Odd China Schwinn mountain bike headset...

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  1. horsefarmer

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    Stripping a 90's Schwinn Frontier 26" mountain bike. Does have a bike shop sticker so not from wally world.
    After pulling the fork, I thought I'd drive out the cups for spares as I'm scrapping the frame.
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    IDK but there is no upper cup and frame is threaded ?
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    Weird, what is going on? Does the top bearing mount upside down from what I'm used to?
    Why is it threaded? How do I remove it?
     
  2. Dizzle Problems

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    The top is a race instead of a cup. Kinda common for that era.
    Schwinn also used similar headsets to the in the 50’s-70s. I think they’re cool personally
     
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  3. horsefarmer

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    Thanks! Never saw one before. Is it like this?
    [​IMG] Is the top race threaded into the frame?
     
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    Very common on Schwinn Corvettes . But trying to find a set is a lot of fun and expensive .
     
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    IMG_1294.JPG Here are pics of "bomb proof" fork used with above. Lol. :dance2:
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  6. Dizzle Problems

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    Exactly like that. No, it’s not threaded, pushed in like normal. Love the ‘splash’ style paint on that! So cool
     
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    And here it is all together again !
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