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Old 10-23-16, 05:59 PM
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Curious about bike seen in brewery

Today our bicycle club had an Oktoberfest ride which included some brewery stops. I took some pictures and later noticed a rather odd-looking bike leaning against the wall in one of the breweries. Does anyone recognize this bike? Looks like it would be good for doing wheelies but maybe not much else. (Sorry about the image quality and mop handle in the way - wasn't looking at the bike when I took the picture.)
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Old 10-23-16, 06:11 PM
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Interesting unique bike.

I'm wondering if the rear wheel pivots.

There was one called a "Swing Bike".
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Old 05-25-17, 03:04 PM
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Weird and wonderful.T
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Old 06-01-17, 04:19 AM
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I haven't seen something like this. It is look good.
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Old 07-01-17, 12:15 AM
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It is the swing bike from the mid 70's. Cool bike that you can swing the rear wheel and turn the front one for some side riding and crazy tight turns.
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Old 08-05-17, 07:45 PM
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Looks like one of those trick bikes at the carnivals
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Yup that's a Schwinn Swing bike with Ape hanger handlebars.The front wheel is not original.Its from a kiddie bike
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Yes, 1970's Swing Bike for sure !! I have an original Yellow one
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I don't remember that being a Schwinn. Can anybody confirm or deny the maker or brand? It is definitely a "Swing" bike. Someone commented somewhere that it was the most dangerous thing ever. That he fell so quickly off of it he didn't have time to get ready for impact.

http://swingbike.byethost24.com/bobh...swing.html?i=1
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Interesting. A lot of the modern circus ones have cranks-on-axle unicycle-style rear wheels, didn't realize there had been a chain drive version.

Wonder if it's freewheel or fixed gear?
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Old 08-10-18, 12:55 PM
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Are those springs on the Swing to maintain tension when standing on it?
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i feel like ive seen this bike in a dr Seuss book
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Old 09-20-18, 02:39 PM
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Are those springs on the Swing to maintain tension when standing on it?
Looks to me as if the springs tend to keep the rear half in line with the front half.
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Looks cool
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Maybe a modified swing bike.
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