1941 OCC Schwinn DX Hybrid "Generation Gap"

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  1. Xcruiser

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    Was kinda sitting on this frame for build off time but Ive built bikes for alot of others lately and figure doing one for myself wont hurt.
    Its a 1941 Schwinn DX frame.I was determined to have tube forks of some kind on it but didnt want to pay a ton for a set so I started experimenting with different size OCC stingray forks until one worked.They are off a 16" occ and easily accept 26 wheels.I intended to use 24x3.0 tires front and back but Im sure I will be limited to 26x2.125 on the front and 24x3.0 rear.
    I like the old mixed with new idea on bikes so I tossed the bars off a 20/24 OCC on it.

    Its just at the mockup/concept stage right now with some rusty S-7's on it.Plan on a full job,paint,polish etc.
    I like the stance at the moment.
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    Re: 1941 OCC Schwinn DX

    Can tell already that the stance is cool. :D Looking forward to this build.
     
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    Re: 1941 OCC Schwinn DX

    Thanks for dropping in to check it out,always great to hear from you.
     
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    Re: 1941 OCC Schwinn DX Hybrid

    Sweet, has a mean stance! 8) I'll be watching this build, I have a 24x3 tire sitting in the parts bin :mrgreen:
     
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    Re: 1941 OCC Schwinn DX Hybrid

    its cool already i dig this project bars look awsum
     
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    Re: 1941 OCC Schwinn DX Hybrid

    i like the front forks. if i come across another 16" OCC i might do the same.
     
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    Re: 1941 OCC Schwinn DX Hybrid

    test fit the Dyno 24x3.0 tires,should work!
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    Re: 1941 OCC Schwinn DX Hybrid

    sweet i dig it r you goin to run a tank?
     
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    Re: 1941 OCC Schwinn DX Hybrid

    Hope to,the only ones Ive found are postwar repros one of the big ebay sellers is claiming are NOS at a crazy price as usual.
     
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    Re: 1941 OCC Schwinn DX Hybrid

    Love the fat tires, very cool! 8)
     
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    Re: 1941 OCC Schwinn DX Hybrid

    you could modify the fat triangular top tube from an OCC bike as the tank, which would keep with the theme.
     
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    Re: 1941 OCC Schwinn DX Hybrid

    Thats a good idea,Ill check it out.THanks
     
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    Re: 1941 OCC Schwinn DX Hybrid

    I like the way the forks work with that bike. I just picked up a baby OCC today for $5 and have already stripped it down for parts.
     
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    the king of craigslist. :lol:
    i'm liking this build.
     
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    its about for you to give us sum new pic update
     
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    Yeah buddy,sorry.I am struggling with this build big time,just cant figure out my direction with it(not sure what the hang up is lol)
    The occ bars were too low and it looked funny with the tall seat so I slapped on some cruiser bars made for a bmx style double clamp.I like it.
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    found a cool hairpin seat,its kinda bulky but what the heck!
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    white 24" wheels with white spokes came in.Hope I can mount the skiptooth sprocket on them.
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    front mounted,the tolerance is close ,about an 1/8th per side if I am lucky.Think i might have a fix (hammer) for this.
    It rolls free and easy at the moment.
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    Some nice teardrop pedals.
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    Im thinking royal blue paint with white scallops on top tubes.Need a cool prewar chain guard.
     
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    Looks PERFECT! 8)

     
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    Ok wew! Think Im back on track with this build.I was getting mega frustrated trying to find direction with this one.
    anyhoo- pulled the hairpin seat for a different project cuz it didnt look right ,got the white/white wheels on and welded up a layback post.
    Still in the mockup stage but real progress should start as soon as the monster inlaw leaves monday lol.Got a DX tank inbound,white paint instead of blue is the current plan.
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