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1959 Schwinn Wasp

Old 12-13-22, 06:50 PM
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1959 Schwinn Wasp

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Very cool indeed! Thanks for sharing some detail pics with us.
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This is a balloon tire bike, these 650b (584) wheels might fit a middleweight better as they came with a 571 rim (26x1-3/4 tire size used) rim rather than the balloon tire's 559 rim (26x2.125 tire size used)
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Thank you for sharing.

What handlebars do you think those are? Do you think they are the same bend as a Schwinn Suburban?

Building something and was never a fan of the dramatic swept back cruiser bars.
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My Schwinn Heavy Duti with a King Sting fork. This was put together in the early '80"s when these color anodized parts were readily available. The rack is Schwinn. Of course, being a Heavy Duti, it was yellow. I repainted it with Rustoleum gloss black.

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Originally Posted by SkinGriz
Thank you for sharing.

What handlebars do you think those are? Do you think they are the same bend as a Schwinn Suburban?

Building something and was never a fan of the dramatic swept back cruiser bars.
They are Schwinn bars, made by Wald. They are extremely similar to a north road handle bar
https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-North.../dp/B00ZDSX71I
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Originally Posted by Schweinhund
They are Schwinn bars, made by Wald. They are extremely similar to a north road handle bar
https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-North.../dp/B00ZDSX71I
Does anyone know of an aluminum north road handlebar? I've only seen them offered in steel. Velo Orange offers left bank and tourist bars in aluminum but not a north road.
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Originally Posted by GeezyRider
Does anyone know of an aluminum north road handlebar? I've only seen them offered in steel. Velo Orange offers left bank and tourist bars in aluminum but not a north road.
Nitto makes some.
https://www.rei.com/product/219717/n...road-handlebar

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Originally Posted by Schweinhund
Good find! Looked at several Nitto north roads but they were all cromoly steel.
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Oh, how nice!
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Why don’t you just flip the bars up side down. I looked at those “north woods bars” they are just women’s bc bars upside down. I Frankensteined a chromoly schwinn road bike once to single speed not fixed and used women’s bc bars upside down to give a cool cafe racer look.
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