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    NOS Saddlebags

    Upgrade to the Townie, the cheap saddlebags I got from WISH, bit the dust, but, I got a whole season outta them. Bought two NOS map pouches from a military discount place and turned them into saddlebags, these should last for a while longer.
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    Schwinn Tank Springer

    I set the sale price lower than 350, due to the fact that I am an honest sap to a fault. The springer fork is probably toast, the headlight and the rack are missing, not the original chain ring. Posted it for sale on CL at 7:00 AM and by 10:00 AM, it was sold. Thanks for all the help and info...
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    Schwinn Tank Springer

    Thanks again for the info! Going to get this baby listed for sale!
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    Schwinn Tank Springer

    Thanks for the year of make, I thought something was askew with the paint color, just to modern for an early 50s, this nails it down. I was thinking of pricing it at $150, too high?
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    Schwinn Tank Springer

    Got the Schwinn back to as far as I think it could take without taking away any more. Did 40 hours total of, lacing spokes, pounding out dents, scrubbing off all the rust from the rims and hand rubbing off the rattle-can paint that was on everything. Somewhere in its life, the fork took a hard...
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    Schwinn Tank Springer

    Did a little rubbing and this is what came through on the chain guard.
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    New Guy From Missouri

    This is one great site! I have gotten so much help from the folks here. If you are ever stumped for an idea or how-to, just tap into the vast knowledge bank, here in the forum section. Remember, it is all about enjoying bikes of all kinds and have fun doing it.
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    Indian

    Dang, I think you are correct!
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    Indian

    Absolutely, got to start somewhere.
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    Indian

    A friend of mine down in Texas, sent me this pic of a bike at an antique mall in New Braunfels, Tx. Priced at $395. http://www.redroosterworld.com/
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    The Seymour Strider

    I echo Luke's comment!!!
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    Punk Steamster

    I still be taking in atmosphere, may not be to active here on the site as of late, but, I check in now and then to see what my fellow brethren are up to. Thanks for the comment.
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    Punk Steamster

    This bike build started a couple of years ago. Slapped something together quickly for one of my twin daughters. Laced in a 3-speed hub and used an old, MTB frame. She rode it once and it sat from then on. So, dad got tired of looking at it sitting in the garage. Started re-doing it last fall...
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    Schwinn Tanked Springer

    I bet it will be! When I took the tank off, I notice the lighter, cream colored paint where the blue bombed paint had not touched.