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1982 SCHWINN Sidewinder-Better pics 10-14

Discussion in 'KLUNKERS & MOUNTAIN BIKES' started by cman, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. cman

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    I started collecting a few items to get this back to looking new. I also started cleaning the the bike up. I can' t believe how good the parts are cleaning up. This may look almost new when I get done. My detailing hopefully will be up to Ratrod's standards. :wink:

    Pick of the bike when purchased at the Boise Bike Project.

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    NOS decals- still need the fork decals.

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  2. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    Re: 1982 SCHWINN Sidewinder-Restore

    SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSWEET!
     
  3. CCR

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    Re: 1982 SCHWINN Sidewinder-Restore

    Glad to see the decals 8)
     
  4. cman

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    Thanks to Jeremy(CCR) for reminding me to get this done. I was kinda scared to place the decals but turned out to be easy. The frame is clean and teardown was the easiest I have encountered. I should be able to start assembling the parts back into the frame. I am going to look for some new yellow cable housing and some new Kenda Knobbies. The original tires have some crack and should not be ridden.

    Frame ready for decals.

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    Decals in place on both sides.

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  5. Rat Rod

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    Lookin awesome!

    Looks like it's Spicy Chestnut month. :wink:
     
  6. CCR

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    Re: 1982 SCHWINN Sidewinder-Restore

    NICE :D looks like the cruiser 5 wont be getting the gold rims after all :mrgreen:
     
  7. Rat Rod

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    It's just payback for our mid 70s temperatures down here. :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  8. cman

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    Finally started assembly after cleaning the parts. I still need to cable and do the final detail/cleaning.

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  9. Rat Rod

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    Looks awesome...what's the plan, keep it or sell it?
     
  10. cman

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    Re: 1982 SCHWINN Sidewinder-Restore

    Probalby wait till spring and try to sell it. I don't really need it and probably would not ride it. The Brooks will not be part of the deal. I found a nice black Viscount saddle similar to the one on the Mombat Sidewinder. I never thought I would try to restore a bike, but this was a nice easy one to start with.
     
  11. schwinnmesa

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    Cool bike. :mrgreen:
     
  12. GreatWhite00

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    Neat bike for sure.
     
  13. gashuffy63

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    Re: 1982 SCHWINN Sidewinder-Restore

    I'd been looking for one of those for a long time in that color, I had to settle for this silver one that from the looks of it is all original.

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  14. cman

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    Gashuffy, Nice bike. I wish I could find an original seat like yours.
     
  15. cman

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    Slowly I am getting this done. Skiing has been taking up a majority of my free time. I have been at the hill 2-3 times per week. :D :D

    I ordered the Kenda K80 gumwalls that look similar to the original tires. I installed the new tires tonight (even cut off all the rubber nubbies). The bike even had it's original tubes. :shock: :shock:
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  16. Rat Rod

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    SWEET! :D
     
  17. cman

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    I rode it down to work then the BBP to get a new front brake bolt. It rides really nice. I would like to ride it more but I am afraid of rubbing those nice annodized rims too much.

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  18. Rat Rod

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    All it needs now is a gold ano set of Super Maxy cranks and a gold Tuff Neck stem. :wink:

    Those new tires look awesome!
     
  19. cman

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    The new tires are nice and roll faster because the profile is rounder.
     
  20. cman

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    I took a couple of pictures with a good camera. Hopefully this finds a new home soon. :wink: :wink:

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