'45 Schwinn DX mutt

Discussion in 'Project Rides' started by mbstude, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. #21 Posted Dec 15, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Thanks, but I've decided to keep it. I like this bike too much.. It'll just have to sit in the living room while I play with the new toy.

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  2. #22 Posted Dec 17, 2016

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    came out great,what bb conversion did u end up wth that was wider
     
  3. #23 Posted Dec 17, 2016

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Ahh,,,definitely their loss. All the kids on the block must envy you.
     
  4. #24 Posted Jan 2, 2017

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  5. #25 Posted Jan 2, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I decided it needed fenders and a better looking headlight.. But I wanted to keep it looking "sporty" and less like a cruiser. I had a set of stainless Wald(?) fenders, so I cut them down and reformed the folded lips on each end.

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  6. #26 Posted Aug 5, 2017

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  7. #27 Posted Aug 5, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    After a couple of rainy rides and getting the back of my shirt muddy, I ditched the useless cut down fenders in favor of some early '40s fenders with original paint. The maroon doesn't quite match the red, but hey, it's a mutt.

    Need to fix that bent fork..
     
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  8. #28 Posted Aug 5, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    kool front brakes!!
     
  9. #29 Posted Aug 5, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I have that same frame with extra rust. I was thinking about doing something similar with aluminum wheels but found some rusty painted S-2's that matched the patina for $35.00. suddenly the expense of the aluminum wheels was not worth it..

    how did you determine the year? mine has a X8.... serial number. I just figure it is 46-48
     
  10. #30 Posted Aug 5, 2017

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    The front brakes work great, too. The Kool Stop pads are excellent.

    I bought the frame from someone here on the Cabe. He had a thread about it trying to determine the year and 45-46 was the final say so, if I remember right. I've never bothered to research it more.

    I bought the maroon fenders last week on eBay. They came with a really nice, straight fork. I got it swapped on tonight and that took care of my bent fork issues. Much mo better.
     
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  11. #31 Posted Aug 5, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Btw, the aluminum wheelset with 7 speed hub was money well spent, in my opinion. It's nice being able to climb hills easier, as well as get some good speed going on long stretches.
     
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  12. #32 Posted Aug 6, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    true, but I'm on a low budget.
     
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