I am installing a Chrome Springer Fork on a 1948 Schwinn Frame . Problem is the Fork Threads come up 13/16" to short . Only way to make it work is to hack some Frame Tube down on both ends . Is this a normal mod that needs to be done on these old Schwinn Frames ?
I have that tube you can have if those measurements work for you. Only difference in one I have is that it shows about 3 1/2" of threads instead of 4", but the overall tube length is 9 1/4" and from the race to the top is around 7 1/2". I did an OP Roller build which takes an even longer tube. This is the tube I had to use . BICYCLE SPRINGER FORK STEERING TUBE 8-1/2" CHROME NEW! - eBay (item 390295853448 end time Jul-06-11 17:23:19 PDT)
So I have the extra tube that I had to replace and you are welcome to have it for nothin if you want to PM me your address. I would be happy to drop it in the mail to you and since I live here in Illinois as well....it shouldn't take you long to get it. Let me know.
Last edited by ckangaroo70; 06-21-2011 at 07:34 AM.
Well...it isn't doing anybody much good laying on a shelf in my garage. I am in the bricklaying business and not bicylce parts business....so somebody might as well be getting some use out of it. Over the years I have had complete strangers help me out with many different projects at no expense to me. I find it much more valuable to be able to help out one of my fellow hobbiest when I can... rather then worrying about a couple bucks I might get off some auction site. I just hate to see somebody buy one when I got one laying on the shelf doing no good for anybody.
I Thank you much ckangaroo70 for the kind offer . But I jump and ordered that part the other day . The part was not to costly but will take some time coming from California . But that's ok I have Lots more work to do as well . Hey maybe once I get this Joker up and running we can go riding ? Cool Lots of great Folks here really could not do this build with out this Forum and it's Members .
I ordered a new CDI for a buddy the other day who has had a motorized bike laying in his shed a few years collecting dust. I ordered the part from Boy Go Fast who I believe is out of California and I had it in about 4 days. So perhaps your tube will get to you in a descent time as well. Sorry I didn't catch you sooner, but good luck on your build.