Crank dents on prewar Schwinn frames...wtf?

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SJ_BIKER

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Mar 4, 2010
5,826
Hollister CA
So I'd think if previous owners got a bit of crank rub they'd get the crank replaced or realigned? The clanking would get old no?
 

Cooper S.

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 28, 2016
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New Lenox Illinois
I’ve had them where you could see into the tube, always makes me wonder. Also never see them on anything other than schwinn...
 

SJ_BIKER

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Mar 4, 2010
5,826
Hollister CA
I’ve had them where you could see into the tube, always makes me wonder. Also never see them on anything other than schwinn...
Through the tube? That wouldve been major banging....the whole town knew you were coming....lol
 

jacob9795

I live for the CABE
Sep 21, 2014
1,164
Central Valley, CA, United States
Yes with some of those Schwinns there’s just a tiny bit of clearance between the crank arm and the frame plus a long crank arm and perhaps an aftermarket pedal where the axle threads in a bit too far
 

jacob9795

I live for the CABE
Sep 21, 2014
1,164
Central Valley, CA, United States
Maybe little Jimmy’s parents ignored him. They never bothered to teach him important life skills that could help him through some mental discomfort and he eventually slipped into a state of learned helplessness, the scrape in the frame was the result.
 
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bikemonkey

I live for the CABE
Jun 25, 2016
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North Carolina , Albemarle, NC, United States
Well, the clanking noise did get less and then stopped over time, so a "solution" was produced with no effort.:neutral:
 
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