Author Topic: How to remove the pedals on a 1939 Schwinn Hollywood?  (Read 845 times)

stapuftman1970

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How to remove the pedals on a 1939 Schwinn Hollywood?
« on: April 18, 2012, 03:48:24 PM »
I'm trying to get my 1939 Schwinn Hollywood packed and ready to ship but I can't figure out how to get the pedals off so it will fit in the shipping box. Can anyone help me? By the way, I finally did locate the serial number on this bike and it's Y79831. Anyone care to fill me in on that? I say it's a 1939 Hollywood because that seemed to be the general consensus view when I had it posted on here before. Anyway, I need to get those pedals off it ASAP, so please help me out! Thanks.

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Re: How to remove the pedals on a 1939 Schwinn Hollywood?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 04:01:11 PM »
looks like the pedal help is done.as far as the serial number,pre war and pre 48 records were lost in a factory fire in late 48.a few have attempted to rebuild the serial records from known bikes.
rec,who is a member here,has had a fair amount of success decoding and recording the numbers.maybe he can chime in and offer his expertise.
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Re: How to remove the pedals on a 1939 Schwinn Hollywood?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 04:10:35 PM »
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records were lost in a factory fire
Great line in the movie Joe Kidd said by Luis Chama " One day there was a fire " as he burns the property deeds.

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Re: How to remove the pedals on a 1939 Schwinn Hollywood?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 04:10:48 PM »
Well perhaps that is the problem I'm having then, I don't have a wrench that will fit in between the crank arm and the pedal to grab onto the shoulder and turn it. Every wrench I have is too wide. Any suggestions on where I can find one the right size? Also, I knew about the factory fire and the lost serial numbers, I just thought maybe someone would have an idea maybe. I pretty much know it's either a '38 or '39 Hollywood. It's already been sold, so I was just curious really. Thanks for the help everyone! I really appreciate it!

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Re: How to remove the pedals on a 1939 Schwinn Hollywood?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 05:20:06 PM »
Okay, from all the pedal wrench info I could find online, the standard size seems to be 15mm, but that only refers to the opening on the wrench, not the width of the jaws. I got a 15mm combination wrench but the jaws are still too wide to fit in the space! AAAARRRRGGGHH! The space in question is less than 1/4" wide, very tight! I need to find a wrench that will fit in there ASAP! Help folks! Thanks.




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Re: How to remove the pedals on a 1939 Schwinn Hollywood?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 05:40:56 PM »
i've ground down thicker wrenches to fit,or your local bike shop might have one for sale or even remove the pedals for you.a 9/16 or 15mm should work.
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Re: How to remove the pedals on a 1939 Schwinn Hollywood?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2012, 08:14:09 PM »
How about a 15mm cone wrench?
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Re: How to remove the pedals on a 1939 Schwinn Hollywood?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012, 08:22:06 AM »
Yes, the cone wrench is what you need. On more "modern" bikes it's 15mm. I imagine yours is 9/16" but either should work. Here's what it should look like; I just picked this one up at a flea market for $1 as a backup to my Park.
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Re: How to remove the pedals on a 1939 Schwinn Hollywood?
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2012, 09:05:43 AM »
I got tired of fighting with pedals so I picked up a parktool made in USA pedal wrench PW-3, haven't had a problem sense but if I get one that is really stuck I bust out the fire wrench for some added persuasion ;D

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Re: How to remove the pedals on a 1939 Schwinn Hollywood?
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2012, 09:38:58 AM »
I had to use the fire wrench on my Cycle Truck. :o

Just remember that when you unscrew the pedals you will always be pulling
against the coaster brake.

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Re: How to remove the pedals on a 1939 Schwinn Hollywood?
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2012, 10:05:57 AM »
I always remember that chainguard side is standard thread. Other side is reverse threads. I also have the same park tool that Jeff showed. It is perfect for the job. Chris
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Re: How to remove the pedals on a 1939 Schwinn Hollywood?
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2012, 11:59:43 AM »
I made my wrench at work one night. ::)

Here it is next to the Chinese version....


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Re: How to remove the pedals on a 1939 Schwinn Hollywood?
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2012, 12:45:17 PM »
Thanks for all the helpful info, but being as I was pressed for time I simply went to my local Home Depot and bought a set of combination wrenches that were not as thick and they worked like a charm! Pedals came off with no trouble at all. Now all I have to do is get the box strapped up and sent on it's way. Thanks again all. See you all again the next time I find a gem at a sale!

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Re: How to remove the pedals on a 1939 Schwinn Hollywood?
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2012, 01:38:36 PM »
glad we kinda helped.good luck on finding more bikes.
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