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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   Good Painter posted by: Benny on 10/5/2006 at 9:38:38 PM
Need to find good Painter in Michigan. Some one who can paint a Schwinn Phantom . Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   Good Painter posted by Ned Easlick on 1/6/2007 at 5:24:32 PM
I know a guy in Breckenridge MI. by the name of John Rhodes who can paint your bike he has an antique shop on M46 and Ransom road in Gratiot county. His passion is old whizzers and I have seen an old schwinn that he has restored flawlessly. Whether he will or not I don't know or how much he would charge I have not a clue. He is not a painter by trade but the most beautiful job he does on his bikes.




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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   Best Place near Cambridge, MA to get old bike fixed posted by: afish on 10/5/2006 at 1:16:24 PM
Hi,

I have an old Raleigh that I'd like to get running. It needs new brakes in the worst way. I'd like to go to a place nearby that understands and cares for old bikes. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   Best Place near Cambridge, MA to get old bike fixed posted by cal on 10/6/2006 at 5:24:19 AM
Try Cambridge Bicycle on Mass Ave right next to MIT.
Ask for Kip.




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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   bicycle motors..HELP !!! posted by: L.J. McDaniel on 9/26/2006 at 12:00:23 AM
I am interested in finding out if a bycycle motor could be adapted to fit a regular wheel chair ?

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   bicycle motors..HELP !!! posted by JimW. on 11/7/2006 at 1:43:30 PM
Anything's possible, and that certainly is; but it's not a simple bolt-on operation. Some shade-tree engineering is needed, and probably some parts fabrication, too.

Many people have the skills needed; but first you have to find them, if you aren't that kind of person.




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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   component polishing and cleaning posted by: Bob D. on 9/23/2006 at 11:04:41 AM
I'm looking for some input on cleaning and polishing a Campy 50th Annv grouppo. Although complete the grouppo has seen some use. The cleaned and finished grouppo will be on a working bicycle, not a museum piece or object d'art.

I have two questions. First, the original finish appears to be coated and high speed buffing removes this coating and leaves a bright silver surface. Should I be concerned about taking off the original finish (the bright silver looks great) and should I replace or recoat the surface?

Second, the components are etched with Campy logos and signatures. Some of the engravings/inlay are painted black. How can I restore these and with what products?

Thanks in advance for any advice. If possible I would prefer to do some of this work at home and not send to a specialty shop, but I will seed outside specialty services if needed.

Thanks in advance for your input.

Bob D.

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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   rust converting paint? posted by: Markm on 9/23/2006 at 8:41:24 AM
Has anyone ever heard of or used "rust converting paint"? If so, is it what it sounds like, a paint that converts or covers rust? Yhanks, Mark

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   rust converting paint? posted by mark on 9/23/2006 at 8:44:12 AM
...I mean Thanks!!

          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   rust converting paint? posted by Demis on 10/27/2006 at 7:36:26 PM
check this site out:
http://www.lafn.org/'dave/trans/bicycle/paint-bike.html

          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   rust converting paint? posted by pete on 12/7/2006 at 5:03:25 PM
Don't ever believe that any such product would be long term effective,they all claim to be fantastic and will blind you with science about chemically altering rust etc, the only way to cure corrosion is to cut it out or blast it out anything else is a fools paradise and only making sellers of such products richer with no thought for the long term effects.




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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   coaster slips posted by: SARAH on 8/30/2006 at 9:45:17 PM
My 1950's J.C. Higgins coaster that I have ridden for over a year has started to slip when I am peddling. I figure something is loose could you tell me where to start looking first?

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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:    posted by: moparmike on 8/26/2006 at 5:20:23 PM
where can you find 60s/70s era hadge badge stickers for HUFFY?

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:    posted by moparmike on 8/26/2006 at 5:22:32 PM
I meant HEAD BADGE.....You know the one of the front of the bike under the handle bars...




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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   raleigh coffee posted by: jim on 8/23/2006 at 1:38:52 PM
does anyone know of a spray paint available that's a good match for the coffee color on some of the late sixties, early seventies raleighs?

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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   assembly instructions posted by: ernie connell on 8/16/2006 at 4:32:57 PM
Does anyone have basic instructions for assembly (ie: gooseneck etc), I am currently rebuilding a 70's Hawthorn tandem and could use a little direction. Is there a web site that lead me in the right path?
Ernie

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   assembly instructions posted by Brian on 8/19/2006 at 1:39:49 AM
http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/hub.html




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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Hub Repair for Sears Girtls Bike 1950s? posted by: Louie on 8/11/2006 at 5:37:16 PM
The hub was working fine before I disassembled it. Now after re-assembly, when you stop peddleing, sprocket continues turning. Can't figure out what I may have done wrong in re-assembly? Please help if you have answer. It's a foot brake hub.

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Hub Repair for Sears Girtls Bike 1950s? posted by nate on 8/17/2006 at 12:36:39 PM
Is it a Bendix hub?
If so, look at the exploded diagrams on this site.
You probably have the binders (#BB-722 on the diagram) in backwards.




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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Goodyear bike info posted by: Jennifer on 8/3/2006 at 4:15:53 PM
I recently purchased an old Goodyear bike at an auction and I'm trying to find some information about it. It doesn't say anything on the bike but Goodyear. I'd be happy to send a digital photo to anyone who might know something about this bike. Thanks

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Goodyear bike info posted by CINDY on 12/15/2006 at 8:04:36 AM
DID YOU EVER FIND ANYTHING OUT ABOUT YOUR GOODYEAR BIKE? I HAVE AN OLD GOODYEAR BIKE, THAT SAYS "COLUMBIA BUILT" ON IT AND I CAN'T FIND ANY INFO O IT ANYWHERE!! YOUR STUFF POPPED UP ON GOOGLE, SO I DECIDED TO WRITE YOU, I'D LOVE TO HEAR ANYTHING YOU'VE LEARNED. . .THANKS:) CINDY

          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Goodyear bike info posted by Rudy on 2/2/2007 at 6:08:08 PM
I found this site through google. I also have an old Goodyear bicycle and I see we are trying to find information on them! I will keep ya'll posted if I find anything and please do the same for me. Thanks, Rudy
P.S. Please write to the address above.

          RE:RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Goodyear bike info posted by Steve Olson on 2/28/2008 at 1:15:18 PM
I bought a Goodyear bike new back in about 1956. Mine was the top of the line. I think it was called the Double Eagle like the top Goodyear tire. It was black and white with chrome fenders, front drum brake, rear carrier, operating brake light, tank, horn, and headlight. It was as deluxe as they get. Competition for the Schwinn Black Phantom. Great bike but it weighed a ton. And all the chrome began to rust within a year. I know the bike was built by Columbia and it had their signature style chainguard. Wish I still had it today.




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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Schwinn Hurrican 5 handlebar removal posted by: John B on 8/2/2006 at 5:13:21 PM
Hello,

I need to ship my Schwinn Hurricane, how do you remove the handle bars, do you bang them out of the fork post?

Thanks, John

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Schwinn Hurrican 5 handlebar removal posted by nate on 8/3/2006 at 1:23:30 PM
If it has the "Positron shifter" attached to the handbars at the gooseneck, you have to remove it first.

Then you'll see a bolt at the top of the gooseneck. Back that off about 20 turns so the bolt sticks out about 1/4 inch above the gooseneck.

Then tap that bolt with a hammer. It is a "binder bolt" and when you tap it in, the stem and handlebars will come loose and you can lift them right out of the steering tube.




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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   1957 schwinn posted by: Russell on 8/1/2006 at 1:05:43 AM
Does anyone know which model had the larger(holes are at 3.5 inches apart)head tube schwinn name plate as opposed to a smaller one holes measured at 2 3/4inches apart. My model looks like the others in the pixs. I've narrowed it down to the Hornet,or Spitfire. Thanks Russell

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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   model of bike posted by: Russell on 7/31/2006 at 6:01:36 AM
My Schwinn 1957 ser#7E52106... Does anyone out there have a picture of my bike or where I can find one. Thanks Russell

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   model of bike posted by nate on 7/31/2006 at 1:09:28 PM
Schwinn serial numbers only tell you the year, not the model.
Your best bet is to look for your Schwinn in the Picture Database here and find one that looks like yours.

          RE:RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   model of bike posted by Russell on 8/1/2006 at 1:17:35 AM
Thanks for the reply it helped. Trying to find out if one had a bigger head tube name plate. this will really narrow it down.Russell




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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   headtube posted by: billy on 7/25/2006 at 5:48:52 PM
i work in a bike shop in abq, nm. and i am working on restoring a, what looks like mid fifties rollfast mens bike. it has a strange head tube size. wondering if anybody has any info.

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