what do you know about these Schwinn fork mount "rim brakes" I got at the swap meet ??


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49autocycledeluxe

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#1
I was out at the world famous Turlock Automotive Swap Meet a few weekends ago and found these in a tub full of other bike stuff. (ignore the crank) all 3 seem to be for the springer. I am wondering if there is a different one for the tubular truss rod fork? they looked like they would fit the springer really nice. I have seen the blade fork versions.

I was wondering what years they made these brakes and am I missing anything besides the lever.. one set looks good to go and I have new pads in the box.

post pics if you have these on a bike.

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island schwinn

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
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#2
The springer and tubular mounts are the same.there are different mounts for the blade fork.also different pads for straight side rims and dropcenter angled rims.I have the different sets on 2 of my bikes.i think they were available from late 30's up to the 60's.
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spoker

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
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#8
the correct pads are black and say schwinn in raised letters,they are made of a stronger rubber to work on middle weights and balloners vs the orange/red pads made for light weights
 

spoker

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#11
i think they made the pads for the twinns but i dont remeber the other part numbers,i think bicycle bones used to have them,but if they came with these set they are the right ones
 

fattyre

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#12
I’ve had two sets, one NOS and they don’t really do all that much other than flex everywhere. It's like your rims are always wet. 50 year old rubber brake pads are a bad idea if you actually wanna stop. Dragging your feet stop you faster than these "brakes".

They also have a tendoncy to rotate on springer forks even with the set screw tight from my experience. They then put nice little groves on your fork. I am not a fan.
 

bdp35

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Jun 21, 2017
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#13
I have a set of those as well, but I am unable to use them... I am missing one long stem caliper with the pad... do you have one to sell?
 

49autocycledeluxe

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#18
the more I look at these the more I see how poorly designed they were. way too much cable and housing. too much flex. :) that won't stop me from putting them on my bike.

there is a bunch on ebay right now. brake handles as well. I wouldn't pay that much for these. we'll see if anyone else will.
 

spoker

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
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#19
do you have an ebay link?all i found is one cable set ,some pads and one handle
 

bdp35

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Jun 21, 2017
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#20
They actually work quite well. They're no different than any other center pull designed brake. These are cool, because they are removable.

I am looking for the piece (actually holds the pad) with the long stem that slides into the braking mechanism. Does anyone have one, or know where to find one?
 

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