'65 Stingray Nominal Basic

Discussion in 'CLASS 1 - MUSCLE BIKE 2019 BUILD JOURNALS' started by Jude Ephesus, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. GuitarlCarl

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    I dig rat traps too. Flip the rockers and they're ultra cool. I'm liking your stingray too bro.

    Carl.

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  2. OddJob

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    Lookin good, Jude. Be careful when buying a rat trap fork. The mechanical parts hold up OK but the original painted part of the fork is often damaged.
    -I knew my rat trap fork was damaged before I bought it and I had to do replace the painted part and make some mods to make it useable. flightliner.jpg spy jun 1.jpg
     
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  4. Jude Ephesus

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    Thanks wheelBender. Awesome input!!!
     
  5. Jude Ephesus

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    FD72367C-6432-4DE5-B9BE-87D9F7EC9013.jpeg Yeeeee - Haaw!!!!
     
  6. Jude Ephesus

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    08ADDF6F-1A55-445C-9C6D-A8EDEF97192A.jpeg 01E1584E-23E1-4F37-8D57-9F48BC15F980.jpeg CF2EE113-1485-4938-817A-1F30C32BE0DA.jpeg So, got the wheels on right, chain snug and everything all gapped, spaced and torqued properly so it’s ready to ride.

    OJ, I finally got the jam nuts in to fix the fitment issue with my front wheel and fork.

    Chain guard on and spaced.....

    Threw on some decals to snaz ‘er up.... getting close!!!
     
  7. dragnusa

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    Your killing it, I hate working on schwinns.
     
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  8. OddJob

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    The wheel fit looks good. I really like the new decals on the ratina frame! Ties in well with the lettering on your tires.

    Gettin' close! RaT oN~!
     
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  9. Jude Ephesus

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    51026C35-0B98-4D9E-BF28-04FD2A5195F6.jpeg Meh.... I put on some knock-off bow tie pedals.

    I know.... they should Technically be waffle pedals, but these were cheap and easy so I got ‘em.

    I had my eyes out for months for some non-thrashed, genuine Schwinn, waffle or bow tie pedals that were cheap...... so uh.... yeah, that never happens!!!!
     
  10. Jude Ephesus

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    0E2D5CED-37AA-4DDD-96DF-CC542C842A77.jpeg 64F2478B-979F-41CE-A327-4FE5378E31B9.jpeg 3rd time is a charm!

    I had 2 schwinn handlebar stems I tried to spiffy up for my bars. A ‘65 and a ‘67.

    With the AMF truss forks, the opening for the bars (headset locknut) is substantially wider than the schwinn, so the schwinn stems looked awkward installed as there was a pretty noticeable gap between the handlebar stem and the inside of the headset locknut.

    I found a stem on some extra handlebars I had laying around that had sears grips on them that I had no idea I had! Stem fits perfectly.
     
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  11. ParkRNDL

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    Those pedals are pretty cool. Where'd you get them?
     
  12. Jude Ephesus

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    7A9BE1C4-12B5-40D6-AABE-5CA56DE81C00.jpeg 4A21EDC0-3F16-4651-8C56-3871BABD8FFA.jpeg So, one way to fix my lavender grips..... PAINT!!!!

    Lol

    Guess it’s better than purple!!!!

    Will be interesting to see how it holds up... sure does look better.
     
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  13. Jude Ephesus

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    Thanks! I got these off eBay; they were super cheap; like $25 delivered. They’re not the quality of OEM schwinn, but they’re not horrible either.

    On a scale from 1-10 on quality with 10 being the most expensive, I’d give these a 6 or maybe 7. For $25 it’s tough to beat.

    I was going to buy thrashed schwinn pedals for double that, then would have had a bunch of time and materials blacking them out. Super pleased with these pedals.
     
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  14. Jude Ephesus

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    2857010D-BE60-46B0-B910-5390686C6B55.jpeg Here’s the front wheel and fork fitment: put a washer and jam nut on each side.

    Sort of funky, but works.
     
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  15. Jude Ephesus

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    F22C0FF3-FF47-40A2-B4AF-60DD9DA3CE11.jpeg 9304157D-5BD7-4206-AE58-C520D26EFBC9.jpeg Wifey be like: “you got some ‘mystery’ package in the mail while you were on your business trip! I wonder what it could be?”

    Me: “the final piece for my big bird costume?”
     
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  16. OddJob

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    It's either a banana nose or a banana seat.
    You can pick your nose, but make sure nobody is watching if you pick your seat. :21:

    Well open the package already, Jude!
     
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    I bet it's a sandwich
     
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  18. Jude Ephesus

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    0EF12C4E-A78F-4ABB-B222-AAA7FEDA4267.jpeg 87FCB27B-1762-43E1-805D-DD63750EDEA1.jpeg 08F5D040-D9DB-460C-BFF1-01435A32B1A7.jpeg AEA2FBBB-0F36-423C-B841-97DE7DAB2F98.jpeg I tried to score a cheap n easy re-pop seat off eBay.

    DUD!!!!

    It Showed up with what looks like a huge vertical storage dent in the foam that won’t go away and the stripes are crooked as all get out.

    I was trying to avoid recovering the troxel I have but am running out of time and options.

    The eBay seller was good.... didn’t fuss once I sent the pic’s and he gave me free shipping back, but I’m disappointed they didn’t catch this before it went out.
     
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  19. Jude Ephesus

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    Hey @ParkRNDL, did you just sell me a ‘naner seat off eBay the other day?

    I got a vintage replacement seat to replace the defective repop white one off of a seller in PA....
     
  20. ParkRNDL

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    Ha, nope, not me. If I had a nice vintage white seat, I'd be finding a bike to put it on. (I actually have a couple of pretty good candidates.)

    Funny, though, I have the exact same goofy repop seat with the crooked stripes you posted above, but in blue...
    20181118_170423.jpg

    (it's not really obvious in the pic, but trust me, they're crooked :rofl::rolleyes: )
     

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