| I'm currently trying to restore(make ridable)a 74'T&C. I am having trouble getting the rear drive assembly apart. Are there any good diagrams and/or instructions to do this? i have been unable to locate any as of yet.|
| This is a T&C trike, I guess, not a tandem. Try the Schwinn message board at the Schwinn web site.|
| Last month on Craigs list I saw a Raleigh model called a Grand Course which was made from Reynolds 531 tubing but the fork stickers were shield shaped rather than the triangular shape ones of the 70's. was this a model that was a combination of the Super Course and the Grand Sport? It looked like it might have had japanese components.|
| I thought that Masi in Beaking Away was orange or was it just the hue/phase of my monitor. Nonetheless, here's an interesting documentation about a 61 Masi Special...it's orange too. Great pics of a bike being custom made by the best builders in the US. An exact clone of a true classic.|
| Sorry, Beaking Away was that new reality bird show on Nature...|
| Mustn't get carried away...some of the best builders in the US.|
I'm finished now.
| I have seen that replicant, thankfully it has some different stamping on the bottom bracket shell to keep things honest. Well done exercise, Brian Baylis has also made a few replicants of famous bikes. Cannot be too long before a Confente is reincarnated.|
The Breaking Away Movie Masi was the Masi Orange red. Be careful, Masi shifed the color more red in the mid 80's.
| QUESTION: Does anyone know what the seat tube decal looks like for 1953 Schwinn New World? I would like to find one or recreate one from a picture. Does anyone have a photo of one? I'm also looking for a chain guard for the bike. I am restoring it as a gift for my father.|
| The larger "Hat in Ring" decal in the center? |
This was used from at least '38 to '69 and shows up on eBay from time to time.
The smaller decal at the top is a '50s era Schwinn Quality seal
and at the bottom might have had a seamless tubing seal.
| Bob, I sent Christian a picture of the prewar New World that I once showed you. Your description was right on the nail, including the seamless tubing seal. Do you know how long that model was produced? |
|Sometime back in the 70s, my father purchased a used 10-speed that looked to be French or Italian (simplex derailleurs & "Tour de France" decals), but with badging reading simply "SIF". Nothing particularly flashing about it, but I've never seen this nameplate before, and was wondering if anyone was familiar with it, and if so could tell me anything about it.|
|Sorry about the bad link above. The URL was too long for this forum. Below is (hopefully) a working link.|