Saturday, June 23, 2012

Schwinn Traveler - Rebuild

Here is a Schwinn Traveler Single Speed with Coaster Brake that
needed a complete rebuild.  This is the frame with most of the parts disassembled.  It's a nice frame!

All the parts were degreased and washed.  See the Shin Process for details
This is the bottom headset being re-greased.

OK!  This is looking great so far.  Most of it is put back together and awaiting wheels!

These are 26"x 1 3/8" wheels with rear coaster brake.  Wheels are a pain in the butt but to get them clean and shiny, you gotta go at it with wire brushes and soap. 

This is the first time I've worked on a coaster brake.  Pretty neat design.  I took this pic to study the assembly and also to remember how to put the contraption back together.

For the rims, to keep track of where I am, I usually start where the tube valve hole is and scrub every spoke nipple all the way around til I get back to the hole.  This is the toughest part.  

Ah!  Clean and shiny.  Use degreaser for and a finer brass brush to get the tighter spots if needed!

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