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    Old Schwinn Sidewinder converted to S.S.

    I found this old Schwinn near some old trails that lead down to the water. All that really salvaged was the frame and fork. Everything else was replaced either with new items or stuff I had laying around. The frame is a small so I built her up for my 9 yr old duaghter to ride. She just now is able to stand over it with no problems and gets around just great on it. But she loves it and thats all I really care about on this build (rebuild). I sent the frame and fork for powder coating if any curious to know.

    But this is the frame before I started work on it


    And this is after.....










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    Nice bike, it turned out very well.

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    maybe add a tooth or two on your cog and lose the tensioner.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    yea, you got semi horizontals..with the right ratios and chain length, you could probably ditch the tensioner, as cool as it is. Nice build, and way to salvage a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek
    maybe add a tooth or two on your cog and lose the tensioner.
    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    yea, you got semi horizontals..with the right ratios and chain length, you could probably ditch the tensioner, as cool as it is. Nice build, and way to salvage a bike.
    Actually I have been thinking of a half link and then use the semi's a little bit and it would probally work out

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