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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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    sweetness, so are you ditchin the top tube then ??
    i have a bike

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by japollner View Post
    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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