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Offline rickpaulos

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Stale find: Another Schwinn Bites the Dust
« on: April 17, 2017, 02:14:53 PM »
I picked this up friday. Okay I needed help lifting it as it is heavy.
Looks like it met its fate with a large concrete sewer pipe.
Dismantled for scrap and parts.

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Re: Stale find: Another Schwinn Bites the Dust
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 02:49:28 PM »
Looks like it met its fate with a large concrete sewer pipe.

Actually, all you need to find is a buyer with a curving apartment. Have you tried asking around Marina City?  ;D

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Re: Stale find: Another Schwinn Bites the Dust
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 12:19:32 PM »
Eh, as cool as those are, I typically harvest those for the seat, seatpost, chain, chainring and factory defect S2.

Not that I have a house of my own though I'd be tempted to keep and use the next one.
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Re: Stale find: Another Schwinn Bites the Dust
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2017, 01:28:03 PM »
Eh, as cool as those are, I typically harvest those for the seat, seatpost, chain, chainring and factory defect S2.

Those slide-bar adjustment clamps on the seat and handlebars are popular resale items, too. Pedals are good for resale to folks who are actually using their Exercisers and have broken the straps from long-term use.

The speedometer drive hub will fit a 20" Sting-Ray or other bike (although the 120mm drive arms are not spaced for the 80mm slots of an Atom hub, if so equipped). The 17" speedo cable will fit a small bike (for comparison, the 20" Sting-Ray kits actually came with a 21½" cable), and the panel-mount speedometer can be repurposed for handlebar use by removing the rubber panel gasket and swapping the retainer bracket for a handlebar mounting bracket. (The retainer nut is the same for either application.) Be aware that the speedos on Exercisers are usually seized up from lack of use, so any or all of the speedo components may need rebuilding first, but aside from that, they're still a good source of parts.

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Re: Stale find: Another Schwinn Bites the Dust
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 04:48:10 PM »
This one of my project bikes from a few years ago.  Next Fixie.  2 wheels from dismantled Schwinn Exercisers.  It's a single speed fixie because that is what an Exerciser is.  And it rattles your teeth with those solid rubber tires.  Heavy?  Yep.  About 65-70 pounds.

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Re: Stale find: Another Schwinn Bites the Dust
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2017, 09:57:58 PM »
Haha! Awesome. Thanks for the heads up, guys! I'll be more thorough next time! Or just keep it as an exerciser...
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Re: Stale find: Another Schwinn Bites the Dust
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2017, 10:03:32 PM »
This one of my project bikes from a few years ago.  Next Fixie.  2 wheels from dismantled Schwinn Exercisers.  It's a single speed fixie because that is what an Exerciser is.  And it rattles your teeth with those solid rubber tires.  Heavy?  Yep.  About 65-70 pounds.



I bet you can get that to go down hill pretty fast.  :o

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Re: Stale find: Another Schwinn Bites the Dust
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2017, 09:52:16 AM »
The exerciser seatpost clamp and stem is also used on the Runabout.  The seatpost is thicker than the regular ones used on bicycles.

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Re: Stale find: Another Schwinn Bites the Dust
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2017, 10:54:57 PM »
I've been looking for a seatpost clamp for my exerciser so if
you're looking to sell it Rick please let me know. I got one
from the Coop and it works ok but I would rather have the
correct one.

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Re: Stale find: Another Schwinn Bites the Dust
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2017, 09:02:33 AM »
this one was welded on and painted. would not come off. but we have a box of clamps i can check.

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Re: Stale find: Another Schwinn Bites the Dust
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2017, 10:58:41 PM »
Thanks. The one I got came out of a box at the coop and it
isn't quite right.

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Re: Stale find: Another Schwinn Bites the Dust
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2017, 02:35:52 PM »
yeah, welded on.  That probably changed from year to year.

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Re: Stale find: Another Schwinn Bites the Dust
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2017, 11:11:22 PM »
Wow, never seen that before. Mine is a 79 model.

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Re: Stale find: Another Schwinn Bites the Dust
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2017, 11:53:00 PM »
Schwinn changed the frame in 1979 with different front legs and a  removable seatpost clamp.

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Re: Stale find: Another Schwinn Bites the Dust
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2017, 12:09:42 AM »
Mine with the later flywheel I got from Mr. Charlie.