Wishful Thinking

D.J.

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Jan 20, 2008
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Hi All

I just picked up a NOS 70's bicycle speedometer at a thrift shop . It measures up to 60 mph . ..... D.J.


 

D.J.

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Jan 20, 2008
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It's a pretty standard gear drive unit . There is no way that it could handle 60 mph . ..... D.J.


 

OSCAR383

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I BOUGHT THIS 60'S SPEEDO AND WHEN I GOT ABOVE 30 THE METAL FINGERS YOU PUT IN THE SPOKES ON THE SENDING UNIT BENT STRAIGHT SO I HAD TO ZIP TIE THEM TO THE SPOKES UP FRONT . COME TO THINK OF IT THOSE ARE THE ONLY ZIP TIES ON MY BIKE .
 

Weedylot

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Jun 12, 2008
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Wow! I had that exact speedo "Capri" on my Schwinn in 1970! Strange how something I haven't even thought about for 38 years just jumps out . Thanks for that blast from the past!
 

FileStyle

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I never had good luck with the mechanical speedometer's on my bike and have gone through 2 of them! the vibrations make the needle jump all over the place and gives you a false speed and then leads to false mileage. I like the wired digitals the best and the chrome cruiser I have I used a old school speedo housing , took out the guts and replaced with a digital speedo inside and I get accurate speeds and mileage and still retain that old school look.