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Old 05-03-2015, 05:23 AM
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Default Re: head tube replace

Hey Curt,
Some of the older downhill bikes had 1" tubes didn't they? With the bosses or whatever you call them for V brakes?

That's what I've been thinking about for my 63 Schwinn American Deluxe hybrid trike. That's the one I started last summer with the heavy duty custom made hubs and the differential axle you gave me. It has the kick start gas engine in back and an early version of the Golden Motor 36 volt front wheel. That front wheel has been a problem as there was no provision for a front brake. All I can think of is a rim brake, but I like a suspension fork and for the life of me have not been able to come up with a solution to the problem. But if I can find a suspension fork from a downhill bike which has V brakes, accepts a 26" wheel and has a 1" tube to fit an old Schwinn, then the problem is solved and I'll have good brakes up front and suspension forks for a comfortable, safe ride. What do you think? Is there such a critter?
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...
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