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Old 02-16-20, 08:13 PM
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New to me Schwinn cruiser

I picked up an orange Schwinn cruiser today locally, it needs some love and new tires/tubes, but it's a lot more interesting than the picture let on! It has an aluminum body, a springer fork, and oddly(?) it has brass spoke nipples.
The bottom tube is a very stretched oval, almost being more flat than oval, still has the color matching fenders and seems to be a single speed with a coasting brake. No idea on the age so far, but I think it's newer than 2000.

Edit: Hereís a picture. I think it will be rather sharp when itís all fixed up!

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So what if it's made in China, lube the squeaky bits and get to riding. I dig the orange color. It is newer because the old stems have a bolt and not an allen key.
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Looks like a fun bomber.
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Orange color is sweet. A tangerine machine!
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That is cool looking!!! Is it a single speed??
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