Old-School Schwinn Cruisers

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by npk1977, Jul 25, 2007.

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  1. npk1977

    npk1977 Guest


    I just bought a nice, old-school ('60s), Schwinn cruiser. The frame is nice and solid, and the tires have very strong looking steel spokes. I can't find my calipers to measure diameter, but they're clearly thick.

    Should I replace my rear wheel? Or should I use this relatively old wheel with thick spokes?

    thank you!

  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    if it spins true and rides well
    why change
    probably better made than a replacement...unless you spend big $$$
  3. motoschwinn

    motoschwinn Guest

    I found that the spokes on my 73 Suburban were thick, but brittle. I'd replace the wheel if it was me.