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oimakoi

Finally riding a big boys bike
Recently picked this up on sunday.
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It was my friend’s late grandfather’s bike. He said it had no tank and carrier when his granddad bought it here in Cebu, Philippines. Must be an unequipped model. This bike hasn’t been running fo maybe 20+ years. Stored away outside just by the side of his house and have been submerged in flood water and mud and whatnot from strong typhoons in those years.
What throws me off is the serial # under the BB, it’s an “R_6228” can’t really make the first number wether if its a 5,3,6 or 8.
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Can’t find an “R” in the schwinn serial thread here.
Non tapered kickstand, non tubular rear fender bridge and drop center rims.
But @GTs58 made a good guess that it most likely is a ‘47.

Washed it with soap and water, let dry then sprayed wd40 on the nuts, bolts, screws, seatpost, BB parts, stem and headset parts, etc..
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By monday i started disassembling it inorder to really clean every part big or small and asses the parts if they are still good/rideable. Surprisingly, everything went smoothly. Even the seatpost was easy, sprayed wd40, gave it a few taps(seatpost and seat tube), twist turn it left and it moved! Haaaa! Same goes for the stem. Only the right pedal and right bb cone was stubborn. First time i experienced that, all of my bikes were a pain in the ___ 😂

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i think these washers were installed backwards

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My friend had it repainted with sort of metallic green but he said he remembered that it was green when he was still young.
But i found red paint inside the BB shell, under the seatpost clamp area, inside the kickstand housing. Could this be the original schwinn paint color or the primer?
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HEMI426

I live for the CABE
Keep up the good work, don't ya just love when ya don't have to fight to get them apart. What's your plan for this one?
 

oimakoi

Finally riding a big boys bike
Looks to me like the bike was originally red. Now that is a crustacean! Good luck with the rehab. V/r Shawn
The handlebars has dried mud inside 😅, insides of the seat tube, downtube and chainstays also. I have yet to clean it. Damn those typhoon brought floods 😅
 

oimakoi

Finally riding a big boys bike
Keep up the good work, don't ya just love when ya don't have to fight to get them apart. What's your plan for this one?
Plan is to make it rideable/good riding condition, i promised my friend that he will see it rolling the streets again. Might take a long time depending on what parts needs replacement. Parts availability is always hard here in the Philippines. I wanna ride it rusty for a long while but might wanna paint it and restore it back. Just as soon as when i’m done with these two 😅
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(Paint on the tank is not original.)

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oimakoi

Finally riding a big boys bike
Hope this skip chain can still be reusable. A lot of links are frozen stiff. I soaked in wd40 since yesterday. Is that okay? Today would be its 2nd overnight. Am i doing it wrong?
TIA
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HEMI426

I live for the CABE
I use two pair of plyers and brake them loose one at a time and work them back and forth until loose, it's takes awhile but they should all free up. Then spray the grime out with WD40 and soak it in oil. It should be fine if no links were to badly rusted.
 

Lonestar

I live for the CABE
Looks like a great project ya got there! Keep it up!
I heard there was an Earthquake in the Philippines yesterday...everything ok , Buddy?
 

oimakoi

Finally riding a big boys bike
Removed the kickstand’s broken cam pin. The pin broke on both ends with only a small portion protruding.
I made a short video 😁


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Used my homemade tool.
Just a 5” C-clamp, 2 scrap tubes 3/4”(three inch and two inches long). The 3” one is cut on one side (it will look like a letter C) welded a cap on the other end. This will go onto the front bushing of the kickstand. (i put a washer on the bushing first but it is optional.)

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The other tube, cut a sort of notch from one end up to the center or so.. it will look like a letter “U” of some sort if you look at it this way:
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This will go onto the other end of the kickstand. And position the notch where the cam pin is at.
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Clamp it down and compress:
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Now the cam pin will be seen and free to punch out of what remains of the pin. The tricky part is positioning it so that the “U” and “C” tubes won’t be dislodged when you punch out the cam pin 😅.

I placed it on top of a bench vise with its mouth opened a bit so the cam pin goes through.
Kind of like this: (but the “U” tube should be laid on the mouth of the vise. I forgot to take a picture of that, sorry. But just imagine this pic, and move the C-clamp up about 3 inches😁)
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