Schwinn Hollywood gender bender - all but finished

Discussion in 'WBO 2017 BIKES' started by 383Camino, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. 383Camino

    383Camino

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    Hello! I've enjoyed lurking this site for a while, and am really excited to become a part of such a creative, friendly community. I've been hanging on to this 24" Hollywood for a few years (unable to get rid of it really) and I was determined to make something out of a girls bike. A few weeks ago, I finally had a revelation and got to cutting.

    My plan so far is some chopper influence on a 24" muscle bike. Keep the 24" S7 front wheel and dig up a standard 24" rear wheel with a 24x2.2 tire. Narrow ape hangers, banana seat.

    The starting point:
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    26" Schwinn fork, top tube cut away from neck, and a 2" section added to the down tube, right near the bottom bracket:
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  2. 383Camino

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    I had a 26" women's Schwinn skeleton on hand; where the new fork came from, and I cut the down tube out to make the new top tube for the Hollywood.
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  3. 383Camino

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    New top tube meets the original neck:
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  4. GuitarlCarl

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    Welcome! Hit the introductions thread and say hello.
    Bike looks cool, have a finish in mind? When in doubt flat black is always in season. I like the longer fork, will the S7 be skinny enough? Fat skinny on rats is always good too.
    Avatar bike looks good. That yours too?

    Carl.
     
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  5. Falstaff

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    Welcome aboard.
    Looks like a good start.
     
  6. The Renaissance Man

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    Welcome to the forum and the build off. Have fun!
     
  7. 383Camino

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    Yessir thats a 24" Murray with big and little 20" wheels. its a grab bag of probably six bikes; rode it everyday, all weather, throughout college.

    Also, I'm not sure if the S7 will be enough. 1 3/4" is all anyone can find for it; I thought about trying a 520mm tire but decided to follow the "rules" to start and see how it looks.
     
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  8. modelcarjedi

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    Great looking frame !


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  9. OddJob

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    This is an S7 rim with a 24 x 1 3/8 micro tread bmx tire on it. It will fit, have at least one plastic tire lever on hand. I got mine on with just one Quik Stik mtb lever. Low profile....

    That's a 26 " fork off a 5 speed girl's bike.
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  10. Missing Link

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    Nice looking welds... and frame.
    You should be able to use any 24" fractional tire (24×1 3/8, 24×1 3/4) with that rim. The skinnier you go the tire will have a lower profile from the side but still be the width of the rim. Hope that helps and welcome aboard.
     
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  11. 383Camino

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    I tried that, went to the local shop and bought a 24x 1 3/8" tire and it was way too big. I called upon Sheldon and found that SOME 1 3/8" tires are 540mm, whereas my S7 is 521mm and the rest are 520mm.
     
  12. 383Camino

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    That's the look I was/am going for. Nice.
     
  13. LukeTheJoker

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    Frame mods look great!
     
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  14. 383Camino

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    Thanks everyone! While waiting for my front tire I've been cleaning up the welds. I'm leaning towards blue or black paint.
     
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    WOW--frame mods looks sweet!
     
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    Looks great! Really like the look.

    With the apes an a banana, could make an adult sized fastback easy enuff.
     
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    Great welding. Looks good.
     
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  18. 383Camino

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    The 1 3/4" front tire is in at the bike shop, will pick that up soon and see if its skinny enough, or if I need to resort to a 24x 1 1/8" BMX tire for the "look". Rear 24x2.2 tire is mounted and looks good. Pictures this weekend!
     
  19. StevieZ59

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    This is looking good
     
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  20. 383Camino

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    Woo finally got my front tire! Its a good size; I think I'll keep it.
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    With my rear wheel in place, I decided to do away with my least favorite part of a coast brake bike. The brake lever bracket.
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    And here we are finally with tires, a chain, just back from a quick test ride. Its a blast!
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