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Old 11-12-11, 02:17 PM   #1251
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Time to get to work on that head tube brah
Hahaha, Seems sketch, is that safe to do? I think if worse comes to worse, I could take a 22.2mm stem to a machine shop to have them machine it down to 21.1mm
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Old 11-12-11, 02:51 PM   #1252
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filing the headtube won't help, it's the steerer that matters. I'd sooner sand down a stem. You don't really need to take it to a shop, just get some sandpaper and go to work.
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Old 11-12-11, 05:05 PM   #1253
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This is a 7/8" (tube size) BMX. Be aware that a 1" tube uses a 7/8" (22.2mm) actual quill size, which parts sites like to quote even though the size is always quoted based on the steerer tube.

Harris has a few in stock, although it may not have the rise you want:
http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/opc.html#stem
Please stop giving bad advice in my thread.
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Old 11-12-11, 07:07 PM   #1254
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....my lady's.....


If she was going for the aesthetic, it worked. That's a great looking bike.
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Old 11-12-11, 07:22 PM   #1255
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She put function first but I definitely agree. It's a really great looking bike. More pics and full specs here.
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Will red velocity velo plugs fit a23 rims?
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Old 11-12-11, 09:38 PM   #1257
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Can I use an older style nutted brake, on a fork that is drilled for a recessed brake? I'm guessing yes, with a washer, but I thought I'd make sure.
Sure.

Back in the days when people still used nutted calipers, Cinelli used to make a brass shouldered washer for exactly that purpose:



They shipped them with their brake bridges but I don't know if they're still available separately.
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Old 11-13-11, 04:02 AM   #1258
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filing the headtube won't help, it's the steerer that matters. I'd sooner sand down a stem. You don't really need to take it to a shop, just get some sandpaper and go to work.
Yeah that's what I'm going to do. My buddy found a 80mm extension stem at the local swap meet for $5. Sandpaper it is. Looks like it's a forged Aluminum stem too so I can actually polish it without much work
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Will red velocity velo plugs fit a23 rims?
Yup.
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Old 11-13-11, 12:20 PM   #1260
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Older Schwinns had a thicker steerer tube, hence the 21.1mm quill. So while it's still a 1" tube, I am 100% sure on the quill stem diameter.
Derp - forgot an important point:
American bikes used thick tubing in small diameters (and often Ashtabula's thick, heavy forks,) while European and Japanese bikes used thin tubing in large diameters. Over time everyone has mostly shifted over to European-style tubing, which is why a BMX 7/8" (thin tube*, thin steer tube) and a Schwinn 1" (thick headset tube, thick steer tube) use the same stem. However, a 1" BMX headset will probably fit your bike.

*or extremely thick tube with the same inner diameter for making "sweet jumps"

More confusion: Schwinn used European parts on their high-end bikes, and by the 70s they were selling Japanese-built bikes as their own. If you go the eBay route, be aware that a Schwinn quill may or may not be the right size for your bike.
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Please stop giving bad advice in my thread.
While some think "ABS" means a part was made by Ashtabula, it really means "anti-lock brake system." If you want to do some sw33t skidz, you should remove those parts immediately and throw them in the trash. Especially Stingray forks.

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However, a 1" BMX headset will probably fit your bike.
You're still giving bad advice. He's not looking for a headset, he's looking for a shorter stem - and unless he gets a new headset and fork, he'll still need a 21.1 quill.
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You're still giving bad advice. He's not looking for a headset, he's looking for a shorter stem - and unless he gets a new headset and fork, he'll still need a 21.1 quill.
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Over time everyone has mostly shifted over to European-style tubing, which is why a BMX 7/8" (thin tube*, thin steer tube) and a Schwinn 1" (thick headset tube, thick steer tube) use the same quill.

Double derp. I meant to say 7/8" BMX and 1" Schwinn use the same -quill- size (21.1,) so he may be able to find something compatible. Unless you know something I don't.

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Scrod, so I picked up my fathers Cannondale mountain bike, and it's in pretty bomb condition. Decided to not fix what's not broken. Only problem is (other than reflectors galore) the bike comes with OnGuard locking skewers on the rear and front wheels and the seat post clamp. And of course, there's no KEY! What do you think I should do? Do you think some pliers would be able to get it off? Pretty sure this is it: http://www.amazon.com/OnGuard-3-Piec.../dp/B000C14NEG
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Nice score calv!
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Old 11-13-11, 07:25 PM   #1266
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Scrod,

How long does it take for my bike to show up on myfixedgear.net?
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Old 11-13-11, 08:14 PM   #1267
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How long does it take for my bike to show up on myfixedgear.net?
Usually about a week.
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Scrod, so I picked up my fathers Cannondale mountain bike, and it's in pretty bomb condition. Decided to not fix what's not broken. Only problem is (other than reflectors galore) the bike comes with OnGuard locking skewers on the rear and front wheels and the seat post clamp. And of course, there's no KEY! What do you think I should do? Do you think some pliers would be able to get it off? Pretty sure this is it: http://www.amazon.com/OnGuard-3-Piec.../dp/B000C14NEG
Dude, I have no idea. I've never had to mess with those things.
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Wow. Ok.
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Scrod, why is your shop listed on the page of people who support them without a link to your site? Get on that.
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Old 11-13-11, 09:46 PM   #1271
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Dude, I have no idea. I've never had to mess with those things.
Man, that sucks. Hope I don't get a flat or something. At least the seatpost height is pretty accurate.
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Old 11-13-11, 10:18 PM   #1272
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You could try to drill them out, tap them, and thread a bolt with Loctite or JB Weld into each one and use that to back them out. Downside of course is that if you mess up, you'll probably need new axles.
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Old 11-14-11, 12:27 AM   #1273
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Scrod,

What's your take on Schwalbe Durano vs Gatorskins vs (insert good daily tire here)? Looking for good long life and good puncture resistance. I've been here pretty good things regarding the Duranos.
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Old 11-14-11, 01:18 AM   #1274
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Im not Scrod,but I use Specialized All Condition tires,They work and are cheap.These tires dont have the best ride,but Im 4 years in and they still have usable tread and no flats yet.
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Old 11-14-11, 01:21 AM   #1275
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Four years and not a single flat? How much do you ride them??
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