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Old 08-25-10, 01:44 PM
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I have a 70's Schwinn Breeze, and want to do some more "advanced" work on it, i.e. hub overhauls, etc. Obviously some of the nuts can be easily sized, but as far as ball bearings, etc., and tools for taking apart the bottom bracket, any suggestions on resources to find out what I need to get before I take stuff apart?


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The best advice I ever got from my Local Bike Shop was "If you want us to find you a replacement for it, start by bringing us the part you want replaced".
those lower end Schwinns are easy to work on for the most part without any specialized bike tools. The Bottom Bracket can be overhauled with a big screwdriver and an adjustable wrench. Unless the bike was really rode hard and put away wet the bearings are likely still serviceable...wipe em off or soak em in mineral spirits to clean em off (or use an ultrasonic jewlery cleaner), regrease, reinstall and ride.

Schwinns are good bikes to learn to wrench on and get your confidence up. Its hard to break a schwinn.
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