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Old 09-16-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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Vintage Bicycles

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Old 09-16-2012, 09:13 PM   #2
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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Heck, it doesn't have wooden tubulars.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:58 PM   #4
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:41 PM   #5
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Schwinn ?
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:03 PM   #6
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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?
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:42 AM   #7
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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.

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Old 09-18-2012, 04:46 AM   #8
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Good eye.

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Old 09-18-2012, 06:38 AM   #9
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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
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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 , even some mounting hardware. This bike is almost 50 years old and rides way better than any neighborhood kids hoopty.













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Old 09-18-2012, 06:51 AM   #11
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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!

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Old 09-18-2012, 06:55 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:56 AM   #13
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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.

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Old 09-18-2012, 06:59 AM   #14
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Nice, but you might want to spell check my horrendous writing before posting.

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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.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:00 AM   #15
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I had my wife's old bicycle from when she was a kid restored/customized last year.

Started off as this




Ended up with this.
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.






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