New bike day

Rat Rod Bikes Bicycle Forum

Help Support Rat Rod Bikes Bicycle Forum:

Joined
Dec 12, 2015
Messages
59
Reaction score
74
Rating - 100%
1   0   0
I picked up this (unknown) Schwinn cruiser today and set about making it dirty looking, I was gonna call it Pigpen (maybe).
My Murray cruiser, while attractive, is just too much garbage to imagine beating on too hard. I really wanted a Schwinn.
It’s got a three speed Shimano 3CC coaster brake hub. Currently it shifts great but the brakes seem…less than optimal. I need to service the hub and see if that helps.
Anyhow, pretty stoked! Will ride gravel with it.
Before (big yellow seat) ‘n’ after pics
 

Attachments

  • D53B3FC5-82C2-45C5-9BA9-BAECED06D383.jpeg
    D53B3FC5-82C2-45C5-9BA9-BAECED06D383.jpeg
    380 KB · Views: 17
  • BDF4C1D2-E429-4541-B6AA-D03F5BC7EF56.jpeg
    BDF4C1D2-E429-4541-B6AA-D03F5BC7EF56.jpeg
    472.9 KB · Views: 14
  • 33D139A3-7E93-4D48-B48B-959AE12A3CE9.jpeg
    33D139A3-7E93-4D48-B48B-959AE12A3CE9.jpeg
    391.6 KB · Views: 15
Joined
Feb 9, 2019
Messages
2,418
Reaction score
5,643
Location
Colorado
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
My Murray cruiser, while attractive, is just too much garbage to imagine beating on too hard.
Crimped Stays don't last when 200lb adults stand on the pedals, which is why I also prefer Schwinns. The crimped stay bikes are alright for just cruising though.

Dig the Coppertone paint and the fact that you found a Schwinn cruiser with a straight fork.
 
Joined
Dec 12, 2015
Messages
59
Reaction score
74
Rating - 100%
1   0   0
Yeah I gotta say I was shocked when I got into the bb shell and discovered that was how the Murray was built. You can’t even use one of those four bolt bb conversion kits because the crimped tube ends get in the way.
 

Latest posts

Top