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Time to make room for my tires!!!
To make the tires fit I need to cut off the kickstand.
The rear fender mount also hasta go.
Spreading will be made easy thanks to NAPA's Spring Lift Kit
Here it is in action:
Now to cut the kickstand on one side to allow movement
I used a bar clamp to make sure the movement does not just occur where the tube was weakened from the cut.
After spreading I put a block of wood to keep it where I wanted it while I welded.
Block of wood and metal dolly in place to keep the shape I want the frame to stay in while I pull the dropouts to their proper width.
Again pulling the dropouts together.
Tomorrow I will see how Fancy Moses is gonna look on the ground and hopefully take a spin around the block!!
Wheel-set meets Frame!!!!
Took it out for a cruise today!!!
Back tire is lookin' fine.
Front tire not so much.
Altho the tire is perfectly centered 'tween the forks when riding bumps and turns make metal and rubber meet. You can see the rubber dust in these two pics.
You can't tell but they have ample clearence when parked, but during a ride I can notice rub. The wheels are true. I have no experience with these forks is this normal? Does the design not allow you to keep a wheel-set in place?
I did put some washers on the fork to give me the clearance I thought I needed.
Might need a wider wheel hub (front). Even with the washers up at the top, you might be squeezing the fork tubes to much at the axle.
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Bike looks great so far! Are those the handlebars staying on, if so, they look awesome
That's the plan for now!
I finished sandblasting the skirts and fender.
A few places on the chain guard side had some pitting, here is some pitting in the skirt:
Pitting on the chain guard.
Time for some primer.
Here is the primer I am using.
I will haffta fix this tomorrow before primer.
Looking great. Try adding some washers down at the axle inside the fork.
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One of the biggest factors with schwinn type springers flexing side to side and rubbing is not having the pivot bolt tight enough.You can actually tighten them quite a bit and they will still function fine.I had this issue before-I left the pivot bolt kinda snug at best and It allowed too much motion side to side.
In your case I agree with the above,you will need to spread a bit,you wont be able to prevent such a tight amount of flex with that big tire.
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Thanks guys I will defiantly try these fixes, I have no experience with a schwinn style springer so all your help is valued.
I have 2 different options that imma try tonight, I will post some pics and see what you guys think.
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