Show off your bikes with tanks

Discussion in 'THE OTHER BIKES' started by No cars on mars, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. blue72beetle

    blue72beetle

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    Here's my Tank Bikes. I have some other, but they're under restoration now.
    1961 Schwinn Panther III, 1949 Schwinn Hollywood, The JC Higgins is no longer with us.

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  2. Unchained

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    Woah, the JC Higgins is a beautiful bike! I had one similar, but I think it was more common.
     
  3. jesusfreak86

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    my bike is a fuji shanghi
     
  4. jesusfreak86

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    heres my bike with a tank
     
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  5. Markm

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  6. Wildcat

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    The only thing not old on this 53 Schwinn is the tank. I bought the tank from a Schwinn store about 10 years ago. Bought the horn unit from Memory lane classics over the internet, beeps fine, but I had to adjust the screw to get a lower tone. Everything else is from other old bikes. The twist grip shifter and pedals came from a 70's Montgomery ward's 3 speed. The chainguard is from an old schwinn from the old jacksonville shipyards. The crashrail seat is from a 64 Schwinn Starlet. That big sprocket with the red and green reflectors canme off a 2 dollar AMF bike frame from the thriftstore years ago. The springer is from a 59 Schwinn, and the struts are copper tubing from the plumbing store, homemade and painted silver. The wheels aren't schwinn, I couldn't find balloon tires for them, so these are standard 26 inch rims, the rear is old shimano 3 speed w coaster from the flea market, 3 bucks for a true and shiny wheel. I routed the shift cable through the tank to keep it clean and simple. The generator is ancient, but works with no rust. Still need a good headlamp. Up in ND, I spent most of the winter prepping and painting it. Now down her in Fl, it gets ridden 12 months out of the year.

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  7. Unchained

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  8. RZ94

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    Tankers are THE BOMB!
    Nicely done.
     
  9. aka_locojoe

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  10. grego47

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  11. RZ94

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    love my tankers!!!
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  12. 69 schwinn

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    Indiana SPROCKET KINGZ prez.
     
  13. ChadB

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  14. Bicyclerick

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    Hey 69 Schwinn Heres the gold lowrider.
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  15. lobsterboyx

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    Tanks? yeah, i got a few...
    Hiawatha
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    do these count as tank bikes?
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  16. warpigg

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    as found

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  17. mastronaut

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    I can't help it! :lol:

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  18. Markm

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: ..".now on every thread"!!!! :mrgreen:
     
  19. snarehead123

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    hey thanks brigmaster for the id of my frame, do you still have yours? if you do do you want to sell it? let me know. :D
     
  20. sauce

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