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GuitarlCarl

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It's a fairly rare bike and boy was it rusty when I got it. SWING BIKES were built from '76 thru '78 maybe '79 so pretty cool to have one fall into my hands. It's not a restoration, it's a RAT for sure and yet a Muscle Bike too! I had some problems early on she was rusted tight. Check the build thread > HERE I also made a few mods, note the 24"x20" stagger rather than the standard 20"x16" I laced a 3 speed Sturmey Archer coaster hub into an old 24" rim and stuck a Schwinn Stingray tire on to keep the stance right with a 20-1.75 on the front. Chrome repo springer, Wald ramhorn bars wrapped in vintage Benotto tape and a Schwinn Mag sprocket with red and silver chain rounds out the visuals.

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So very cool. Love the tire upgrade, and the classy bar tape is just icing on the cake. Definitely a favorite, up there with AlienFire.
 

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So very cool. Love the tire upgrade, and the classy bar tape is just icing on the cake. Definitely a favorite, up there with AlienFire.
Thanks. It's a placeholder pic. Hoping to get some good shots of it ASAP.

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Go check today's build journal...
Crash tested 3/4 done rebuilding it.
Will finish before the deadline.

GC.
 

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