How To Schwinn Lightweight Fenders, Part #'s, Rivets, Tools

Discussion in 'Lightweight Schwinn Bicycles' started by momo608, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. #1 Posted Sep 18, 2016

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    Getting some questions on Hanson rivet tools from the Work shop forum and been thinking about doing this anyway, so here goes. Since all I work on pretty much are Schwinn lightweights I can speak with some confidence on those although I'm sure this will apply to many other kinds of bikes.

    Please add your tricks and tools with some good photos. I'm lacking on complete part number catalog scans so I need those also to fill in the blanks.

    I was going to reluctantly spend the money and buy one of those big C clamp setters but the dude doesn't even reply to emails. For the cost of the C clamp you can buy these tools, the fenders, braces and the rivets for about the same cost. I didn't want to spend the cash anyway so a favor in disguise thank you very much.

    HT-178
    hand rivet Clincher for 5/32 dia tubular rivets
    $25

    SQ-4-21
    CA2004-21 1 Long squeezer die for rivet with 5/16 dia oval or truss head
    $16

    rivets DF-11-6-ST
    100 = 8.00

    Phone Hanson rivet
    818-485-0500

    Not finding much at all on the internet about this and I know I was hungry for some enlightenment so I figure this is good stuff. About removing old rivets. I don't like drilling out old rivets on fenders because they tend to spin and I end up grinding them out anyway so I just grind them. No chance of enlarges holes or ruined finishes cause by spinning rivets this way. Someone said a mouse pad works good at holding spinning rivets but I have my doubts on the really loose ones. I haven't tried it so what do I know. If you only have a drill there's not much choice anyway.

    Clinch allowance F for 5/32" rivets is .094

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    #1 momo608, Sep 18, 2016
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  2. #2 Posted Sep 18, 2016

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    Lets get to work

    The NOS fender braces come with a kink where it fits into the fender, put it on like that and you have a loose brace no matter how tight the rivet is.

    not good
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    1 3/8" tubing for lightweight fenders pressing the kink out of the brace in the vice. Notice the tape for protection.
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    much better
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    I should get a manicure before I do these.

    The tape holds the rivet in and provides some protection to the rivet head. We like them nice and shiny. I notice you've got to do little filing of the fender to get the rivet to fully insert.
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    BTW, rivet the tabs on before the braces, easier that way.
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    grind the lips of the rolled rivet thin and tap them out with a punch
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    Needed the brace and tab on this NOS painted fender so nice to have saved it in the best possible condition, both brace and fender. No spinning rivets here.
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  4. #4 Posted May 19, 2017

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    Success! Thanks momo68. Finally got around to trying this. Two bikes that waited a long time for fender rivets are now complete. This works perfectly.
     
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