Thursday, July 23, 2020

Schwinn Sports Tourer 1973 Excellent $450

'73 Sports Tourer
Size 25"  seat tube measured center to top of top tube 26" to top of chrome seat collar. Top tube 24" c-c.
Standover is about 34-1/2"
Serial Number GJxxxxxx July 1973
Hubs Dated 1974
Condition: Excellent with usual scratches.

I am the 2nd owner of this mostly original '73 Opaque Blue Sports Tourer.
Original owner recently installed new Kenda gumwall tires, brake shoes and black cables.  Gold freewheel/chain were changed earlier.
Front deraileur was upgraded to Campagnolo Record.  Cable is routed under bottom bracket.
*"Number 1 Pump" doesn't seem to work.
*Rear mini-rack, as featured in '73 Schwinn catalog
*Schwinn Sprint bottle cage with hinged clamps.  Unfortunately, it's missing the "Sprint" spring-loaded steel fastener. But it still holds the original "Ale" bottle. Appears in '73 catalog.

TA crankset: 1 decal missing.  The other is worn--see pics

NOTE: The frame was built in July, 1973.  Hubs are stamped "74."  I suppose either the frame was either built inot a complete bike in 1974, or the hubs were produced earlier than the date stamp.

$450 + shipping.  Please contact joeeramone at g mail dot com

Sunday, February 2, 2020

FB Hubs, Brivio Frères Cognin France 1937 (aka Fratelli Brivio) avec papillons Dural Alumin Le Simplex

Shiny brand new in the tattered French box from the Cognin, France factory with "37" 1937-dated cones. FB flip/flop hubs are fitted with Le Simplex Dural Wing Nuts.  FB started the French factory in 1933.  These hubs were intended for the French market, with French freewheel threads on one side.  The other side uses an Italian lock ring.  It's the same threading as modern Campagnolo lock rings.  FB continued to manufacture hubs in both Italy and France.

Notice older Eagle logo on barrels. Wings are about 45° instead of typical 90°.

Cone Date-Stamped "37" and "FB"

Simplex Wing Nuts shown with 1937 Simplex Catalog

Monday, July 8, 2019

Vintage Bastille Day 2019

Vintage Bastille Day Ride Sunday July 14th

Vintage Ride
Bastille Day Sunday 14 Juillet

Vintage Twin Cities Bastille Day Ride Sunday July 14th 11:30

15th Annual Twin Cities Bastille Day Ride rolls on Sunday July 15th --weather permitting.  Bring your ol’ French or French-equipped steed or bottle of Alize, Baguette, French Toast French Fries or other vintage bike.

***NEW START:  Parking Lot in St.Paul on Rice Street and Larpenteur.  1657 Rice St. Saint Paul, MN 55117

2 Distances mostly along the Gateway Trail: 
1. Approx. 15 miles turn-around at N. Saint Paul.
2. Approx. 37 Leisurely miles along the trail. Rest-stop at turn-around.  Or go all the way to Stillwater.

Snacks, Beer & Pizza available at HEARTHSIDE PIZZA, after the ride. ***In case of rain,  pizza and beer will start at noon***
Hearthside Pizza 1641 Rice St, St Paul, MN 55117

WHEN: 11:30 am Sunday July 14th, 2019

Scott Davis Twin Cities MN USA EMAIL: info at

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Stu Bailey's 1957 Schwinn Paramount Road Bike

1957 Paramount painted by Cycleart 1980s
Serial #831
Seat Tube 55 cm center-center
Top Tube 54 cm c-c.

Ambrosio adjustable stem
Mafac Dural Brakes
Simplex Export 61 Rear Derailleur on Campy dropouts
Campagnolo GS Front Derailleur
Campy shifters
Stronglight Sport Cottered  Cranks
Stronglight Dural Alloy Double Chainrings with Simplex adapters
Campy Record (No Record Logos) Hubs laced to unknown tubular rims
Headset unknown
NOS Caimi Everest Freewheel
Sedis Sport Chain
Lycett Saddle on straight chrome steel post

Painted by Cycleart 1980s
-Added braze-on bosses for shift levers
-Replaced 1 fork blade.
*Note: down tube "Schwinn Paramount" decals are incorrect.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Aluma-Lites Aircraft Aluminum USB Rechargeable Super Legerra

ALUMA-LITES LED Rechargeable Safety Lights 
Be Seen!
Be seen with Aluma-Lites made from Aircraft Aluminum.
Each anodized set includes Front and Rear lights and micro USB cord. 
Dual Modes: 1. Flash.  2. Steady High Beam.  
Press lens for 2 seconds to turn on or off. Press quickly to switch modes.  
Strap or bolt-on mounting options. $33 to $36 USD Front/Rear sets.
M6 threaded taillight is 24.95 each. Fits Rene Herse/Velo Lumio braze-on fittings.
Contact:  info@sdbicyclegarage(dotcom).
Colors: Red, Black, Silver and Gold.
Brightness  ≈  20 lumens

                                               Bolt-on Mounting, (click video arrow twice).

1. Straps 
    *Durable Rubber Straps fasten lights around handlebars or seatposts.
2. Direct Bike Mount:  Back of light stays on bike. Front of light unthreads and is removed for charging.
A.  Alloy Aeronautical Bracket type 
      *Fits  rear rack braze-ons or front fork braze-ons 
      *Attaches with M5x8 threaded Allen bolts.
      *Fits perpendicularly to front racks with the angle bracket. 
      *Also mounts to front fender using included optional aluminum spacer.
      *Made in USA to US Air Force/Navy (AN) Standards  
      *Each 90 degree bracket is made of aluminum and weighs an amazing 0.6 grams    
      *Use a 3 mm Allen wrench to install on bicycles with braze-on fittings or to racks.

                                  Fender requires drilling & aluminum spacer. Requires Drilling.

                                  Mounts to side of rack using aluminum brackets/bolts.

2B. Thread-on Type (Constructeur Style)
    *Threads directly through rear fenders.  Requires drilling holes.
    *Threads directly into some (Surley) front racks with M5x8 threads.
    *Threads directly into some (Surly, Salsa, others) brake bridges with M5x8 threads.
    *Special order of M6 threaded bolt is available*


 For Charging, unthread & remove light. Bracket remains on bike. 

1. Strapped.............29 grams.
2. A. Bracket...........23 grams.
2. B. Thread-on....... 21 to 22 grams each.
Lights are Made in China. Mounting designed in USA.
Aeronautical (.06 gram) aluminum angle brackets made in USA.
Stainless steel hardware and aluminum spacers made in China. 

Brightness  ≈  20 Lumens
Charging time 2-1/2 hours
Running times:
-High Beam 3 hours.
-Flash 20-24 hours.