Re: 81' Schwinn Cruiser 5 Build (Picture Heavy)
The schwinn is currently a 5 speed. I'd like to swap out the rims for something more heavy duty. I've been looking at the grubee HD axel since it will mate directly with the new motor sprocket. Will I be able to keep the stock 5 speed sprocket using the grubee axel? do I have to use the drum brake with grubee axel?
Secondly, does anyone in the SF Bay Area know of a good place to get powder coating done? I'd like to get the frame, chain guard, and fenders powder painted matte black. I’ll either be polishing the chrome or replacing bits with matte aluminum. Is there a way to strip nickel/chrome plating to give the steel a matte finish but still prevent it from rusting?