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Schwinn Deliveri

Discussion in '26" BMX CRUISERS' started by ParkRNDL, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. ParkRNDL

    ParkRNDL

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    When I picked up this Deliveri frame from @ind-chuckz I had other plans for it, but it just kind of headed this direction and I love it. Can't wait for some nice weather to get it out past the end of the block.
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    I wasn't crazy about the name Deliveri so I borrowed the Tornado name off another straight-bar Schwinn. The "BX" part was borrowed from the Sting-Ray BX, a 1978-only bike that wasn't a BMX bike, but had BMX-inspired looks.
     
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  2. ind-chuckz

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    Looks good!!
     
  3. Wildcat

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    The red band 2 speed is perfect on that bike.
     
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  4. LukeTheJoker

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    Great bike and build! :thumbsup:
     
  5. ParkRNDL

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    This is my first 2-speed and I'm STOKED. Shifts great but it squeals on braking. I'm tempted to rebuild it but I'm scared to death to mess it up.
     
  6. clamdigger

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    It should not squeal. Is there much side play ? Tire rubbing on frame ? Gotta keep them properly lubed and adjusted because replacement parts get expensive .
     
  7. ParkRNDL

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    Tire isn't rubbing, but there is just enough side play to make me wonder. I have looked up a bunch of resources on overhauling them, and the one that actually helped me understand the whole process from beginning to end is this one:

    https://www.sheldonbrown.com/sutherland/CB-IGH-3-bendix.pdf

    I'm a lot more comfortable following these directions step by step than trying to follow along with a video. Also, it described and named every part in a way that I could find it in the diagram and understand what to do with it. Just gotta work up the courage to tear into it, I guess.

    From what I have read, am I correct that it's a good idea to use heavy axle grease on the bearings, but a lighter grease (like white lithium grease) on the other internal parts?
     
  8. clamdigger

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    That is a good instruction manual. You might find some other stuff on google search. I did not find anything complete on Tube . There was a how to on this forum. You will need this tool : https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bendix-2-S...h=item3b2962511c:g:s4gAAOSwyi1a40oY:rk:1:pf:0 Like Sutherland says, high temp ( wheel bearing ) grease . Sold in auto stores for use on wheel bearings for disc brakes. That is what I prefer. The lithium will just mix together in use with the wheel bearing grease. But in a previous discussion here about this hub, a member said that he used lithium.
     
  9. ParkRNDL

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    So I finally did the hub rebuild and it was a success. But now I started putting some miles on it and I decided I need to make some changes, starting with the seat. That seat in the pics above is pretty cool looking but VERY uncomfortable. If it's a cruiser, it's gotta feel good to ride, so that seat has to go.

    First attempt:
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    Jeez, I want to like this seat. It's cushy and big and cool looking and comfortable and once I put it on a bike I hate it. Moving on...
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    This one is fairly comfortable but kinda boring. It says SCHWINN on it, which is nice, but it looks like it's off a Target bike, probably because it is. Also the bars somehow aren't coming together for me anymore. Soooo...
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    These are Wald 803s, which I have on another cruiser and I really like. Getting closer...
     
  10. LukeTheJoker

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    That is looking comfortable and also "sporty" enough to make it a great riding bike! :thumbsup:

    LOVE IT!
     
  11. MattiThundrrr

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    Nope, it's all wrong! Send it to me and I'll sort it all out!
     
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  12. ParkRNDL

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    By Jove, I think I've got it.
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    I'm a sucker for this style seat. I grab every decent one I can find cheap; I have them on 4 or 5 builds now.
     
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  13. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Oh yeah! Looks great on it!


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  14. sandman

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    I like the old mattress seats . Springs right they belong .
     

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