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Homage to John Deere

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The frame is an early eighties Schwinn ? I picked up for - it previously served as my trusty, rusty, old messenger rig. I wanted to breath new life into it with a fresh paint job and immediately gravitated to the JD colors - since this was my "workhorse" the JD green and yellow seemed totally appropriate.

The Schwinn decal was custom made with a JD yellow+black outline. I decided to build the bike as a "Schwinn-paying-homage-to-John Deere" rather than creating a "Schwinn-posing-as-a-John Deere-bike" (if that makes any sense).

I tried to keep the theme true to how a JD tractor is styled: green body, black cockpit, yellow saddle and markings. Technically, the rims should be yellow - not the tires. I could have gone with Velocity Deep-Vs to complete the look but since the frame will now serve as a commuter/light tourer, I wanted something a little less stiff. I ended up with Open Pros - maybe down the road I'll have them powdercoated JD yellow and pair them with black rubber instead.

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I don't mean to hate on anyone's bike, but this just might be the most love ever thrown at a sh!tty schwinn frame in the history of the world. Its like putting a corinthian marble tub in a mobile home.

wow, v nice

wow, v nice

so clean

so clean

where'd you get that sweet

where'd you get that sweet ass stem top cap? i want one! sweet bike too, the color scheme is awesome

people said i was trying...

to make a john deere bike, but i wasn't! so when i saw this on the front page i got a little excited, because the concept is pretty great.

Very cool

Nice concept, nice bike ... definitely go for the yellow rims...It'll complete the look. Pretty sweet as it is though

john deere

Yeah, spring for some yellow rims! Have you seen the JD fixed gear on FGG? It was quite awhile ago but you can scan the archives (def. 2006) I was thinking of doing a JD themed beach cruiser some day, check ebay for some cool jd decals.

Thanks for the comments.

Thanks for the comments. Yes, yellow rims are def in order - maybe even yellow spokes+nips (?) The Schwinn decal was custom made with a JD yellow+black outline. I decided to build the bike as a "Schwinn-paying-homage-to-John Deere" rather than creating a "Schwinn-posing-as-a-John Deere-bike" (if that makes any sense). I will update as soon as the yellow rims are completed.



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