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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:59 pm 
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Ductape wrote:
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If it was me (and it's not) I'm thinking red pinstripe and the red Schwinn watersticker on the seatube to accent those rims.....


That's what I'm thinking actually.

Any tips on putting on the water sticker?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:44 pm 
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I have another hobby, where water-decals is common, model building. Here is a video on how to do it, and what to use to make the decal flat and crinkelfree: http://www.scaleworkshop.com/workshop/video7bg_1.htm


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:51 pm 
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I decided I didn't like the chrome Ashtabula stem (on p.1) and found a black oxide version that need some refurbishment. It's date stamped 1978 as you can see in the first picture.

Sandblasted:

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Primed with some Duplicolor self etching primer:

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After some sanding and another coat of primer, here's the Finish Coat in Eastwood "Zinc Phosphate" paint:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:17 am 
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Ductape wrote:
If it was me (and it's not) I'm thinking red pinstripe...


Hopefully the frame will be back from the pinstriper later this week.

In the meantime, my buddy clearanced the TruVative bottom bracket adapters. The counterbore in the shell isn't as deep as the adapter is thick.

I think I have everything now, so it should go together pretty quickly :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:51 am 
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J_Westy wrote:
Hopefully the frame will be back from the pinstriper later this week.


The good news is that I got the frame back from the pinstriper.

It looks great! It was done by Bob Strucel in Westland, MI. His contact information can be found here at the "Business Directory" page:
http://www.memorylane-classics.com/

The bad news is I guessed wrong on the bottom bracket and need a longer one, so the build up will have a short delay... :(


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:30 am 
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very, very 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:18 pm 
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Finished the build today. Very happy with the results :D
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Frame: 1939 Schwinn DX "Schwinn Ace", S/N: B21178
Fork: NOS 1981 Tange TX-1200
Headset: NOS Tange MX-2
Stem: Ashtabula (1978)
Handlebar: 90's BMX cruiser Answer Alumilite 7075
Grips: Ritchey True Grips (contemporary)
Brake Levers: NOS/NIB 1987 Dia Compe AD 290 4-finger levers in grey
Chain: KMC BMX Z-chain in silver
Cranks: 175mm TA ProVis 5 anniversary edition with retro stickers
Chainring: TA 30T
Bottom Bracket: Tange 68x122.5 with TruVativ bottom bracket adapter (both contemporary)
Pedals: NOS MKS BMX-7
Rims: Araya 7C 26x1.75. NOS silver, stripped and re-anodized red
Hubs: Sturmey Archer X-RD8(W) rear; X-FD front
Tires: Cheng Shin C693 26x2.125
Saddle: Brooks B-72 w/ chrome rails
Seatpost: Custom turned solid 6061, clear anodized
Seatpost Binder: Campy

Weight: 38 lbs of klunker fun

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:23 pm 
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That bike is a disgrace to the word klunker.

It's beautiful.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:35 pm 
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Nice use of the MX seatpost clamp!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:01 pm 
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myke wrote:
Nice use of the MX seatpost clamp!


Good eye. Thanks.

As far as I can tell, there's no such thing as a 1" brake arm clip, and I couldn't bring myself to use a hose clamp.


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