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    1984 Mongoose Californian

    Been a while since I updated this thread. It's getting close, need a rear brake cable and eventually the spokes replaced. I love this bike... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    1984 Mongoose Californian

    This is where I am now except the rear brakes are also mounted. Looks like I'm going to have to replace the spokes due to rust, rims are in good shape though, I think the blue rim tape is even usable.
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    1984 Mongoose Californian

    Would this have had the staggered tire sizes? I've been to the end of the web and back and can't find the stock tire sizes. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    1984 Mongoose Californian

    Done for the night. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    1984 Mongoose Californian

    Had to get that spray paint off of the rear frame so I then started the cleaning process. These chromoly frames come back with such little effort. This thing is gonna shine like new. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    1984 Mongoose Californian

    They are not getting replaced now that I've had a chance to look them over, they look pretty good for 33 years old.
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    1984 Mongoose Californian

    Picked this up today, mostly original except tires and seat, still has the reflectors and chain guard. Getting ready to tear it down and start cleaning. There will be a call made soon to Pork chop to get blue tires and seat, maybe a decal kit. Anyone know the stock tire size on these...
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    28" York single tube/New Departure axle nut

    Bump Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Weinmann 810 adjustment on a '67 Schwinn Collegiate

    Well, I got it as close as I could but I know that you can really get these outta wack if you don't know what you are doing. I told her to drop it by a bike shop and have them do the final adjustment. She was totally cool with that. This was in a barn for about 40 years and was pretty rough...
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    Weinmann 810 adjustment on a '67 Schwinn Collegiate

    They are the original wheels, I did polish them up, thought about that, maybe I'll lightly scuff the surface a bit. Also the original pads but I just found a 71 Cotton Picker that had been hanging in a barn for 30 years and those pads still have great stopping power so I didn't think it was a...
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    Weinmann 810 adjustment on a '67 Schwinn Collegiate

    I've been fixing this bike up for a friend and I'm finally down to small adjustments. I actually had a donor bike that I basically swapped everything over from after a good cleaning. Surprisingly, I got the derailleur set up and working but these .... brakes have me stumped. They are centered...
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    May of '71 Cotton Picker...Boom!

    Don't have the time and space to break it down at the moment due to other projects but took some time today to give it a bath and do a bit of polishing. Schwinn chrome never ceases to amaze me. I stuck a new tube in the rear even though it's pretty much gone but now I can roll it around a lot...
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    May of '71 Cotton Picker...Boom!

    I agree! I told the prior owner that he'd be surprised at what that chrome will look like but in his eyes, it needed a repaint and everything rechromed. The fork is a bit rough regarding the chrome but the rest will come around I think. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    May of '71 Cotton Picker...Boom!

    This bike showed up in a farm swap shop on Facebook today and a buddy thought it was something I might be interested in...ya think[emoji23]? I about died, less than two hours from my door. Been hanging in a barn for years, guy said his kids would have ruined it so he stuck it in the rafters...
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    28" York single tube/New Departure axle nut

    Did you get the pm? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk