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Project Corvette: New Handle Grips and Brakes

I figured I should probably update on my corvette project, since it has been a while. I tracked down some correct era-looking brake pads for the rear wheel (front brakes were still good, rears were not) only to discover that the brake caliper doesn’t seem to be aligned properly. I’m literally a newbie in bike maintenance and repair, so I’m actually having a lot of fun learning new stuff and understanding how everything operates.

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My new handle grips came in the mail yesterday, they aren’t technically Schwinn brand but they look the part and is a throwback to the stock handle grips. I love the Corvette stock look.

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Also added a front reflector but I’m debating if I like it or not since it looks too modern on it....

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I’ve been repairing/fixing up this bike, the Schwinn ‘84 Crusier 5 I also have, and my wife’s mountain bike. There were a few other bikes, but they don’t have top priority. And my wife’s bike is a doozy. It’s a Roadmaster with 10+ speeds; with 3 sprockets by the pedals (called a chainring apparently?) and 5 or so sprockets at the rear (called a cogset?). I’m still learning as I go, but it’s pretty straightforward mechanics on how they operate.

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