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Front freewheel frames, are the BB threads there for "normal" setup???

Old 08-26-10, 11:30 AM
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Front freewheel frames, are the BB threads there for "normal" setup???

Saw a clean Schwinn at a swapmeet. It had the front freewheel setup. he wanted too much , so I passed on it. It had what appeared to be a normal looking lugged bottom bracket, but used the front freewheel system.

Do these still have the threads and machining to install a standard bb and 3 piece crank???
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Old 08-26-10, 12:00 PM
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Old 08-26-10, 12:06 PM
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I believe there were a few of these that did use a somewhat normal 3pc crankset rather than a Ashtabula setup.

OH why would you want to remove the FFW system? you would need a new freewheel for the back if you did
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The Giant built ones (The touristers, World Tourist, the 80's Continental FFS etc..) If it had fenders and a ffs with lugs, it has a standard 68mm bb. Problem is getting the shimano tool to remove the adamas bottom bracket.
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Some had Ashtabula cranks. These have standard Ashtabula bottom brackets.
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