Well here are my contributions...top is a pre-war Schwinn DX with Monarch (I think) dual spring fork, Sturmey Archer front drum brake and red band two speed kickback. I may bechanging out the two speed for a Sturmey 3-speed w/drum...
Bottom is a 81 BCA BMX inspired MTB w/26" drum brakes front and rear and 3-speed.
heres mine. I've been told its around 1955 schwinn fleet. currently still in vancouver, due on UK shores sometime this summer (if we ever have a UK summer?!)
I acquired it shortly after seeing the "coffee cruiser" thread. really impressed by that build :thumbsup: intionally I was going to do the full restore. now I'm going to see what condition its really in, clean it up, maybe fit a few modern parts depending on what, if anything needs replacing. I've been told its still rideable
curious to see the forks.. they kinda scare me :thumbsup:
This thread makes me happy, although somewhat envious. It is obvious some are throwing much dough at these old bikes, and that is what I envy. But mostly the lack of pretention and taking of one's self so seriously is what I find wonderfully refreshing.
You guys f-n rock.
Beautiful bikes, every one of them.
Here the latest creation to emerge from the test lab:
A 1952 Schwinn frame, with a newer fork (I believe from a "Mad Wagon"), with cantilever posts and truss rods to maintain the 'old school' flavor. There's a Nexus 7-speed rear hub with a roller brake out back.
I gotta say, this is one of THE most fun bikes I've put together in a while. It's tight, smooth, and a blast to ride. I'm really impressed with the rear wheel.
It may get a powder coat eventually (that fork is killin' me), and there may be additional changes down the road (tires) -- but I think I'll ride it for awhile like this.
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