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

Discussion in 'Hubs, Gearboxes, Sprockets and Chains' started by Velodrome, May 10, 2012.

  1. Velodrome

    Velodrome Well-Known Member

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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...
     
  2. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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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.
    SB
     
  3. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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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.)
     
  4. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I use re-pop Schwinn 'lucky 7''s on my BTR bikes... I think they are 36T.
    They help to get the engine down real low! ;)
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    Velodrome Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guys. I'll go for it and let ya know how it goes at assembly time.
     
  6. Velodrome

    Velodrome Well-Known Member

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    Well... Hope it fits. Sure is purdy... Just got it on the "bay"
     

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