'45 Schwinn DX mutt


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mbstude

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 22, 2012
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203
Gainesville, FL
#21
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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mbstude

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 22, 2012
279
203
Gainesville, FL
#25
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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mbstude

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 22, 2012
279
203
Gainesville, FL
#27
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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49autocycledeluxe

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 29, 2017
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fremont california
#29
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
 

mbstude

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 22, 2012
279
203
Gainesville, FL
#30
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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mbstude

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 22, 2012
279
203
Gainesville, FL
#31
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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