Category Archives: Schwinn Sports Tourer

Day 29. #30daysofbiking

Only one person is judging the effect of wind on play today. This person is focusing on his core competency. Making a couple of adjustments. (No different from any other law-abiding citizen.) And considering the fact that when this frame … Continue reading

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Day 3: #30daysofbiking

It’s a Twitter thing. Ride every day in April. Doesn’t matter how far or for what. And today, it wasn’t far. Still, it was nice to have a flock of geese for an audience.

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On the road a Schwinn: The Schwinn Sports Tourer

Another Chicago-built Schwinn has rejoined the road-worthy population. There have been a few changes, of course. Upright handlebars, mountain bike brake levers and SunTour bar-end shifters. There was a time before indexing when these SunTours were just about the best … Continue reading

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Bendable blue: The Schwinn Sports Tourer

When I took ownership of Les Siegrist’s old Schwinn Sports Tourer, I knew I’d be making some changes. For one thing, it didn’t have its original wheels. Fortunately, I picked up two pairs of Campy-equipped 700c wheels along with the … Continue reading

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Bicycle boy and the terror of the total teardown: The Schwinn Sports Tourer

Submitted for your consideration: an all-steel Schwinn-approved front derailleur, disassembled, which bicycle shops used to do, just like they used to build inexpensive steel replacement wheels in the winter, just like they used to maintain cog boards so people could … Continue reading

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Strip and Give Me 34: The Schwinn Sports Tourer

I’m trying to remember a book I read back when it was important that a book have good illustrations. For once, the Internet is of no help. So, I’ll try to pass along the gist of the story as best I remember … Continue reading

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Enter the junk box: The Schwinn Sports Tourer

I’ve had junk boxes with bicycle parts in them for as long as I’ve had bicycles. The first box, established around 1971, contained one thing: a broken coaster brake axle. The only reason I kept that was to look upon … Continue reading

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