‘62 Schwinn Typhoon double straight bar.

Discussion in '26" BMX CRUISERS' started by Dizzle Problems, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Dizzle Problems

    Dizzle Problems

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    Been so creatively calling this ‘the red bike’.

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    Specs-

    Frame- 1962 Schwinn Typhoon
    Fork- 1984/85 Schwinn by akisu
    Headset- Tioga bear trap 2 with tioga stamped top nut
    Stem- Suntour
    Handlebars- VDC
    Grips- unmarked ‘80s
    Seatpost clamp- Schwinn deluxe with ‘S’ bolt
    Seatpost- unmarked fluted aluminum
    Saddle & guts- Brooks
    Bottom bracket- yst bmx
    Crank- Sake Aerox-M
    Chainring- Sake bmx 44t
    Pedals- VP
    Chain- Sram
    Rims- Araya 7x
    Hubs- bendix red band, suzue
    Tires- Cheng Shin
    Valve caps- translucent red dice


    ‘Blue bike’ coming next.
     
  2. Robertk

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    It's understated name in no way reflects its ultra coolness!
    Nice job!
     
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  3. Dizzle Problems

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    Thanks man!
     
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  4. Robertk

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    Looking forward to the blue bike build!
     
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  5. rrtbike

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    The whitewalls are growing on me.... :39: ..... :nod:...
    I am also looking forward to your next one. :)
     
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  6. Indyjps

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    Uh, you guys are killin me with the vintage faded anno, I cant find enough of it.

    Great looking build.
     
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  7. LukeTheJoker

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    Very cool.
     
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  8. Chuy

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    Wow.
     
  9. Dizzle Problems

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    So in the build thread for this one @rrtbike suggested black wall tires... I hadn’t been able to shake the possibility of how good that’d look. So, when a nice pair of grand tycoons became available out of my stash, I knew right where they were goin.
    Also, swapped the fork to a ‘82 Schwinn fork.

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  10. Robertk

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    Yep!
     
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  11. RustyGold

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    Looks like the fork was a near perfect match :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Dizzle Problems

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    The fading on the non drive side really brings it together
     
  13. RustyGold

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    Serendipity :thumbsup:
     
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  14. rrtbike

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    Nice..
     
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  15. NoControl

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    Very sweet! Where can I get that style of handlebar?
     
  16. thebigorangecat

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    HTF - VDC or Tuf Neck Cruiser Bars - try BMXMUSEUM from time to time they come up.
     
  17. Dizzle Problems

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    These are VDC cruiser bars. As Thebigorangecat suggested. They pop up from time to time. The are easily one of my favorite bars. I’d check eBay periodically as well. Expect to pay $100-250 depending on color/condition.
    There is a modern ‘copy’ of them that is sold as ‘the devil’s bend’. I’ve seen them on eBay from time to time. I think they are a lil over $100.
     
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  18. NoControl

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    I guess I don't like 'em THAT much! :eek::eek::eek:
     

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