- Aug 3, 2010
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I'm kinda thinking the same way, I am finished with the Mini Twinn and I can't comfortably ride it being I'm not a young guy anymore. I have always wanted to build a Black Phantom and this might just be my chance. It would certainly be cool to restore them both and have a few more ridable relics in my collection.Selfishly from my point of view? Yes! The mini Twinn is cool and I have really enjoyed watching the build. But you’re done. I want to see you build something else. Is it a fair in terms of dollar value? I have no idea.
ask your self what's easier to find/ buy. if say you decide later you still really want one like it.So I had an interesting trade offer on my 68 Mini Twinn. Guy offered a 1955 Red Phantom (has been painted but all there and og paint looks to have been preserved underneath) and a prewar black phantom (Also been painted but again all there minus tank)
I'm feeling it but wanted to ask advice here. Should I do it?
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Very true but for me the thrill of the hunt is over... I've found one. I've owned one. I've restored one. I'd rather have cool bikes I can ride and enjoy comfortably than have a piece of eye candy just hanging on the wall to brag about and make other collectors jealous. Don't get me wrong I love having a Mini Twinn in my collection and it's huge bragging rights but I never ride it so it doesn't get seen and appreciated as it should. I have not yet owned a Black Phantom or Red Phantom and restoring them to their former glory would to me bring just as much joy as it did when I restored the Mini Twinn and additional joy from being able to ride and show off my work. Not to mention the storage factor. Tandems take up a lot of space and the two Phantoms could be hung up on the bike hooks. I guess I'm talking myself into this deal... But maybe that's a good thing.ask your self what's easier to find/ buy. if say you decide later you still really want one like it.
I'll forever remember that I had a Mini Twinn but to me it's just another crossed off the bucket list like my Hutch Judge, Stingrays, recumbent trikes, fat bikes, first bike from the 40's, first bike from the 30's, and other milestones I have conquered in my years of collecting. I will top it someday. It will be a tall order but I will someday find my unicorn a 1937 Elgin Bluebird.I have a Schwinn Twinn now that I’m trying to unload. The novelty wears off fast and it is just always in the way. Good choice!
Dang, that Murray looks familiar!Well the deal is on and I should be getting the pair plus a bonus Hawthorne he's throwing in on the deal. He said he does have the tank for one of them and chain guard and fenders too. Hopefully meeting up Tuesday. Can't wait to clean the respray off of it and see how the original paint is underneath.
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Sounds like you're in a similar boat to mine. I've got a ton of frames and parts I need to use up, so I can hurry up and scale down the collection.I like the fenderless look of that. And yeah that fender is not gonna buff out. I do have a few pair that I need to use though...View attachment 227171
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