1963 Schwinn Racer "Plain and simple"

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  1. EvilJohnny37

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    I got this frame from Kram and went from there!
    -The bottom bracket and headset were pieced together from throwaways at my work. Polished them up and looked like new.
    -Wheels and tires are off of my Typhoon. Tires are 90's era specialized fatboys.
    -Drive train was pieced together from spare bmx chain, and throw away chainring from work.
    -Bars were off exer-cycle; grips off of a stingray.
    -Saddle came off my old BMX race bike.

    Fun bike to build and ride! Gets a lot of compliments. I was going to paint it after I primed it, but after I put it all together, the color just kinda worked. Maybe a paint job in the future, but it's too much fun to ride to take it all apart again! :lol:

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    Tried a couple different wheel combos. Liked the dual 26's the best.
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  2. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    COOL 8) plain and simple you've inspierd me to build one just like yours ,,very cool
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    Awesome! This is kind of my "take THAT!" to the fixie crowd. Fat 26's and a coaster brake and people STILL ask me if it's a fixed gear.. :lol:
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    YEAH!
    beautiful man...
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    dam sweet! diamond frame action yeah!
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    I love SIMPLE. Nice job, I like it. When you start adding a lot of different things, it can get kind of gaudy. Kinda goes along with my life's mptto (bigger ain't always better).
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    Thanks guys! I can't believe I finished a build off bike... :lol:
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    Turned out awesome! It's good to see that frame in bike form again.
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    I dig minimalism and this is that. So thats that and i dig it. (nice bike) I may vote for this based on your audacity alone!
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    Thanks Mark! It's a blast to ride. Gear ratio is pretty much perfect.

    Ej599- That means a lot coming from you seeing as how you have the absolute cooOOOooolest diamond frame build off bike!
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    I'm a big fan of Schwinn Racers, (I have a '59) red primer and whitewalls. I never thought of combining all 3. Looks fast. Those tires are great. Did you clearcoat it?
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    Love the color scheme and simplicity. Those slick tires are also very nice.
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    Kinda.. It was bare metal when I got it, so I threw that red on there to protect it. Then I kinda liked the color so I put one layer of clear on and it darkened it too much for my liking, so I started to sand it off. That's when I started getting drivetrain parts so I just started riding it and haven't done anything since.. :lol: I guess it gives it a kind of "aged" look.
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    You win the award for Coolest Tires.
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    Straightforward and uncomplicated functionally! My style of ride. Great job.
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    Schweet 8) 8) .
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    Excellent! The KISS principle nicely applied! :wink:
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    whered you get those awesome tires?? :shock:
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    Who knew simple could be so alluring! Rockin! 8)

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