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Old 10-18-12, 08:53 PM
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Id my bike please?

So I picked this road bike for free at a scrap yard near where I park my car at school and turned it into a fixed gear. I am really into bikes and want to know what I have. I've looked all around and can't find the exact one anywhere though I do think it is a schwinn due to the style and front brake saying schwinn. I got pedals for it today and had it all over but don't have a newer pic yet
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It's made in japan, has Aero cold forged cranks, had a Sun Tour 4050 front derailer and a mountech back derailer and the drop outs are stamped with Suntour GT
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The best place to start is the serial number. That may allow us to identify the manufacturer and year. We know that the Japanese Schwinns were made by Panasonic and their serial number format is easily recognizeable. However, that brake may not be original, as the eras for all the components do not match. SunTour GT dropouts without bottle bosses, lever bosses or top tube cable tunnels would generally place it in the 1970s and at least mid-range. What size seat post does it take?
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The serial number on the bottom seem to say YE11644N and I'm not sure on the exact size of the seat post, it seems to be about average. It's defiantly not the original and I can see where the writing on it was but from being so scratched up I can't make it out
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Unfortuantely, I haven't seen that serial number format previously. It's defiinitely none of the major Asian manufactrurers, including Panasonic. Consequently, it's unlikely to be a Schwinn.
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Darn it! haha It's not heavy maybe 25-28lbs with everything so I don't think it's cheap quality.
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Nice trash pick, what ever it is. Makes a good looking ixed gear
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Thanks! I really enjoy the feel of being fixed, it's much different than I had anticipated
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The paint's a little bad in spots with rust so I'm going to strip it and keep it raw when I go home over thanksgiving break. Also going to grind off the tabs, 52t chainwheel and derailer that i can't get off due to the allen bolt being completely rounded out
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we call that "drewing", it's NOT popular around here.

The raw steel treatment we call "rusting", since that's what it will do immediately...rust is NOT popular around here either.

Do as you will
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we call that "drewing", it's NOT popular around here.
lol.. i think the mystery trash bike is ok to go under the knife

but yeah, if you remove the paint, you will probably want to do something to protect the raw metal
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I already plan on putting a couple coats of clear coat over it to ensure rust protection, I've spray painted most of my bmx bike so I know what to do but thanks!
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I already plan on putting a couple coats of clear coat over it to ensure rust protection, I've spray painted most of my bmx bike so I know what to do but thanks!
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