| 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?|
| ... or just use a clamp-on aluminum Pletscher stand.|
| Then I'd have to saw off the brazed on kickstand mount. It would be hopelessly inelegant.|
| 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
| im trying to figure out who made this bike...the SN is 104027|
if anyone can help plz
| That guy in the upper part of the picture must be thinking about the front wheel...|
| It's a Murray|
| 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.
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.
| i have a schwinn superior that is from the 60s but i cant find the serial nuber can anyone help me. |
| 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.|
| 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.|