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Old 02-13-12, 01:17 AM   #1
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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.
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Very nice rust clean up there!

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

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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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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.

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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.
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