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1953 Schwinn Speedster

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by bv bikes, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. bv bikes

    bv bikes

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    i found this at 1953 20" Schwinn Speedster friends house and restored it what do you think
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  2. Crassly

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    A very nice job and a beautiful restoration, but I don't think the bike is as old as you think. If it was a 1953, the wheels would be S2's and I'm betting they are S7. Schwinn made things confusing by using similar serial numbers in different locations.
     
  3. scott brownsey

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    looks great nice work
     
  4. raggedjim

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    I think it looks great, BUT (there's always a but...) I would consider putting a spacer between the frame and the lower rear fender mounting. It will correct the spacing and take the strain off of the rear fender. I'm not trying to be critical, I wish I had your skills!

    Thanks, Rg
     
  5. bv bikes

    bv bikes

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    when i looked up the serial # on the back bracket it matched to be a 53 could the rims been swaped out
     
  6. Crassly

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    Please post the serial number and maybe we can figure it out. There are a couple Schwinn serial numbers charts out there with some errors. According to some on-line sources, the first year for the Speedster was 1959.
     
  7. cman

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    Nice job. As good as new.
     

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