Great pic....those 10 speed Schwinns are awesome!Chad T, as a former tennis player on teams in the early 70's, our togs were that color; not bright white but Wimbledon White. The shorts in this picture were "team issue" Wimbledon white; the shirts were not. And...I can't believe I just posted a pic of ten-nis guys (me in foreground, brother in back) on ten speeds in BO-ten....
Pic.was shortly after we got the bikes. This would be our transportation to and from tennis practise and summer rec (where we assisted with the kids). About a 9 mile round trip, the first and last mile on our country gravel road.Great pic....those 10 speed Schwinns are awesome!
I really like the rear fender.Some updates:
I have been getting a bunch of parts in and trying to complete the look. As I said in my first post I am going for a drag look so I want a big and little tire. The front is a 700C road bike wheel/tire combo and the rear is a cheap cruiser tire that has an old school pie-crust looking sidewall and a flatter surface. It's no Jerald Sulky but it will work for now.
Getting the prickly mold tube things off
After some 80 grit sandpaper work
Quick mock up before primer. The forks and bars will be changed but you get an idea.
Pulled apart and on my tried and true bunford 9000 frame sprayer jig
It is primed and will be painted tomorrow. I have what I hope will be a very cool color planned out so stay tuned!
I appreciate that! When it is "done" I will take a bunch of close up shots of details and stuff.Looks great! I kind of like the road bike seat, looks fast. Can you give us a shot from the front so we can see those split bars again.... Something very classy and expensive, rich looking, about this build..nice!
Much appreciated! I still plan to chop up the seat bar tomorrow for the nanner and see how it looks but this roadie seat will be tough to beat!Said it before, I never knew a Westport guard could look so cool!!!!!
When I first saw that rider shot, SPEED just came to mind. That thing looks like a rocket about to take off.
I liked the nanner, but I think you may want to keep the roadie saddle.