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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:49 pm 
BoTM Winner
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Hi,

Just though you might like to see my Klunker project.

its a Schwinn DX from the 40'S. I want to make a hybrid clunker liek allan bonds: http://clunkers.net/RedHybrid/red_hybrid.html

Anyways here are soem pics of the stripped frame.I am brazing on canti bosses and cable guide. I also wided the rerar end to 126mm for seom 70's large flange geared hubs. My Brazing is not as good as it was 20 years ago so some work needed to make it tidy. Anyways here it is with one bridge and canties done:
1. Old Bridges cut out and canties on:
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2. First new bridge in:
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I will keep you all posted.

Cheers to DrS for all his help with specs, and parts.

Cheers
Pete


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:55 pm 
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Very nice 8) need more photos please.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:38 pm 
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I have put on the bridges to widen the rear end to 126mm. canti bosses cleaned up a bit. and put on soem cable mounts. my brazing is not perfect and needs a bit of a clean up. you really have to clean all the old oxide of the frame before you can get any decent flow with the brass.

more pics:
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http://is.pinkbike.com/photo/4218/pbpic4218902.jpg
cheers


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:51 pm 
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wow. thats a fair amount of work. hats off to you. look forward to updates


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:03 pm 
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thanks, i have put a bit of time in, especailly hand mitring the bridges and getting the back axel width right. best to get it right first time.

although i am being a little pikey taking the bosses and braz-ons off old scrap bikes and re-cyling them. that is a pain in the ass but they would cost more than the frame to buy posh new italian steel parts.

shoudl have all the brazing doen next week, quick tidy up and a few last pics before i start painting. Although i have to see if my compressor still works after 10 years ina box! i will keep you posted.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:46 pm 
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Update:

i have imported some cook brother forks, and brazed on some brake bosses.
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my brazing has come on hence the small fillet, but still need a bit of cleaning up:
http://is.pinkbike.com/photo/4272/pbpic4272967.jpg
I have finished the cable routing braz-ons and the frame and it all ready for a clean up and paint:
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Now do i wait for my Christmas present of a new spray gun or get the base coat done at the paint shop down the road?

Cheers
Pete


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:34 pm 
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Just get the painters to do it and get it built up. Can't wait to see it finished. Planning lots of Klunks for next year so get it finished and join me out on the trail. :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:56 pm 
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I might just do that, i have the paint to strip off the overbury as well so might get them both done at the same time. They can do the base cost and white and i will detail.I am thinking go the classic red and white schwinn colours for the clunker and red , white, blue for the overbury. I think i have at least 2 horus prep before they go to the paint shop.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:57 pm 
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biglev wrote:
I am thinking go the classic red and white schwinn colours for the clunker


Thanks for sharing your build -- looking great!

Are you going to pin-stripe the clunk?

How about the rest of the kit?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:38 pm 
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Wow! That's really cool. Where did you find the frame?


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