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    1950 Schwinn World

    Agreed about the paint removal. On old cars, I have had great success with solvents, especially Wal-mart brand spray carb cleaner. And paper towels. User applied paint is usually far less strong than the oven baked enamels that manufacturers used. Be really careful around decals/ transfers as...
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    Wartime Schwinn New World Bikes - We Know You Have Them - Tell Us About Them!!

    Just wanted to say I MISSED a New World at Davenport today. Shoulda coulda. Briefly checked the serial number and it seems like K41xxxx. Damned near functional. the old guy (my age old) seller said his daughter bought it a Wauseon, Ohio meet and rode it a lot those days. It was blue (no...
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    Just got a 2 Owner Grey Ghost - October 71 frame!

    Extra points for photo of you doing a wheelie. A slightly younger friend I mentored 50 years back just posted his wheelie photos on his Stingray on his 68th (?) birthday.
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    Peugeot PX-10...just picked it up!

    Even though I was enthusiastic road and transportation biker as a kid, I could say about the same for a similar bike, a Gitane 531 bike, which was my first serious adult bicycle. I would guess the Pugeot experience to be similar to mine. It was a lovely, light, lively performing bike. But the...
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    My Grandfather and his first bicycle

    Do you know the street where the picture was taken? I grew up there 28 years later, Rode my (Dad rebuilt) 1954 Schwinn Traveler all over town and also to job in Cedar Falls. I might recognize the photo background.
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    Inherited the Schwinn Tandem of my childhood...

    You're gonna need a new rear rim for sure. It must have sat in dampness and got rusty as those were very durable. It is likely a 48 spoke rim and might be difficult to find a new one. but a lot of Schwinn Twinn's parted out so a good used one may turn up. Either have a good bike craftsman spoke...
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    Wartime Schwinn New World Bikes - We Know You Have Them - Tell Us About Them!!

    Just looking at the tables, it is well in the middle of the WIRE stayed fender braces. Suspect they are replacements for the flimsier wire stays. Tho I have ZERO experience with LINCOLN badged bikes. Where do they fit in?
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    For the Raleigh enthusiast, a Bucket list bike

    What is the attraction of the ASC? I've seen a few listed. Always 40 hole. What rims would I get to use modern tires?
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    Schwinn Lightweight 650b Tires

    Arnold. thanks for that. My head is spinning with all those numbers, but I have some definite conclusions. But FIRST in your last paragraph, you say 684mm (650b) and I'm guessing you mean 584mm, which would indicate a further 3mm (radius) stretch of the existing over wrought brake arms? The...
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    Schwinn Lightweight 650b Tires

    Watching with interest as I apparently have some kind of addiction to buying lost soul brazed Schwinn frames. And it seems EVERY ONE is missing its original S-6 rims. Further complicating my quest is that since these all have 120mm rear spacing, at some point I might fit one with a Sturmey 4...
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    Wartime Schwinn New World Bikes - We Know You Have Them - Tell Us About Them!!

    Welding details look exactly like my men's frame with the J serial. I speculate that makes mine about 1943. Bottom bracket ONLY the seat tube is what came to be called "electroforged" Nice paint and decals! Did yours have all the parts of just the bare frame? Mine was bare, but for headset and...
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    56 Traveller Violet

    This brings back some memories for me as my first adult bicycle was a badly worn 1953-4 Schwinn Traveler my dad bought in 1959. Dad was able to teach this 10 year old how to clean and restore the ball bearings including replacing the races in the front hub. For some reason, mine had a Brampton...
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    Schwinn World Voyageur SWEET!

    I've got an identical orange one that I bought brand new in Iowa in 1973 or 1974. I actually bought it for my wife about the time I bought a P13 Paramount. We were both 24 years old and I was more serious than she was. I could put up with the bother of sew up tires for a decade, but eventually...
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    Resilion brake cable clone

    I think I remember in some old motorcycle factory manual (likely Triumph) it showed silver soldering them.
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    Resilion brake cable clone

    Very nice find and brake repairs. Somewhere I read the comment: Even Jack Taylor rode a Claud Butler... until he built his own. Good stuff.
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