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    Old Schwinn

    I have an old Schwinn I found in my barn. Its really old. Not sure how old though and would like some help identifying it. I can't find the serial number. When I found it 10 years ago, i stripped all the parts and painted it with rustoleum so it wouldn't rust until I could restore it. Now I want to start working on it and am wondering if it is worth fixing up, or should I ride it as is? Can I find parts for it like a new skip-link chain?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Early to mid-'30s, I think. It's really similar to a 1935 Schwinn Pullman I used to have.

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    heres where I'd ask
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    The pipe wrench looks older. J/K Id fixer up.

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    That head badge and frame style sure is cool. Is it salvagable or too rusted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by krispistoferson
    That head badge and frame style sure is cool. Is it salvagable or too rusted?
    There is some rust but I am gonna fix it up. I found a pic of a 1934 Schwinn B9. Thanks for the help. Very similar. I have a bead-blaster but am worried it will damage the frame. Does anyone know what type of chemical stripper to use?

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    I don't think the bead blaster will damage the frame. These things were made from some pretty stout steel. My two cents worth anyway. Very cool bike and a great find!

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    Nah, a bead blaster won't hurt that frame any. I'd cover the headstock badge with a few layers of tape, though.

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    Ok, I got the bike apart and have it bead-blasted (looks awesome). I just put the read hub back together. Seems to be in good shape. I would like to rebuild as many bearings as I can. Any idea where to get headset, bottom bracket, and pedals for this thing?

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    nice quote from curtis blow

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    There are a couple guys who frequent the Schwinn forums that deal in these old bikes. You might try posting there. Memory Lane is another possibility for parts.

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