Schwinn kickstand removal?

Discussion in 'General Discussion About Old Bicycles' started by FICHT 150, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. #1 Posted Oct 12, 2008

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    What is the proper way to remove the Schwinn brazed kickstand's internal parts for a proper repaint?
    I don't want to create any more damage than I have to.

    Thanks in advance.
    Ted
     
  2. #2 Posted Oct 12, 2008

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    There is a special Schwinn tool that will take it off in seconds- any older local bike shop or Schwinn dealer should have one. From bitter personal experience, this is the way to go.
     
  3. #3 Posted Oct 13, 2008

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Park Tools

    Hi,The Park Tools KS-1 is made for Schwinn sprague type kickstands. Pat
     
  4. #4 Posted Oct 13, 2008

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    Poor man's kickstand removal can be found :cool: here.
     
  5. #5 Posted Oct 13, 2008

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Our very own good guy, Gordon, came through with the same article in my email this morning, after he finished shoveling snow, I presume! Thanks to everyone!

    I'm notoriously cheap, and own both a Blue Point locking pliers and a Snap-on slip joint set. I can find an old seat post too, if I look around. I'll try it tonight after work.

    Ted
     
  6. #6 Posted Oct 13, 2008

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I used to...

    I use a very large cresent wrench....

    Turn the frame upside down pull the kickstand up, tighten wrench around kickstand at inside bend so when you squeeze the wrench and stand together the corner edge of the wrench pushes in the collar to loosen the pin...

    You also need plyers as well to pull out the pin...

    Try it will not scratch metal or paint...

    Old Bike Shop trick!;)

    J A M I E