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rover67
05-16-2012, 09:03 PM
Any Guesses??

I just got a bunch of the parts today in the mail......

Check out that hub.. NOS.... Giggidy.

Never been run.

Hulk
05-16-2012, 09:30 PM
Cool old Brooks saddle.

smslavin
05-16-2012, 09:59 PM
Cool old Brooks saddle.

ditto. nice. :thumb:

Red_Chili
05-16-2012, 10:05 PM
I remember those. I think I still have sore places on my butt from them. Lemme move in my seat.....


Yep, there they are.

LARGEONE
05-17-2012, 05:45 PM
I'm gonna be so jealous if it's a WWII era fat TANK bike.

60wag
05-17-2012, 08:40 PM
Do you need a truing stand?

rover67
05-18-2012, 09:41 AM
Do you need a truing stand?

I am just gonna build new wheels, as in let somebody do that for me..

DaveInDenver
05-18-2012, 09:47 AM
Running Repack? What year is yours?

smslavin
05-18-2012, 09:55 AM
I am just gonna build new wheels, as in let somebody do that for me..

aw, come on. truing wheels is so much fun. lacing them is even better. wait, was i triple lacing or just double? damnit, just f'd it up again. guess, i'll start over... :rant: :hill:

DaveInDenver
05-18-2012, 09:56 AM
Is it a straight or curved top tube? Pre- or post-War? DX frame or C? My understanding is Joe Breezer liked the 1936 DX although some of them used the '38, the '39 and '41.

rover67
05-18-2012, 10:21 AM
mines not a DX. :(

I didn't know that much about it when I found it. When I figured out that it was the mid to late 30's frames they liked I started looking for them and couldn't find one.

I have to look at the serial number again to see what year it was, I forgot, but I think it was early 40's... so mid war? It has a curved top tube. I think that's why the head badge isn't really like the original DX frames... because it's later.

the only thing I am not too jazzed about is that the seat stays aren't like the DX frames, they are brazed onto the sides of the seat posts. Maybe they'll snap off.

yeah, I've never tried to build a wheel... I feel like I can just let somebody else do that.. I think it is going to take some funky spokes to make it work with the front drum brake.

rover67
05-18-2012, 10:30 AM
if I find a nice DX I may swap out the frame after i'm done. that part of it was relatively cheap.

and now I can't find the pre 1948 serial number database I thought I found before.

Jacket
05-18-2012, 11:03 AM
Unicycle!

Caribou Sandstorm
05-18-2012, 11:43 AM
See sometimes movies inspire us!

Looking forward to the build.

rover67
05-23-2012, 07:49 PM
Wheels and frame and fork!

rover67
05-23-2012, 07:50 PM
and here's something else that I am NOT building but rather is being made for me :)

A new Walt Works Frame!

I had to show off.

Corbet
05-23-2012, 09:08 PM
Two cool projects. Drum brakes are cool. I ran them on my old winter commuter in the day. I was a 60's era Schwinn frame. Cooks Bros cranks, MTN bar and stem with the drums laced into modern 26" rims. Kept the old chrome fenders and OEM fork. It was a fun towny.

If you ever want a free lesson on the right way to build bicycle wheels all you have to do is drive down here:D Its really not that hard. I love building them personally. Even back when I was building them a lot. About the only thing that sucks is 48 spoked BMX wheels. Just a lot of crossing to do there with not much space.

rover67
05-23-2012, 10:37 PM
Need a new stem, and how the hell did I forget pedals??? DANG! can't ride it tonight.

Oh well.

:D

Hulk
05-24-2012, 01:26 AM
Über cool.

Corbet
05-24-2012, 07:00 AM
Über cool.

x2 :thumb:

Corbet
05-24-2012, 07:04 AM
What is your plan for the front brake lever? Something on the lines of this....

DaveInDenver
05-24-2012, 07:11 AM
What is your plan for the front brake lever? Something on the lines of this....
Front brake? Well, be sure to paint those pink then. :-)





Yes, I ran a front brake on the fixed gear so do as I say not as I do. But then again fixies are guaranteed widow makers and no level of coolness makes them worth it IMVHO.

60wag
05-24-2012, 07:50 AM
The paint job turned out very nice.

I think the pedal threads are 1/2-20 rather than the ususal 9/16-20. They aren't easy to find. There def' are some cheap ones available locally for kids bikes. If you're itching to ride it, I'd throw some cheap ones on it while you search for the perfect pedals.

rover67
05-24-2012, 08:44 AM
The paint job turned out very nice.

I think the pedal threads are 1/2-20 rather than the ususal 9/16-20. They aren't easy to find. There def' are some cheap ones available locally for kids bikes. If you're itching to ride it, I'd throw some cheap ones on it while you search for the perfect pedals.

YEP!!

I got some coming. more eeeebbbaaayyyy.

rover67
05-24-2012, 08:57 AM
Not sure on the brake lever yet.. the magura motorcycle ones I guess they ran seem aweful huge. I was thinking of trying a brake lever I have already (avid cheapie for my mechanical disks) to see what kind of mechanical advantage I need to make it feel right.

I think the front brake was a necessary item... The front hubs the Schwinns had were pretty flimsey, hell I think the axle was 1/4 all thread. Anyways, I went looking for front hubs and saw that quite a few folks upgraded to the front drums so I researched that. The one that is on there was cheap, is supposed to work, and hasn't changed much since the 70's.. so it is kinda period correct.

I think I am gonna try to actually ride it on trails too.

We have a fixie that we use to go to and fro downtown mainly.. we ran that without a front brake for a grand total of 1/2 day before putting a front brake back on it. I like to at least kinda be able to stop and that thing was hard to ride just using the pedals to slow down. I know this thing has a coaster brake which is pretty different, but still I don't mind the extra braking power.

smslavin
05-24-2012, 08:57 AM
Über cool.

ditto that. super fun.

rover67
05-24-2012, 01:45 PM
here's what it looked like before.. kinda neat, I thought I'd lost these pictures

seat post was hammered down into the seat tub and stuck, Bottom Bracket was seized, head set was seized.

Getting the seat tube out was a pain. Also had to weld up some spots near the top of the seat tube where somebody had taken a hack saw to it.

Corbet
05-24-2012, 01:50 PM
Those before pictures make the bike even cooler in my eyes. Nice work:clap:

smslavin
05-24-2012, 02:24 PM
here's what it looked like before..

way cool. great job restoring it. :thumb:

60wag
05-24-2012, 02:27 PM
I think it needs the chain guard.

nakman
05-25-2012, 05:02 AM
sweet!

DaveInDenver
05-25-2012, 06:48 AM
I think it needs the chain guard.
And the rack. He would be the hardest tourer of them all. I see your carbon 29'er and frame bags and raise you a one speed klunker and bungie'd on mil surplus canvas bags.

I am curious how it rides without the springer fork now. Did you reuse the original blades or is that a replacement fork?

wesintl
05-25-2012, 09:50 AM
nice...

rover67
05-25-2012, 10:16 AM
That's pretty funny Wes.. :)

I liked the rack honestly, it was pretty cool, but it was all bent up and pretty thin. I don't think it woulda lasted on there. I agree it'd be sweet to tour with it, but holy hell it has a big gear on it. We should get a group together and build a few more then attempt the colorado trail on them :lmao:

The front fork is the one that came on it. the chrome bits were just there for show, it wasn't a springer fork. I am sure it'll ride like a buck board...

I have to wait on pedals and a stem though.. I am not sure I have time to get to community cycles to dig through their boxes today, but maybe early next week or if they are open this weekend.

farnhamstj
05-28-2012, 10:54 AM
That bike need an old tire generator front headlight.
http://www.amazon.com/Bullet-Headlight-Taillight-Bike-Generator/dp/B000N8ES7U