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Man I have alot of catching up to do...lol..
ndaway, klunkerleaguenow27,ruddigger, NewOrleansFlyer, Frankthetank, Chimichanga and KickBackCycles thanks so much for the compliments fellas, I really appreciate them
Well its a real Chicago Schwinn if thats what youre asking, but its an 1980 by then the era of big ballon tank bikes were long gone and this was meant to be a California Beach Cruiser.. as far as frame construction it is pretty much the same as they were from the late forties on.. I wanted this to be a special build.. My birth year is 1980 so thats why I hold it dear to me but I also decided I wanted a 50s style bike, so just by adding the period correct parts I figured I could acomplish that look
lol..Im working on that, Thanks Scott
Thank you Boybluela,
so except the front sprocket (can't find the real name right now) that looks 60's everything looks fine to me.
Correct, The Sprocket is acutally of a 60s Typhoon Middle weight and so are the Handlebars, when I first built this bike I just went with parts I liked..and I love that sprocket and bars..
Now that Im going with a 50s Tanker look, I'm replacing that sprocket with a 50s Phantom version that is a the chrome palters at the moment getting refinished and I just picked up a set of Phantom bars from a member near San Francisco.. so I might be replacing the bars too
A quick update. What Ive been waiting for... A phone call from the platers came today, My parts were ready I picked them up and got busy, and well here it is!
Love them AS Bolts..
60's Typhoon Sprocket is goooone!
Bye Bye Chinese Springer, Hello restored Chicago beauty
I still have some work to do, Im most likely replacing the bars and stem for a set off a 50s Phantom ( and of course they need to be chromed plated also..lol..)
I also need to pait and add the Phantom headlight to the front fender, and Im replacing the Headbadge to an 50s Big Oval version :d Im on the home stretch now, thanks for looking
I really like the Typhoon bars I have on it now, but Im really debating and will most likely be restoring this set to go on there..what do you guys think? Ill appreciate the feedback..
Wow wow wow!!!!!
Thank you for the update. I would go with the rusted handlebars.
Nice lookin ride!!!
It's Good to be the King!
Man that is one sweet ride.
That's insane. Are you bringing it on Saturday?
Deuteronomy 22:28-29 :-/
Kingzebba1 and Elwood thanks for the compliments fellas, I'm really proud of this one and I do appreciate it
Yes sir, this will be my transportation of choice for our ride this Saturday
Thanks..and..youre welcome..lol.. Well I sent the bars, stem, and head badge to get refinished today so even If I go with them, they will not be rusty anymore..lol..
Hello RRB this is will me my last post on this build...This bike is officially done.... well not quite..lol.. but the changes Ill be making won't to noticeable.. Ill be replacing the pedals with some Persons block pedals, and Ill be replacing the rear fender to match the front, I have it but needs to be rechromed.. other than that I love the way it turned out and Ive gotten nice compliments when riding it around... hope you guys like it, and thanks for looking
Here are a few pics I shot at Dodger Stadium, enjoy!
That's a beautiful bike! Great job
hey boy blue we should form a clika. lol
That bike is a stunner! !
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