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Skinny tire bike build.

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

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    Last weekend I got a good deal on 3 schwinn rat trap bike racks. 1 is a turned up model made for large frame bikes like this one, and the other 2 are for normal sized frames.
    The one on the left is for the large frame bikes. These all have reflectors on the rear of the rack. Cast aluminum and schwinn approved.
    20181125_162037.jpg This one got a trip to the glass bead media blaster for a cleanup.
    20181126_170658.jpg After the clean up. It didn't take much to give it a nice satiny clean finish.
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    I started prepping the frame for reassembly today. When you get the frames back from powdercoat g they almost always have to have all the holes cleaned out, now is the time to do it. The guys at the PC shop do a pretty good job of keeping the PC out of the holes but when you put it in the oven and it melts and flows out all bets are off. The bottom bracket for the crank on this bike is threaded and needed to be cleaned out of pc a wire brush is the tool for that, chucked in a cordless drill and run at high speed to create some heat from friction and it cleaned right up.
    Here you can see the PC in the threads.
    20181127_062001.jpg a 1" wire brush.
    20181127_062020.jpg All cleaned out and the bearing cups thread right in with finger tips.
    20181127_063424.jpg Next the flange needs to be filed flat of the pc so the bearing cups can thread in and have a flat to register against.
    20181127_073246.jpg And the bottom bracket is now ready to have the crank installed.
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    Today I started doing a little accent painting on the frame lugs. Dresses it up nice I think and it will help to mat h the black fork up as well. I'll also be doing a little red detailing on both the fork and frame to tie it all together. After the painting is done I can start to reassemble it.
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    I've been waiting for a special set of taps to come in, they are for cleaning up the threads for the bottom bracket/crank. They came on a very slow boat from Japan, lol.
    This is a huge tap. It since I'm only cleaning out powdercoat ot burs I just turn it with an adjustable wrench. I start it by hand with light finger pressure so as not to cross thread it.
    20181211_065913.jpg Now the left side.
    20181211_070355.jpg It does a great job of cleaning up the threads. I'll grease the threads before I assemble everything.
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    I'm very close to assembly st this point. Just a little detail painting to be done.
     
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    I got the red detail painting done last night after a 12 hour day. Hands where pretty shakey so it didnt come out as nice as I had hoped,:nodice: but I'll live with it. Looks good from a distance, lol.:sarcastic:The decals I got for it are red and they should tie in nice. Besides you wont notice my shakey paint as I go flying past ya!!
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    Finding time to work on this after 12 hour days and the holidays has been a challenge. I really want to get this one done so I can work on a couple other builds. Plus I have a crapload of bikes to service to get ready to sell at a couple of bicycle swapmeets that are coming up.
     
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    Fork got some detail red too, I am now ready for assembly.
    I dont have the bearing cups installed for the headset yet but this shows how it kinda all ties together.
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    Next pics should be decals and parts going back on.
     
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    Well I finally took a Saturday of to get some things done and I found some time to work on the bike.
    The first piece to go on is the Schwinn head badge. Double sided tape is applied here.
    20181215_103009.jpg Then the tape is trimmed back with a new razorblade.
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    And the first part is on the bike!
    20181215_104454.jpg Next I installed the headset bearing cups, packed the bearings in fresh grease, and installed the fork, brake cable hanger, and shifters.
    20181215_112304.jpg Front view.
    20181215_112318.jpg Then I greased the threads in the frame and installed the crank and new crank bearings freshly packed in grease.
    20181215_120147.jpg Then the crank arms and sprockets went on.
    20181215_121042.jpg Perspective.
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    Then I bolted the kickstand on.
    20181215_121450.jpg Next the new front derailer eas bolted on.
    20181215_122235.jpg The little hanger bracket on the left allows me to install a better quality rear derailer than was originally on the bike. The original was badly bent and damaged beyond repair.
    20181215_122508.jpg New rear derailer is on.
    20181215_123027.jpg Then the new quick release alloy wheel assemblies went on.
    20181215_124241.jpg the derailer will sit approximately in this position depending on what gear it's in after the new chain is installed.
    20181215_124304.jpg Rear brake with the reflector bracket went on.
    20181215_133245.jpg And then the front brake with the reflector bracket.
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    It's starting to look like a bike now.
    20181215_133318.jpg This sticker was a little hard to find, but I found one.
    20181215_140711.jpg the alloy handlebars and seat post are on. I need to get a longer seat post clamp bolt so I can install the rear rack.
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    So that was todays progress on the bike. This is my favorite part of a bike build, after all the parts ckeaning, searching for parts, waiting on the frame to come back from the powdercoater, etc. The assembly goes pretty quick actually and is the most fun.
     
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    The rear rack, rear brake cable stop, and seat are now on. I got a new seat post clamp bolt and used new stainless steel hardware for the rack. Managed to keep the rear reflector but it is tight. Now it has 2 rear reflectors, one is built into the rack.

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    Worked on the bike a little today.
    I found this really cool black chrome chain stay protector on ebay.
    20181230_104518.jpg Without the camera flash it looks better against the green.
    20181230_104541.jpg Next I sized, cut, and installed a new chain.
    20181230_111622.jpg Then I soaped up the new foam grips and installed them and the brake levers.
    20181230_113707.jpg I used the foam grips instead of tape because my hands go numb when I lean on them and these will help with that somewhat.
    20181230_113734.jpg I found these new lightweight plastic pedals with toe clips at my local bike shop cheap.
    20181230_121832.jpg And they went on next.
    20181230_122100.jpg Next the shifter cables where cut to size and installed for both the new rear and front derailers.
    20181230_122602.jpg All adjusted up and shifts like new!
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    I wanted to get the brakes done today but I dont have the right cables, grrr, I thought I did. I'll have to pick some up this week.
     
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    Decals are on!
    They are actually red not pink, lol. I'll have to wait till they are dry and see how they look in the sun. Might be some green color bleed through right now.
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