| As an early kick off for the Larz Anderson Bicycle Show at the Museum of Transortation on Sunday, August 14th, in Brookline, Massachusetts the Museum of Transportation is hosting it's annual Italian Car Day on Sunday May 22nd and is hosting a Concour of Vintage Italian bicycles and motorcycles as a part of this scheduled event. To find more information about this event please click on the link below to the events calendar for the Museum schedule of events. |
| The "Velvet DeLuxe" has proven to have led a hard life.|
Broken stem and broken steerer tube.
Broken crankarm with left pedal brazed on.
(The one that needs off to pull crank!)
Makes the single tube tire deal seem simple; just add $$$.
But how to make rideable?
I drug home a 70's Huffy or Murray, cheapo ten speed bike.
Looking at the cranks I'm wondering if they might actually fit.
Turns out that 40 years apart and the cranks have same threading! Bearings almost identical, the bottom bracket cups are close, old ones being deeper into bike frame. The lug that engages sprocket is a little off but close enough I can grind on the crank and make it fit.
No way I'm grinding on that old sprocket. Every thing came apart with a liberal dose of Kroil penetrating oil.
Working on a temp fork while I find someone trustworthy to repair original.
Going to try and find all the right parts for this but want to see it on the road sooner than later.
| Some of the older Murrays or columbias have a deeper BB cups that schwinn used.You might ask around and see what turns up.|
| I have her assembled, crank turns nicely with just oil for lube. I like that I got to use original sprocket being that it's most prominent when you look at that side.|
Used entire bottom bracket and crank assembly from Huffy, or whatever donor bike was.
(went to work to check metal dumpster but it was gone)
Cups don't press in as tightly as originals but nothing a little Loctite wouldn't cure. Pedal screwed right on.
| i need info on schwinn hornet. i have an early fifties one that i am restoring. actually i have a matching mens and ladies model. i have seen all pictures listed here at this site but they don't quite look like the ones i have. the chain guards on both are the "wing" style guard with heavy script lettering. both have truss rods and delta rocket fender mounted headlights. and they have gas tanks too with working horns. both are blue with white "feather or wing" water transfers on top tube and down tube. trying to find out more about them and maybe pictures of what they looked like new. value too? thanks reggie|
| Use this link to look up actual catalogs of Schwinn by year. You should be able to find photos or illustrations that match your particular bike. http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn/|
| i need some good pictures with lots of detail on a 1953 or 1958 schwinn jaguar mark two. according to serial# it could be either. i have an original one that i'm going to restore. it has the metallic blue (bright silver under with translucent blue over top) color. it also has the original gas tank with an intact and working delta horn inside it and three speed cable routing on one side of tank.over the years someone replaced three speed with bendix coaster brake. it has the rear rack but missing front and rear lights. and it has a front spring rack (original) and handlebar pinch bolt,stem wedge bolt, and seat pinch bolt are all stamped AS. if anyone has pictures i would be greatful. please send them a.s.a.p. as i intend to have it finished by my friends dad's birthday in janurary. thanks reggie|
| Not sure if this question belongs here,but here it is. Is the Overland company that produced bicycles the same as the one that produced automobiles? Thanks for any response!|
| Wow I'd love to know the answer to that one. |
My guess is, if they are the same company, Overland started with bikes and moved on to cars (like Harley Davidson and Excelsior moved on to motorcycles and the Wright brothers went from bikes to airplanes).
What years were Overland cars built?
Describe the Overland bike you are looking at (wheel size, steel clad wood rims? etc)