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    SLJ 6/8/65-5/2/07 Walter's Avatar
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    My Project

    I don't weld so I'm tied to bolt-ons. Started as a Schwinn that someone best up, spray painted (the entire bike) and then put out on a curb.

    Well, it's not free anymore and I'm not done as I'm still looking for more chrome and will re-paint it as well. A tank would be cool too.

    “Life is not one damned thing after another. Life is one damned thing over and over.”
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    Details, man!

    Is that a modern Taiwan/Chinese Schwinn? As the price of Chicago Schwinns rises & the supply dwindles, we will now turn our attention to the unclassics. Just picked up a Schwinn Clear Creek that needs something extra.

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    SLJ 6/8/65-5/2/07 Walter's Avatar
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    It's a "modern" Schwinn though with the crappy re-spray it certainly looked old. The wheels were sprayed green but were aluminum rims.
    No "classic" was disturbed in making this ride though since I'm only doing bolt-ons there's not a whole lot of disturbing anyways.

    The springer fork came from my LBS and I don't know the source beyond that. Same for the fenders and stem and the bars came from the Electra catalog. The wheels are Alienation Plain Black Rims (in white ).

    I know for many the idea is to get out the torch and "build yer own" and that this is more of a custom mod job than a true build but I'm having fun. Also, I'm going for the "Oooooh shiny" effect. Hence the chrome; with more to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter View Post
    ...........I know for many the idea is to get out the torch and "build yer own" and that this is more of a custom mod job than a true build but I'm having fun. Also, I'm going for the "Oooooh shiny" effect. Hence the chrome; with more to come.
    The simple project you will finish is always better than the complicated project you will never start. Keep us posted!

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    “Life is not one damned thing after another. Life is one damned thing over and over.”
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