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Vintage Typhoon to BMXish Typhoon?

Old 01-03-21, 04:30 PM
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Vintage Typhoon to BMXish Typhoon?

So I picked up an old Typhoon, red, similar to what I had growing up. I wasn't really happy with how bad the frame looked, so I sent it off to have it powder coated.

When I took everything apart for the powder coater, I realized how bad many of the parts were... Been shopping on ebay and amazon for days now! This is going to be one expensive old bike, and I am not even doing a true restoration. What has happened with prices of vintage Schwinn parts? Gasp!

I'll get some photos when the frame comes back, approx 3 weeks... As I mentioned, I am not doing a restore. So the frame will be powdercoated in dark candy apple red. The components that are available seem to be from the BMX world. And the wheels... what a disaster. The previous owner used either brillo pads or steel wool or sandpaper to get the dirt off the rims. Sure, the rims are clean and shiny, but they are all scratched up. I have not figured out how to handle that. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

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Old 01-04-21, 03:34 AM
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I almost, and I mean almost, bought a Merlin Newsboy wanting something cool, fast and light. Then I went the other route of thinking about building something like this with modern components. Ended up with a Van Dessel WTF with Jones bars after months of turmoil. I will be interested to see what direction you go with this. I dig it though.
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Old 01-12-21, 10:09 PM
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That Typhoon will make a great BMX, Klunker or Ratrod
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Old 01-13-21, 10:53 AM
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Looks like steel rims; pretty sure they can be dipped, blasted and rechromed. Probably expensive.
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Thinking about matte black powder coating...

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