I've used as replacements.
The difference in script is so minor that maybe 10 people in the entire country would notice the difference...if they even bothered to inspect it closely.
In any case, it would suffice as a good replacement until you are able to find the exactly correct one, which is looking more & more unlikely.
Better make it 11 unless you counted me already.
 

Eric Amlie

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 9, 2010
380
374
Madison, United States
#30
Gashep,
So you can make your own judgement, here is a photo of an original cage next to one of the NOS replacements on one of my derailleurs.
The drawing which I saved from somewhere suggests that the replacement may actually be an earlier version. Can't vouch for it's veracity though.

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Gashep

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jan 4, 2018
38
12
55
Logan, UT, United States
#31
Gashep,
So you can make your own judgement, here is a photo of an original cage next to one of the NOS replacements on one of my derailleurs.
The drawing which I saved from somewhere suggests that the replacement may actually be an earlier version. Can't vouch for it's veracity though.

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The drawing appears to show the early cage with a later style derailleur (the flat bracket for the later style opposed to the the rod on the earlier version
 

Gashep

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jan 4, 2018
38
12
55
Logan, UT, United States
#32
The drawing appears to show the early cage with a later style derailleur (the flat bracket for the later style opposed to the the rod on the earlier version
But I do know that the nos ones I have seen have the round post so they will work
 

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