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Got this 1950 CWC built bike from mikesbikes36 a few weeks ago. Heres what it looked like when I got it (it had all modern parts, only frame/fork/tank/guard were original)
stripped all the crap parts off and started throwing some parts at it.
Wanted to use these 24x3 tires I've had laying around for 4 years unused. I had 2 rear 24" wheels, a schwinn s-2 and an unmarked with an ever older new departure model d. relaced it to a front hub and threw them on
Found some cool looking bars that I want to extend another 5" and a nice drop stem
starting to look like an old motorcycle
Was going to recover the seat but I had the same one in white.
Schwinn 5 speed mag and 1970 diamond shaped schwinn crank.
unlaced and painted the rims ivory, swapped the tank for the one on my Hiawatha, just scuffed it up and left it rustic, same with the bars.
Built in less than a week
Last edited by ratina on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:11 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Man those CWC's are sooo cool!
Ben you did a great job with the build. I have seen the bike in person, And it looks even more Tough when Ben is riding it!
and the horn sounds and looks cool
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Thanks man! Had a blast on the ride!
Thanks! Still thinking about the antique white Felt thick bricks that are on clearance but can't justify it right now.
The stem might be an old schwinn road bike stem. Bars and grips have been in the parts bin forever, not sure what they are off of
That looks awesome as is!
I agree with the others,looks great as is.I have the same bike,branded Hiawatha with the ribbed tank/chainguard that's begging to be built up.I hope you don't mind if I borrow this look,but twisted into my own style.How much clearance do you have around the tires?Speaking of tires,you could always get the tires on clearance and leave them laying around for 3 years and build something else this cool Nicely done
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Go for it! Rear tire is a little tight just make sure your rim is true. Front has plenty of room
I'm still thinking about buying them for something else. Not going to change a thing on this bike.
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