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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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    Early Paramount serial numbers

    I wonder where the early Superiors fit in. They seemed to be very nearly the same specs as Paramounts without the lug set. Though I've read ther tubing was also different source than the Paramount.
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    Trying to figure out what I've got - any assistance/opinions appreciated.

    I cannot say I have actually straightened a bent fork, but I'd done LOTS of metal straightening on autos. And I almost always prefer to use some heat. Any bending of metal will induce localized work hardening. (straighten a paper clip, then try to reform it to the perfect image of a paper clip...
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    JC Higgins 8 speed

    AS owner of a couple early Schwinn lightweight frames missing their original S6 rims, I would like to consider such an upgrade. Do you have exact specs and possible sources? Sorry if this is a bit of a thread hike, but I imagine others would like to enjoy a fine old frame with modern tires...
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    JC Higgins 8 speed

    Nothing I recognize, must be obsolete. WOW!
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    Wartime Schwinn New World Bikes - We Know You Have Them - Tell Us About Them!!

    Thanks for your work on this, the NewWorld Family Tree.
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