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Want a Bike like this. Where can I get one?

Old 08-24-22, 04:59 PM
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Want a Bike like this. Where can I get one?


I'd like to either buy a bike like this or recreate one. I like the upright posture. Single speed. Coaster brake. Non swept back handlebars. Flying Pigeon Black. Utilitarian and simple. I'd buy this one but it is too small. How can I buy it recreate
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Old 08-24-22, 05:51 PM
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Here’s one example of a contemporary one:

https://www.rei.com/product/131751/p...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

Building your own depends on your access to parts, tools, skill level, patience, creativity.
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Old 08-24-22, 05:56 PM
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I would recreate with a better frame, possibly an old Schwinn like this:
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71 Schwinn Sports Tourer
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Old 08-24-22, 06:29 PM
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That's perfect but $429???!! Geez.
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Originally Posted by LifeNovice1 View Post
That's perfect but $429???!! Geez.
Well, it's brand new. Not sure how much cheaper they could make it unless if all quality-related considerations were thrown out the window.

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Old bikes like that pop up often on facebook marketplace around here. Many times they ask more than I personally think the bike is worth, but to each their own.

If the asking price on this was around $45 dollars and my heart wanted it because it reminded me of one I may have had as a kid, I might bite. But $200 is way too much.

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Originally Posted by tkamd73 View Post
I would recreate with a better frame, possibly an old Schwinn like this:
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71 Schwinn Sports Tourer
That's a beauty !
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Re-create!

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A Schwinn Speedster would work. Available as single speed or 3 speed.
The Schwinn Speedster | 1959 to 1978 (bikehistory.org)
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It's been for sale in Chattanooga for the past 6 months.
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Originally Posted by Kilroy1988 View Post
Well, it's brand new. Not sure how much cheaper they could make it unless if all quality-related considerations were thrown out the window.

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You could buy a non-suspension mountain bike, get rid of the derailleur and brake set up and change the wheels to a coaster brake.
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Originally Posted by Bad Lag View Post
You could buy a non-suspension mountain bike, get rid of the derailleur and brake set up and change the wheels to a coaster brake.
Probably easier with an old 3-speed as the rear hub spacing would be the same: 115mm vs 130 or 135mm for that mountain bike. Iíve bought cheap Chinese-made single-speed coaster brake hubs on eBay a couple of times. They do the job.
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https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/b...520304877.html

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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Probably easier with an old 3-speed as the rear hub spacing would be the same: 115mm vs 130 or 135mm for that mountain bike. Iíve bought cheap Chinese-made single-speed coaster brake hubs on eBay a couple of times. They do the job.
Yes, I am sure you are correct. It was just an idea in case OP had one available and liked to tinker.
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Originally Posted by LifeNovice1 View Post

I'd like to either buy a bike like this or recreate one. I like the upright posture. Single speed. Coaster brake. Non swept back handlebars. Flying Pigeon Black. Utilitarian and simple. I'd buy this one but it is too small. How can I buy it recreate
If you live in the 'Noog and are willing to travel to the southeast side of metro Atlanta, I can probably set you up with matching his and her Columbias of the same vintage. Black with black fenders and old-style bullet headlights (sorry, no pictures). They are at a 93-year-old widow who we look after, and if I let her know I've found a good home, she would be pleased.
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