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Ok, so they're not road bikes, or mountain bikes....but I live in a town in Minnesota on the Mississippi River that's pretty flat, so it's perfect for my old Schwinn cruisers.

Here's a 1962 Schwinn Tiger (turned into a Panther for now). I sandblasted it, got the frame and rims powdercoated red, put some new hardware in it and it's a perfect bar cruiser.


1964 Schwinn American. All original, except for the tires. Gotta love that coppertone.


1967 Schwinn Typhoon. Sandblasted and powdered black, it uses a Nexus internal 7 speed with coaster brake hub, a 1950's beehive saddle, spring fork, and some 2.125" Schwinn whitewalls that give this thing a cushy floaty ride.


Here's my 1967 Schwinn Twinn tandem. This thing is a blast. All original except for the tires. Sometimes we put the baby trailer on this and cruise the lake path or go to the park. Fun!


I also have a '64 and '75 Varsity, a '64 Collegiate, and a bunch of other parts and frames.
 

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That is an EPIC COLLECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Funny. I built that one up strictly to sell....since the red is a little loud for me. But it's probably my favorite rider right now. The problem is, I put a few hundred into it....most people don't have a few hundred to spend on a flashy single speed. It's ok....it hurts, but I'll keep it for a while. ;)
 

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Those are very classic and really cool. Very nice collection!

It would be so fun to have bikes like these. I would try to ride them all as well.
 

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That one with the mudguards looks like my old one I found in a barn and restored, how common are the schwinns with the mudguards??
 

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Thanks. I pick them up locally through Craigslist, eBay, local bike shops, etc...
I'm going to get rid of a couple (probably not any of the ones pictured) so I can buy more bikes and beer stuff. :D


By mudguards, are you talking about the fenders on the two coppertone bikes?
 
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