Vintage Bicycles

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by gatling, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. gatling

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    I'll go first...

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  2. soyanarchisto

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    Heck, it doesn't have wooden tubulars.
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    ADVMindset Americana Adventurer

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    Schwinn ?
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  6. gatling

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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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  7. HOT DAMN!

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    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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    Good eye.

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  9. gatling

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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 :huh, even some mounting hardware. This bike is almost 50 years old and rides way better than any neighborhood kids hoopty. :lol3

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  11. Danielmoben

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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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  12. gatling

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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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  13. HOT DAMN!

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

    AS = Arnold, Schwinn & Company
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  14. gatling

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

    Started off as this

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    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.

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

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    1985 old enough?

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  17. gatling

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    Wow!
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  18. HOT DAMN!

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    Yeah buddy, $75 was a good lump back in the day, you must have been an exceptional young man. :lol3

    I was a BMX guy but my older brother and sister both had varsity's and you are absolutely correct, they weighed a ton. :deal

    By no means in its original state, I stripped this cousin to your Jaguar down (was yours a 2 speed kick back?) a junked Typhoon I found for $40. Maybe if I found the right bike I would do a ground up resto but again, I kept the patina original and got the innards working like a top. This bike is super comfy to cruise the neighborhood on or walk the dog with.

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  19. HOT DAMN!

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    What an awesome present/idea! :thumb
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    Thanks.
    If there is one thing I'm actually good at it, it's getting her unexpected gifts that she really likes.
    That one was for our anniversary last year, I have another wacky one planned for her Christmas present this year. :D
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