Schwinn Tandem Restore

Discussion in 'All Things Schwinn' started by zcurves, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. #1 Posted Nov 1, 2011

    Guest

    Hello,

    I am new here- glad to find CABE. I am restoring a '52 Schwinn Tandem that I have had for twenty years. I am looking for advice on getting the heavy duty wheels re-chromed or going with new. This thing is so heavy that I am also considering a custom build rear wheel with a multi-geared hub and HD spokes.

    I will have the frame stripped and powered coated back to the ubiquitous Schwinn blue, re-chrome the Cranks, Headset and other tandem hardware. Finish up with new chrome fenders and handlebars.

    I will post pics soon.

    Any thoughts, suggestions??

    Thanks,
    Andrew (ZCurves)
     
  2. #2 Posted Nov 1, 2011

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    heres a pic of my old tandem if you need something for a comparison.this is a 1948 and maybe yours looks close to the same
    schwinn1948-1.jpg
     
  3. #3 Posted Nov 1, 2011

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    Nice! Mine has the chain guard on the opposite side and it is a single speed. I like the Hub Brakes on yours - something I am considering. I also found a white OEM decal set.

    -Andrew (ZCurves)
     
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    i dont think my seats are original.they are Dunlop
     
  5. #5 Posted Nov 11, 2011

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    tandum

    are you sure it's a 52? I'am restoring a 55 right how and it look's just like the 48 except in red, can you post the serial # we might be able to help you out!