Re: [CR] Schwinn Extension Size


From: CYCLETRUCK@aol.com
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2003 20:46:22 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR] Schwinn Extension Size
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 9/7/2003 3:32:47 PM Central Standard Time, pariscycles@yahoo.co.uk writes: Could anyone please tell me if a British GB handlebar stem will fit a Schwinn lightweight? Mick Butler Huntingdon UK. Mick...Yep, it should.

Most late 60's and early 70's Schwinn Lights came with bars & stems from Blighty. Originally they carried the "GB" mark. Then later they were marked with an "S" or "Schwinn approved" ---these don't say "GB" but they look the same. Many of the bars were randonneurs.

I don't toss an old Schwinn until I've also checked the wheels which were often (no such thing as "always" on a Schwinn) made of Normandy H/F hubs and Weinmann rims.

Calvert Guthrie
Kansas City