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Schwinn Sting Pro

Postby Falkon45 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:30 am

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Got this thing on Ebay for $91. It's aluminum with a cro-moly black ops fork. Came with an Aheadset threadless headset. I love it. It's rediculously light. 14mm dropouts in the rear, and 3/8th in the front.
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My son wanted a coaster brake, but this will not allow for it. Looks like he'll just have to deal with the hand brake. But it'll make him the coolest kid in the neighborhood. Lol.

And excuse the BB in there. Just an extra 118 I had sittin around. Thinking of buying a 110 to set the chainline correctly.

Gonna get it powder coated as soon as I get the chance. Forks will be red, frame will be white from the head tube and both top and down tubes, and blue from the seat tube, back. Should be an interesting build.
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Re: Schwinn Sting Pro

Postby blammo585 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:25 pm

Falkon, glad to see someone else fixing up a BMX bike. Once I get some 36's for my son's Haro I'll be finished with that. Well I have to get a padset too. Then I'm going to start on my Haro cruiser. I'm ready to go racing so it's killing me that they're not ready yet.

I know you have the frame there in front of you, but are you sure those rear dropouts are 14mm? In the 2nd picture they don't look that big but maybe it's just the angle. Also, I've been out of the "game" for a while but most racing frames have 3/8" dropouts since they don't want a heavy 14mm axle to weigh it down. What kind of wheels are you going to put on? If it is 14mm, I have a set of 3/8" to 14mm axle adapters if you want them for cheap if you just get a set of 3/8" wheels. I ordered 2 pair by accident for my son's bike; I thought they were selling them by 1, but they were in pairs.
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Re: Schwinn Sting Pro

Postby Falkon45 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:45 am

Yep, they're 14mm dropouts for the rear. The fronts are 3/8ths.

Not sure if I'm going to put a padset on here or not. I gotta ask my kid about it.
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Re: Schwinn Sting Pro

Postby Falkon45 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:02 am

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The stuff I got for my son's bike, so far. So, currently down to crankset, BB, wheels, tires, brake and brake handle, seatpost and seat and clamp. Not a whole lot of stuff, but need to keep looking. The pedals are supposed to be clear red, but look pink. Might need to buy some solid red pedals, now. If only I could find a red/white/blue padset....
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Re: Schwinn Sting Pro

Postby blammo585 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:32 pm

USABMX changed the rule about requiring padsets on race bikes so now there's not many that are still made. So that means the best place to find them are on eBay. You wont believe how much old school padsets are going for. The best bet for a red/white/blue padset would be a Robinson as that was their colors. But you might have to pay a bit for it.
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Re: Schwinn Sting Pro

Postby Falkon45 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:53 pm

Thanks Blammo. Yeah, those things are rediculous on ebay. And I can't find one new at all. I mostly just want the handlebar pad and stem pad. The frame is too big to use the top tube piece. I would like a number plate too, but I doubt my kid will even ride it much. He's too wrapped up in The Sims. Lol. Hopefully, this gets him out the house more. I might not get him the mini bike a friend of mine is selling, just so I can keep him active, and have an appreciation for bicycles (something I didn't really develop until a couple years ago.).
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Re: Schwinn Sting Pro

Postby blammo585 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:24 pm

THE and Redline have padsets where the frame pad uses a Velcro strip that sticks to the frame and the pad attaches to the Velcro. These are used on monocoque frames or frames with large top tubes. Redline is only available in black though. I think THE has a few colors to choose from.

I might get a number plate from lipzpanelz.com for my cruiser. They do custom plates. But the track I got my membership from has a custom Crit plate for me so I'm going to see what that's like first.
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Re: Schwinn Sting Pro

Postby Falkon45 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:29 pm

Okay, so I'm looking for a crank. Now, this is a euro BB set up. 68 MM. I bought the chainring, thinking that I could find a square taper crankset that can take a single hole chainring. well, not finding it. So, any suggestions on what kind of crankset i should be looking for?

I found this: http://www.modernbike.com/itemgroup.asp ... 4AodN3UAig but don't know how to alleviate the BB issue. What do I need to be looking for?
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Re: Schwinn Sting Pro

Postby blammo585 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:55 am

This, http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000IQCLN ... -3&pi=SL75

You can get it from aawyeah.com for $25.xx with free shipping.
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Re: Schwinn Sting Pro

Postby Falkon45 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:33 pm

Awesome! Thank you! Now to get the cranks and BB, and I'm down to wheels, tires, and brakes.
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