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Discussion in 'Motorized Cruiser Bicycles' started by revnull, Jul 18, 2010.
Yeah, your right... I don't know anything about building these things...
No worries Ray...happens to all of us....I'm probably just anal.... LOL....
( Flogs Norm )......learn boy ! .....Why aint you out pickin' cotton ? !
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.
Here are some pictures I found of an original Schwinn Cruiser 5:
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?
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