Vintage bicycles

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Postby gonebuggy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:53 pm

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Mr. Garrison would say it needs a few adjustments to get 300mpg

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Postby Franz » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:31 am

I sold this bike to a freind at the denver swaps. He has it all fixed up and riding now. Its a 59-ish Hawthorne 3 speed.

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Re: Vintage bicycles

Postby Critter1 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:32 pm

Just picked up this 41' Schwinn Henderson straight bar frame. I've been wanting a mountain bike, but can't swallow the pricey pill! (Sorry Creig!) So I'm gonna build this up into a klunker style ride.

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Here's my motivation. Stole these pics from other bike forums.
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Re: Vintage bicycles

Postby Critter1 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:36 pm

While I'm on the vintage bike subject. I've been commissioned to build up a pre war girls bike.

Started with this 41' Elgin burning man special.

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Blasted & awaiting parts..
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Re: Vintage bicycles

Postby john jones » Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:47 pm

cool frame.. and sheet metal =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Vintage bicycles

Postby JWDII » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:56 am

This is as vintage as I get with bikes. I was riding this with my son this past weekend.
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I bought this new in 86. Its an 86 predator free form pro. It has dia compe Nippon brakes, acs rotor, skyway tuff wheels 2 , and I searched and found some period correct Odyssey Barefoot tires.

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Re: Vintage bicycles

Postby Critter1 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:57 am

RAD! Smile 80s BMX anything is ridiculously high in value!
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Re: Vintage bicycles

Postby dcuplover » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:19 pm

A buddy of mine just sent me a text saying he was thinking of getting rid of his original 1970 Hustler custom. much like this one Image any interest?

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Re: Vintage bicycles

Postby George » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:33 pm

I sure like what's being done to these old cruzers. I'm going to have to see what franz can help me with to make it more fun to ride. It's like peddeling a brick at the moment. New crank wheels seat bars everything new paint mango and black Wink

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Re: Vintage bicycles

Postby rustabus » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:12 pm

Gotta low gear your bike! My townie in Telluride was an old 26 inch cruiser swapped with an early kids crank, no top speed but lots of pickup!!!!! Smile Smile

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Re: Vintage bicycles

Postby George » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:03 am

I need to do something to make it more fun to ride then I might use it lol.

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Re: Vintage bicycles

Postby 68tintop » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:08 am

George wrote:I need to do something to make it more fun to ride then I might use it lol.

Put a little 40cc motor on that bitch for the long ride to the shop. Nice springy seat and a rack. 8-[ :-k

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Re: Vintage bicycles

Postby GTV » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:23 pm

I started building this Klunker a couple years ago for a good friend of mine. It's a 51 (I think?) Schwinn Spitfire. I built a 27.5" wheelset with Velocity hoops, Hope hubs, DT spokes, and a Surly 20t cog that we removed every other tooth from to make it a 10t skiptooth. 18t chain ring from a child's bike to get the gearing down. I was in AZ last week and saw all the parts sitting there getting dusty in a pile, same as it was 18 months ago! So I built it up. It still needs some caliper brackets welded on for the disc brakes, but it's pretty much all there now. I love swapping 27.5's on to 26" frames, they fit and work so well.
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Re: Vintage bicycles

Postby Franz » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:38 pm

Sweet! What size tires? 2.4"?

George and I were just talking about building similar stuff for his schwinn.

Want to build a second set of those rollers??

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Re: Vintage bicycles

Postby GTV » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:02 pm

Franz wrote:Sweet! What size tires? 2.4"?

George and I were just talking about building similar stuff for his schwinn.

Want to build a second set of those rollers??


2.35" as I remember.

I bought all those parts for the wheelset when I was working part time at a bike shop- I got everything for cost and it was still pretty expensive, mostly the hubs. The only thing I'd be good for now is lacing them up, which I'm sure you can handle.
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