AGE / VALUE:   BRC Pro posted by: Jess on 7/13/2008 at 6:15:30 PM
Does anyone know anything about the BRC pro, from around 1975? Is it a good bike? What does BRC stand for? Do you think I;ll be able to find specs somewhere?

Thanks!
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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Sports Tourer front derailler adjustment posted by: Gralyn on 7/13/2008 at 2:40:50 PM
I'm having trouble with the front derailler on my '72 Sports Tourer. I know I could replace deraillers and other components - but I want to keep the bike all original. The front derailler is not wanting to down shift to the smaller chain ring. At first I thought it might be the cable was too tight - but I checked this and the cable has plenty of slack when the lever is moved to select the smaller chain ring. I see the adjusting screw for the stop for the large chain ring - and I see the adjusting screw for the stop for the small chain ring. I adjusted it out - but this made it worse - so I adjusted it the other way. It still would not adjust far enough to get it to engage the small chain ring. It looks that the screw comes in until it hits the seat tube - then it won't go any farther. Does anyone have any ideas on what could be the problem - or what else I could possibly do to make it work?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Sports Tourer front derailler adjustment posted by Lenny on 7/13/2008 at 6:06:06 PM
Hi Gralyn,

It sounds like you might have an issue with the proper chainline. I've had this problem when I've accidentally reversed the axle or used one that was the incorrect length (too short). This could be causing the inner chainring to be too close to the bearing cup of the BB.

Another possibility is that the alloy of the crank arm is damaged or cracked, allowing the crank arm to be pulled too far along the square taper of the axle when the bolt is tightened.

It is also possible that someone has replaced the derailleur adjusting screw with one of improper length, though that seems like a more remote possiblility. Good luck and let us know what you find out.

Regards,
Lenny
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Schwinn Sports Tourer front derailler adjustment posted by Gralyn on 7/14/2008 at 5:34:10 AM
I'll check the bottom bracket spindle. It is possible I could have put it in wrong.....I was careful to get the longer end on the drive side - but who knows? Everything is original - so it should all line up correctly. I'll go back over it all and double-check.
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AGE / VALUE:   Eatons road king posted by: G on 7/12/2008 at 5:42:12 PM
I have my dad's old bike. A red (candy apple-ish) eatons road king. It has Made in Hungary engraved on the down tube and had a black book carrier over the rear fender.
The coaster brake arm says Super Granat. No other markings on the wheels. I'm guessing mid 60's or earlier.
I'm restoring it and would like to know anything you might know about these bikes. I dont care about the value as I intend to ride it. I do need some parts so sources would be very appreciated.
Thanks in advance :)
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Eatons road king posted by Gralyn on 7/13/2008 at 7:54:06 AM
I have an Eaton Road King....well, what's left of it. It was a 10 speed with drop bars. I had bought it for the handle bars - I liked the particular bend of the bars - and I wanted to put them on another bike (steel bars). The Eaton 10 speed was pretty heavy....steel components, steel wheels. I believe it even had a cotterless crank set - but it was made from steel. I believe the crank set is still on the frame. The wheels are gone (I don't know what happened to them), the saddle is gone (don't know what happened to it either). I think the frame, fork, ders, cables, cranks are still on the frame.
Check the archives here. I believe someone said the Eaton's were sold in Canada - at "Eaton's Dept. store"....something like that.
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MISC:   Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap Meet is only a week away !! posted by: Peter Naiman on 7/12/2008 at 1:50:44 PM
Just thought I'd post again about our Bicycle show and swap at Larz Anderson Auto Museum coming up this coming weekend in Brookline, MA on July 20th. To visit our website for full information about the show if you've not seen my posts with regard to Larz, or if you'll be a first time visitor this year, please click onto the URL below:



http://www.classicr endezvous. com/larzanderson .htm



If you plan on attending, either visiting to show a few bikes, or attending the swap as a seller, it would be appreciated if you could possibly pre-register. The registration form is available through our website, as well as photos of prior shows, and also directions to our event. I would also like to post a list this week of possible cycles that will be at the show.



I've had a few people from as far North as Toronto & Montreal, others from around the U.S. show interest in attending, so to find local accomodations in Brookline, MA please click onto the URL below:



http://www.findloca lhotels.com/ listings/ brookline_ ma_us.html



For other questions or comments about the show, you can call Susan at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum at 617-522-6547, although the Museum is closed on Mondays, or email directly to me @ hetchinspete1@ yahoo.com.



Best regards, and see everyone in Brookline on Sunday.

Peter Naiman

Milwaukee, WI


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MISC:   Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap Meet is only a week away !! posted by: Peter Naiman on 7/12/2008 at 1:50:44 PM
Just thought I'd post again about our Bicycle show and swap at Larz Anderson Auto Museum coming up this coming weekend in Brookline, MA on July 20th. To visit our website for full information about the show if you've not seen my posts with regard to Larz, or if you'll be a first time visitor this year, please click onto the URL below:



http://www.classicr endezvous. com/larzanderson .htm



If you plan on attending, either visiting to show a few bikes, or attending the swap as a seller, it would be appreciated if you could possibly pre-register. The registration form is available through our website, as well as photos of prior shows, and also directions to our event. I would also like to post a list this week of possible cycles that will be at the show.



I've had a few people from as far North as Toronto & Montreal, others from around the U.S. show interest in attending, so to find local accomodations in Brookline, MA please click onto the URL below:



http://www.findloca lhotels.com/ listings/ brookline_ ma_us.html



For other questions or comments about the show, you can call Susan at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum at 617-522-6547, although the Museum is closed on Mondays, or email directly to me @ hetchinspete1@ yahoo.com.



Best regards, and see everyone in Brookline on Sunday.

Peter Naiman

Milwaukee, WI


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