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Old 04-30-17, 08:16 AM
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Having fun with my Suburban

So I recently acquired a 1971 Schwinn Suburban. Not everybody's cup of tea, but I got it at what I considered a good deal. And I connected with he bike pretty quickly, knew it would be a fun project.

We're going to the beach the summer and I want to take this bike and I want to have it set up for beach life when we get there. I purchased a Pletscher bike rack. And I am looking for a correct for the period water bottle holder. I guess, I don't know how they secured water bottles on their bikes during that era.

When we were kids (DURING that era) we just stopped and drank out of somebody's water hose when we got thirsty.
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Old 04-30-17, 08:36 AM
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I thought this would be a thread about the vehicle
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Old 04-30-17, 10:34 AM
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Plenty of water bottle clamp bases for sale on line. I like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Topeak-660080...GYYBW5829XW65J
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Is it a Hunter Green paint color? We had a couple 70 model Suburbans. That will make a good beach bike.
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Originally Posted by LiquorLad View Post
I thought this would be a thread about the vehicle
It is a vehicle. Or rather, one of the vehicles. The one that weighs slightly less
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Is it a Hunter Green paint color? We had a couple 70 model Suburbans. That will make a good beach bike.
I would call this one root beer. But I think Schwinn technically called it chestnut.
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