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count me in. finally got a bike to enter. found it at the dirt mall for $10, its been spray painted black, but the black is coming off to let the chrome that is under it shine. dont have a clue what it is but i dig the double tubes.[img][img]http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/633/august006re4.th.jpg[/img]
Me likes this one! Totally digging that front bezel! I never thought of painting a "space Race" bike in primer. Kinda makes me think of a tow vehicle, late 50's at Bonneville or El Mirage. Now all you need is a Scottie trailer for the back!
Dirtbagg. That's a great score for ten bucks. Is the frame really chrome underneath? That would rock.
I totally don't want to highjack your buildoff thread with my pics, I just thought you might like to see one like you have. Just say the word and I'll delete my post. Good luck with your build.
This frame is different then the Spaceliner style frame. It does have the twin top tubes but the lower twin tubes don't extend on down past the seat tube to the rear drop outs. Here's pics of mine of each style.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m170 ... winbar.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m170 ... ripped.jpg
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My friend has one. She used to live in one of my downstairs apartments. Hers is an untouched 1959 Murray Fleetwing.
Has a lot of the same features as this bike, even the same sort of tank and headlight. Murray made a lot of different variations of these. I think it's like all Cleveland Welding products- sold under 20 different brand names.
http://www.schwinnbikes.com/heritage/sh ... hp?t=45360
Here's my original thread when I asked about it on the Schwinn forums. About 10 pics on there of an all-original example of this bike.
--My Other Car is a Schwinn--
progress report: black spray paint gone to let the chrome shine. the chrome is in ok shape some pitting, some scratches but gives the bike character[img][img]http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/2195/august001da9.th.jpg[/img]
I thought the rules said must be painted, however, this "unpainting is quite the trick. I'm for it!
That is a nice beginning, can't wait to see the outcome.. Keep posting updates man..
the painted rule doesnt say it has to be painted just that if it is its not done professionally
there will be paint on the wheels and afew different parts soon just dont know what color to go with yet. thanks for the comments. the black paint was on so thin it came right off with the help of a little stripper and the garden hose.
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