"Schwinn" front sproket on any one piece crank??

Velodrome

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Hi Guys. Im looking a a smaller front sproket for my upcoming Felt Twin build and I have found a nice one. BUT I also have heard things on this forum and elsewere that some or many Schwinn parts are not interchangable between breeds. Will a front pedal sproket from a Schwinn Stingray fit a one piece crank? Thanks in advance...
 

silverbear

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It should. I've swapped any number of sprockets around and they pretty much all fit with the exception of the extra wide one piece crank being sold by I forget. That one has a hexagonal center and requires the same in a sprocket if you go to another size (like smaller for engine clearance), so I file out a schwinn or whatever from round to hexagonal to fit.
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bairdco

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never saw the hexagon ones silverbear is talking about, but all one piece cranks and sprockets since about 1940 are interchangeable.

there might be a few oddballs out there, but i've never come across one except for a 1936 bike i have. and it was actually from a 2 piece crank ( and those cranks weren't made after 1940.)