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Old 08-30-15, 12:58 PM   #1
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1950 Black Phantom

Some old some new pieces,1950 Phantom,free after selling rear whell that was a middle weight with a 2 speed red band hub,put it together with parts i had on hand,all the schwinn are orig,check out the rare schwinn front rim brakes,has nexus 3 speed rear hub,electra wide alum wheels,235 black diamond tires,the 2 red things on the handle bars are antenna toppers use on hot rod cars,gonna figure out how to light em,hope u like it!!

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Old 08-30-15, 04:02 PM   #2
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Congratulations!

Its highly sought after - Schwinn's 1995 reissue went for around $1500.

Its a collector's item.
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Old 08-30-15, 09:12 PM   #3
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Congratulations!

Its highly sought after - Schwinn's 1995 reissue went for around $1500.

Its a collector's item.
Buy it.

Take those brakes off.
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Old 06-21-16, 06:45 AM   #4
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now, unlike the "pretty colored" full custom another member is building as a "rat rod", THAT is a 100% authentic at that rat rod!!! just make sure to get some white wall tires when you rebuilt it and you will see hot rodders drooling even at *cough cough cough* car shows. LOL

as per the ratrod aesthetic... you don't even really need to restore it once you get rid of those brakes as mentioned.
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4crosse That's a cool find
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Buy it.

Take those brakes off.

That's not a cheap brake.
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That's not a cheap brake.
caliper brakes have NO PLACE on a beach cruiser, ESPECIALLY an "authentic vintage one". even on modern ones designed to use them, they totally screw the aesthetics up. hand brakes are for performance bike (eg. MTBs & roadies), not simple one speed coaster brake cruisers.

mounting the brakes probably ruined the patina of the forks
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caliper brakes have NO PLACE on a beach cruiser, ESPECIALLY an "authentic vintage one". even on modern ones designed to use them, they totally screw the aesthetics up. hand brakes are for performance bike (eg. MTBs & roadies), not simple one speed coaster brake cruisers.

mounting the brakes probably ruined the patina of the forks
That brake is a "authentic vintage" Schwinn authorized accessory that is a fairly rare and desirable collectible worthy of being preserved and shown off.
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They did it then too I gather, before the government told them to. Can't hurt if you don't boo-boo.
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It's too bad I can't see the second picture.
The bike looks somewhat retro and modern at the same time to me. Cool!
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I like front brakes when riding on the street. They look okay to me. That's called accessorizing your bike. That's what hot rodders do!
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News Flash: those brakes were a real thing in 1950.
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