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Discussion in 'FRESH FINDS' started by RustyGold, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. RustyGold

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    A few pickups this last month or so that I haven't shared yet...

    '52 Schwinn... might be able to find a model under that house paint :nod:...

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    I'm going to assume this is Corvallis Police Dept...but, could be any 'C' town, I reckon. IMG_20180426_124448144.jpg

    Soooo crusty. I was hoping to do a mechanical run through and keep all the crustiness, but several of the spokes have rusted through :doh:
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    I'm pretty sure this qualifies as the most original old bike I got...everything looks correct except for the tires (which are super old, but not original) and the housepaint :thumbsup:.

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  2. RustyGold

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    '78 Collegiate...was expecting 27", turned out to be 26"...I think I need to have a chat with the front fender.
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    Stayed tuned for four more...three BMX (one vintage)...and a sad old 20"er with an identity crisis!

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  4. modelcarjedi

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    Sweet bike!! I have a 24” Collegiate and I’m going to use a rear fender on the front.


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    I think that is a viable solution...I found it hard to believe they came stock that way, but the photo evidence seems to say they did :tmi:.
     
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    I thought it was backwards to at first. Then I started looking online and saw schwinn dropped the ball


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    Rear fender on the front [​IMG]


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  8. RustyGold

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    Definite improvement... now, a solution for the fender braces :bigsmile:

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  9. Dizzle Problems

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    Love the ‘52!!!
    Awesome stuff all round. I’m a sucker for Schwinns
     
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    Yeah I’m still wondering how I’m going to tackle it. I’ve got a few ideas rolling around in my brain


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    A very neglected, but not too abused, 2004 Redline Proline Pro 24...30th anniversary bike...

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    Free Agent Ambush 24... probably about the same year as the Redline, 2005 would be my initial guess...

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    ...much less neglected, but still quite a few scratches,
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    Now, for your more vintage BMX viewing experience...1980 Mongoose...with some fugly stickers...

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    ...and poor frame modification choices (caution... hacksaw butchery below)...

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    Anybody want to guess which of the above three weighs the most? :bigsmile:

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    ... I'm going to skip the sad story identity crisis 20"er tonight...as it is in the garage and it's pouring down rain. But, in it's place...a forgotten pickup (its been a whole month :grin:)...

    '34 or '35 ish Colson. Inspired by @SILVERKINGPC 's beautiful 21st Century Klunker...

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    Jason
     
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    Getting lots of goodies there Jason!

    Those Collegiate Camelbacks are great frames to play with. Modern 700c wheels fit perfect.
     
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    ...and 24" skyways...just saying :grin:

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    ...and finally...the 20"er with the identity crisis :blush:

    I work the coffee bar at church one month out of every four...me, my wife, and Joe. Joe is a grumpy old codger (actually, quite funny) with all the associated stories, funny sayings, and so on.

    So, several month ago...I'm talking about bikes, and he asks me if I'd be interested in a Hiawatha that he had as a kid. I say, 'tell me more, please'...first bike (20"er), 1952, various stories, gave it to a guy that fixed it up when Joe's kids were young (paint, chrome fenders, etc, etc.)...said he had thrown it on the scrap trailer, but would pull it off if I was interested. Well, the answer was, of course, 'yes' :grin:.

    Months go by...I remind him occasionally...it nearly gets tossed a couple more times. Sells his house, and has a yard sale...his wife almost sells it. I'm pulling up pictures and planning a tribute build to his family with the plans of offering back to his grandkids as they get old enough. FINALLY, months later...he brings it to church with him...I'm trembling (not really) in anticipation. I follow him out to his car...he pops the trunk...and I see...this...

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    What year did you say this was, Joe? Oh...a '52 Hiawatha. What color was it originally? Grey. Oh, I can probably see it if I look at all the flaked paint...umm.

    At this point, I see his expression change...I think he is starting to notice something isn't quite right. So, I grab the frame, thank him profusely...and quickly stash the frame in the back of my truck.

    I have to figure that Joe wasn't that big of a bike guy. Either the guy that 'restored' the bike, or...more likely...his kids at some point, switched it out for this hot mess :).

    This is the coolest thing about the bike, and I don't really know what it is...

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    I'll still probably carry through with my plan, but, I must admit...the excitement level has dropped more than a bit :cry:.

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    Not a fresh find, but I loaned it to my daughter months ago and just got it back. My lil' bobber...

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    ...and a '78 Schwinn something that was too cheap not to pick up from the swap meet yesterday....

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    Jason
     
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    Love em both!
     
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    I ran that same bike back in the day!

    If you wanted to part with it............just saying
     
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