My first build - 1960's Schwinn

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  1. ridemybikebro

    ridemybikebro New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I picked up this Schwinn Tiger a few weeks ago and have been cleaning it up getting it ready for a motor. This will be my first motorized bicycle and I am really excited about building one.

    I took apart and cleaned the rear hub which is a Bendix 2-speed hub with a lot of internal parts... Took me a few days to figure it all out but I got it back together. I will be building the wheel this week with 14g spokes and the original steel rim. I'm having a ton of fun and cant wait to put a engine in this sucker. I'm going with a in-frame 2-stroke - love the look.
     

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  2. headtrama

    headtrama New Member

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    nice bike you have there.
     
  3. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    If you are re-building the wheel, go with 12g spokes which are heavier.
     
  4. r00t4rd3d

    r00t4rd3d New Member

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    I need a frame like that.
     
  5. ridemybikebro

    ridemybikebro New Member

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    Thanks everyone - I'll pick up some 12guage spokes tomorrow thanks for the tip.
     
  6. RocknRoadPirate22

    RocknRoadPirate22 New Member

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    Man, that'll be an awesome MB for sure!
     
  7. ridemybikebro

    ridemybikebro New Member

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    Just ordered my Dax F50 kit! woohoo cant wait to get started. Will post more pictures as I go.
    Cheers
     
  8. ridemybikebro

    ridemybikebro New Member

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    Rode this bike today! Oh man it was fun to cruise around on this thing today.
    I built the rear wheel up and the 2-speed hub works. I can shift between a high and
    low gear with ease, just a little kick back on the peddles and it shifts. So much fun to ride
    and my engine kit is in the mail - F50 from thatsdax.
     

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    Radfletcher New Member

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    this is a special bike even if it DOESN't get motorized. you must know (firsthand) how cool it is to have that bendix hub... rare, valuable, enviable...
     
  10. ridemybikebro

    ridemybikebro New Member

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    Hey guys - Got my engine kit from thatsdax! woohoo... and have been working on putting it all together. Take a look at the pic's of my front mount which I'm not sure about. The rear mount is flush and stable, so let me know what you guys think about the front mount. I have read a ton of threads on mounting so I have some other ideas if this front doesnt work out.

    Cheers
     

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    ridemybikebro New Member

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    Oh and the Bendix hub I put on another bike of mine, it was too big for the sprocket so I used a coaster brake hub I had laying around and it works like a charm.
     
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    That's a great looking bike. I really like the color scheme.
     
  13. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    it's hard to beat an old Schwinn for solid construction and good looks. It will be a fine ride.
    SB
     
  14. ridemybikebro

    ridemybikebro New Member

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    Thanks for the kind words you guys
     
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    ridemybikebro New Member

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    Here are a few more pic's
     

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    Looks like the bike is coming along great! I like the colors and the front rack is a nice touch!
     
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    You are really an artist! It is bikes like these, simple and beautiful, that make me drool. Great Job!(^)(^)(^)
     
  20. ridemybikebro

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    Got the engine and almost everything else on yesterday - still need to cut the bicycle chain and make it shorter. After work today I plan on putting some gas in it and seeing what happens! woohoo
    My motor chain is real close to my 2.125 balloon white tires so I'm thinking they might need to be changed to something smaller like a 1.9

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