MISC:   town & country disassembly posted by: shawn on 11/6/2007 at 7:31:07 PM
I'm currently trying to restore(make ridable)a 74'T&C. I am having trouble getting the rear drive assembly apart. Are there any good diagrams and/or instructions to do this? i have been unable to locate any as of yet.

   RE:MISC:   town & country disassembly posted by David on 11/7/2007 at 8:03:37 AM
This is a T&C trike, I guess, not a tandem. Try the Schwinn message board at the Schwinn web site.

AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Grand Course posted by: jim t on 11/5/2007 at 11:26:30 PM
Last month on Craigs list I saw a Raleigh model called a Grand Course which was made from Reynolds 531 tubing but the fork stickers were shield shaped rather than the triangular shape ones of the 70's. was this a model that was a combination of the Super Course and the Grand Sport? It looked like it might have had japanese components.

AGE / VALUE:   Masi again posted by: Warren on 11/5/2007 at 8:18:38 PM
I thought that Masi in Beaking Away was orange or was it just the hue/phase of my monitor. Nonetheless, here's an interesting documentation about a 61 Masi Special...it's orange too. Great pics of a bike being custom made by the best builders in the US. An exact clone of a true classic.


   RE:AGE / VALUE: Masi again posted by Warren on 11/5/2007 at 8:23:59 PM
Sorry, Beaking Away was that new reality bird show on Nature...

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Masi again posted by Warren on 11/5/2007 at 8:25:53 PM
Mustn't get carried away...some of the best builders in the US.

I'm finished now.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Masi again posted by John J on 11/5/2007 at 8:55:52 PM
I have seen that replicant, thankfully it has some different stamping on the bottom bracket shell to keep things honest. Well done exercise, Brian Baylis has also made a few replicants of famous bikes. Cannot be too long before a Confente is reincarnated.

The Breaking Away Movie Masi was the Masi Orange red. Be careful, Masi shifed the color more red in the mid 80's.

WANTED:   Schwinn NEW WORLD posted by: Christian on 11/5/2007 at 9:08:31 AM
QUESTION: Does anyone know what the seat tube decal looks like for 1953 Schwinn New World? I would like to find one or recreate one from a picture. Does anyone have a photo of one? I'm also looking for a chain guard for the bike. I am restoring it as a gift for my father.

   RE:WANTED:   Schwinn NEW WORLD posted by Bob Hufford on 11/6/2007 at 10:05:33 AM
The larger "Hat in Ring" decal in the center?


This was used from at least '38 to '69 and shows up on eBay from time to time.

The smaller decal at the top is a '50s era Schwinn Quality seal


and at the bottom might have had a seamless tubing seal.



   RE:RE:WANTED:   Schwinn NEW WORLD posted by ken on 11/8/2007 at 8:18:23 AM
Bob, I sent Christian a picture of the prewar New World that I once showed you. Your description was right on the nail, including the seamless tubing seal. Do you know how long that model was produced?

AGE / VALUE:   The mysterious SIF posted by: Hugh on 11/4/2007 at 6:09:16 PM
Sometime back in the 70s, my father purchased a used 10-speed that looked to be French or Italian (simplex derailleurs & "Tour de France" decals), but with badging reading simply "SIF". Nothing particularly flashing about it, but I've never seen this nameplate before, and was wondering if anyone was familiar with it, and if so could tell me anything about it.


   RE:AGE / VALUE: The mysterious SIF posted by Hugh on 11/4/2007 at 6:28:38 PM
Sorry about the bad link above. The URL was too long for this forum. Below is (hopefully) a working link.