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Old 08-26-07, 04:15 PM   #1
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First attempt to start an "alt bike" (X-post from C&V)

Found this frame in a pretty sorry state. Restore it would cost alot. So I'm going a different route. 1958 Schwinn Spitfire Mixte.
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Old 08-26-07, 06:41 PM   #2
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sweetness, so are you ditchin the top tube then ??
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Nah, Im gonna leave it the way it is. I need to figure out something for a brake though. The 20 inch wheel has a freewheel on it, and i dont feel like going coaster...

pull freewheel and install track cog?? hmm
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Old 08-27-07, 01:31 AM   #4
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Nah, Im gonna leave it the way it is. I need to figure out something for a brake though. The 20 inch wheel has a freewheel on it, and i dont feel like going coaster...

pull freewheel and install track cog?? hmm
Does the fork have a brake mount?
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No, its just the original old Schwinn Blade fork. Im thinking of possibly brazing on a set of brake mounts on the chainstays in the rear.
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I guess you don't know how fortunate you are...
It is almost impossible to find a coaster brake here in portugal...
"original old schwinn blade fork"????.... ???? I would kill for one of those...
One piece crank set??? Here we only have those on bmx's..
I don't expect you to understand, but those kind of things are a part of my dreams...
Good luck with the project.
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