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Women's Schwinn WS Build Thread

Old 03-27-10, 11:21 AM
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Women's Schwinn WS Build Thread

Hey members of BF.

Just thought I'd start a build thread on a bike that I'm working on for my girlfriend. It's going to be a single speed.

Hopefully you guys enjoy the progress of the bike.

| 3 . 20 | I got the bike for free from a friend. Went ahead and tore it down so I could start painting.



The parts that I thought that I was going to keep. I ended up getting other stuff.



| 3 . 21 | Decided to go to Lowe's and pick up some painting supplies.



With my car. Hehe



Sanded and ready to be primered.



Got the Primer on.



| 3 . 22 | Got some used parts. Spent $5. Sugino Crank (Gonna use a 39T for her). Front Brake. Tektro Brake Lever. Risers. SR Stem. Pretty happy about only spending $5 for all that stuff.



Got the first coat of paint on. Yes, it's yellow. Her favorite color.





| 3 . 24 | I got some more stuff. Brand New headset. White cable cover things (Don't know the technical term). And a 17t Freewheel Cog. Spent $8.



Will continue on to the next post...
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| 3 . 25 | With all the parts together that I had so far. I also finished painting the frame but I don't have a picture.



| 3 . 26 | Front wheel acquired. Tubes. Tires. and Oury Grips. And here's what I've got so far. Only one side of the risers have a grip on because I have yet to cut the other side of the bars.





Hopefully I can get this bike done soon. Thanks for looking!

An update will come soon!
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Old 03-27-10, 11:30 AM
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| 3 . 25 | With all the parts together that I had so far. I also finished painting the frame but I don't have a picture.



| 3 . 26 | Front wheel acquired. Tubes. Tires. and Oury Grips. And here's what I've got so far. Only one side of the risers have a grip on because I have yet to cut the other side of the bars.





Hopefully I can get this bike done soon. Thanks for looking!

An update will come soon!
Pretty cool so far, can't wait for the update, =0) one thing though, I hope your giving her a rear brake to go along with the front.
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Yeah, I probably will. I just need to find another cross lever that was as cheap as the one I got.
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Hey that paint job looks good. I would have preferred the old handlebars though since its a mixte frame, just looks better that way plus more upright sitting position.

Anyway, keep up the good work.
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Hey that paint job looks good. I would have preferred the old handlebars though since its a mixte frame, just looks better that way plus more upright sitting position.

Anyway, keep up the good work.
Not to nit-pick, it is a women's step-through, not a mixte.
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Dude you've scored some great prices on parts (at least to me). Looks like a great project. How many coats of paint are you using? What are you using for clear coat? What new wheelset?
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if that white on the headbadge is primer, better put a coat of paint on it.

primer gets dirty really fast and the only way to clean that dirt off is to sand off the primer.
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