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Old 07-27-11, 02:11 PM   #1
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Schwinn Racer Anyone

I've seen a lot of old Sixties Schwinn Racers pop on CL lately. Has anyone ever done anything to one? I was thinking about putting a set of 26" solid axle MTB wheels on one. Before I pop for the bike I'd love to hear from someone who built up one.
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The MTB 26" size is different from the utility bike 26" size. MTB wheel rims will be 15mm further away from the brakes.

Try the C&V forum. I've seen descriptions of various conversions on there.
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umm you mean one of these? with a mountain bike wheelset? I'd need more info man.. as it is the thing is a beast gotta be around 60 pounds stock..
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The MTB 26" size is different from the utility bike 26" size. MTB wheel rims will be 15mm further away from the brakes.

Try the C&V forum. I've seen descriptions of various conversions on there.
With Tektro long reach brakes that shouldn't be a problem. I've got some freewheel wheelsets spaced at 126mm with a solid axle that should fit the dropouts.

All I'm looking for is some feedback on the bike itself. Schwinn made a ton of these bikes along with the Breeze in the Sixties. It's hard to believe someone hasn't modded one.

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