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  1. WillWork4Parts

    Overload Tube?

    Hey man, I'm with you on the cool factor that the Stik Shift brings...and I don't know of any safety factors that were attempted to make the Stick part safe. You could make it break away if you really wanted...but that takes away from the look and the durability that made Schwinns appealing at...
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    Overload Tube?

    Think about how a Schwinn derailleur works, without a cable installed the derailleur arms are spring loaded to a default of high gear. With cable hooked up, the way it actuates, moving the shift lever aft will pull on the cable, pull the arms, overcoming the derailleur spring and pull the chain...
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    Overload Tube?

    Not so much a moving forward issue, but a breaking the cable issue. If for some reason your 5spd stick shift derailleur binds while pulling it into low, the overload tube has a spring inside to allow for some give. The 3spd stick cable also had a much more visible spring to keep from breaking...
  4. WillWork4Parts

    Let's see your black bikes

    60 Speedster with some improvements, debating on black grips or white seat.
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    1948 Whizzer Pacemaker

    Echo tube, nice! Thinking the exhaust on dad's 48 S-10 Whizzer had one, but it was a solid tube from head to tip, no flex tube. May have been aftermarket though.
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    1948 Whizzer Pacemaker

    I've been told mine is a late 50 model and it looks like the same frame, minus the seat mount. Mine has an extra tube in the rear for a seat strut if I remember right. I think the serial number is just above the pedal crank hanger...4 digits...? Post that and I'm sure somebody can help you date...
  7. WillWork4Parts

    Sold 2 Delta horn units +

    I've got a Monark that's rotted in half...I'll take em! PM commencing.
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    HELP WITH IDENTIFYING SPROCKET PLEASE

    Agreed, Wald. I think there's another variation that was stock on Manton and Smith bikes, but the only difference is that the oblong crank pin hole is slightly curved.
  9. WillWork4Parts

    Schwinn pin striping

    Aparently these were fixtures used in the Schwinn Factory, "paint masks" I've seen them called. I can't seem to find a picture of the headligh one... The paint remnants under the fenders...I always assumed that was from them being stacked together before they were completely dry.
  10. WillWork4Parts

    “Pig Bikes”?

    Yeah, I think that's what I started out with a 48 or 49 girls frame...but super rough paint...then while I was squeezing that 3" tire in I noticed it wanted to rub on the lower right...and the upper left. Turns out the frame had a weld repair at the dropout and wasn't quite square anymore. :-/
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    62 26" schwinn double twin straight bar

    Actually, now that I look at your stamping, G makes it a 64 hub.
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    62 26" schwinn double twin straight bar

    I think from about 58 to 64 Schwinn was experimenting/shopping for rear hub makers. Their main go-to New Departure stopped production in 59. In that time period I've seen the F&S hubs with the Schwinn stamped brake arm...then the Mattatuck in 63 and 64 if I remember right. Mattatuck must have...
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    “Pig Bikes”?

    Yeah, I squeezed a 3" slick in my girls ballooner frame. You have to let the air out to get it in though...and I'd recommend the narrower Huffy drop center hoops. An original 50s S2 makes the tire wwwway too wide even for a balloon 20" frame.
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    “Pig Bikes”?

    Yessir, works great! The Bendix Multispeed is a lower first gear, so it makes for good wheelies...and will probably be good for cruising Swap Meets.
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    “Pig Bikes”?

    The Speedster is just one step from completion...need to find a 59 Troxel Polo seat to finish the 1960 apropriated look!
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