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RESTORATION TIPS - RUST:41 Shelby posted by: jim lehmann on 9/17/2004 at 11:21:16 PM
I am restoring a 41 Shelby that I have in the yard. I am not planning painting it, but have cleaned it up, used a bit of cleaner way and then waxed it as much as possible. I have worked on restoration cars for quite some time so have an idea how to work on bikes as well.

But....rust is evident on the metal braces (?) that run from the rear and front wheel fenders down to the where the fork holds the tire. Yes, I know, real technical here!...

If those are pretty much shot with rust although still solid, to keep the value of the bike intact do I attempt to (a) keep working on the rust to get it off (b) perhaps work on the outside but take some Rust paint to cover the inside of those braces that are hard to get off using copper wire, etc or (c) throw away and get new ones. Much of the rest of the bike will look okay, not perfect since some of the paint is off or dull, dings etc.....

Any ideas from a newbie in the bike business? Thanks in advance

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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:3 Speed Hub Diagrams - Columbia Sports III posted by: Matthew on 9/12/2004 at 6:21:57 AM
Need some help finding a diagram of a three speed hub on a '68 Columbia Sports III. Engraved on it "333". Would this possibly be a Shimano hub? Any help appreciated. thanks

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RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:3 Speed Hub Diagrams - Columbia Sports III posted by Menotomy Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 9/13/2004 at 11:14:10 AM
Yes, a Shimano hub.
We have exploded diagrams of them in our General Resources section.


RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:3 Speed Hub Diagrams - Columbia Sports III posted by Matthew on 10/13/2004 at 7:51:34 PM
the diagram helped figure out what goes where and i did fix the problem. only trouble is getting it back together in proper working order. have been told its almost impossible and wonder if anybody here has accomplished this task.

matthew

RE:RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:3 Speed Hub Diagrams - Columbia Sports III posted by John Metz on 12/17/2004 at 2:43:41 AM
You may find additional info at www.sheldonbrown.com. Go to the gears and drivetrain section.
Cycle on!




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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:LUXURY LINER DECAL posted by: jery f on 9/7/2004 at 1:50:03 PM
I am about to start a repaint project on a Cleveland Welding mfg Roadmaster LUXURY LINER. It looks like the 1951 model in the stare and compair pic's. I have not been able to locate a source for a repop decal for the chain guard. Can anyone steer me to a decal source? Also if someone could tell from serial numer J56324 520 what year I have, I would be greatful.
Regards--jerry f

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RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:LUXURY LINER DECAL posted by jerry f on 10/6/2004 at 1:58:18 AM
Guess nobody has any info for me--

RE:RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:LUXURY LINER DECAL posted by John Metz on 12/17/2004 at 2:46:47 AM
Try www.cyclart.com or www.nostalgicreflections.com
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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:Head badge paint posted by: Kerri on 9/6/2004 at 3:39:36 PM
I have a 1964 Sting Ray (coppertone) that has a head badge with absolutely no paint. It is in good condition and shows no indication of ever having any paint. I've looked at numerous pictures and all the head badges I've seen have paint. Did it possibly have just black lettering at one time? Any help would be much appreciated. You can view a picture of the head badge at: members.cox.net/krichardson22/HeadBadge.JPG

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RESTORATION TIPS - WHEELS: posted by: maxwe88 on 8/26/2004 at 1:51:47 AM
blue magic for the rims is the trick for super crome part weaven

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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   old schwinn breeze posted by: cassandra on 8/24/2004 at 6:22:19 PM
i have this old schwinn breeze, female model and bright green, and i found out the coaster brake is shot. what part(s) do i need, by name, to replace this part? im at my parent's house so i dont have the serial number, but i could provide it if you need it. also, what specific tires do i need for this bike, if they are specific?

let me know. : )

thanks.

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RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   old schwinn breeze posted by Joel on 8/25/2004 at 8:04:34 PM
Several coaster brake hubs were used on Schwinn bikes and you didn't mention which one you have. The brake arm will have the brand. All of them are simple to repair and they rarely wear out. The most common problem is old hardened grease in the mechanism.

The Schwinn Breese had different wheel sizes in different years. The tires are specific to the type of Schwinn rim (S5, S6, S7) and the wheel diameter (20", 24", 26", or 27")




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RESTORATION TIPS - WHEELS:hub diagram for hawthorne hub? posted by: kyle on 8/22/2004 at 5:35:17 AM
hi,

im restoring a three-speed for the first time and would like to be able to look at a hub diagram for reference. a friend gave me her old montgomery ward hawthorne that had been sitting in a carport for about two years. the transmission hub says "333" "three speed hub F" and "usa pat 3021728", but was not working. She had been riding the bike for a few years as a single speed before storing it and said she had never oiled the hub. there are linkages between the shifter and hub, but i think there may be a spring missing. I disassembled the hub thinking i would clean and lube everything, when two small little cylindrical pieces of metal fell out. where do these go? a diagram would be awesome, but if any one can explain how to replace these pin like pieces i would really appreciate that as well. i think maybe they are contained inside the hollow bolt, because there is a space just large enough for them both to be positioned and held in place by a spring.

thanks in advance

kyle

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RE:RESTORATION TIPS - WHEELS:hub diagram for hawthorne hub? posted by john conklin on 8/29/2004 at 2:01:16 AM
have A three speed wheel I cant get back togather can you help

RE:RESTORATION TIPS - WHEELS:hub diagram for hawthorne hub? posted by Lenny on 9/17/2004 at 4:10:54 PM
Hi Kyle,

If you send me an e-mail with your mailing address, I will send you an exploded view of the Shimano 333 3-speed hub plus some reassembly instructions. I've only worked on Sturmey Archer hubs but the Shimano (which is what you have) should not be too difficult to put back together.

Regards,
Lenny

RE:RE:RESTORATION TIPS - WHEELS:hub diagram for hawthorne hub? posted by josh on 10/5/2004 at 9:52:12 AM
I also have a shimano 3-speed hub. if either lenny or kyle could send me a diagram that would be great!

RE:RE:RE:RESTORATION TIPS - WHEELS:hub diagram for hawthorne hub? posted by Lenny on 10/5/2004 at 6:17:52 PM
Hi Josh,

I don't have a scanner, but if you send me an e-mail with your mailing address, I will send you a photocopy of the exploded view plus detailed disassembly/reassembly instructions for a Shimano 3-speed hub.

Regards,
Lenny

RE:RESTORATION TIPS - WHEELS:hub diagram for hawthorne hub? posted by Daniel Bbennett on 6/27/2007 at 7:34:35 PM
HI
would it be possible to get a diagram of a 333 3 speed hub please im am rebuilding one. thank you




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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:Light Problem posted by: Jason Robertson on 8/22/2004 at 3:51:11 AM
Ok, I bought to vintage schwinn bikes and having fun cleaning them up but I can get the lights to come on the generator I don't know who it works or what to do. The light bulbs are good becouse I put a batt. to them. I took the little generator and laid down on the belt for my grinder to get it up to a like speed and still can't get the lights to come on. Can those be taken apart or cleaned or anything or do they commonly crap out. THanks

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RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC: Light Problem posted by Stacey on 8/22/2004 at 12:08:50 PM
I gather, Jason, that this is a conventional single wire system, Yes? In any case 'continuity' (good connections) is your biggest issue.

Starting at the generator, there should be either a screw or spring terminal on the end of the generator body opposite the roller. With a little bit of contact cleaner and some fine emery paper or a small ignition file (if you remember working on cars that had points & a condenser)and clean that connection. Youl find a like connector on the headlight shell, clean that too. Open up the headlight and make sure the switch and bulb contacts are clean.

The single wire systems get their return current paths or ground through the generator and headlight mount and the bicycle frame. Make sure that you have a clean current path across all of the joints and adjustments.

With that done. Using some known good wire, connect up the wire terminals from the generator to the headlight, and creat an artificial ground path with another piece of wire connected securely to the mounting points of your generator & headlight. Return to your grinder drive belt and test the system... if all is right your light should burn brightly.

Now, you know it works... or if it dosen't and everything is clean and connected properly the generator is probably toasted. Solution... replacement. But, if it all works put it all back on the bike paying particular attention to ground continuity... it's what will give you the most problems. I had one case where I could not pass current throught the head bearings, so I jumpered from the headlight base to the bicycle frame to make them work.




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RESTORATION TIPS - WHEELS:How do I get the cog off? posted by: Harry on 8/15/2004 at 11:08:07 PM
I'm trying to get the skip tooth cog off of a hub, so I can put it on another..but I cant get the cog itself off. I pull the part out and theres someting holding it to another part of the hub. Sorry I'm not very descriptive, hoping someone can help me out here. Thanks.

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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:solvent applied decals posted by: S.Stierman on 8/14/2004 at 12:36:18 AM
I am in process of repainting a Bob Jackson road bike and have acquired a new set of decals(transfers) from the factory. These are solvent applied decals. Anyone have a good technique for installing and a recommended solvent?
Many thanks

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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:What do I have? posted by: Katie on 8/12/2004 at 4:02:10 AM
Ok, bear with me here. I went to a flea market in my hometown and stumbled on what I think is a cool bike--I'm just not sure exactly what it is. Here's the thing: when I bought it, the frame, fenders, and chainguard had all been painted (extremely poorly) with goopy red paint, with silver paint over all of the chrome. I figured at this point that the bike was worthless, or close to it, so I stripped the whole bike. In the process, I discovered the original stickers--but without the red paint holding them on, they fell off. All I could make out was that I have a Hiawatha bike. There was very little original paint left (what was left was emerald green with gold pinstripes). I have since begun repainting it, but I'm curious as to know what it is. The frame does not look electroforged--it's straight. The wheels are 26 by 1 and 3/8. The handlebars are actually my favorite part of the bike--they have a distinctive, almost "w" shaped curve. In addition, the fenders have a ridge that runs along the length. It's a fixed-gear one-speed. Does anyone know what I might have? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Even if the bike is totally worthless, I'm just curious. Thanks for any help you can give me!

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RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:What do I have? posted by Bill on 8/25/2004 at 1:19:59 AM
Katie a hiawatha was made by shelby cycle co their is a picture of one on thie web site

Bill




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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:What do I have and what do I do? posted by: Mike G on 8/11/2004 at 8:33:44 PM
The year and model I don,t know maybe some one can help.

Make- Phillips (made in Birmingham)
Color-B.R.Green ?
Serial#- 38775NK
Rear Hub- Renak/s.s. coaster brake. # 60 40
Front Hub- S.A. Dynohub #11 60.(org headlamp and tail light)
Cranks- 3pc cotter. Phillips logo chainring
Rod Brakes-All org. parts stamped with England
Saddle- Wrights imperial
Rear rack- Sping loaded arm
Fenders-Frt solid color/Rr B.R.Grn/wht tip,Phillips badge
Extra- Dcale on T.T. reads "The True Temper Steel Bike"

I have been able to narrow it down to pre-Raliegh or pre 50's but would like to no the age and possible worth.Should i repaint the frame and reproduce the graphics if I can macth all the colors.

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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:Decals posted by: Tom on 8/7/2004 at 8:13:30 PM
I'm restoring a 1966 Schwinn Typhoon. Before I go to far I'd like to find where I can get the decals on the frame and chainguard. Any sources would help me alot.

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RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:Decals posted by rod on 8/1/2005 at 5:53:27 PM
Your may be able to find the decals you're looking for @ memorylaneclassics.com.




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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:bike year posted by: max grundy on 8/3/2004 at 9:21:40 PM
Can anyone help me?????
I am currently restoring an old schwinn girls bike and I don't know the year for sure. The serial number is on the rear dropout, it is L132237. I think it is either a 1954 or 1961. I would appriciate any help I can get. Thanks -MAX :)

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RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:bike year posted by Tom on 8/9/2004 at 2:26:34 PM
Look's like a 1958, the number chart's are on this site.




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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:C.C.M. RAMBLER,TWIN-BAR posted by: RICK PRIMEAU on 8/2/2004 at 10:50:59 PM
I bought this seemingly old twin-bar C.C.M.Rambler bicycle,
and unfortunatly know nothing about it's age or how to restore it properly.
I am asking myself if it's even worth restoring.
It is in excellent shape,and runs like a top,though the paint is faded,and spoke wheels rusty.
If anyone out their knows anything about this type of bicycle please let me know!

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RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:C.C.M. RAMBLER,TWIN-BAR posted by Bob on 8/26/2004 at 6:01:26 PM
Rick,
I can start with a picture of one at the following website:http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/collection/cycles17.cfm. I don't have a lot of information on this bicycle, but I do have an excellent example of one. Mine has been in the family since new. It was purchased in Nova Scotia in the late '30's. It is very complete and in excellent condition save some rust on the chrome from spending many years in the basement. I've been told that it is not very collectable but has value because of its condition. The bicycle also has a lot of interesting pieces such as wheel adjustors that were not seen on later models. I have also been told not to restore it (other than cleaning up the chrome). New paint etc.depreciates the value.

Bob

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