81' Schwinn Cruiser 5 Build (Picture Heavy)

Discussion in 'Motorized Cruiser Bicycles' started by revnull, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Yeah, your right... I don't know anything about building these things... :rolleyes:
     
  2. Salty Gator

    Salty Gator New Member

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    No worries Ray...happens to all of us....I'm probably just anal.... LOL....


    Laughs,
    Salty.shft.
     
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    Salty Gator New Member

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    ( Flogs Norm )......learn boy ! :D.....Why aint you out pickin' cotton ? !


    Grins,
    Salty.shft.
     
  4. revnull

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    I'm not ragging on anyone's expertise. Experienced builders like yourself lending their advice is one of the things that make a site like this so informative and helpful. I'm merely electing to not go the full restoration route. Even though the original wheels where built tough (12 gauge galvanized spokes I believe), time/rust has taken its toll. Since I'd like to avoid using a ragjoint sprocket mount and would not like to break a spoke at speed, a new rear wheel seems like the right choice. The front wheel is in bad shape as well, I might as well get a matching set. Again, this is my noob opinion based on my very limited experience.

    Even if the advice is not headed, it's most certainly appreciated.

    - Ray
     
  5. revnull

    revnull New Member

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    Here are some pictures I found of an original Schwinn Cruiser 5:

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    I've seen replacement decal sets on ebay, but most are water transfer. I've read that these type of decals will not adhere to powder paint. Is there another option or am I SOL?
     
  6. hot rodder

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    your rims are savable go to napa auto buy a gallon of aluminum brightener this is a acid that will eat the rust and make the rims look new. use a trash can lid pour some aluminum brighter in the lid stand the rim up and put in the acid and rotate it and scrub it with a brush as you go then rinse thoroughly with water you will be amazed with the result will also clean spokes and hub
     

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