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I will be upgrading this tire old 3 speed Speedster into a 5 Speed useing parts from this Collegiate donor bike. I took the Speedster out Yesterday for it’s final ride to get a current picture of it, but had to cut it short when I saw a bulge in the severely dry rotted front tire. The first two pictures were taken when I bought these two bikes. The last one is how it looks today.
 

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Welcome aboard the BO train @Alan Griffin ! Just an fyi, to get your photos to load on your thread in full size, after you Upload Photo, click on the word Insert on the photo, and then select Full Image. Then it will look like this one.....

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RaT oN~!
 
This should be a cool remix.
 
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That looks great! I like the sprocket you used. Mine will just get the regular Schwinn mag sprocket.
 
LOVE this build. One of the first ratty projects I ever did (and one of my favorites) was swapping parts off a 26" Ross Europa 10-speed onto a clapped-out Speedster to make a faux Collegiate. It has since been reconfigured, and I have added a few other camelback frame Schwinns to my collection.
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I just went back and reread your RRBBO 16 thread. You have some great looking Camelbacks! I’ve got a small collection of them myself. A Fastback 5 spd, another Fastback frame, the Speedster I’m working on, another 26” frame and 2 27” 10 speeds. And that’s only the camels! I need to let go of some of my bikes. I have way more than I have room for….
 
Like that new parts pile! And the Schwalbe tires on those vintage look rims!
 
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This is where I left off a couple of days ago. Yesterday I put the wheels on and tried to install the new chain but the front sprocket was too thick. I took the crank out and replace the sprocket with the small one off a 10 speed. This fixed the fitment issue but I not sure I like the looks of it. I’ll get a picture of it today and post it.
 
This is where I left off a couple of days ago. Yesterday I put the wheels on and tried to install the new chain but the front sprocket was too thick. I took the crank out and replace the sprocket with the small one off a 10 speed. This fixed the fitment issue but I not sure I like the looks of it. I’ll get a picture of it today and post it.
I have a few spare multi-speed capable Schwinn chainrings that are not from doubles such as the ten-speed one you are currently unusure of using. If you decide against that one and want a Schwinn chainring, I'll get one to you if you wish.
 

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