I'm looking for a 20" Ross GIRLS bike, condtion is not important, I really only want the frame but a compleate bike is of interest too. I belive the one I want is a "polo" bike and was made into the late 1980's but it may have another name too, if anyone has anything like this let me know or email me, email@example.com
| I have an early '70s Ross Barracuda and I am thinking about putting a springer front on it for better riding through the city, but I was curious on possible brake options. Would the original calliper brakes still work, or would I have to do something else?|
| there is no where to mount the caliber brakes.|
look at the schwinn krates ...
they have the same fork you are talking about
and these bikes have a 16" drum brake rim.
| I sold a friend a ross baracuda, he too wanted to put a springer fork on it but the problem was the headtube was too long for the fork to fit correctly. it'll fit, but the spring's bolt will be stuffed into the top of the fork with the spring compressed half way whenever you ride it (it won't have any suspention that way), and it'll also make an awful screeching sound :)|
(I know as one of my bikes does this and the same friends other bike used to do till he modified part of the fork)
now the good news is that the ross I sold was a girls bike and as far as I know, all boys bikes have smaller headtubes and thus have very little problems adapting springer forks. so if your ross is a boys bike you shouldn't have any problems. as for the brake problem, unless your doing crazy stunts, you dont need front brakes. only one of my bikes has front brakes, and its a mountain bike... you COULD make a brake mount on the springer but you'd need to weld a pipe across the two back bars but then you'll need to get it re-chromed or paint the back bars, which if they contrast to the bike's frame color, will look just fine. the reason being the welding will permenently ruin the chrome.
the only other option besides making a brake mount is what peter said, and get a 16" Krate rim with drum brake, but these cost more then you probably paid for your whole bike!
one more option is to hunt down a drum brake and spoke it into a 20" rim but this is very difficult to do, I've tryed to spoke up rims with no sucess...
so there's everything you need to know involving installing a springer fork, lol. (well almost...)
| Thankyou very much, that is very helpful. It is a boys bike, so I guess there won't be to many problems. Thanks again. A Pic of her is below if you want to take a gander at her before the new springer fork.|
| hey i was wondering if you were lokking to sell the bike. post replies here.|
| Im not really looking to selling since project Goldie Locks is just getting off the ground. The only way I would part with it would be if I got an original Schwinn Krate to replace it.|
| Hey that looks good! Keep up the restoration! >: )|
| i just got this old executive bike. it looks like a schwinn fairlady. the guy i got it from says it's from the 60s and was his little sisters bike. it's been in their basement for a long time and is in great condition for the age. i think it is from the 60's to early 70's. anyone know anything? |
| can you post a pic. i might be able to help you.|
| I will be posting a picture in a couple of days. Thanx.|
| I own a small red schwinn typhoon that has silver fenders.|
the number on the fork is ch117567 what year is my bike and what is its value? email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
| March of 1972.|
| im looking for any schwinn krate parts. ill buy whatever you have , or maybe trade. post replies here|
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| i have a stripped schwinn with about 80% of it original parts the bike is in pieces right now because it needs paint but i will sell it email me at email@example.com for more info on this bike and other parts for other bikes i have for sale,|