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Schwinn Collegiate 26" Front Wheel Cone Lock Nuts?

I'm fixing an old Schwinn Collegiate, and the front hub may or may not have been worked on before. I'm finding no cone locknuts. On one side, there is a tabbed washer. 2 ear tabs hold the cone on 2 ...
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Removing a 1970s Schwinn Bottom Bracket

I am restoring a 1970 Schwinn Suburban and I am at a loss when it comes to removing this bottom bracket. The crank arms do not come off normally (no way to use a crank puller) and they won’t unscrew. ...
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Shift Cable for 1963 Schwinn w/Sturmey Archer Shifter

This is the shifter on my 1963-64 Schwinn Racer: This is the old cable: I'd like to replace the cable and found this: It's hard to tell what the cable ends look like inside the packaging but is ...
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Can I use substitute modern wheels for my vintage bicycle?

I have a 1970s Schwinn World Sport bicycle that has all of its original parts and in working condition except the wheels. The wheels it's designed for are 27s, circus tires. They are real hard to find ...
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Looking for name of Schwinn Le Tour variant above "Super" (mid 1980s)

I am looking for the name of Schwinn Le Tour variant above "Super" (mid 1980s). I remember perusing Consumer Reports (and ended up getting a Super Le Tour) c. 1985. At that time, there were ...
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Schwinn runabout trailer/seatpost attachment

I obtained a second hand Schwinn Runabout Child's bike that attaches to the seat post of my bike with the pictured example of the attachment. However I am missing the three rings to use for a secure ...
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Schwinn Kids Bike brake caliper spring not attached. Help!

I recently ordered a child bike for my daughter as a Christmas present. The hand brake caliper was not assembled with the brake spring in place. Based on my basic understanding of how this works I ...
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convert 7 speed cruiser bike to single speed, keeping hand brakes

The derailment broke on my cruiser. I had to remove it and the cable was cut too. It has 7 speeds with a hand brakes and shift control. I have this bright idea to shorten the chain, make it a ...
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Schwinn Johnny Pro Stationary Loud Noise Near Sprocket

I have an older Johnny Pro. All of a sudden it began making a loud noise, like a bang, from the area near the sprocket. this occurs approximately every 1.5-2 revolutions of the pedals. I have ...
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Can I use a lay back post on a Schwinn Meridian 26" tricycle?

I just purchased a 26" Schwinn Meridian trike. I am 6'3" and am wondering if I can use a set back or lay back seat post in order to get a little more leg extension. Are there any ...
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Schwinn Meridian Adult Tricycle not easy to turn left. Turning right is fine

It turns right just fine but going to the left, whether on a curve or a hard left turn, seems stiff and a bit precarious. Can this be repaired?
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Need to know what bike I have the serial # is LP9 0246 badge # is 0589

I believe I have a 1978 Schwinn cruiser the serial number is on the bottom of the Frame and it reads just like this LP9 0246 and the badge number is 0589 can someone tell me what I have?
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What type of lever is this cable for?

I recently bought a rear brake cable for my 60s era Schwinn: I was expecting it to have a lever interface that looks like: But they are clearly different: I was browsing eBay for another cable and ...
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Clunking noise on Schwinn Meridian

I have a brand new Schwinn Meridian 26" 7 speed. I had a bike shop assemble it. It works fine but a clunking noise comes from the back end when I am riding it. Solutions?
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mechanical disc brake replacement for Schwinn Protocol 1.0

I am fixing up an older Schwinn Protocol 1.0 for a friend and I need to replace the mechanical, post mount disc brake caliper. (I took apart the old one and it is missing a magnet and in spite of ...
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Where in the world can I find a replacement schwinn cup-holder as used on many cruiser bikes for decades? [closed]

As recently as 2018, schwinn catalogs had a “cup-holder series” of cruisers, with a plastic and foam cup holder fitted at the front between the twin top tubes. It degrades under UV, sunlight. I think ...
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Schwinn Meridian Trike clicking

So I just bought a bike for my first time as an adult, yay! More specifically I got a Schwinn Meridian trike. Just got it together yesterday and it rides fine but when I ride it or roll it forward it ...
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Schwinn Circuit Identification

I have a Schwinn Circuit that I got years ago from my father. I'm almost positive it is a 1987 or 1988 model based on when I remember him buying it. It is red, with white leather seat and handle bars....
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I have a Traveller 3. What year and where was it built? [closed]

I found the serial number (8H06331). I can't find any info on the bike. What year was it built? Where was it built?
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What are the specs for a 1980 Schwinn Superior Road Bike?

Generally referred to as the Baby Paramount made with Reynolds 531 frame tubing and or Nervar dropouts and some of Campagnolo Gran Sport components and a Brooks saddle…
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Noisey clunk in freehub, how to R&R the Hub

I have a Schwinn Pathway 18speed bike. I put about 60 miles a week on it, over the past 1.5 years. Recently I noticed a clunk in the rear wheel. All gears and only while pedaling. I cleaned it up and ...
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I am trying to identify who made my bike

We bought this bike locally via an auction. The front hub appears to say "made in Germany" and has a cloverleaf symbol. One pedal is Schwinn, front tire is a Spitfire, Rear is a Lowell. Seat ...
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Is there a front derailer clamp diameter that is near 29.6 or 29.7mm?

I have a 1966 Schwinn Super Sport that I bought without a front derailer. The seat tube clamp diameter (i.e., the diameter measured out outside the seat tube, where a derailer would go) is ~29.6mm. ...
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Serial number/ head badge help needed

I have what I believe is a 1983/1984 Schwinn Sidewinder 10 speed. I am trying to decipher when and where it exactly was built and the year. The serial number on the head tube reads as- DU522482 and ...
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Which currently available rear derailleur would work as a replacement for a Schwinn Boundary 29 Pro Shift?

I would like to change my rear derailleur. I have a Schwinn Boundary 29 inch, Pro Shift. I am not sure what year. Which currently available derailleur would mount up to the frame and operate correctly ...
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Schwinn AC Performance Plus with Carbon Blue Pedal Exchange

I want to switch out the pedals on my Schwinn AC Performance Plus with Carbon Blue for the Venzo 3-in-1 pedals (I only use SPDs & don’t like the sneaker cages). On the Venzos, the part that ...
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