Speedster

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Starting with a 1976 Schwinn Speedster Frame. Widening the rear and changing the fork for a balooner wheelset.

Trying to figure out how to add pictures. You make it tough for the old guys.
 
Oct 5, 2010
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slow going on turning that galvanized downspout into a tank--brazing is a new skill . . .pictures to follow this weekend
I'm not going to make it to the swap meet in Eden this weekend due to a familial obligation, so I've got to do some serious scrounging or just buck up and order a fork and set of wheels in the next couple of weeks
 
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Chris Crew said:
slow going on turning that galvanized downspout into a tank--brazing is a new skill . . .pictures to follow this weekend
I'm not going to make it to the swap meet in Eden this weekend due to a familial obligation, so I've got to do some serious scrounging or just buck up and order a fork and set of wheels in the next couple of weeks
Be careful brazing galvanized metal..It gives off some very toxic fumes.
 

SSG

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You could rivet the tank together to avoid the toxic fumes. That would also give you the option of a little contrasting color (copper, aluminum or brass rivets).
 
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Steep learning curve and the prototype tank cannot be sealed.
I should have just built the second one first.
 
Oct 5, 2010
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Not much progress last week other than adding a few new wrinkles to the grey matter.
Tank may be undergoing re-design pending outcome of next shop session.
There is LOTS of stiff competition too . . .nice work ratters.
I'm glad we have until Aug 1.
Pictures to follow.
 
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The death of an old friend a couple of weeks ago knocked the wind out of the sails and planning his funeral and settling his affairs took a lot of time, but I've been back into the shop a couple of times and made a little progress on the speedster. Time to find a set of wheels and work up a suitable fork.

Posting of images still not intuitive.