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    Are SAPIM Spokes Quality Spokes?

    Sapim spokes are definitely high quality spokes. They’re likely on par with DT Swiss. In fact that’s what Rohloff Recommends for their wheel builds. It doesn’t get any more pricey and fancy than that! 15 cents sounds really cheap. That must be a serious bulk price. When I order spokes wholesale...
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    70’s/80’s Schwinn S2 26”

    Thanks, I sent you an email.
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    1950's Columbia Headset size

    Sorry, there’s a misunderstanding. Mine aren’t for sale. I was just trying to get the info out there for you and other cabe members. Just to document the measurements in other words. If it’s any use to anyone I would possibly take a few pics and document the head tube i.d. and the cup OD where...
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    1950's Columbia Headset size

    I have been through this. You’re not crazy. As you already know, for a proper press fit things have to be the right size for your application. You’re measurements are the the only thing that matters here. Not what somebody thinks “should work”. Your idea about reaming it out to 33.9mm and using...
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    70’s/80’s Schwinn S2 26”

    Hello, I am trying to save a 1981 Cruiser 5. The back rim is real banged up. Several bulges and flat spots. I’m looking for a straight S2 from this era, 26 inch 36 hole and drilled for 12 gauge spokes. It doesn’t have to be pretty or cosmetically great, just a nice un-dented straight rim...
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    Looking for a rear axle for a Schwinn Twinn

    Good point! I didn’t remember having them on my ‘79 Schwinn twin deluxe. Then I remembered I upgraded to a Chromoly 10 x 1 axle with new old stock Normandy cones. I then had to re-space the whole hub from scratch before I laced it into a velocity nobs rim. I just looked at a 1980 cruiser 5 that...
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    Looking for a rear axle for a Schwinn Twinn

    Everything will thread right on! all old parts would be completely interchangeable. The real reason why you would need to replace cones is if they’re pitted. Check the cups before you start ordering stuff and spending money. If the cups are badly pitted than any new cones and bearings aren’t...
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    Looking for a rear axle for a Schwinn Twinn

    Google 3/8 x 26 axle. A bunch of stuff will come up. Figure out the length you need in mm. All the current stuff is measured in metric, 3/8 being 9.5mm. If you need to convert your inches measurement, then you multiply by 25.4 to get mm. Once you figure out length, there are options for chromoly...
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    Manta Ray in Bay Area Craig’s

    I’ve been checking this out for a few days. I’m not in the market but I know these bikes are desirable. Price is high. I guess you get the girls bike for free essentially. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/d/windsor-schwinn-manta-ray-5-speed-and/7124147817.html
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    Coaster Krate

    I had no idea. I thought they would have been Taiwan or China built. Thanks for that info too! I forgot to mention that the post originally didn't mention reproduction. Someone probably chewed him out and he edited the listing. Now I have a good idea what to look for.
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    Coaster Krate

    Thanks. I didn't realize they faked the chicago frame look on this era repop. The repops i have seen pics of must be later versions that stand out a mile away. Just to clarify, I don't know much of anything about StingRays, just from pics and reading posts on here. Thanks again!
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    Coaster Krate

    What's up with this Coaster Krate? It's obviously a Chicago Schwinn. Wheels are incorrect I believe and someone put a modern reflector on the fork, but other than that is this the real thing? https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/d/union-city-schwinn-orange-krate-stingray/7125376103.html
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    I could use some inspiration

    Thanks to all who replied or even looked at my post. All input is appreciated by me. It may end up in the for sale forum in pieces. At least it would be ready to ship. If I do get the time and inspiration to finish it, Ill post some done pics.
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    I could use some inspiration

    Hello All, I’ve been working on a 1981 Schwinn Cruiser 5. It’s a blue non drum brake version. I purchased it several years ago, 5+ I think. I am the second owner and I basically implied to the original owner that I wouldn’t sell it and it would be a keeper. i started the year down January 2019...
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    Let’s see some late 70’s/early 80’s Cruisers and Spitfires

    My 1980 Cruiser. Bob U saddle and a chro-moly seat post from pork chop BMX. Also has some really high quality MKS pedals. Of course the BMX fork with matching Patina. This bike is rough looking but nice to ride!