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Old 05-20-18, 07:56 PM
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Vintage Schwinn Project DisKlunkinator!

I wanted to do a project that was base on a Vintage Schwinn frame. I picked up this late 70’s frame and fork. I had Clyde James Cycles in Haltom City, Texas fabricate and weld disc tabs front and rear. I added a Black Ops Stem, 7/8” motorcycle z bars, Origin 8 cranks with Mojo chainring, single speed WTB mountain wheelset with ACS freewheel, Shimano M395 hydraulic disc brakes, ODI Stromberg Signature grips, Brooks B67 saddle and Vee Rubber Twinz 2.1” tires. The powder coating is Prismatic Gold done by Ideal-Coatings in Garland, Texas. I am very pleased with how it turned out!








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Old 05-20-18, 07:59 PM
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Cool, that is a klunker; those old schwinns are built to last.
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Old 05-20-18, 08:31 PM
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Probably the most elegant klunker I’ve ever laid eyes on. Nicely done!

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Old 05-20-18, 09:04 PM
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Probably the most elegant klunker I’ve ever laid eyes on. Nicely done!

thank you very much!
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Cool, that is a klunker; those old schwinns are built to last.
thanks... I hope it does!
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Old 05-20-18, 09:24 PM
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Cool project. A lot of people avoid disc conversions on older frames because the tubing isn't thick enough to support disc brake forces, but I'm sure those tubes are pleeenty thick 😂

Any plans on changing to some chunkier rubber? Those Vee slicks look like pavement only tires.
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Old 05-20-18, 09:28 PM
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Cool project. A lot of people avoid disc conversions on older frames because the tubing isn't thick enough to support disc brake forces, but I'm sure those tubes are pleeenty thick 😂

Any plans on changing to some chunkier rubber? Those Vee slicks look like pavement only tires.
thanks... so far the disc setup has worked flawlessly... I had some Kenda K-Rads on at first but I really like the look of the Vee Rubber. I don’t pound too much anymore except for pavement! Lol
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Thought not the sort of bike that interests me, I have to admit that the OP did a great job. I like the bike and would not mind taking it for a spin. Well done, Ammoyankee!
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Thought not the sort of bike that interests me, I have to admit that the OP did a great job. I like the bike and would not mind taking it for a spin. Well done, Ammoyankee!
thank you!
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TH AT is a really cool build!!!! Enjoy!!
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Thought not the sort of bike that interests me, I have to admit that the OP did a great job. I like the bike and would not mind taking it for a spin. Well done, Ammoyankee!
+1 on all counts. Thanks for sharing it.
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TH AT is a really cool build!!!! Enjoy!!
thanks!
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+1 on all counts. Thanks for sharing it.
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Not to my tastes but that's a cool bike. Nicely done. I have noticed that the current disc brake bikes have very pronounced "lawyer lips" on the forks and dropouts. I've read that the high forces exerted from disc brakes can drive the axles down out of the frame so the QR skewers are held in place by ridges on the frame/fork or by thru axles.

May not be a worry with your horizontal DOs on the rear but you need to watch the set up on your fork. Keep the QR real tight and see if anything moves with use. Watch the rear too until you're sure.

Word to to the wise.
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
Though not the sort of bike that interests me, I have to admit that the OP did a great job. I like the bike and would not mind taking it for a spin. Well done, Ammoyankee!


To each their own but Great Job.

In the early 50's I had a RollFast just like this (except new).



Then one day, my dad came home with a sleek beauty like this. (as they say, I never went back to dogs)



In 1964 I bought my first derailleur bike and all of the above became none of the above!



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That is a beautiful bike! I love the mix of modern parts on the vintage frame. It flows seamlessly.
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Old 05-21-18, 06:09 PM
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Thank y’all for all the great compliments!
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Very cool! I love the way it turned out. Do you remeber what model Schwinn it was originally?
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Yeah, this is not my kind of bike, but you really got me to turn my head. Very well done, because it has a style of its own.
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Very cool! I love the way it turned out. Do you remeber what model Schwinn it was originally?
sorry, I don’t... it was a bare frame and fork when I got it....
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Yeah, this is not my kind of bike, but you really got me to turn my head. Very well done, because it has a style of its own.
thanks!
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That looks like a 1986 Heavy Duti, judging by the TIG welds and straight blade unicrown fork. Schwinn cruiser frames were electroforged and came with Ashtabula forged forks in the 1970s.

Still, you've made a very cool and unique bike. Enjoy.
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That looks like a 1986 Heavy Duti, judging by the TIG welds and straight blade unicrown fork. Schwinn cruiser frames were electroforged and came with Ashtabula forged forks in the 1970s.

Still, you've made a very cool and unique bike. Enjoy.
thanks, the original head badge was like 2476 and starts with a T if I remember correctly, I never did get a confirmed year... the general consensus seemed to be 1976
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Freaking cool build here; it's clear you put a lot of thought into it, from concept to parts selection. And the contrast between bars and frame works far better than I'd have expected. Street rod sensibility meets cycling enthusiast and the result is EPIC.

Very curious though: What's the story on the rear axle?
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Great unique build. Will be a head turner for sure.

I like those bars, remind me of the CW Phaze 1 which are now insanely priced into the K's as many did not survive,. But form was eye-catching. https://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/cw_racing/43259

I've been prepping to build my own custom that is not unlike a cruiser/Rando/retro as I dont think I will ride road forever. Hope to have done this year or early next and it turns out cool to this level.
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