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1953 Schwinn Ladies Cruiser

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by johnsj, May 18, 2017.

  1. johnsj

    johnsj

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    A project for my wife, who has requested a lowrider-esque bicycle build to match our daughter's trike.

    Project started with a $10 frame purchased at a local swap meet. Ran the serial number and figured out it was a 1953 Schwinn.

    Primed and given a pearl white base coat. Purchased some stencils thru eBay, and going to hit it with roth rattle can's wunderbomb Jazz Berry Pink.

    More to come. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. sprocket

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    Looking good, can;t wait to see the finished project!:thumbsup:
     
  3. johnsj

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    Jazz Berry Pink with a white pearl base[​IMG][​IMG]

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  4. TV Casualty

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    You're off to a great start.
     
  5. johnsj

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    First attempt at upholstering. Got about just as much adhesive on my self as I did the seat. [​IMG]

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  6. Starnger

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    Nice result for a first try! My first had quite some wrinkles, so did the second one :)
     
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  7. rrtbike

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    Do you have a fork in mind?
     
  8. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Lookin good .
     
  9. johnsj

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    Thanks, and Yeah, my wife wants a lowrider bike, so i have a chrome 26' straight springer fork with a twisted truss left over from a different build. So I'll use that unless it looks off. I also have a twisted pair of apes left over too, so we'll see how it looks.


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  10. johnsj

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    Still have to install the chain and chain guard; pitch the handle bars forward and install the bell and mirrors[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  11. johnsj

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    * and lower the seat. But progress was made today.

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  12. johnsj

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    She's 98% finished but cruisable now. I'm in my wife's good graces for awhile[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  13. johnsj

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    Neon under glow installed[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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