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.
sweetness, so are you ditchin the top tube then ??
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?
Originally Posted by japollner
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.
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.