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Old 10-06-19, 05:00 PM
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New arrival - Chicago Schwinn Cruiser

Got it last year but it's together now.
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Very Nice. I would love to pick one of these up, as I had Multiple Schwinns asa kid inn the 70s. Its funny where I live nothing rusts so you would think these things would be around but I never see them.
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Old 10-13-19, 06:57 PM
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Oh, I do have some rust...the paperboys especially. Antique bike guys call it PATINA but I don't necessarily dig that girl.
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Nice Schwinn, Rollfast.

Looks like you need to ride with some platform shoes to go with that platform seat, though.
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Nice Schwinn, Rollfast.

Looks like you need to ride with some platform shoes to go with that platform seat, though.


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Old 10-27-19, 10:36 PM
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Nice Schwinn, Rollfast.

Looks like you need to ride with some platform shoes to go with that platform seat, though.
No sirree! It's just right!
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I have a number of those Troxels. It's my preferred seat.

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Nice work Schwinn!
Especially bike basket with rack is so cool
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That seat looks like it could be comfy. What brand is it?

We need some more pics of this bike. It looks great. What kind of tires are those? It's hard to tell what the tread pattern is.

Are you gonna ride during the winter? My goal is to keep going all winter but trying to figure out which bike is best and how to set it up has been a challenge. I have not riden in the snow yet but I rode one night after it snowed. The roads were mostly cleared by then, so not a big deal.

My wife's Schwinn Sanctuary is my preferred choice as a winter bike thus far because she's got the newest tires and the fenders are still on. And having gears helps a lot when it's windy. I would like to convert my coaster braked cruiser to be ready for winter but not sure what to do. The gearing is too high for it. IMHO. I just struggle more than I want in the wind.

Her seat is hard as a rock though. I wouldn't mind finding something different, or figuring out how to set mine up better. I love my seat. It's super comfy.

I'm not real big into the "Patina" look on classic cars. And now people are trying to do "faux" patina. That's just weird to me. I can sort of understand it when it's real patina, and sometimes it doesn't look too bad. But in the end I think a nice paint job looks best. LOL.



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My seat is a 60s? vintage Troxel and the tires are Carlisle Lightning Dart whitewalls (with the Indian Head on them), also vintage.
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Oh suuuuure, tease me with hard to get parts.... LOL.

Really nice bike.
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My seat is a 60s? vintage Troxel and the tires are Carlisle Lightning Dart whitewalls (with the Indian Head on them), also vintage.
Troxel huh? I always called those "cake seats" because they looked like a iced cake with right angles and uniform thickness. The only Troxels I remember were beige or tan with a diamond pattern on the top. I really like my Cloud 9 seat for comfort. Where on earth did you find Carlisle's that weren't dry rotted? Nice bike!
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Another site, which I gather I can't name. I'm bi-cyclic, I Schwinng in many places/
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I like the rear steel basket
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The first two characters in the serial number, DE, indicate it was made in April, 1969. Since the bike was made in 1969 and has an electro-forged frame, it was made in the Chicago, Illinois Schwinn factory.
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They didn't use the graphics on this bike in 1969. It's one of the last couple years' production before the Chicago plant was closed and Murray took over building them.

Schwinn codes were reused now and then.
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Oh suuuuure, tease me with hard to get parts.... LOL.

Really nice bike.
If I didn't have a ton of tires already I could have some Carlisle blackwalls for a good price as well. But I have more tires in stock than a Goodyear dealer it seems like.
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Rocket horn is on, when the fenders are done the Delta 4-way light will follow (taillight, brake light and turn signals).

Nope, I don't mess around, this is my CAR so to speak and I still need a front basket.
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The fenders will be WHITE with black striping and triangle ends like a Schwinn should have. That won't be done until maybe Christmas or afterward.
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It's done for now, chained up and time to work on one of the others.
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I might opt for all chrome fenders with a train light instead.

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