Black Varsity

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  1. Grant

    Grant

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    I found this Schwinn in a dumpster. It was just the frame set handle bars cranks and rear wheel. The rear wheel has the front free wheel free wheel on it. I'm going to replace it with a normal free wheel. I did replace the handle bars cranks and stem. I need to put a new axle on the rear wheel because the one that's on there now is bent. The original handlebars had para cord wrapped around them as bar tape. I just decide to keep the original handlebars and stem in one piece to put on the splay because it was such a fancy wrap job.
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  2. rrtbike

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    Cool bike there... Lots of potential.
     
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  3. Grant

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    When I get a new rear axle, I will try to find some wing nuts for the rear. Some drilled brake levers as well. The paint is your typical "rat rod black" with patches where the paint wore down to bare metal and rust.

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  4. Wildcat

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    Nice. The old Schwinn paint will shine up nice with a couple coats of car paste wax. Their chrome was good too.
    I've straightened out a few axles by laying the bare axle on a piece of wood to protect the threads and tapping with a mallet until they rolled straight.
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  5. Grant

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    The bike was originally baby blue. Someone painted it flat black. It went from cute 10 speed to tough guy singlespeed with no front brake.
     
  6. Grant

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    I got w wheel for free with a totaled rim. The hub is in new condition. I think I will steal the axle from that.
     
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    Original bars.
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