Early 50s Straightbar Schwinn Whizzer

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Tom Hand

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jun 23, 2019
48
64
KC, MO
Folks, can someone tell me if the springer front end for the Whizzer equipped Schwinns used a stronger spring? And, can anyone tell me where you might find a good usable front springer assembly with the stronger spring for my 1950 Schwinn I built?
Thank you all very much!
Tom Hand

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bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
23,339
Chicago area west
yes, they had a Heavy Duty Spring. Don't you want to use your disc brake?
 

bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
23,339
Chicago area west
How does the disc mount to the wheel?
I have a pre '55 springer w/standard spring
 

Tom Hand

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jun 23, 2019
48
64
KC, MO
Wow that green one jumps out! Do you mind posting a few more images?
Thank you!
Tom Hand
 

Tom Hand

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jun 23, 2019
48
64
KC, MO
Bricycle, you mentioned you had a pre-55 fork assembly. Was it for sale? And most importantly, is the heavier spring available from somewhere?
Thank you.
Tom
 

schwinnderella

Finally riding a big boys bike
Sep 21, 2009
406
Palatine, United States
The heavy spring used to be available alone and they were cheap, not sure if they are still available.
 
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GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
11,978
Central Arizona
Memory Lane Classics had the HD springs but they are no longer around.
 

Tom Hand

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jun 23, 2019
48
64
KC, MO
I had read that. An other ideas where one might find a decent one? Thanks for the info both you.
 

mason_man

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 11, 2009
408
Whittier Ca.
Hi Tom, are you still looking for a Springer fork?
Bike looks like new.


Ray
 

Tom Hand

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jun 23, 2019
48
64
KC, MO
Ray, if it is dated around the time of my frame and has the right spring, I think I am interested. Please let me know what you might have and thank you.
Tom
 

mason_man

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 11, 2009
408
Whittier Ca.
Hi Tom, here's pictures of some forks,some done and some undone. These are some of Ron's from his shop. The chrome one is original from 1949. I told him you'd be calling him. Ron Houk 1-714- 996-6323


Ray
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