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Wanted - Tall Frame, Good Chrome, Bad Paint

Old 10-18-22, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Vonruden
Canít wait to see Brentís finished product, whatever it may be. 🙂
Yes, please link to the final project thread here, so we can all see it.
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Old 10-18-22, 03:28 PM
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Old 10-18-22, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by bwilli88
Just checking, is this too small? Too new(83)?

Alas, too small!
Thanks,
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Old 10-18-22, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Senrab62
Have a 25" Chrome Schwinn voyageur 11.8 I'd let go for a reasonable price to a fellow bfer. Might be too new at an 81. Can get pics and measurements tonight after work if you're interested. Chrome is solid overall, clear coat is not.
I haven't ruled this one out. Does this have the typical Schwinn 21.1mm handlebar stem?
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Old 10-18-22, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by curbtender
I want to thank all of you who have offered so many frames that would be good for this build were I not so picky about wanting CHROME HEAD LUGS.
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Old 10-18-22, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by himespau
Yes, please link to the final project thread here, so we can all see it.
After the big build up in this thread I have no choice but to share the eventual build!
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Old 10-18-22, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
I haven't ruled this one out. Does this have the typical Schwinn 21.1mm handlebar stem?
Brent
Unfortunately this is cursed with the weird .833 stem. There was one recently for sale in the classifieds that was nicer than normal that I considered before deciding to sell the voyageur.

FS: Sunshine Pro Am stem for old Schwinn restore

Will get pics up in a bit
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Old 10-21-22, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
Looking for a tall frame (60-62cm center to center) with chrome socks and head lugs for a peculiar paint project I have in mind. Chrome has to look nice but doesn't have to be perfect.

Allegro, Mondia, Raleigh International, Frejus, Girardengo, Carlton, Ideor, and many others I'm sure.
Lightweight tubing and forged dropouts a plus. Frames from the '60s and earlier especially encouraged to apply, but I'm not ruling out newer frames.

Please don't offer me anything with nice paint. It would be a shame to strip a nice original paint job.

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I have a Centurion Semi Pro, 61.5cm. The paint is in pretty decent shape, and the chrome is quite nice:



Or if you are ok with a 64cm frame (58tt) then this one is an even better candidate:

PM if interested in either.
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Old 10-27-22, 07:08 PM
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@retroman57 invited me to his place to choose from four frames that met my criteria! I'm lucky he's my height and has a large collection of frames. I chose this Atala which is sporting a rather loud repaint which I will be glad to strip. Let's see if my new paint will be an improvement. I'll start a build thread after I finish a couple other projects.



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Old 10-27-22, 07:11 PM
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Congrats on the find but I sort of like that paint job...

Originally Posted by obrentharris
@retroman57 invited me to his place to choose from four frames that met my criteria! I'm lucky he's my height and has a large collection of frames. I chose this Atala which is sporting a rather loud repaint which I will be glad to strip. Let's see if my new paint will be an improvement. I'll start a build thread after I finish a couple other projects.



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