Bianchi Broadway is #296 on
the SS forum. Sold it locally. I commented then that it was heavier
than I had wanted and that it couldn't use a SS cog. Well, that
has all been corrected with this 1995 Schwinn Moab. Started with
Craigslist for $75.00. Bought a brand new SS crank. All other parts
either on-hand or used from Ebay. Cut the shifter portion off of
the levers and painted the brackets. 44/16 gearing (67.3 gear inches)
is just right. I spin out at about 22 MPH on the flat and I'm able
to ride (not walk) the local hills, some with great effort!
bike weighs less than 20 lbs. (Broadway was 28.5 - What a diffrerence!).
Love the handling and acceleration. Brakes with new pads are very
good. I toured France and Spain with toe-clips in the early '70's
(I'm 59) and have always liked them. These are MKS.
the weird bent chainstay. Schwinn was addressing something, not
sure what (chainsuck?). Singleator wheel runs close to the chainstay,
would have more clearance if chainstay were straight. Also... note
the 'Gear Clamps' on the freehub. Very neat item! Allows simple,
fast, perfect chainline adjustment. SRAM 850 Chain runs very quiet.
Took inspiration from somebody's cork bar ends. I'm using rubber
stoppers (better color coordination).
how do you like my way cool RED valve stem caps? Too bad you can't
see them as I'm riding.
the SS scene. I recently rode the Friday Night White Rock Lake ride
in Dallas. 28 riders, only one SS... me.
for the site. Great fun and very helpful.