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Picked up this little thing this morning . It's a 1959 CWC Roadmaster . The seat , handlebars , rims and tires were replaced with Schwinn parts . That's ok because in my head I have a vision of a mini higgins colorflow pig bike ? Just started scrounging parts .
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Looks like you've got a lot to go on right there. 20" wheels?
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Yes 20" . Does any one know if 26" hubs will fit 20" rims with the
right spokes ? I have some higgins air cooled hubs I would like to
try ? Need to find some 36 hole 20" rims first .
 
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I know that for sure Stars Rims makes 20" with 36H. The only others I'm aware off are the ones used in Polish bikes - Czajka, Karat & Flaming, but those might by hardly available I States

Also I think that most BMX have 36H rims
 
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The bike junk man let me steal some 36 hole wheels of from a girls Giant 20" bike . I plan on taking them apart , painting the alum rims white and hoping to replace the hubs with Higgins air cooled hubs ? Fingers crossed ?

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As far as relacing goes, I've laced 26" hubs into 20" rims and after calculating spoke length with a spoke calc, (I use Sapim's free online and it's pretty easy to use) I then order the length I need. As long as your redoing them might as well get what you want. Shop around, you can usually get color and gauge you want and nipples to match for not a lot a cash.
I put a Shimano 3C - 3 speed coaster from a 26 x 1 3/8 wheel into a 20" rim for last years buildoff.

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As far as relacing goes, I've laced 26" hubs into 20" rims and after calculating spoke length with a spoke calc, (I use Sapim's free online and it's pretty easy to use) I then order the length I need. As long as your redoing them might as well get what you want. Shop around, you can usually get color and gauge you want and nipples to match for not a lot a cash.
I put a Shimano 3C - 3 speed coaster from a 26 x 1 3/8 wheel into a 20" rim for last years buildoff.

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Good Info GC should help alot . Thank You .
 
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Well Micro is still a go. I have been scrounging parts to give a more Higgins look . I have every nut bolt apart and have everything steel
taking a OA bath .

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Wait, won’t the metal bucket reduce the effect of the OA or worse, eat through it?!
I always used plastic container (kiddie pools are great options)


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I have another question . The Higgins hub I want to use is a
skip tooth and I read on the Cabe to make the 1/2 x 1/8 chain ring match , you just cut off every other tooth . Anybody else tried this ? I have a skip tooth chain and the small
chain ring looks just like a higgins .
 
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I've done the grind-off-every-other tooth on a couple bikes. It works. It's not ideal tho. The modern sprockets are narrower and the skiptooth chain tends to walk back n forth a little, making some noise, and a sensation in the pedal. It's not terrible tho, and I've logged some miles regardless on that setup.
 
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WARNING : Do not try this at home . I let the parts bake in the OA bath for 4 days . It burnt some of the chrome and removed alot of paint . The galv steel tank left a green hue even after soaking in baking soda and dish soap . The good news , not much rust left .

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