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Offline Taipan

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Re: The last restoration from me. The Pink Schwinn.
« Reply #50 on: July 30, 2022, 11:35 AM »
Not somethimng I would build to be honest but thats a credit to you fella  :daumenhoch: attention to detail and fare play she does look sweet especially the Lady decal lol  ;)  and love that colour named 'Bazooka Joe' brings back childhood memories that chewing gum  :daumenhoch:  Like I said not something I'd build as I'm totally old school but deffo worth a read and a comment of just how nice your build is  :daumenhoch:

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Re: The last restoration from me. The Pink Schwinn.
« Reply #51 on: July 30, 2022, 12:19 PM »
Cheers dude. Yeah it's mid school tbh. Totally get it because I'm not an old school fan but do like a good build.

My lever Johnnies came today. Might sneak them on before I leave.

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Re: The last restoration from me. The Pink Schwinn.
« Reply #52 on: August 02, 2022, 04:03 PM »
Wanted a new stem. Not because I don't like it, but more the colour. I think a polished or chrome stem would look so much better. Problem is finding them. Almost impossible. Profile still make them but no one stocks them. Which led me to thinking (as they are for Jr race BMX) that Stay Strong also did them. Sure enough, they were on SS site. For 70 quid.

It isn't that I am opposed to spending money on the build, but more that I don't want to be stupid. So I searched Ebay, and lo and behold....





New, bought in error (probably thinking it was 1-1/8) and then by the look of it left in the sun for a bit  :LolLolLolLol:

25 boys. Next up, oven cleaner and a good polish. I am not going to polish the whole inlay part with the logo on. That will look like the rear brake.

Edit. I know what you are probably thinking. "Why not strip and polish the stem you have?". Easy, because it is cast. It isn't ano, meaning it is cast. Cast alu does not polish, it looks marbled. No matter how much rubbing you do it won't shine  :LolLolLolLol:

The SS is CNC. I have a feeling that Profile may even make them for Stephen,  but no idea.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2022, 04:04 PM by Midschoolfool »

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Re: The last restoration from me. The Pink Schwinn.
« Reply #53 on: August 02, 2022, 04:51 PM »
Oh yeah, almost forgot these bloody things  :LolLolLolLol:

Just went down and picked them up.





Didn't even realise they were fully sealed.

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Re: The last restoration from me. The Pink Schwinn.
« Reply #54 on: August 04, 2022, 07:29 PM »
There is one thing I forgot to do. All the time I have been collecting bikes and building them I promised myself, one day, I would get some Gsport wheels.

Turns out the right time is now.

Been looking around, but you either can't get any ATM or they are toothpaste coloured or etc. Nothing in black at all, and those I did find were being gouged at around 120 quid a rim. Not paying that.

Couple of days ago I searched again and found these.



One is a Ribcage, the other a Rollcage. I mulled it over at the price he wanted and thought I would come back to them. Decided today to throw over a cheeky offer IMO, as he bought the wheels new and then paid to have them powdered. He accepted.

Obviously the decals I can make myself out of 3M vinyl (it is so much better than the other generic shite). The hubs though. Yeah, I won't lie that worried the fudge out of me. I know from before that finding 36h freewheel sealed hubs is bloody HARD. I know this from when I built my GT. I must have just spent over two hours scouring, but IDK what the hell has happened to Ebay's search engine but just typing BMX hub doesn't seem to bring up anything. In the end I was digging through a seller's stuff and this popped up.



36h. Uh huh, what I needed. 14mm. Uh huh,. what I needed. Sealed. Uh huh.... BOUGHT. NOS, 20 quid.

Debating what to do for the front. Though the world is literally my oyster on that. IDK if I will build these myself or cave and take them to a LBS. We'll see. The Gusset have an appointment with a lovely Dirt Bike NG.

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« Reply #55 on: August 05, 2022, 02:41 PM »
Right. After a four hour battle that's the hubs sorted.  :LolLolLolLol:

So I found a hub I wanted on Source, in the sale. Cool ! It is a Madera Pilot. Basically? it's a Profile hub, at well under half the price of a Profile hub. 47.99 on clearance. It says "When you order you can select the bolts you desire". OK cool, I want the volcano bolts.



Basically because they are the prettiest, and not the ugly heavier ones you use if using pegs. For that you use the button or hex. Given my peg mounts to the fork though yeah, I wanted the nice polished ones. So you go to the cart and it then brings up a list. It says -20.63 or whatever they cost, yet when you add them it charges you for them. I then began an hour long head ramming session trying to get them added without it charging me, no dice. OK sod it, I will call Source. Two hours it was engaged. It was then I realised I had put an extra digit in the phone number  :LolLolLolLol:

Two more calls to the actual number and it is all sorted. I also asked him to speak to the tech guy and get the spoke length for that hub going into a Rollcage (The ribcage is stronger and will go on the back). Wicked.



Then I realised they dropped their free shipping price from 99 quid to 50. So I got some socks for 6 quid, meaning the socks cost me 2 quid.


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Re: The last restoration from me. The Pink Schwinn.
« Reply #56 on: August 05, 2022, 08:29 PM »
OK spokes ordered for the front. Will need to measure up the back.



Not going to use crap on this. Will get the same for the rear.

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Re: The last restoration from me. The Pink Schwinn.
« Reply #57 on: August 10, 2022, 02:29 PM »




Rims are gorgeous.



Just literally cutting the logos now.

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Re: The last restoration from me. The Pink Schwinn.
« Reply #58 on: August 10, 2022, 03:41 PM »
Rollcage.



Ribcage.



Mungo like candy...


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« Reply #59 on: August 10, 2022, 06:45 PM »
It's actually the wrong way around ! Did some final checking and the Rollcage is the one with the pressed line in the centre. The Ribcage is much thicker there.

Any way, time for a caustic stew.

Started off giving it a Gunk bath. Didn't want it to come off patchy.



Then it was time for a bit of King.  "That's, what my heart, yearns for now!"



Bubbles !



Then then cum.



Give it a good stir.



And done.






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