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The Schwepster

Bike tags: Commuter | beater | city bike
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"Schweppes" city bike, size small, year unknown



Stock steel

Stock steel, six-speed freewheel

No-name steel, thankfully "cotterless," as they used to say

"Schweppes" branded!


Shimano thumbies snagged from '84 Schwinn Sierra. Suntour VG derailleurs from bike co-op

Tektro R556, long-reach dual pivots, secured with Sheldon "problem solvers"

Junk fenders, front basket

Yes, it says "Schweppes" everywhere, and in the same script as the beverage company -- not my doing. Can only think that it was made for a commercial sometime, and never got a respray. Probably straight-gauge tubing, but not too heavy. It came with all-steel "Falcon" brakes and derailleurs, leaden and amazingly ineffectual; swapped for contemporary Tektros (all the better to stop with) and vintage Suntours (nice shifting still after 30-plus years). All told, it works great.

People who friended this bike A-ko

i want that frame! i love

i want that frame! i love schweppes.

mmm, bubbles

mmm, bubbles



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