Schwinn Ranger 24" Mtn bike frame converted to 26" klunker

Apr 1, 2014
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Pulled frame from scrap pile. Saw a thread regarding 26" wheels on 24" bikes and thought I'd try it.
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The kickstand mount, brake bosses and cross brace were all in the way, so I cut them out.
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I mocked it up with a 26" fork to see what it looks like...
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Pulled frame from scrap pile. Saw a thread regarding 26" wheels on 24" bikes and thought I'd try it.
View attachment 85530 View attachment 85531 View attachment 85532 The kickstand mount, brake bosses and cross brace were all in the way, so I cut them out.
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I mocked it up with a 26" fork to see what it looks like...
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My 24 inch Schwinn that I converted to 26 was a little small for me since I didn't have a long 13/16 seat post. I usually buy a Wald long post and JB Weld a steel rod in it so it won't bend. I didn't want to spend any money on it so I built it with what I had. I gave it to a gal I ride with who wanted a classic for the vintage bike rides. She has a beauty shop that has a bike shop for all to use at the back of her shop. My 24/26 conversion is going on the wall in the shop.
 
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My 24 inch Schwinn that I converted to 26 was a little small for me since I didn't have a long 13/16 seat post. I usually buy a Wald long post and JB Weld a steel rod in it so it won't bend. I didn't want to spend any money on it so I built it with what I had. I gave it to a gal I ride with who wanted a classic for the vintage bike rides. She has a beauty shop that has a bike shop for all to use at the back of her shop. My 24/26 conversion is going on the wall in the shop.
I also use a gas pipe from Menards and slowly grind it by turning it on my grinding wheel, then JB Weld and hammer it in.