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91 Schwinn

Postby morando6784 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:16 pm

My childhood buddy that I road bikes with when I was younger told me he had his old BMX still, he said I could go pick it up from his parents and build it up for my son. It needs a lot of love but should be a fun build. I got on Craig's and found a guy selling same bike saying it was really rare. Its a SX2000 full CRO MO frame. What do you guys think? I'm way out of the loop on BMX so let me know what you think.

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Re: 91 Schwinn

Postby Falkon45 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:29 am

Looks like an early trick bike. I dig it. 1" head threaded (but that's still acceptable). In all honesty, clean it up, get a different crankset, seatpost and saddle, and update your brake and pedals, and you'll have a nice mid-school bike. But KEEP THAT FRONT WHEEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 91 Schwinn

Postby morando6784 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:43 am

What's up with front wheel?

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Re: 91 Schwinn

Postby Falkon45 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:11 am

it just looks damned cool. lol
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Re: 91 Schwinn

Postby blammo585 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:36 pm

It looks like a BMX race bike that someone tried to turn into a freestyle bike which is nothing wrong with. I got into riding at the end of 87. In 88 Schwinn was nowhere to be seen in freestyle or BMX racing. By 91 they were probably about done for. Although Schwinn did make a comeback a few years after that when BMX boomed again thanks to the X Games. It's pretty basic but standard for that time period. If the frame is chromoly then that's good. I'd have some fun with the build. Paint it, have some V brake posts welded on, and do a 1 1/8" conversion to use a threadless 1 1/8" fork/stem.

That front wheel kind of looks like it's radial laced. How many spokes is in that wheel? Is there a name on the rim or hub?
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Re: 91 Schwinn

Postby morando6784 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:10 pm

No name but I think he swopped it off an old diamondback he had in the day. Wish he had the rear still. Its got a lot of surface rust,gonna take a bit off stuffing to paint it back up.

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Re: 91 Schwinn

Postby blammo585 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:53 pm

If you want to really get rid of rust you can try this, http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=351132.
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Re: 91 Schwinn

Postby morando6784 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:06 pm

Wow that's crazy might try it

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Re: 91 Schwinn

Postby morando6784 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:08 pm

Elbow grease and some SOS pads go a long way....and a touch of rattle can.....0$ into it so far. Had it all sitting around.

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