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78 Schwinn Varsity

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by stingray23, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. stingray23

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    Hello rat Rodders. I'm new to the site, wanted to share my bike project. I have 1978 Schwinn Varsity which I'm turning in to a fixie. I got the bike from my brother and just let it sit in its rusty state for about two years. Un fortunally I don't have any picks of the bike when I got it but ill post some pics of the bike since I took bit apart and started working on it. Hope you guys enjoy the build.


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    This is the bike once I took it apart and lightly sanded it.

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    The bike is an original Schwinn from Chicago I removed the badge hoping to restore it or buy anew one
     
  2. stingray23

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    I decided to add some body filler to the joints to smooth them out, hoping to put some primer on it by the end of the week!
     
  3. stingray23

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    Varsity update
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    Here is the frame all primered...

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    The forks got it as well next its paint!!
     
  4. DonQui

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    You should have grounded off the tabs for the cables.
    Since u wont be needing a brake or wont have gears.

    Looking good so far.
    When are you going to shoot the paint?
     
  5. stingray23

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    I took off the holder for the gear cables but ima do a break since I got a freewheel hub. Hoping yo do paint with in a week or two
     
  6. stingray23

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    The varsity with a fresh coat of silver and clear. The color is gomma be a red with silver on the tips of the forks and the drop outs.

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    Up close on the forks I got a real bright silver with a light flop!
     
  7. stingray23

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    The wheels I got for the bike, I got them for free just had to buy a front axle since it's a quick release type and replaced some spoke on the
    Rear wheel. I got my sprocket as well
     
  8. DonQui

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    Nice progress so far. :D
     
  9. stingray23

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    The first coat of red on my bike

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    Finished paint!! Let the fun begin!!
     
  10. stingray23

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    Mostly done just need the chain and break lever cable!
     
  11. Floyd

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    Right on!
     
  12. Robertk

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    Awesome transformation!
     
  13. stingray23

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    Here's the bike completely done it looks good in the sun

    Thanks guys I'm glad you like it
     

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