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My custom Schwinn Discover with ape hanger bar.

Old 12-09-18, 09:18 AM
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Cool My custom Schwinn Discover 700C Hybrid with ape hanger bar.

Here is the bike before in fall 2017 with original bar, stock rear carrier and it hurt my body very badly to ride but the Schwinn grandpa seat is comfy:

Here is a close-up of the Discover top-tube logo (the frame decals are actually sealed-under clear-coat paint and the frame and wheels are aluminum)
this indeed is an upscale China-made "department store bike" and many of the stock components are cheesy in quality including the plastic Shimano
RevoShift top covers, one of which I had to Krazy Glue back into place after replacing the cable as the plastic tab broke when removing): a cheap
"Mongoose" bike at Walmart will have cheesy stick-on frame logos. My stock black paint has metallic glitter embedded when observing close:

Here is my custom ID tag on rear of carrier:

Here is my bike just customized with the addition of a 9.50"-rise ape-hanger bar (25.4" clamp diameter) , custom grips,
Hafny mirror and custom longer cables just complete yesterday (now my body feels nice when the bicycle is ridden!!):

This bike started out at a retail price of $279.00 from amazon.com but now is valued at $485 with all the extras including
a pair of Schwinn easy-detachable lights, a high-grade solid rear axle, a ring-type bell, Hafny mirror, Bell bottle cage, custom
grips, Schwinn grandpa spring seat, custom nameplate, custom cable parts and custom handlebar. I actually hand wax my frame
with several applications of Kit soft paste wax for automobiles as the owner guide said that can be used. i had some help
from a tomboy bike mechanic at my hometown's local bicycle project. I learned how to tuck the ends of the front derailleur
cable and the brake cables under the caliper spring posts for a neater-than-stock cable appearance. Now, my bike looks
like that boy's bike in Steven Spielberg's E.T. (as in ET phone home) that magically flies up toward toward moon at night
when the cops are chasing him.

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