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40-41 Schwinn D97X Build. :Now In Working Order:

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by duncan, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. scott brownsey

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    Re: 40-41 Schwinn D97X Build.

    goodluck with the wheels
     
  2. rusty1

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    Re: 40-41 Schwinn D97X Build.

    Boy, that' was a nasty lookin bike, but you're cleaning it up nicely.
     
  3. duncan

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    Re: 40-41 Schwinn D97X Build.

    Thanks guys.

    Cleaned up the hubs with an SOS pad today:
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  4. duncan

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    Re: 40-41 Schwinn D97X Build.

    Finally laced up one of the rims. Now i just have to true it. I kept the old nipples, and only replaced the spokes.
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    I also assembled the cranks, and headset, and threw the seat back on. so now all I have to do is get the wheels done and figure out why the sprocket wants to wobble.
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  5. scott brownsey

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    Re: 40-41 Schwinn D97X Build.

    looking good looks like a bike again white tires look sweet
     
  6. duncan

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    Re: 40-41 Schwinn D97X Build.

    I got a bit impatient, and put some wheels from a Breeze on it so I could ride it down the hill in my back yard :lol:

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    Can't wait until it's done!
     
  7. switchblade

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    Re: 40-41 Schwinn D97X Build.

    Any updates on your bike. Looks awesome
     
  8. duncan

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    Re: 40-41 Schwinn D97X Build.

    Well, I replaced the chain ring with one from an old DP exercise bike I got awhile ago, and put a chain on it. It rides great so far, but the skinny, 30 year old tires scare me in the corners a bit.

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    I also replaced the pedals with ones from the exercise bikes. I lost one of the nuts that screws on the rod that holds the blocks on.
    Plus I cleaned the chain guard :

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    I should finish lacing the rear wheel soon, and then I will start truing both the wheels.
     
  9. duncan

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    Been awhile, but I have it sort of where I want it to be.
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    I now have 2 matchign white grips on it.
    Things that still need to be done is:
    Put some S2 rims on, or put a SA 3speed rear wheel on.
    Get some rusty "street sweeper" style fenders
    install a Lucky 7/Laid back seatpost
    put a "STOP" light on the rear.

    Hope you like it as much as I do
     

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