1950’s A/Schwinn Straightbar Klunker

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Uncle Ookie

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Items for review….
Let’s see how these look/function

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Nice looking Roadmaster. I see it says 15 speed so this might make it a high end Roadmaster. Good bike for general transit use. I loved riding the local RT light rail with my commuter bike back in the day.
 

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I'm an avid greaser of quill stems and all seatposts into steel frames. That way I am able to easily get them out after a year or two or more. I have an old can of front wheel bearing grease that doesn't wash out to easily that I use.
 

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Nice looking Roadmaster. I see it says 15 speed so this might make it a high end Roadmaster. Good bike for general transit use. I loved riding the local RT light rail with my commuter bike back in the day.
Thanks!! 1991 made-in-taiwan Originally… This RM had campy-copy roller brakes!!! (never worked but STILL!)…. And a it had a heavier-wheelset these are more “modern”…but ya it’s a good frame. Peace!!
 

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Small “restore” on the headbadge… this lessens the shame of another life of your ol Uncle Ookie….

Now which screws are the right pitch and more importantly… rust

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These two look good!
 
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Is that a pressed steel or diecast badge?

If you are going to brave the cloth wrap, you might consider putting a strip of material behind the badge. In that way, when it bends, you can go a little further to allow for it to spring back a little.
 

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Good point! Good idea….It appears to be brass? It is gold-ish on the reverse, not aluminum, tho i’ve felt them much heavier, like they were steel

Thanks for stopping by

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Is that a pressed steel or diecast badge?

If you are going to brave the cloth wrap, you might consider putting a strip of material behind the badge. In that way, when it bends, you can go a little further to allow for it to spring back a little.
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I feel your headbadge shame. Was given a newer Taiwan Schwinn step thru bicycle to do maintenance on. I noticed the head badge was missing. Even though it is not a Chicago Schwinn I wanted that big proud Schwinn badge leading the way. Found a NOS badge on e-bay and mounted onto the bike. Everything is again right with the world. Pink bike is the Schwinn with the new head badge. Turned out really nice. Mounted a basked to the rack. Bike rides real sweet.
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I feel your headbadge shame. Was given a newer Taiwan Schwinn step thru bicycle to do maintenance on. I noticed the head badge was missing. Even though it is not a Chicago Schwinn I wanted that big proud Schwinn badge leading the way. Found a NOS badge on e-bay and mounted onto the bike. Everything is again right with the world. Pink bike is the Schwinn with the new head badge. Turned out really nice. Mounted a basked to the rack. Bike rides real sweet.View attachment 180106
Thanks. Looks Cool! I like those! That frame design goes back like 75 years.
 

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