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Old 01-26-2011, 12:22 PM
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Default Re: What was your best bicycle find?

I got this Schwinn World traveller from a junk man for $5 I happened to have most of a can of matching metallic red paint.

I was originally gonna motor it, but I found I was not going to get a natural pedal because the short top tube put the tank in the way- I coulda used a rack tank I guess, but the chain stay clearances were real tight too-

when I threw the narrow chain I was trying before I got it started I decided to scuttle the build- and put the motor on a Huffy cruiser with 700c wheels and handbrakes instead

I sold the Schwinn last summer for about what I had put into fixing it up.
It really was a nice bike, and pretty with the red tires, but I already have four bikes in a one bedroom apartment. If I was riding it sans motor, I'd want 1 inch or 1 1/8" tires- not the red 1 1/4- I need every skinny roll advantage the old bod can find these days!
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