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    Senior Member gaucho777's Avatar
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    1968 Schwinn Speedster

    I picked this up at an estate sale a few months ago, and have slowly whittled away at the rust. It's a fun ride. First time owning a bike made before I was born, and my first IGH bike as well.











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    Alas, it's too small and will go up for sale once I get the speedometer working/replaced, and ditch the rear rack.
    -Randy

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    Very nice rust clean up there!

    The Schwinn lightweights were great solid bikes. Love the speedo!

    David

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    That turned out incredibly nice atmo!! The only issue I have with this is that rack. PLEASE make it level or remove it. A Wald rack would be a natural fit for that bike.


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    A Speedster shouldn't have a rack. It's a "speedster".
    Nice job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Newton View Post
    A Speedster shouldn't have a rack. It's a "speedster".
    Nice job.
    I should have known that but somehow missed that point. It shows how little I know about the speedster category.
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    Thanks, folks. Trust me, the rack is not going to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
    Alas, it's too small and will go up for sale once I get the speedometer working/replaced, and ditch the rear rack.
    -Randy

    '72 Cilo Pacer '73 Speedwell Ti '74 Nishiki Competition '74 Peugeot UE-8 '86 Look Bernard Hinault 753 '86 Look KG86 '89 Parkpre Team Road '90ish Parkpre Team MTB

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    Were the rusted handlebars replaced or cleaned?
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    ^Nothing was replaced except the cables and one inner tube. The early Schwinns have remarkable paint and chrome.
    -Randy

    '72 Cilo Pacer '73 Speedwell Ti '74 Nishiki Competition '74 Peugeot UE-8 '86 Look Bernard Hinault 753 '86 Look KG86 '89 Parkpre Team Road '90ish Parkpre Team MTB

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