AGE / VALUE:   Headbadge posted by: Tim on 6/29/2007 at 6:08:12 AM
My friend just got an old ballon tire bike .20in.girls
by the # it looks to be a 52 has a skip tooth new departure hub .The headbadge is solid brass and has what I would call darts in the center,have any of you ever seen this kind of badge? Is it correct?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Headbadge posted by okie on 6/30/2007 at 8:26:03 PM
could the head badge look like rockets if so can help you or send me a photo thanks okie

AGE / VALUE:   S-7 wheels needed ? posted by: Mitch on 6/26/2007 at 10:42:08 AM
I need a rear wheels, 26 inch , 3 speed like SA.
Not to rusty please for a middlweight Schwinn.


BALLOON:   bendex adapter for skiplink rear cog. posted by: Dave on 6/25/2007 at 12:08:50 AM
I'b Building up an old goodyear that is skiplink but the rims are shot. I was forced to go no skip. I got some modern rims. I wish I could find a rear skiplink sprocket that would fit on my new rim. It's a bike made from many different parts.
I can email you a photo and measurements of the reat cog or sprocket. I need something that is skip tooth that will fit on my hub. It's center dia is 3.5cm. It has three bumps or teeth equally spaced on the inside. It is labled KJ18. i guess 18 is for the # of teeth. Does Bindex really make an adapter for rear skiplink cog to bendex Hub? Any skip bindex style sprocket/cogs out there?
let me know.

or a sprocket that is compatible standard link with many more teeth.
What is that largest rear sprocket or cog that is skiptooth that will fit on an old new departure hub? How many teeth?


   RE:BALLOON:   bendex adapter for skiplink rear cog. posted by okie on 6/30/2007 at 8:30:37 PM
i think i can help post a picture ill check the shed in the am okie

MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Horn Help posted by: Sandy on 6/23/2007 at 5:52:11 PM
I am working on a '67 ladies Schwinn. I managed to get the tank off (see below - thank you) but the horn does not work, no click - no bypass - nothing. I have found replacement horns all over (ebay etc.) but they are 2 D cell and the one I have is a one D cell. Does anyone make or have the one cell? Could I somehow make the currently offered 2 cell work? squeeze it in or alter it? I am almost done with my restoration. Tomorrow I paint, need a new headlight and the horn and it's done!

   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Horn Help posted by Gordon on 6/23/2007 at 7:27:00 PM
Matk Smith has some tips on getting your horn to work on his website - Goto to the repair section and find the one on the horn.

   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Horn Help posted by Sandy on 6/23/2007 at 9:38:42 PM
Thank you, I have already been there and the horn does not work. I sadly have to replace it. Please anyone who knows if I can use what is offered or where I can get a single cell?

   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Horn Help posted by Gordon on 6/24/2007 at 4:45:24 AM
I doubt you could squeeze a 2 D cell unit into the tank. I think the battery holder would be too large. Perhaps if you were to buy a 2 D cell horn and then remove the battery holder, go to Radio Shack and get a battery holder for 2 C cells and wire that in, you might make it fit. The 2 cell horn should work with 2 D, C or AA batteries, they are all the same voltage, it will just last longer with the larger batteries. Good luck.

MISC:   A few questions - Help please posted by: Sandy on 6/22/2007 at 11:31:54 PM
I have a two questions that hopefully someone can answer. I found an old ladies Schwinn in my Grandmother's basement and I am in the process of restoring it. Serial # CC44984, which would make it March 1967. I have no idea the original color, but it has two layers of paint which I am removing now, the top color being tan and under that is red. My first question is: is it possible to tell the model of this bike? I keep reading things like "fastback" etc. It is a single speed with a battery operated headlamp, a horn tank, and a tan and white leather(?) seat with a "S" on it (not a banana seat). I just like to know exactly what I have.

My other question is: How do I get this blasted horn tank off!!??! I don't want to damage it but it does not want to seem to budge - how does it open/ come off? Am I overlooking a fastener?

Thank you for your help!

   RE:MISC:   A few questions - Help please posted by Gordon on 6/23/2007 at 6:33:41 AM
There should be two screws that hold the halves of the horn tank together. It could be an American, Starlet, Hollywood or Fiesta. The model would have been painted on the chainguard.

   RE:MISC:   A few questions - Help please posted by Sandy on 6/23/2007 at 2:36:48 PM
Thank you for your help. I found the screws once I knew what to look for. They had been puttied in and painted over (i'm assuming for a smoother look) It's a shame that I will never know the model of the bike - the paint was destroyed long before it came into my hands and all decals and Schwinn paint are lost to the years. If anyone could tell me what the differences were to the models maybe I can figure it out. Thank you

   RE:RE:MISC:   A few questions - Help please posted by Brian on 6/25/2007 at 4:14:29 PM
We need a picture to determine what model it might be. Also try posting on the Schwinn forum, lots of experts there.