Posted by: Rob Rose TITLE: BALLOON: Inch pitch mods
I am building a schwiggin(combo JC Higgin/Schwinn) balloon tire custom and I have 2 questions. The first is can I take a conventional modern front chainring and remove every other tooth to allow an inch pitch chain to work? 2nd question is how late were inch pitch chains used as a rule? Thanks in advance, Rob
Posted by ken
Oldroads archives seem to support the opinion that Schwinn used skiptooth into the early fifties. Nonetheless, Nate~s rule of thumb stands.
Where are you located, Rob? I have a sweetheart skiptooth ring on an AS&Co crank and the wheel that came with it, a New Departure D hub, in barn-ugly condition, in northern IL - it would have to be rechromed for a restoration project, and I don~t need it. Maybe we can make a swap.
Posted by Nate
As a rule of thumb, figure skip-tooth is pre-war (World War II)
I think you~e be better off finding an original skip-tooth chainring .vs. trying to make one yourself.
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