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Skinny tire bike build.

Discussion in 'Kenbo's Chat Room' started by woodtickgreg, Oct 15, 2018.

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    woodtickgreg scroll, flat, spin Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    This is the opposite of the fat tire bike, lol.
    I've had this one for awhile now, I was just waiting to finish the other bike first. This is a tall frame lite weight Schwinn.
    20181014_122015.jpg Made in Taiwan when the quality was still good on Schwinns before the where sold to the Chinese.
    20181014_121928.jpg This bike was considered light weight back in the day, even though it had steel wheels. It's high tensile chromolly steel and thin wall.
    20181014_121939.jpg What it was.
    20181014_121957.jpg The seat will go, but I'll keep the brake controls.
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    The teardown has begun! Ok just the front wheel, lol. It'll be stripped and powdercoated.
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    Now you know how to party! Popcorn and coffee.:sarcastic:
     
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    Some progress.

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    Beer ,popcorn and pie....
     
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    More progress.........
    Almost stripped, just the bottom bracket and bearings left. Then I need to straighten one of the rear wheel dropouts and off to the powdercoater it will go. 20181017_070402.jpg
     
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    Repair to the frame dropout is done and I dropped the frame off at the powdercoater. Now I can start shopping for some parts and cleaning the parts I'm reusing.
     
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    I took the fork to work today and glass beaded it.
    Before, black paint and rust chrome.
    20181020_150554.jpg paints gone. Chrome is still bad.
    20181020_152513.jpg Man the glass bead does a nice job.
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    I think I might nickel plate the fork.
     
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    New alloy wheels with stainless spokes and quick release.
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    I'm doing this build in my excersize room. Kinda cool, I do a set and take a part off, do a set and take a part off, before I knew it my routine was done and my bike was stripped! Now I do a set and rub a part down with a synthetic scotchbrite pad to remove corrosion from the aluminum parts. Then do another set, repeat as necessary, lol.
    This is my bicycle tool kit and wheel truing stand. Bottom boxes are for parts, top boxes are for tools and small parts. Nice that it rolls around.
    20181021_114305.jpg The top box.
    20181021_114326.jpg Top box opened.
    20181021_114407.jpg The box of parts from this bike that needs to be cleaned, polished, lubed, and sorted through.
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    I'm cleaning the gear cluster for the rear wheel now.
     
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    Worked on the rear wheel a little today, got the gear freewheel cleaned up and lubed. It shows very little wear.
    20181021_170439.jpg I greased the threads on the hub so if I ever need to remove it again it'll come off. Notice the sealed bearings, nice hubs.
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    I got a new lightweight plastic spoke protector and installed that instead of the chrome metal one that it had originally.
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    I spun the gear cluster on and tightened it.
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    I installed the quick release lock and it's now ready for new rubber.
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    I took the handle bars to work with me today, I was able to rub em down with a scotch brite pad in between cycles running the waterjet robot.

    It's kinda hard to see the oxidation in the pic, but being under cloth handlebar tape for 40 years took its toll
    20181026_164717.jpg 20181026_164721.jpg A green scotch rite pad did the trick. No need to polish them as they will get new tape or foam grips.
    20181026_171910.jpg I'll probably polish the center of the bar as that's all that will show.
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    These are nice aluminum alloy bars, very light weight.
     
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    I gave the stem the same treatment. I'll buff this one out though.
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    I think old school gumwall tires are in order for this one.
     
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    I'm loving this. I love how the forks cleaned up. I'm always amazed at the great job you do on these bicycles Greg. Thanks for sharing this build....keep it coming.
     
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    Thanks Kenn, the top of the forks cleaned up well, but the chrome on the bottom is in bad shape. Glass bead media blasting does an amazing job and leaves a very smooth surface. I'm going to take it by the plater and see what they say. I dont know if the old chrome needs to be stripped or if it even can be stripped. Just need to find the time to get by the plater to see what they say, been driving around with it in my car since I stripped it. Lol.
     
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    That's the problem isn't it? Time. We never seem to have enough of it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with this one. I envy your bike mechanic skills and wish I had them. If you lived closer, believe you me, I would be your shadow just to get a small percentage of your bike repair knowledge.
     
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    Kenn, I'm sure that if we lived closer we would be doing a lot of things together and learning from each other.
     
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