[CR]More fillet-brazed Schwinns


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From: "David Bean" <beandk@rcn.com>
To: "Classic Rendezvous (E-mail)" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 00:27:37 -0400
Subject: [CR]More fillet-brazed Schwinns

I've been riding my 73 Sports Tourer more lately and it isn't bad as an errand bike. The kickstand is useful and I like the Suntour barcons much better than those awful stem shifters. The wheels are true enough that the brakes can be adjusted so the brake lever extensions are sometimes useful.

A question: its derailer mount is broken off and there's one of those bolt on claw things. I find that I have to get the quick-release SUPER tight to keep the chain side of the axle from pulling out when pedaling. The claw is chromed. Should I, perhaps, roughen it up a bit to give the QR more friction on it? Or?

David Bean
Arlington, MA
beandk at are-see-enn dot com