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  1. Mack the fork

    Painted S2 Rims rust removal but leave paint and patina?

    I need to remove the blotches of crusty rust that are bleeding through the paint on a set of S2 rims. My goal is to dissolve/remove the brown crust but preserve the paint, pinstripes and bare metal spots with the best methods possible. I’d finally like to clear-coat the rims to permanently seal...
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    Where to buy spokes/nipples ?

    I am finally making the time to build the wheels for my 1940 Dx “Bomber”. I’ll be using a large flange Forebrake up front, and a late prewar Morrow coaster in the rear. I’m using early postwar, painted S2 rims on both ends. through all of the input I’ve received from Cabers, I will be...
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    S2’s , spoke calculations and dread

    Dizzle Problems, You’re truly my hero of the day! It appears that you read the dimensions that I posted, and recognized that I would need different spoke lengths for the front vs the rear hubs. Granted, a Morrow rear coaster hub has a pretty standard spoke hole diameter distance across its...
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    Fear and Loathing in Wheel Lacing

    Aha! Good to know, thanks! ‘Don’t want to build up a wheel to find the spokes are a tad too long !
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    Fear and Loathing in Wheel Lacing

    Thanks Lounging ! I simply love your concise style. You’ve given me everything I need. Cheers !
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    Fear and Loathing in Wheel Lacing

    Thanks for the tip ! ( and the encouragement )
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    Fear and Loathing in Wheel Lacing

    Hail, all ye intrepid Cabers ! It has been some time since I last had to beg access to the “ All Things Schwinn “ brain trust ; yet here we are again. I am building an all prewar Klunkenstein Bomber/ Hot Rod with all the good, tasty bits ( Excelsior badged 1940 DX ) However, I’m going to...
  8. Mack the fork

    S2’s , spoke calculations and dread

    Hail, all ye intrepid Cabers ! It has been some time since I last had to beg access to the “ All Things Schwinn “ brain trust ; yet here we are again. I am building an all prewar Klunkenstein Bomber/ Hot Rod with all the good, tasty bits ( Excelsior badged 1940 DX ) However, I’m going to...
  9. Mack the fork

    Sold Klinedinst badged '40-41 DX

    Do you still have the Klinedinst DX for sale?
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    How To Tighten Old Grips ?

    Ha! Good one! 🤣
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    How To Tighten Old Grips ?

    I will be using some ‘40’s era coke bottle grips for my current build. I suspect over the years they have become less “plump” as some of the volatile portion of their composition has dried out. I am aware of all of the “hairspray/grip- glue/bar tape, type remedies. Does anyone have an...
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    1940 DX paint- bottom line ?

    ‘That a “band box” on your porch …?
  13. Mack the fork

    Wanted: Prewar Elgin chain guard

    I’m looking for the accessory type with holes - like the one in the photo below Please contact me via private message if you have one for sale. Thanks !
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    Prewar ballooner forks vs forged blade forks

    That moment when you’re pretty sure you picked the wrong Klunker fork :
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    Prewar ballooner forks vs forged blade forks

    Hmmmm…. Evil Knievel jumps you say .., Hmmmmm… Evil Knievel jumps you say …
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