My new bike 1956 Schwinn Corvette

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  1. #1 Posted Jun 27, 2010
    Rookie

    Rookie Finally riding a big boys bike

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    This is my new bike, picked it up today!

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    im digging it! :p
     
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    chriscokid Finally riding a big boys bike

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    cool deal.. 3 speed bendix hub??
     
  3. #3 Posted Jun 27, 2010
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    yes it is a 3 speed but i don't know what a bendix hub is :S im still a noob, Could someone possibly enlighten me?
     
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    chriscokid Finally riding a big boys bike

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    man where you getting all these bikes? the hunting grounds must be fresh in you area.... truthfully i would say look at the break arm but i'm pretty new at this too so look for an inscription on the hub shell it's possible i could be asturmey archer does the generator work??
     
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    the guy also gave me a free fender lol
     
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    chriscokid Finally riding a big boys bike

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    are those fenders aluminum?
     
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    Stainless steel i believe
     
  8. #8 Posted Jun 27, 2010
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    chriscokid Finally riding a big boys bike

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    those internal hubs are cool around hear you just don't see them anymore i have a shamino 3 speed that i laced to a 26 2.125 rim for my rat ride and i am currently having a bendix yellow band 2 speed laced to the same size rim for my 1954-56 schwinn straight bar. i believe the hub came off a tandem so i am putting a thicker grade spoke on it something like 1.05 my local bicycle shop repair man said it would be close to the size of motor cycle spokes. how true that will be is yet to be seen. i like the internal gears i just don't like all the wires i like my bicycles to look regular with that hidden aspect and i think thats very cool
     
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    i forgot to add that the hub i'm having laced is a kickback
     
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    only if i knew what all that ment :\
     
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    Adamtinkerer Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Cool! Yours looks to be in better shape than mine was when I got it! Of course, I only paid $2.50 for mine, in 1980!
     
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    Dang $2.50!!! That is a heck of a buy.
     
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    37fleetwood Riding a '37 Fleetwood

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    I dont know how I'm going to re-do the cables & brakes. :S
     
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    Adamtinkerer Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    You can use new replacement cables from your LBS aka local bike store. I think the og outer casings were gray.
     
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    I see... thank you for that!
     
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