Schwinn Skirt Guard

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57 spit

Look Ma, No Hands!
I have a 1936 schwinn girls bike and I want to thread a new skirt guard in the rear fender. Does anyone know the traditional material and method for this? I'm thinking waxed cotton cord...

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57 spit

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oh yeah, follow up question. It came pretty much all original with red white and blue plastic streamers on the ball end grips. Could these have been original? I haven't seen them earlier than the 1950's...
 

keith kodish

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
No. Most likely 50's,like ya thought. Simple,white cotton line is the closest I've found for lacing up the rear fenders.1/16th"?

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El Hefe Grande

Finally riding a big boys bike
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I used thick twine from home depot for mine. Finding the right blue and white wax cord is hard to find. The bakers twine is too thin and doesn't look right.


Can you describe if there was any specific pattern or technique that you followed?
 

the tinker

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Yarn looks nice and is available in every conceivable color. I did a red girl's 39 Schwinn in pink and it looked really nice. My daughter liked it so it passed the " ladies test".
 

mike j

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
There have been discussions on skirt guard lacing, just gonna add my 2 cents on the subject. Looking at pictures and coming to my own conclusions I have come up with the design I posted pics of in Gene's thread. I gave it a try with rings attached to the holes in the fender on my Huffman. I know not all fenders have hole as the Elgin/Columbia fenders just have tabs or ears. All I did was start at the axles with 2 seperate strings and threaded the strings thru every other ring on the fender and worked my way back down to the axle. I experimented adding amber shellac to the finished lacing to add an "aged" look. Really all that is needed is some time and much patience to lace these, it took 2 tries on the non-drive side because you get to the end an realize you missed a loop. Good luck and happy lacing.
A while ago, Bentwoody66 posted a great tread called " Skirt guards revisited ". Can't seem to bring up the photo's though.
 
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