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gatling 09-16-2012 09:35 PM

Vintage Bicycles
 
I'll go first...

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...74018170_n.jpg

soyanarchisto 09-16-2012 10:13 PM

Wow

2whlrcr 09-17-2012 07:46 PM

Heck, it doesn't have wooden tubulars.

HOT DAMN! 09-17-2012 07:58 PM

http://hotdamn.smugmug.com/BICYCLES/...IMG7172-XL.jpg

ADVMindset 09-17-2012 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 19617594)


Schwinn ?

gatling 09-17-2012 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 19617594)

I am impressed. May I have your permission to show this photo on the California Scooter blog? Can you tell us anything more about it?

HOT DAMN! 09-18-2012 05:42 AM

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Originally Posted by gatling (Post 19618172)
I am impressed. May I have your permission to show this photo on the California Scooter blog? Can you tell us anything more about it?

Use at will, I'm not a psycho picture Nazi.

I found this at a garage sale about a month ago completely disassembled and put in a box. After a quick look see, to my surprise, all the parts were present and knowing what it was (the seller did not), I gladly paid the full $15 asking price taped on it.

Here is a completely re-greased, tuned up, and assembled 1964 Schwinn Stingray Super Deluxe. What an absolute hoot to ride around on, gets huge smiles from the over 40 crowd.

I dig my bikes with original patina, dialed in, and ready to ride, as apposed to fully restored garage queens.

http://hotdamn.smugmug.com/BICYCLES/...IMG7170-XL.jpg

HOT DAMN! 09-18-2012 05:46 AM

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Originally Posted by ADVMindset (Post 19617982)
Schwinn ?

Good eye.

:webers

gatling 09-18-2012 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 19619819)
Use at will, I'm not a psycho picture Nazi.

Good stuff, HD. Thanks much. I reposted your photo...

http://californiascooterco.com/blog/?p=8596

HOT DAMN! 09-18-2012 07:47 AM

I'm no Schwinn historian but have noticed that the older bikes I've re-assembled have mostly everything stamped Schwinn. From tires and rims, to bearing cages and races :huh, even some mounting hardware. This bike is almost 50 years old and rides way better than any neighborhood kids hoopty. :lol3

http://hotdamn.smugmug.com/BICYCLES/...IMG7457-XL.jpg

http://hotdamn.smugmug.com/BICYCLES/...IMG7454-XL.jpg

http://hotdamn.smugmug.com/BICYCLES/...IMG7534-XL.jpg

http://hotdamn.smugmug.com/BICYCLES/...IMG7495-XL.jpg

http://hotdamn.smugmug.com/BICYCLES/...IMG7556-XL.jpg

http://hotdamn.smugmug.com/BICYCLES/...IMG7430-XL.jpg

http://hotdamn.smugmug.com/BICYCLES/...IMG7477-XL.jpg

Danielmoben 09-18-2012 07:51 AM

Well, not very vintage, but here my beloved nineties LOOK, like ONCE'S Team in Le Tour de France. Carbon frame, still very useful bike!

www.mobenmotorcycles.blogspot.com

gatling 09-18-2012 07:55 AM

Man, that is just awesome, HD. I had a Schwinn "Jaguar" when I was a kid (my Dad bought it for me) and it was awesome. It cost $75 back then, which was a small fortune in those days (somehow he scraped up the money). I put a Cadet speedo on my bike and that summer I put over 2,000 miles on it. I would have been about 10 years old then. I still dream about that bike.

I understand that back in those days, Schwinn brought in coiled steel ribbon and made everything in-house from it...sprockets, tubes, wheels, handlebars, you name it. It's one of the reasons their 10-speeds (the Varsity, etc.) weighed so much. Their Chicago factory was nearly completed vertically integrated. Then the mountain bike craze hit and Schwinn ignored it...they thought it was a fad. Like they said on their historical timeline, they kind of blew it on that call.

Your bike is exceptional, and I agree, keeping it in it's original, unrestored state makes it even more so.

HOT DAMN! 09-18-2012 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by gatling (Post 19620432)
Good stuff, HD. Thanks much. I reposted your photo...

http://californiascooterco.com/blog/?p=8596

Nice, but you might want to spell check my horrendous writing before posting. :lol3

AS = Arnold, Schwinn & Company

gatling 09-18-2012 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 19620553)
Nice, but you might want to spell check my horrendous writing before posting. :lol3

AS = Arnold, Schwinn & Company

Your spelling and writing are fine, HD. You could debate the use of hyphens, but I think it is just fine as is. And I teach technical writing at the local university. Trust me on this...you're okay.

lethe 09-18-2012 08:00 AM

I had my wife's old bicycle from when she was a kid restored/customized last year.

Started off as this

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...oldbike006.jpg


Ended up with this. :D
She was very happy with this surprise.
Just need to put a little rubber boot or something on the kickstand to give it a little more length.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...eComplete1.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...eComplete2.jpg


I have a ton more pictures if any cares to see.


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