1959 Schwinn Hellion.

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i picked up this 1959 Schwinn at my first Denver swap meet. This is when I met Don, who I purchased the frame from for ten bucks. It is pretty rough with quite a bit of putting, but someone decided to paint it a satin black with some amateur but nice pin striping. I need to source a lot of parts to get a roller but I’m excited to do so. I also scored a set of rough 1969 ape hangers for 20 bucks. The frame was cheap son I said why not. The old fat Schwinn grips have moved me toward a build that looks to be old and not recent. I found a rough Shimano 333 3 speed that had a similar patina to the grips, as I plan to build another 3 speed. The mudflap was another eBay find that fit the color and patina. The black banana seat with rough sissy bar just came in the mail from eBay as well. The sissy bar has rust and strange welds. Perfect fit I think. Also, some brake items will be donated from my previous build’s donor bike. This will be another 26” 3 speed, which are becoming part of my “style”. Maybe a 24” front wheel since I have one that needs to be used. Also my cruiser will be donating a pair of whitewall tires that have a familiar patina that I’m aiming for. I found some One Shot that I had laying around and I think it’s a match to what is already on the bike. Photo heavy!
The Devil
This puppet will most likely donate its head to be the shifter. And it’s the inspiration for the Hellion build name.
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Excellent starting point and killer "shifty" eyed devil (and I'm not referring to the cat).
 
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OrExcellent starting point and killer "shifty" eyed devil (and I'm not referring to the cat).
Thank you! @kingfish254 The satan black paint and the novice pin striping was just asking for a little more inspiration. I wanted something different for a shifter knob and the shifty eyed devil seemed to fit the bill.
Excellent starting point and killer "shifty" eyed devil (and I'm not referring to the cat).
 
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I'm curious where the cat will be integrated into the build; but probably not as curious as the cat is! :grin:

Great P.O.P (pile of parts) and I like your ideas! Welcome to the BO 17 @Shrunken_Head_Pedaler !
The cat will add his touches as soon as I leave the newly acquired banana seat unattended. He clawed holes in a new seat i acquired in a lot that was going to be resold. But who wants new seat with cat claw pokes? He is a beast and a very curious cat! I’ll keep you updated. Lol
 
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The cat will add his touches as soon as I leave the newly acquired banana seat unattended. He clawed holes in a new seat i acquired in a lot that was going to be resold. But who wants new seat with cat claw pokes? He is a beast and a very curious cat! I’ll keep you updated. Lol
The cat from Hellion!
 
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