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Just Jeff

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 2, 2019
372
48
Southern California
And one last thing today. My first attempt at recovering a saddle. I had a crusty old chopper seat with a nice piece of leather on it still and a crusty old Troxel saddle that was in dire need of a redo. A little paint, some new foam, and some spray glue. What could go wrong.

A few observations. Different foam would help, but hey, I used what had laying around. Next, no distractions while working in the future. I was interrupted in the middle of the job, and it was not fun. Lastly, with strong spray glue, be careful around it. My work jacket now has a 6” strip of glue residue attached to it because I wasn’t careful. Live and learn. At least the saddle came out ok for a first time noob:cool:
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CURTIS L LINDGREN

I live for the CABE
Dec 19, 2017
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60
Pacific Northwest , United States
The work you did on the chain guard really helped blend it in better. The donor threaded section looks like a good call . Looks like you added some length as well . Truss rods will be nice on that chrome fork set up. Cool build....................WAY COOL BADGE !! ride safe ! :cool:
 
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CURTIS L LINDGREN

I live for the CABE
Dec 19, 2017
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Pacific Northwest , United States
Pretty soon that Saddle will be "Form Fitted " !! :p Looks like your having fun . Keep the rubber side down ! ;)
 
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Just Jeff

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 2, 2019
372
48
Southern California
Thanks! A friend helped me with it. The welding part is easy, the light hand with a grinder is always the hard part for me :p

Btw, the badge was a huge hit on Facebook with the Schwinn group I’m in. Everyone wants one now! Lol

And one last update on the Dx. Clay tires are back on. So, until I find my truss rods, I think this build is done. Time to ride!
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Just Jeff

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 2, 2019
372
48
Southern California
Not sure on the length. But it’s a prewar Schwinn locking fork with the integrated truss support. I know I had a set, but for the life of me I can’t seem to find them anyplace
 

Just Jeff

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 2, 2019
372
48
Southern California
Well, as is usually the case, I decided to change yet another thing on the Dx. The rechromed cranks were bugging me, so thanks to a CABE member, I now have a set of cranks and an original sweetheart sprocket that look way better on the Dx!
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TonyD

Finally riding a big boys bike
In Memoriam
Feb 10, 2020
132
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Leonard, Michigan
I want one!! You should sell them.
I’m gonna read the whole post now. Sorry I’m sure I’m not the first one to ask. I love it. Great work.


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