Schwinn Spitfire BMX build

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Posted this to the BMX Cruiser thread as well - I think it fits well in both spots.

Just finished this up. '79 Schwinn Spitfire. Started life as a 5 speed, now converted to single speed. Frame and rear hub are the only stock parts. The rest is all BMX goodies from various eras. The dealer sticker from Billy's Boat & Bike Corral cracks me up.
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Posted this to the BMX Cruiser thread as well - I think it fits well in both spots.

Just finished this up. '79 Schwinn Spitfire. Started life as a 5 speed, now converted to single speed. Frame and rear hub are the only stock parts. The rest is all BMX goodies from various eras. The dealer sticker from Billy's Boat & Bike Corral cracks me up.View attachment 191285 View attachment 191286 View attachment 191287 View attachment 191288 View attachment 191289 View attachment 191290 View attachment 191291 View attachment 191292 View attachment 191293
How’s the chain line on your ride? I’m trying to do this exact same thing, but worried the chain line isn’t going to line up good.
 
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Perfection, man! Great build.

I'm a huge fan of those S&M High Husky MX bars myself...
 

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How’s the chain line on your ride? I’m trying to do this exact same thing, but worried the chain line isn’t going to line up good.
I redid the chainline when I overhauled the hub. Shortened the axle and moved/removed spacers to get it right. Not too tricky.
 
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Did you have to drill out the rim to accommodate the larger diameter spokes/ nipples? What kind of rims?
 

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