MISC:   Schwinn kickstand replacement? posted by: David on 5/9/2007 at 6:51:21 PM
Has anyone replaced a Schwinn kickstand with aluminum? It doesn't seem like it would be too hard to make one out of 1/2" aluminum rod and take most of a pound off the weight of, e.g. my Sports Tourer. Any ideas what a suitable aluminum alloy would be for such an application?

   RE:MISC: Schwinn kickstand replacement? posted by John E on 5/10/2007 at 12:12:14 PM
... or just use a clamp-on aluminum Pletscher stand.

   RE:MISC:   Schwinn kickstand replacement? posted by David on 5/10/2007 at 3:35:02 PM
Then I'd have to saw off the brazed on kickstand mount. It would be hopelessly inelegant.

AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Prelude posted by: john on 5/9/2007 at 5:07:58 PM
Got lucky at the local Goodwill store Friday. Picked up a Prelude complete with areo bars for next to nothing. Other than a broke spoke everything looks good except tubes/tires.
They'll cost more than I paid for the bike! Headbage stamped 0247 which I think means January 1987, correct? Were these bikes imports? I think I read somewhere they were made in U.S. Anybody know? Thanks. john

AGE / VALUE:   anyone know this bike posted by: alan on 5/9/2007 at 5:07:18 PM
im trying to figure out who made this bike...the SN is 104027
if anyone can help plz


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   anyone know this bike posted by David on 5/9/2007 at 6:50:17 PM
That guy in the upper part of the picture must be thinking about the front wheel...

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   anyone know this bike posted by ken on 5/18/2007 at 9:59:01 AM
It's a Murray

AGE / VALUE:   FIORELLI POSTER. E- MAIL IF YOU ARE INTO FIORELLI posted by: Chris on 5/8/2007 at 5:40:59 PM
I still have my original Fiorelli poster from 1956. It did not sell and I still have it. Scratching my head wondering why it did not move.

If you are into Fiorelli bikes and would like a rare treat e- mail me and I'll arange for you to recieve a copy of it.
At this point I will hang onto the original. It's grown on me.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   FIORELLI POSTER. E- MAIL IF YOU ARE INTO FIORELLI posted by Chris on 5/8/2007 at 5:48:14 PM
This little voice is telling me to send it along to Velo Retro. It would be reproduced and then everybody would be paying for a color copy.
I'll keep it and offer a copy to those who are intrested.
This was saved from a wood stove and was pulled from an old shop in Canada. Bikes are from New York depot it says and it's rare and of interest in general. It shows a rider named Schutte and Coppi has his picture in it as well it is Bianchi type blue and marvelous. One of the gems in my collection.

AGE / VALUE:   help finding serial number posted by: gail palmer on 5/8/2007 at 8:44:48 AM
i have a schwinn superior that is from the 60s but i cant find the serial nuber can anyone help me.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   help finding serial number posted by Dave on 5/8/2007 at 12:07:41 PM
If it was built in the '60s the serial number should be stamped on the left rear dropout. It should be in the form AXXXX where the first digit is a letter signifying the month of manufacture, the second digit is a numeral signifying the year (either a 2 or 3 for 1962 or 1963), and the last three digits are the sequential frame number constructed in that month and year.

    help finding serial number posted by John E on 5/8/2007 at 1:05:34 PM
An early 1960s Schwinn Superior is a rare bike, with that great fillet-brazed CrMo frameset which looks so much like the much heavier and much more common Varsinental.