Discussion in 'THE OTHER BIKES' started by aka_locojoe, Sep 25, 2010.
Here are some pictures of a Schwinn Typhoon that I made last winter. Using 2 Schwinn's. Sorry about the dust. It has four Schwinn Badges on it.
The Schwinn rides like a dream. Once while riding accross town at a faster than normal rate I went over a sidewalk ramp and developed a top end death wobble. All I could do was .......step off and run, while the bike tumbled behind me. I wish it was on video. Now I've added a pin to keep it from flexing at speed. Iv'e slowed down some also. Gary
That is awesome! I like the paint scheme. Looks like Schwinn could have made it.
It's the actual paint scheme that was on the bars. I used all the men's Typhoon. And the front portion of a Ladie's Schwinn that had that paint scheme on it. Next I add some nice crome Schwinn fenders, I need to find a black Schwinn seat with the white "S" on it. And so on.....it's fun to keep on the lookout for Schwinn parts for it. My buddy has a crome rack that I'll try to talk him out of. Thanks, Gary
Yeah Schwinn parts are fun to find. I got a few Schwinns.
(A '54 Wasp, '56 American, '58 American, '60 Unknown, '66 Heavy Duty, '68 Hollywood, and an '82 Cruiser.) :mrgreen:
Here are some more..
Sort of a muscle bike, drag bike, swingbike concept build.
It didn't have brakes, well it still doesn't until I put a cable on, but I found a cool band brake that I added onto the rear hub. It is bridgestone brand.
I already had a picture of the blue bike on here, but The red one is new to this thread. I built these for the kids to ride.
SO cool seeing so many neat,varied swing bikes.
Are there any resources online to show how to build these? Mostly geometry and the like. These are cool!
Wow :shock: :shock: :shock: Those are outta this werld!!! Are those made in 16 inch? that is sooo awesome
Thanks, Yes the red bike is 16" front and back and the blue one is 16" rear x 12.5" front.
Here is a post to a Swingbike build i just got done.
The basic plan can be used to make a Mini or a Full sized bike.
I see Bike Builder has some close to the same.
Here is one I made from a cpl of dumpster bikes. Used a green basecoat and a can of spray glitter with a lot of UV clearcoats on top to get the metal flake effect.
Just built my first one with the help of a friend on the welding. These things are a blast to ride!
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