Pre War Schwinn DX - Post 'em!!!!

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HARPO

I live for the CABE
Dec 28, 2010
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Floral Park, NY, United States
Here's my 39/40 Century badged Schwinn DX. I had it for sale, but I wouldn't ship it. LOTS of interest with people pleading to have me pack it up. But now...I'm keeping it! Oldest Schwinn I've ever had, so this one stays with me.
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GTV

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 23, 2011
118
A, A
Two years ago I built this ‘40 frame up with borrowed parts I had lying around. It lasted this way for a weekend then came back apart. It was the worst riding bike I’ve ever built! Planning to get it built up again properly this winter with era correct components.
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Cooper S.

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 28, 2016
868
27
New Lenox Illinois
Two years ago I built this ‘40 frame up with borrowed parts I had lying around. It lasted this way for a weekend then came back apart. It was the worst riding bike I’ve ever built! Planning to get it built up again properly this winter with era correct components.
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Probably rode bad bc of the absolutely tiny gear ratio you ran
 
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Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 23, 2011
118
A, A
Probably rode bad bc of the absolutely tiny gear ratio you ran
You’re not wrong but it was still pretty bad with the standard front ring. The hub had a large “gap” between going forward and grabbing the brake. Is that just a trait of Morrow hubs? I’ll be using the same gear ratio the next time around and I’m really hoping to tighten that up somehow.
 
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