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    Did some trash picking tonight....

    Found this restoration project on the way home from work tonight. This is my 3 cruiser find in a year....I guess somebodies trying to tell me to build one!
    Anyone know what year this is from? I'm guessing 1960's?
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    Dude - that thing is cool - you dang trash picker!

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    Schwinn links

    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
    Anyone know what year this is from? I'm guessing 1960's?
    you can try posting to this Schwinn board for details:
    http://www.schwinnbike.com/heritage/forums.php

    I also had a handy link for checking serial #'s but it appears to have gone offline.

    you'll probably find a s/n on the BB shell or the non-drive side dropout.

    nice score!
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    So that's where that other frame came from, too? Amazing. I wish I could find something decent...I should start driving around more, I reckon'.

    When you going to build one up? Have SenorPedro's cruiser posts lit any creative fires under you yet?

    I'll have to get me one of those one day, that would be a fun project.

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    that is totally pimptastic!

    gonna need some work, but effin' cool.
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    Is the fork bent?

    Nice find. Is that fork bent?
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    fork

    I think it is a little.



    Quote Originally Posted by striker
    Nice find. Is that fork bent?

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    trash picking...

    as a kid I always picked bikes outta the trash. I would clean them up and give or sell them off.

    The rear wheel on this thing is a 2 speed automatic!


    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Freddy
    Dude - that thing is cool - you dang trash picker!

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    man do i love the refuse center, and curbside shopping. my trick is to keep track of "community yard sales" and hone in on them just before trash day..people end up ditching most of what didnt sell, so good things can be found.

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    late 50's, even. Here's a link to a restoration project. Def. looks like the fork will need some persuasion.

    http://tinyurl.com/2bdcv

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    The fire started..

    when Hollywood posted his nice orange cruiser awhile back. Then I looked at the Cook Brothers cruiser and was hooked.

    Now I can't figure out if I want bone stock or custom. Leaning towards a more rideable custom setup with MTB capable wheels and fork. Who knows, maybe I'll head out to California and ride in a crusier rally for fun!

    The frame I showed you in the garage came off eBay, $25!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirchyGirchy
    So that's where that other frame came from, too? Amazing. I wish I could find something decent...I should start driving around more, I reckon'.

    When you going to build one up? Have SenorPedro's cruiser posts lit any creative fires under you yet?

    I'll have to get me one of those one day, that would be a fun project.

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    Thanks..

    Hollywood.

    How about posting another pick of your Orange beauty to keep my Cruiser fire lit?

    MC


    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    you can try posting to this Schwinn board for details:
    http://www.schwinnbike.com/heritage/forums.php

    I also had a handy link for checking serial #'s but it appears to have gone offline.

    you'll probably find a s/n on the BB shell or the non-drive side dropout.

    nice score!
    HW

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    here ya go....

    although she's going through a transition now.....the Brooks is off, enjoying life on the fixie. Replacing it is a Schwinn banana seat and sissy bar. I'm also entertaining a springer fork and fenders, putting the Maxxis Hookworm street tires back on and leaving it as a real cruiser.

    enjoy your project!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
    Hollywood.

    How about posting another pick of your Orange beauty to keep my Cruiser fire lit?

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    Banana..

    seat and sissy bar, cool. Are you going with a tall sissy bar, or the short one, level with the seat? I assume Ape Hangers to complement the sissy bar?

    I'm thinking about a springer fork, big u shaped bars and a nice cushy seat. Candy apple red paint. Classy, but fun.




    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    although she's going through a transition now.....the Brooks is off, enjoying life on the fixie. Replacing it is a Schwinn banana seat and sissy bar. I'm also entertaining a springer fork and fenders, putting the Maxxis Hookworm street tires back on and leaving it as a real cruiser.

    enjoy your project!
    HW

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    Going dumpster diving now! nm

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    Wow ... nice find! You may already know about this but here's a good url for finding vintage bike replacement parts and other info ...

    http://www.firstflightbikes.com/

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