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Discussion in 'THE OTHER BIKES' started by aka_locojoe, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. chimichanga

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    Thanks Graylock!
     
  2. CHAMPION123

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    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.
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  3. CHAMPION123

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    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
     
  4. That is awesome! I like the paint scheme. Looks like Schwinn could have made it.
     
  5. CHAMPION123

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    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
     
  6. Yeah Schwinn parts are fun to find. I got a few Schwinns. :oops:
    (A '54 Wasp, '56 American, '58 American, '60 Unknown, '66 Heavy Duty, '68 Hollywood, and an '82 Cruiser.) :mrgreen:
     
  7. bikebuilder

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    Here are some more..

    Sort of a muscle bike, drag bike, swingbike concept build.
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    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.
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    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.
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  8. aka_locojoe

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    SO cool seeing so many neat,varied swing bikes.
     
  9. fatkid

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    Are there any resources online to show how to build these? Mostly geometry and the like. These are cool!
     
  10. Meeba

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    Wow :shock: :shock: :shock: Those are outta this werld!!! Are those made in 16 inch? that is sooo awesome :D
     
  11. bikebuilder

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    Thanks, Yes the red bike is 16" front and back and the blue one is 16" rear x 12.5" front.
     
  12. Bikebudy

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  14. El Whoppo

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    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. :)
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  15. Dizzle Problems

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    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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