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Old 05-24-2012, 07:04 AM
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What is your plan for the front brake lever? Something on the lines of this....
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:11 AM
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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.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:50 AM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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ber cool.
ditto that. super fun.
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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.
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Those before pictures make the bike even cooler in my eyes. Nice work
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here's what it looked like before..
way cool. great job restoring it.
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I think it needs the chain guard.
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