My toys!

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by dave73ok, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. dave73ok

    dave73ok New Member

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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.
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    1964 Schwinn American. All original, except for the tires. Gotta love that coppertone.
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    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.
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    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!
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    I also have a '64 and '75 Varsity, a '64 Collegiate, and a bunch of other parts and frames.
     
  2. cbman

    cbman gnar! gnar! gnar!

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

  3. dave73ok

    dave73ok New Member

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    Thanks! I'm at the point where I need to sell some to buy more, since I am out of room!
     
  4. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    I'll take the red Schwinn off your hands!:D
     
  5. dave73ok

    dave73ok New Member

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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. ;)
     
  6. Tarukai

    Tarukai SMILEY CAR

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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.
     
  7. bantam700

    bantam700 New Member

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    those are some gorgeous bikes.
     
  8. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    Nice! I don't even see bikes like that for sale locally, how did you score those.
     
  9. Bebop

    Bebop Guest

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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??
     
  10. dave73ok

    dave73ok New Member

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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?
     
  11. clemfan2001

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    Those are some georgous bicycles. Props to great work.
     
  12. tajcrews

    tajcrews New Member

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    Those look really cool! Nice to see someone still has respect for the classics.
     
  13. dave73ok

    dave73ok New Member

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    Thanks! The red one is on ebay right now. I needed to move a couple to fund some future projects.