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Schwinn Tiger

Discussion in 'FRESH FINDS' started by mocrawler, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. mocrawler

    mocrawler

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    Im not sure of the age. I picked it up this morning. It has Schwinn tires and my favorite thing is that it has the original sticker from the bike shop it was purchased at in Omaha Nebraska. B1 8387 is the serial number. Im pretty happy. Its all there.
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  2. mocrawler

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    Serial number looks like february of 1952

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  3. ohdeebee

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    Re: Schwinn Tiger

    No Tigers OR middleweights built in '52. Its a '61.
     
  4. mocrawler

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    Thanks

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  5. mocrawler

    mocrawler

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    Took a few more pics.
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    Came from The Bike Shop in Omaha, Nebraska
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    Heck, the tires even hold air.


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  6. Spokeshave

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    Re: Schwinn Tiger

    Very cool. I dig the decals on the fenders and the dealer sticker it came from. Gives it a bit of history. Nice find.
     
  7. mocrawler

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    Im thinking I ought to clear coat the frame and leave it as is.

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  8. Spokeshave

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    Re: Schwinn Tiger

    If you're going to clean it before a clear coat go real easy. The Schwinn Tiger and the fork darts are screened on and will come off before you know it. Trust me I took them right off a '65 Schwinn Racer by accident with a rag and spray cleaner .
     
  9. mocrawler

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    Thank you for the warning! How would you go about cleaning it before a clear coating? I washed it with soap and water last night.

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  10. mocrawler

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    Ok, I was looking at the tiger tonight and noticed something. Do the forks look bent back to any of you. Im a newb to bikes,but they look a little tweaked.
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  11. Re: Schwinn Tiger

    Yep she's tweaked, common problem.
     
  12. mocrawler

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    I guess I can put a springer on the front then! :grin:

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  13. mocrawler

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    Any tips on straightening it? Im a bent fork virgin.

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  14. shawn57187

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    Re: Schwinn Tiger

    Most bike shops have special tools for straightening forks. I think it would be worth the money to have them do it, as getting the proper alignment can sometimes be pretty difficult.

    I love the Tiger by the way, my first restoration was on a 1956 Schwinn Tiger.
     

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