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Pamplemousse

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Schwinn Suburban / 21" / 1975

Shimano HF / Sun CR18 / Schwalbe Delta Cruizer

Shimano HF / Sun CR18 / Schwalbe Delta Cruizer

OPC

Brooks B66

Custom hickory / KMC

Weinmann

36 x 16

This is the bike I built for my lovely wife!

Except for some obvious new parts, this bike was built from ones found in the salvage bins of shops around my town. Awaiting spring cleaning they are junk to snobs like you and me. It has thrilled me to scour through these bins selecting the useful and reuse them for more than just weird lawn ordainments.
To me these old Schwinns are very streamline bikes that are all in a class of their own. I would agree with most that they are cheap to start with and weigh as much a Chevrolet, but with some careful attention they can be turned into a Cadillac. Still heavy and very long, but now taking this as an advantage as it rolls smooth demanding your attention in its presents.

The seat tube has been extended so that the frame better fits a tall rider.
Several brackets have been added for the lights, generator, rack and brakes.
Handmade hickory blocks have been fitted to a new pair of 1/2inch pedals.
The chain guard has been chopped and dropped to better fit over the smaller chain ring, also a custom flare has been added to the back of it.
Custom plates internally secure the basket with slim reflector brackets mounting it in place of loose straps.
A water bottle cage is mounted inside the basket.
It is hand painted with green accents on various components.
If anyone knows of a good place to have custom vinyl decals made please let me know : )

People who friended this bike campystamp, Aaron C, fastfixie, nonamoe, per.k


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