Tag Archives: Erik Reader

Rough roller: 1964 Schwinn Corvette returned to service

Economically, you can consider the Schwinn’s new seat post to be the first of several mistakes. Because there’s no way it makes any sense to return this bike to the road. Continue reading

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Complete Streets Peoria

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I haven’t had a Walk On Wednesday segment in a while, but last night, Complete Streets made their way into Peoria City Hall. Last week, I received notification that Ian Lockwood was going…

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Pulling a Corvette out of the basement

Maybe I should be more specific. It’s a Schwinn Corvette. According to the web, Schwinn made this middleweight model–in coaster brake, two-speed, three-speed and, for a short time, five-speed derailleur-equipped versions–between 1954 and 1964. Erik Reader found this one in … Continue reading

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What bicycles and light bulbs have in common

The bicycle by itself is of limited use. It’s when you introduce infrastructure—a smoother trail or a better street—that an interesting experiment becomes a solid transportation option. Continue reading

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