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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   1965 Schwinn Hollywood Tricycle brakes stuck on posted by: Amy on 7/12/2008 at 7:16:29 AM
I have a 1965 Schwinn Hollywood Tricycle and apparently, the brakes are stuck on. The more you pedal, the slower you go/harder it is to pedal. You are supposed to go backwards with the pedals to brake, but this doesn't work very much either. How can I fix this?

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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   Rubber stock per foot posted by: Fred Hays on 7/11/2008 at 7:40:35 PM
Where can I purchase the Glue type joint rubber tire product? (7/8 or 3/4 inch sizes) I would like to repair an old wire bike wheel. Please help. Thanks

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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   22x1 3/4 posted by: wes on 6/26/2008 at 8:55:32 AM
hi, i bought a yokota hi-venus bicycle for my girlfriend that needs tires replaced. they are 22 x 1 3/4. i can't seem to find them anywhere. please help...

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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   shimano 3 speed gear posted by: harayz on 6/19/2008 at 11:47:31 AM
hello,
i dismantle my 1970's 3-speed free spirit bicycle and ship it to nashville. now that im here, i tried to put it all together but i had hard time with the shimano gear. is there any resources i can look up to fix that? thank you in advance!

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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   touch up paint for schwinn speedster posted by: len martinez on 6/10/2008 at 10:02:40 PM
i just bought a campus green 3 speed speedster in great condition except for a couple of spots that need some paint were can i find some and is there any tips on painting small chips of paint any info would be great thanks len

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT: touch up paint for schwinn speedster posted by Mike on 6/20/2008 at 3:33:31 PM
Try and get a match at an auto paint supply store. For small chips, dab the chip with the end of wooden match one coat at a time until the chipped area is built up.




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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   ROLLFAST SERIAL NUMBERS posted by: Marvin Parish on 5/29/2008 at 6:21:03 AM
How do you determine the Mfg. year date for a Rollfast bicycle? I know where the serial number is I just don't know how to interpret it. I would like to have a chart or something to go by.

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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   restoration all posted by: Ruben Tisdale on 5/29/2008 at 2:22:02 AM
I have a Tri Liner 300 by Custom Cycle Co which I can not find anything on the net about this trike or parts is there anyone out there that can help me. thanks

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT: restoration all posted by Benjamin on 6/20/2008 at 7:27:48 AM
Dear sir,

Hi, i Have a Raleigh roadmaster and I would like to restore my bike.. . The Serial number is RA 17726. But it's in the Tromol's (Sturmey Archer single speed rear and front) was 68th. I Would like to know what real color of it, to make sure I choose the right one. Black or green.
and what else of the sticker's in its.
And can you help me, to inform and send me a picture of Raleigh between year 40th - 50th...

Thank you very very much...

Sincerely

Benjamin

          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   restoration all posted by kelly on 5/30/2009 at 7:03:00 PM
Hi my grandpa gave me his trike a tri liner 300 from the same company is yours a trike also i know this posting is old but i wanted to know if you have found anything out about this bike i cannot get the back tires off i want to have it painted and cleaned up. please let me know thanks kelly




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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   1974 Schwinn T&C Trike Differential Repair posted by: Ryan Aslett on 5/13/2008 at 9:06:42 AM
So I bought a 3 speed Trike recently off of craigslist and its pretty dang sweet, except when I pedaled in *any* gear, it felt like the hub was slipping gears, even while braking. So I tore apart the hub found some worn parts and slipped springs, and actually replaced the whole hub with another one I found at a bike store here (totally lucky to find a shimano 3sc hub just sitting there in good condition). Anyhow, now that its all back together, and Im absolutely positive its been overhauled and works great, ive come to realize that the differential is actually the culprit. It seems like the pinion gears are slipping out of the side gears. Has anybody ever had this problem? any advice on where to start fixing?

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC: 1974 Schwinn T&C Trike Differential Repair posted by Ryan Aslett on 5/24/2008 at 11:38:25 PM
Aight. So just in case somebody else hits this same problem, the differential had "opened" up. The side cups are supposed to be welded onto the differential, but one side of my differential had come off. I fixed this by cleaning all the parts, adding grease and welding the cup back onto side. Welding fixes this problem.

          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC: 1974 Schwinn T&C Trike Differential Repair posted by MaximusPrime on 8/18/2008 at 5:20:04 AM
Glad to see someone else has one of these and is indeed looking at trying to fix some of the same problems.

I just bought one of these last week and the differential seems to be working but I would like to know for sure how well, etc. The bike itself is far from road worthy at the moment because it is still wearing its original tires.

My question to you is how do you get the rear tires off of the axle? The pins that are holding the tires on to the rear axle are rusted out substantially and I want to find out how to take the original hollow hubs off so they can be re-laced with a more modern rim and tire size.

To me they look like friction set pins like you could hammer them out but I want to be certain before I try to take a hammer to them.




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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   Gym Dandy Surrey posted by: KK on 5/10/2008 at 3:48:02 PM
I am trying to fix a 1950's Gym Dandy Surrey so that it can be ridden by my kids. I am having a difficult time finding new trike / cart wheels--preferably spoked pneumatic. I do not care if the wheels are the same size as the existing original (10" on front & 14" on back) as long as they fit a 1/2" axle. The real trick is replacing the right rear wheel with a sprocket on it, which is the drive wheel. Can anyone tell me how I can aquire or make a new rear wheel to work? And what can be used to replace the other three? I would be very appreciative! Thank you.

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   Gym Dandy Surrey posted by Siobhan Murphy on 5/17/2008 at 6:34:44 AM
I have the same issue -- The guy at my local bike shop says that there should be vendors who replace tires for golf carts who can roll new rubber onto our existing wheels. If you aren't going to keep your existing wheels, would you consider selling me the back one with the existing tire (or even all of 'em)?




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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   J.C. Higgins posted by: Ricky on 5/10/2008 at 7:59:16 AM
I have a couple of old j.c. higgins bikes, what will take the rust off of the handlebars. Also does anybody know of a web site to find out how old these bikes are, I found the serial numbers, but I have not found a web site.
Thanks,

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   J.C. Higgins posted by Ray on 6/20/2008 at 7:39:48 PM
the best and cheapest solution would be to purchase brillo pads...it cleaned all the rest off my handlebars to a perfection..you can purchase the brillo product at a home depot..




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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   sprocket?!!? posted by: tom on 5/9/2008 at 6:22:14 AM
i'm having trouble getting my multi-speed rear sprocket off my '68 schwinn, any help would be GREATLY appreciated

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   sprocket?!!? posted by jj on 5/10/2008 at 4:22:43 AM
Are you using a chainwhip? It's really the only way to get one off.
You might be able to bring it to your local bike shop and have them remove it.




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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   Primer Type posted by: Jay on 5/4/2008 at 11:42:08 AM
I'm going to strip down an old bike and just prime it black. What is the best kind of primer to use? Are they all the same?
Jay

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   Primer Type posted by jj on 5/5/2008 at 3:47:51 AM
Most any spray can primer you buy in a Walmart or hardware store will be fine.

          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   Primer Type posted by Glenn on 6/21/2008 at 6:01:49 PM
Depending how much of a perfectionist you are... Etching primer then Flat primer would work well. Good luck




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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Derby Brand Vintage 50's Bike posted by: Kelly on 4/28/2008 at 10:49:41 PM
I was just given a red and whote bike that is marked Derby. I was told it was early 50's. I can't find any inforamtion on the maker or what year or origin of this bike . Its in pretty fair shape without rust so Im curious if its worth do the little restoring. I know it gets costly we have restored Many Schwinn Cruisers and a tandam over the years as a family but this one is going to be my own personal project. Any info that you have or a actual like that has Derby brand bike of it would greatly be apreciated. Even a stock photo of the bike so I can restore it.


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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   medici 1984 pro-strada posted by: Lorraine on 4/15/2008 at 9:47:58 AM
'Am repainting the old girl...anyone know where I can buy the decals? Still haven't stripped down the old one's, but ideally will replace it. Thanks

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RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:   Other posted by: Pat Williams on 4/14/2008 at 9:16:48 PM
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