Schwinn cruiser fork question

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  1. chuckemup

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    Can I use a schwinn tandem blade fork on a 80's schwinn cruiser with the stock cruiser 26" rim/tire?
     
  2. Wildcat

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    Yes the Twinn fork is just heavier made, it used a 26" tire. If your bike is a Chicago Schwinn, then it'll probably fit just like the original. If the head tube is the same length.
     
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  3. Bicycle808

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    ...and if it's a Giant-built 80s Schwinn, the steerer will be slightly too long; you could cut it or (better bet, imo) run a 1" spacer or 2 in the stack....
     
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  4. chuckemup

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    Thanks Wildcat & Bicycle808 for the information. I don't believe it is a giant-built. It is early 80's maybe even 79. I haven't checked the serial number. I will be sure to measure the head tube before I make a purchase.
     
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  5. Bicycle808

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    If it's late 70s/early 80s, then it's Chicago-built, and (as Wildcat said) it should be a direct drop-in fit, if you're using the original headset or one with a similar stack-height. Post pictures when it's done; bet it's gonna be rad.
     
  6. chuckemup

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    It's finished. The tandem fork worked.[​IMG]
     
  7. Bicycle808

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    looks great; color-matched and everything! Very nice.
     
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  8. Speed King

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    Nice. Great color
     
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  9. Brunson67

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    Great looking bike! What color is it?
     
  10. chuckemup

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    Here's a closeup shot.[​IMG]

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  12. Brunson67

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    I keep staring at this color, it's mesmerizing!
     
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