Category Archives: Vintage Bikes

Tannus Tire Test Session—What a Long, Strange Trip Its Been

Tannus Tire Test Session—What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been. I was grateful when Tannus Tires allowed me the chance to review their tires, yet there were a few times I thought the test was dead. Not one to dwell … Continue reading

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Tweed Rides—World-wide Bicycle Excitement

Tweed Rides—World-wide Bicycle Excitement. We just had the pleasure of riding in the latest, greatest Tweed Ride ever.   Organized by C.I.C.L.E. in the Los Angeles area, 300 people dressed in old-time garb rode together on bikes of every description for … Continue reading

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Bike Testing—Tips and Procedures You Can Use

Bike Testing—Tips and Procedures You Can Use. As a lifelong mechanic, I have been testing, evaluating, fixing and modifying electro-mechanical devices for over 45 years.   This includes professionally, bikes, cars, motorcycles, aircraft, R/C models, electronic devices and sewing machines.   With … Continue reading

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1960 Schwinn Continental—Finished and Loved

1960 Schwinn Continental—Finished and Loved. My last report on this bike found it coming together nicely, but with many small details still undone.   It has been finished for quite a while now.   I’ve been waiting to do this write-up until … Continue reading

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Rivendell Bicycle Works to the Rescue

Rivendell Bicycle Works to the Rescue. What a relief to find a bike company that revels in customer service.   And the fact that I’ve never been a customer didn’t seem to matter.   They were quick to help me with a seemingly … Continue reading

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1996 Schwinn Cruiser Deluxe—Ver. 2.0—Full Rework Completed

I reported on this bike just recently and now it is time to let you know how the rework has come together.   It was a lot more work than I expected, but the results are so satisfying.   It rides smooth … Continue reading

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Robin Hood 3-speed—An English Classic

Another cool English bike has come my way.   In a nice red color, with signs of age, this bike was hanging in a person’s garage for about “forty years”.   It was a unique twist of fate that brought it to … Continue reading

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