My 26” Schwinn bmx bike project


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frampton

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 31, 2012
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I'm stoked! I have been lacing wheels and cleaning parts in anticipation of it's arrival.
 

Danny the schwinn freak

I live for the CABE
Oct 23, 2016
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I ride Kenda K-rad tires on my klunker. They're fatter (26x2.30) and have a square knobby pattern.

Work great on trails, and smooth on street, and last a long time.

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Got my Kenda K-rads today. These are really good looking tires. Got them mounted up to my SE racing wheels tonight and they look killer. Getting a little closer each day. Thank you again for the recommendation on these tires. I love them.
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SLM

Look Ma, No Hands!
Feb 7, 2017
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As a suggestion : B66 Brooks saddle / Ashtabula stem / BMX scrambler bars / one piece crank / if you need gears 5 speed rear with a thumb shifter. My husband who worked at Schwinn (engineering) in the early 80's built up a a few of these while also working on the King Sting. I'll post pictures of the bikes when I get a chance...
 
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Danny the schwinn freak

I live for the CABE
Oct 23, 2016
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As a suggestion : B66 Brooks saddle / Ashtabula stem / BMX scrambler bars / one piece crank / if you need gears 5 speed rear with a thumb shifter. My husband who worked at Schwinn (engineering) in the early 80's built up a a few of these while also working on the King Sting. I'll post pictures of the bikes when I get a chance...
Yes, please do. I’d love to see what they look like. Thank you!
 
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Well, I am still gathering parts. My Brooks cambium seat came last week and it’s awesome. Today I’m waiting on the mail for my sprocket. I’m still in search of a specific chainguard for the bike. It’s the correct one for this year frame. It’s the only thing keeping me from taking the frame to powder coat. So if anyone has one or knows where one is, PLEASE let me know. Below is a pic of the style guard I need. Note the dip under the “R” in Cruiser and the lack of frame overlap in the rear, or wing, as they sometimes call it. Obviously, I don’t care about color or name, I just want a straight one that I can get powder coated. Please let me know if you have one or know someone who does. Thank you.

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Today I attempted to test fit a chain guard, but with the 3pc cranks, it just won’t clear. So I did the unthinkable, I removed the chainguard tabs front and rear. While I was at it, I went ahead and rounded off the rear dropouts and took the fender brace mounting tabs off. It’s all ready for powfercoat now. I will be dropping it off later this week. I’m really excited to see how it comes out.

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Well I finally got the frame and fork back from powdercoat. I went with a slightly textured, semi-matte silver metallic. It’s really cool because the slight texture hides the imperfections in the frame and it’s very subdued in normal lighting, but it really lights up in the sun. I’m very happy with it. Without bright lighting on it directly, it sorta just looks like freshly blasted metal, lol.
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A few more pics of tonight’s progress. Some red anodized pieces here and there. It’s slowly coming together. I love the red anodized pieces against the silver powder coat. Can’t wait to ride this beast.

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GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
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#40
Interesting finish. Looking at the pics it appears the frame was nicely rust pitted and then shot with a matt silver paint. I'm surprised it left the serial number very legible.

Clean build.
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