Thank you Scribble...they are a hoot to ride..I really like the way you modernize these old Schwinn's, I bet they ride fantastically !
Wow thank you...I feel guilty sometimes doing something so easy and fun with you scratch builders slaving away...the mods do make a difference if you like to tool around on an old bike.
Might have to be a bit of a tease until it's finished.......will probably take some pics in the morning. Have a lot of details to catch up on too.Oh wait till you all see today's update
Thank you very much...did the full treatment on the hoops this time but these were fairly easy ones.Just seeing this for the first time. As usual, I love the modern components on the vintage frame and the wheels and tires are perfect! I can always count on a Chad T build to impress! Keep it up.
It holds up better than you'd think. This should work well since it's down in the groove but this vinyl would look good without it too. Just wanted to give it the oem look. Wonder how many of these got parted for that white/mylar seat.Love the seat! I'd like to know how that mylar tape holds up to actual riding. I got my foam, I just need some time to put my seat together now.
Thank you! That is the Chad T 2016 model springer. Those are rockshox springs with shaft collars for the upper perches. Bottom section is 5/8 sissy with the bottoms of some krate shock tubes for decoration.You didn't talk about your sissy bar. You took the guts and put them on the outside to give it a springer look? Tell us about that! I'm loving it!
It's called dacron and it's cheap. Starts out about 1/2 inch thick and will compress down to nothing almost. Works great for the wrap!Chad, to make sure I'm understanding this correctly: You glued on your foam, then you covered the upper pan with a liner of felt?
If that's the case, what's the felt? It looks like it would work easier than trying to get the foam to do that.
I bought a yard! Thanks!It's called dacron and it's cheap. Starts out about 1/2 inch thick and will compress down to nothing almost. Works great for the wrap!
This is what I used. http://www.ebay.com/itm/30-wide-Dacron-Wrap-SOLD-BY-THE-YARD/362113520822?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
The dacron works good to do the wrap. Smooths the edges of the padding and gives the vinyl a nice tight fit to the pan. Hard to get a decent looking seat with a thick wrap.View attachment 64222 I like the seat foam idea! I haven't done a seat but have been collecting pans and materials to do so for some time. I was going to glue a cut piece of 3/16" polyethylene sheet to the pan then wrap in 1/2' medium density polyurethane but the Dacron wrap looks much easier to wrap. Instead, I think I will use the foams cut to shape and glued on then wrap it in that Dacron. The 2 different foam densities should give it a soft feel without bottoming out on my 200 lb butt.