- Jan 31, 2011
Thanks, man. My wife really digs it. Practically every little bit on it is vintage Schwinn, even hidden bits like inner tubes and all the bearings. To the untrained eye, it looks factory fresh, but for example, the seat came on Fair Lady models, not Slik Chiks. Doesn't matter, though. You'd fall over if you knew how much I have in this bike.Diabolical_Dork said:That slik chik is sweet!
Thanks very much, Luke. It is a fun little bike. Definitely not nearly as outrageous as your rides, though. Good luck with your build.LukeTheJoker said:Oh yeah! Love it! The discs on the back are the cool finishing touch! Looks like a fun ride!
I have that Fair Lady. Barn fresh 3 speed I'm going to restore for my daughter. She loves the seat. In fact, it's the reason I'm in this build-off. I found it, showed her, so scrapped the project I had in mind for her which was a custom 5-speed girls bike with a stick shift. So all those 5 speed parts I had are now going to Renegade 5. :mrgreen:furyus said:...but for example, the seat came on Fair Lady models, not Slik Chiks.
Thanks, Crash. Couple reasons why I'm not running a banana seat. First and foremost, I need to run a tall seat post for some leg room, and at that height, banana seats tend to be wobbly with my 200 lbs parked on them. Bananas are very cool, but I've broken sissy bars in the past because of my weight. I'm using a thick post off of a '76 Schwinn XR-7 exercise bike - won't fold up on me. Secondly, I dig the look of a saddle and how it exposes the rear wheel rather than hiding under a seat. Guess that's what makes the world go 'round, right?CRASH said:ok, back to your bike, it looks great. But I have to say I'm slightly disappointed with no black nanner. However, the Schwinn inner tube streamers was a stroke of genius! :lol: