VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:Schwinn Super Sport posted by: Bryant on 5/26/2005 at 10:43:35 AM
Hi all. I just bought a 1972 Schwinn Super Sport and am thinking about changing out the ashtabula cranks with a cotterless alloy. Anyone know where I can find the conversion kit I've heard so much about?
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   Schwinn Super Sport posted by John E on 5/26/2005 at 3:07:20 PM
Nice find, and probably the best upgrade you can do. The last time I looked, Harris Cyclery (Sheldonbrown.com) had the adaptor.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: Schwinn Super Sport posted by sam on 5/27/2005 at 2:10:11 AM
http://greatadventuresports.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=125&SKU=CR7932

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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:Schwinn Super Sport posted by John Metz on 5/28/2005 at 11:16:03 AM
Hi. I also just bought a Schwinn Super Sport of 1973 vintage on e-bay. It hasn't arrived yet but from the photos
the chrome is perfect and the paint has only a few minor
nicks. Does anyone know where I can get touch up paint? The
color ic called Cool Yellow. Thanks.
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   RE:RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:Schwinn Super Sport posted by Kevin Kervin on 5/28/2005 at 4:51:24 PM
Hi. Go to a hobby center. Model Masters ( Testor's ) has a complete line of paints that I've used to match up for use on 3 bikes. Lacquers and enamels. Enjoy. Kevin
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   RE:RE:RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:Schwinn Super Sport posted by John Metz on 5/30/2005 at 9:56:06 AM
Thanks. On checking the specs list again I found that the color is Kool Lemon. oops!
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   RE:RE:RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: Schwinn Super Sport posted by sam on 5/30/2005 at 3:01:28 PM
And you might also try a beauty shop supply store---girls finger nail paint (lacquer)comes in almost any color you can think of---and vering shaded of each.They may look at you kinda strange while your holding the frame up to the rack trying to pick the right shade!---sam
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MISC:How to tighten the rear wheel brake of bicycle in Japan. posted by: Hussain raja rizwan on 5/23/2005 at 10:27:10 AM
Hi there, i am new in tokyo, i bought a bicycle one month ago. now its rear wheel brake is loose. No matter how much i press it but the break is not applied properly. Please guide me in this regard. I shall be highly thankful to you. Waiting for your reply.
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   How to tighten the rear wheel brake of bicycle in Japan. posted by John E on 5/23/2005 at 4:45:03 PM
Welcome to our forum! (My son, now at UCSD, has studied Japanese in high school and college and hopes to visit Japan this summer or next.)

If your brake pads are worn down halfway or more, replace them. Next, you will have to tighten the brake cable by loosening the bolt which retains its end, pulling more cable through the bolt, and retightening. You can make the job MUCH easier if you use a c-clamp or an expensive specialized tool called a "third hand" to hold the brake caliper closed (pads up to rims) while you are adjusting the length of the brake cable. Also, rule out obvious problems, such as a released brake release.
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   RE:MISC:How to tighten the rear wheel brake of bicycle in Japan. posted by Ken on 5/27/2005 at 5:52:13 PM
http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/FAQindex.shtml
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MISC:Broken Shifter boss posted by: Bryant on 5/23/2005 at 10:13:37 AM
Well I started on the Raleigh Technium yesterday and came up with some surprises. The biggest one was the right shifter boss came off while I was stripping the frame for a cleaning. I noticed that there is no damage to the frame or boss, and that it looked like the boss was originally glued on somehow. I was wondering if I could just glue it back on and the type of glue I should use. The frame is aluminum as is the boss. Anyone have this happen to them??
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   RE:MISC:Broken Shifter boss posted by JONathan on 5/24/2005 at 1:26:46 AM
Whoa! That's one to think about. If that boss comes off en route, that would be disaster. Maybe it broke off and someone glued it back. I'll check mine (1990) with Shimano "light action" shifters, but think it is a bad idea to rely on any glue to hold. I always go by the maxim that "if it's going to break, it will be under worst-case conditions". I cringe thinking about all that cable and weighted "bobble" on the end bouncing all over near the chain and rear wheel. Is the other side the same? I think you were lucky to discover it under routine maintenance. Just my 2....NO GLUE.
JONathan
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   RE:MISC:Broken Shifter boss posted by Corey on 5/24/2005 at 4:46:06 AM
Hey Bryant,

The Technium is glued (or as Raleigh said, "bonded") together, and the boss is (was) glued as well.

There was a kit, that was used on Cannondales from the late 80's and early 90's, that used a threaded double ended screw through the down tube to which the shifter bosses were bolted. A long time C-dale dealer might have such a thing. One would have to take off the other boss and drill both holes for the shaft. Otherwise, a high strength epoxy might be in order.

Good Luck!

Corey
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   Broken Shifter boss posted by John E on 5/24/2005 at 2:52:39 PM
My first inclination would be to replace both glue-on/braze-on bosses with a good old-fashioned clamp-on pair of bosses, assuming one was available for the diameter of your downtube.
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   RE:Broken Shifter boss posted by Corey on 5/27/2005 at 7:42:07 AM
Unfortunately, I don't believe there is a shifter boss clamp that large in diameter, or at least I've never seen one.

I am trying to remember if that shifter bolt boss kit used on the Cannodales was also used on any of the Techniums. It seems to me there may have been one instance of it used.

Corey
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   RE:RE:Broken Shifter boss posted by mike on 5/30/2005 at 3:16:43 AM
Trek also has the shifter boss kit-I installed one on a carbon fibre tubed 2300 recently.
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   RE:RE:Broken Shifter boss posted by mike on 5/30/2005 at 3:16:51 AM
Trek also has the shifter boss kit-I installed one on a carbon fibre tubed 2300 recently.
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VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   this is why I like going to schwinn shows posted by: marc on 5/22/2005 at 7:27:57 PM
I always try to make it to local schwinn bike shows, they mainly deal with krates and balloon tire bikes but I can usually come across some road bike stuff tucked away here and there. Well today I picked up a near perfect raleigh competition frame, all decals intact, with original bottom bracket and jubilee front derailleur, headset, fork, and brake calipers for 60.00. The guy was selling some road bikes he converted to upright style including this one. He was asking 120.00 but I told him he could keep everything except for what I mentioned so he cut the price in half. He left the left crank arm on, he wanted the driveside shimano crank with a 58 chainring on it. When I got home I realized the left arm was the original TA. My only regret was not asking him if he had the rest of the original parts! I did ask if he had any campy stuff and he said no. This guy was the king of giant chainrings, he had a 60 on an 80's competition frame. Anyone have a jubilee rear to trade or sell?

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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   this is why I like going to schwinn shows posted by Gralyn on 5/24/2005 at 2:36:02 AM
I've never heard of a Schwinn bike show - at least nowhere near me. But most everything Schwinn - has to do with Krates and old balloon tire bikes. Even on e-bay - if you try to look up anything Schwinn - it's all Krates.....and even if you look up other than schwinn - it still comes up krates. I have to do a "- krate" to exclude them.
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   RE:RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   this is why I like going to schwinn shows posted by John Metz on 5/28/2005 at 11:24:53 AM
I just enter Schwinn bicycles in the search box and everything from three speed lightweights to Hornets come
up and I didn't see many krates.
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AGE / VALUE:ccm posted by: sam on 5/21/2005 at 3:19:08 PM
Did you see this one,Warren?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=420&item=6533540830&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
sam
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: ccm posted by Warren on 5/22/2005 at 12:25:22 AM
That guy posted the same bike for an opening bid of $1500 last year...arffety-arf.

It is nice albeit without the wooden rims and who knows about the hubs. Looks fairly correct though.
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