Schwinn Ace

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  1. #21 Posted Dec 29, 2017

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    Would tan-walls or white-walls be out of place on this bike?
     
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    You can put anything you want on it but you asked about authentic which would be black wall Typhoons. V/r Shawn
     
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    Okay thank you. I'll start looking. Would those be NOS tires, then?
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Hmm, the specs only say "26" x 2 1/8" Cord Balloon. Whitewalls at extra cost." When was the Typhoon brick tread tire introduced? A few years after the Phantom was introduced?

    1951 sheet says D models: Royal Masters or Goodyear All Weather.
     
  7. #27 Posted Dec 29, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    DSC_0270.JPG DSC_0224.JPG This is a 1948 with before and after shots. It's my favorite bike!
     
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  8. #28 Posted Dec 30, 2017

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    Thank you for sharing that, Dan. You bike looks great! May I ask what you used to clean it and shine it up?
     
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    I ordered a chromed feather chain guard from eBay, plus the cross decal that goes in the rounded spot. Do you guys think that is acceptable, or should I be looking for a painted chain guard? Also, if anyone knows where I can find a 26" drop-center rim for the front, I'd be happy as a clam at high tide.
     
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    I have a correct feather guard that has been repainted at some point that I would sell. It’s nice and straight and all rivets on brackets are tight.
     
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    I used 3000 grit wet/dry sandpaper I bought off Ebay. Clay block, and a good wax. Use plenty of fresh water if you go the wet sandpaper route. The paint will look terrible until you wax it. Be careful you don't sand through. You might lose some details. Notice the pinstripes on my fork all but disappeared.
     
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    I gave the chrome and the rims an OA bath (oxalic acid) The spokes were replaced with NOS.
     
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    Been a while since I've shopped for tires other than the Bicyclebones Schwinn tires. I'm digging these Brown and Crème tires with Goodyear style tread. Made by Duro and Fenix.

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    Would it be "acceptable" to the purists if I bought a pair of drop-center rims and powdercoated them ivory, then run a pinstripe down each side? What's the status quo on this? I really wish to keep this particular bike as OEM as possible. How does a part like a powdercoated old-school rim affect the overall value, realizing the diminished authenticity? Is just "looking" OEM enough, or is it more valuable and more desirable if its completely OEM?
     
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    It’s your bike, to do with what you like.
     
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    Quote from the 1948 catalog.

    (Un equipped)
    Standard DX frame. Truss rods and chrome rims available at extra cost.
     
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    If I decide to do chrome rims, should they be drop center? Would it be acceptable to use later rims?
     
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    Some will say it has to be drop center rims before 1948 but there are bits of information saying otherwise. The first tubular S-2's were not knurled and they're somewhat hard to find. This is from the 1946 catalog. Bottom left. I personally like the look of the drop center rims on the vintage Schwinns.

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