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FOR SALE: posted by: chuck on 5/23/2007 at 12:45:07 PM
Found Serial #, but there are no letters in it just #'s. 351654 Any Ideas
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MISC:Serial Number posted by: Chuck on 5/22/2007 at 6:27:51 PM
Looking for location of the serial number on an older Schwinn Tandem. Any help would great.
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RE:MISC: Serial Number posted by sam on 5/27/2007 at 9:19:53 AM
Should be some letters---try this site:
http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/SchwinnCodes1.html
Also does your tandem have a curved seat tube in the back---twon&country?--sam
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FOR SALE:Sturmey Archer AW Shaft Nut posted by: Rob on 5/21/2007 at 5:05:31 PM
I am trying to fix a nut my local repair shop stripped when they serviced my nephew's folding Raleigh. The nut is 27 tpi, but I cannot find which type of thread it is so that I can order or make the nut. It appears to be close to .404 may diameter on the thread of the shaft. Help!
Please remove the {remove} in my email to make it work.
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RE:FOR SALE:Sturmey Archer AW Shaft Nut posted by David on 5/21/2007 at 7:55:41 PM
Is this a nut for the axle? I think Sturmey axles are 26 tpi, which means you won't find nuts to fit them at the hardware store. Call around to some less ham-handed bike shops and see if they have axle nuts for SA. You can always get them mail order from harriscyclery.com or many ebay sellers. And there's probably someone two doors down from you with a whole cellar full of old English bikes and a drawer full of them!
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FOR SALE:Schwinn Twinn posted by: Nick on 5/19/2007 at 7:55:23 AM
We have what appears to be a 69' or 70' green schwinn twinn tandem in prime shape (no rust or chips in paint).

Can anyone give me a ballpark on the value?
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RE:FOR SALE:Schwinn Twinn posted by paul on 5/20/2007 at 1:58:04 PM
a few years ago, I bought a schwinn twinn for $125 hoping to make a few bucks on resale, finally sold it to a bike shop for $125 whew!!!
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MISC:Photo of my Raleigh 20 posted by: Thom J. on 5/18/2007 at 2:54:35 PM
Finally got around to taking a photo of my recently aquired Raleigh 20; see attached photo. Since the photo was taken, I replaced the rear tire and tube because the rubber was starting to flake off. Also bought an older style seat bag similar to the ones found on the Raleigh Sports. My collection of old Raleighs is almost complete. I'm still searching for a Raleigh Lenton Clubman bike. If you've got one or know of one for sale, drop me a line. Thx again, Thom.


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MISC:Peugeot FU22/5 posted by: mick on 5/15/2007 at 7:38:16 PM
i recently found a beautiful peugeot FU22/5 and am currently restoring it, i was wondering if anyone had any information on parts available or the worth of one of these bikes restored i would be greatly appreciated, feel free to email thanks.
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RE:MISC:Peugeot FU22/5 posted by Dennmann on 3/24/2009 at 5:09:35 PM
FU/22? I'm not that familar with that one. Does it use the 550-A comfort tires?
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MISC:what's is it? and what's it worth posted by: chris on 5/14/2007 at 6:04:57 AM
Have folding bmx stlye bike. Top of the line parts as far as I can tell. Most of bike is "Redline":crank,rims&tires,headset.
2 pins let bike break down. What is it for sure and what price range is it worth.
Any info helpful.
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MISC:Sears Free Spirit posted by: Michael on 5/10/2007 at 1:10:39 PM
Anyone,
I am trying to restore my grandfathers Sears Free Spirit Tri Wheel three speed. I need to get a couple new back rims, but can’t find any information anywhere about the bike or where to get rims. Can anyone provide me with some info on the bike as far as year and where I might be able to get some back rims? I would greatly appreciate it.

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RE:MISC:Sears Free Spirit posted by David on 5/12/2007 at 11:20:11 AM
If you must have the same size, it should be molded on the tire sidewalls. Any good bike shop should be able to help you find rims in that size and could build you wheels with them. If you're going to replace both of them, you might want to go to a similar but easier-to-find size.
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RE:MISC:���Sears Free Spirit posted by Joe on 7/15/2007 at 2:20:54 PM
Hi --In case it helps, I have a free spirit bicycle from SEARS, and I'm told it is a rebadge of a W. German bike.

Good Luck!

JH
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FOR SALE:scott brakes posted by: m.glasgow on 5/8/2007 at 8:45:08 AM
am on tour and lost the base to two of my rear scotts barrel brakes any help would be apprecieted as am in juneaue alaska on a 8 mo. tour
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MISC:OSKALOOSA SPECIAL TANDEM posted by: Ollie Scheideman on 5/6/2007 at 8:44:00 PM
Any information about an Oskaloosa Special rear-steer Tendem would be appreciated. What kind of pedals, where do I find tires for the metal clad wood wheels, etc. Thanks to all you out there......Ollie


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RE:MISC: OSKALOOSA SPECIAL TANDEM posted by sam on 5/9/2007 at 7:49:17 AM
Tires can be bought at Coker tire but the best deal is to call Harper Machine and Manufucturing
Dunbar Ave
Dunbar Wast Va.
Phone# 304-768-1147
Harper still makes the tires!!!They don't have a web site you gotta call---sam
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RE:RE:MISC: OSKALOOSA SPECIAL TANDEM posted by sam on 5/9/2007 at 9:58:14 AM
Forgot to say---Tufo tires also make a glue on tire in a wide size---28 to 32 maybe 38 that also would work but not as good a real single tube tires. These are wide 700s which are the same size as old 28 inch single tube american tires.The old tires had a stiffer sidewall and would stand up a bit better but the glue on 700s do fit the rim.You would need the widest one you can get.
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RE:MISC:OSKALOOSA SPECIAL TANDEM posted by Ollie on 5/18/2010 at 6:51:09 PM
Anyone have any photos of an Oskaloosa Tandem Bicycle?
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MISC:Odd Folding Bike _ECHA - 2 (SP?) posted by: Mike Baldwin on 5/5/2007 at 4:07:31 AM
I bought an odd 20 inch folding bike at Saline last weekend. The first letter on the only identifying frame decal is obscured. It reads, _ECHA - 2. The bike has standard (BMX) 20 inch wheels, single speed coaster brake, cottered crank, and as my lovely assistant noted while pushing it back to our van, weighs a freak'in ton. I've been all around the net, searching every folding bike link and have yet been able to identify this beast. Anyone got an idea? Sorry, no picture at this time. Best Regards Always - Mike Baldwin
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RE:MISC:Odd Folding Bike _ECHA - 2 (SP?) posted by Mike Baldwin on 5/6/2007 at 12:13:11 PM
FYI - I just finished making my odd ball folder even more odd...I hacked off the rear triangle and brazed in a replacement from a 21 speed WalMart youth MTB...I didn't bother with a front derailer (SP?) so it's a 7 speed with 3 ranges...PS - Brazed it with 1/8th solid brass rod, boric acid and MAPP gas with Turbo Tip...Best Regards Always Mike Baldwin
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WANTED:tires posted by: ken spart on 4/21/2007 at 11:24:29 AM
I trying to locate a source for bicycle tires and tubes that are 10 inch by 1 5/8 inch. They are on a child's folding bicycle called a Brevettata Graziella made in Belgium and purchased in Italy some 30 years ago. The tires have the tire size in inch measure. Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
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RE:WANTED:tires posted by David on 5/6/2007 at 6:08:49 PM
A service-oriented bike shop should be able to help you if anyone can. If you don't have one locally try
http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/tires/index.html
Good luck.
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RE:WANTED: tires posted by Richard on 2/1/2008 at 9:36:33 AM
Some 3 wheel baby "carriages" have 10" wheels with inner tubes.
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MISC:Pump Repair posted by: Thom J. on 4/20/2007 at 9:57:09 AM
I have the need to repair the tire pump on my Raleigh Twenty. It doesn't pump air. I've taken it apart and am not sure what to look for to replace or repair; it's so simple it's confusing. Anyway, does anyone have knowledge on how and what to repair/replace or a link to info on doing the same? Tried Sheldon's site but didn't see anything in detail. Thx in advance for your help. Thom.
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RE:MISC: Pump Repair posted by sam on 4/20/2007 at 6:09:44 PM
Only real ware part on a pump is the "pump washer" ---bluemels sold replacement leather pump washers for their pumps.Not sure if your pump has a leather or rubber Pump Washer.It's the part on the end of the plumger rod--once you have the rod out of the pump cashing.Does your's have a leather or rubber and does it un-screw?---sam
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RE:RE:MISC: Pump Repair posted by Chris on 4/22/2007 at 12:35:57 PM
I have the tin of pump washers made by Dunlop. I will look and see if there are any leather washers left in the tin. It's a large tin. Seems Dunlop was into bicycles big time back in the day.
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RE:MISC:Pump Repair posted by ThomJ. on 4/23/2007 at 8:10:00 AM
Thanks for the replys. I've opened the pump and on the bottom of the plunger there is a neoprene "O" ring that looks like it would hold something in place; probably the leather washer. But, I'm thinking that the neoprene "O" ring may be the "modern" replacement for a leather washer. Thanks for your help so far. Thom.
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RE:MISC:Pump Repair posted by ThomJ. on 5/4/2007 at 8:02:18 AM
I figured it out. The neoprene "O" ring takes the place of the old leather washer. Went to my local OSH and selected a new "O" ring similar in size to the old one. Put it on, applied a little lube and the pumps works good as new. Dang these old bikes are great. With a little care they seem to go on and on and on and on. Thom.
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MISC:MTD Hi-Lo Bicycle posted by: Ronn Glosson on 4/20/2007 at 8:55:59 AM
I need information re: a MTD Hi-Lo Bicycle manufactured in Cleveland. If you know where I can find date(s) of manufacture, or value, I would appreciate it.
Thanks,
Ronn
Oklahoma
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MISC:Schwinn tandem drum brake posted by: Spike on 4/12/2007 at 5:11:33 PM
I refurbished the Atom drum brake from a 70s Schwinn tandem.Was not very effective before. seems better now but::
Even though I have it adjusted so it is rubbing a little
and cable is tight I can still bottom the hand lever against the grip.It does stop fairly well but not as I expected.The front caliper is clearly more effective.
Is the drum more for braking indurance.ie: hills and weight?Or is there something I'm missing.

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RE:MISC: Schwinn tandem drum brake posted by sam on 4/13/2007 at 10:03:34 AM
I take it your talkin about a rear drum brake.Rear brakes don't stop bikes as well as the front brake in any style.A Rear drum is used even on modern tandems as a drag brake. On steep hills tandems can over heat the rims and blow a tire if the calaber brakes are over used.Drums don't heat the rims--disk brakes,a more modern brake also work good for tandems.
If your talkin rear also cable streach might be a problem account of the extra lone distance it must travel --double check all fittings and housing for looseness.
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RE:MISC:Schwinn tandem drum brake posted by Joe on 7/18/2009 at 2:43:20 PM
Looking for brake pads for an Atom drum brake on a Schwinn Twinn Sport Tandem
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