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Fenders for 26" S-7 rims?

Old 04-07-17, 09:07 AM
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Fenders for 26" S-7 rims?

I bought a 1970 Schwinn Heavy Duti last year. It looks to be in good original condition with the S-7 rims, heavier gauge spokes and USA made Schwinn Tractor tires but it does not have fenders on it.

Did the bikes with S-7 rims use a different size fender as the rim is a little bit larger than most 26" rims?
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S-7 rims have a bead seat diameter of 571 mm. 26" mountain bike rims are 559 mm in diameter. Fat tires (>2") on a 26" mountain bike rim are going to be pretty similar in overall diameter to an S-7 (1 3/4") tire & rim. If you can find a 26" fender that'll accommodate fat tires, my guess is that it'll work just fine on your Schwinn.
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If you check on ebay under 26" Schwinn fenders you can find fairly correct re-pops for about $30 plus shipping and vintage sets in decent shape starting for $45 or so. Also to answer your question the Schwinn type fenders are slightly bigger in width and diameter than modern 26 inch fenders.


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sharp looking bike. good luck fixing it up. looks like fun!
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Thanks for the replies and sorry about posting in the wrong forum.
That bike in the link is the same color as mine. I don't think it will look as
good as that one but I'd like to keep it as original looking as possible.
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