37 Schwinn Admiral - Klunker New YST Bottom Bracket

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 - TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by socal_jack, May 8, 2013.

  1. socal_jack

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    Need to move some bikes out of the house, might as well build 3 pick one. Klunkers all, get rid of a bunch of 26" MTB parts etc in the process plus some donor bike parts.

    The Good
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    The Bad(...)
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    The Ugly
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    Ugly may stay stripped as it has very bad pitting but it may get a textured or hammered paint job, need to figure out the fork situation between Bad and Ugly.
     
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    Number 1 is my choice. The bright paint and chrome fork is perfect.
     
  3. 41DX

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    Number one is beautiful!
     
  4. 41DX

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    But then,
    Number two has style!
     
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    Agreed, the good is good :)
     
  6. socal_jack

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    Yep, Admiral frame and has the original badge too.

    The lighting got funny on the shot, but the maroon on Bad has morphed almost to a Ranger brownish red, really looks a lot better in person.

    Agreed, and The Good is getting wheels, bars, and stem from this former RBBO bike. Nexus 7 will be pulled in favor of a coaster single
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  7. kingfish254

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    Re: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

    Hope to see the Girvin on number one.
     
  8. socal_jack

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    I think the Good is getting the shiny bits more towards chrome, but who knows. The elastomers have finally started melting so need to replace those with spring or new elastomers(not those ugly clear yellow though), maybe try some skateboard wheels.

    Need to gradually strip the paint on the truss fork and find out what the original color is, with luck it somewhat matches the Bad. I can see the darts under rattle can paint. It's off a ladies bike so long headtube will need cutting and threading.
     
  9. yoothgeye

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    You had me at klunker. Join our klunker contest!
     
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    LOL! are you having a contest within a contest?
     
  11. milbums

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    Wow, Wow and Wow! Can't go wrong with any of the three.
     
  12. Bill in Houston

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    dude, that girvin fork. too cool. maybe cool isn't the word for something that odd, but i love it.
     
  13. socal_jack

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    Re: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

    Slow getting going this week as I had to get gears back on this bike, for a possible sale. Required teardown of my RBBO7 rear wheel to get the original wheelset/hub back in.

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    Some parts that'll be used be used, gonna lace this Morrow blackout hub in this wheel, also had this TruVativ BB conerter and Super Maxy crankset with drillium ring sitting around forever for the Admiral(the Good) build, ordered a Velosteel hub to replace the Nexus 7 on the black Schwinn previously posted. Still need to get spokes for both.

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    Re: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

    Where are you at on these Socal ... 8)
     
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    Nothing photo worthy, lifting paint on the truss fork(was black), figuring out a paint match for it, getting silver headset together from parts pile(most of a Bear trap I think). Then I spied the sealed bearing units on porkchop, might try one. Need to tear wheels down & order spokes but work is killin me. Velosteel hub on the way. Still figuring out paint/wheelset for Ugly got an old black Dh wheelset might poach rims for, want to order all the spokes at one time
     
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    Re: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

    this would be my choice , if there a way to flip the fork arms forward , it would be even nicer
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  17. supergoob

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    I vote The Ugly.
     
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    You can flip the fork legs forward but it really jacks up the handling.
     
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    or [​IMG]
    schwinn/Girvin sprigner hybrid 8)
     
  20. socal_jack

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    Now that might be worth doing, have a set of spare old time fork legs from a springer and the numbers almost work. The trouble would be the shock attachments maybe some Heim joints would do it.

     

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