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Old 03-12-2011, 10:45 PM
windsors03cobra windsors03cobra is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Racine
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Default Hello from SE WI.

Hello new member here from SE WI, bought this old Chicago Schwinn about a month go with the intention to motorize it with a china girl.
Received the engine about a week ago and got all the pieces put together.
Still kind of cold here but I have been riding it some, always wanted a Whizzer as a kid and had the exact same Schwinn Racer as a yout (I'm 31 now) so its kind of cool to have one exactly like I had only now motorized like a Whizzer.
I wanted a Whizzer as recently as ten to 12 years ago but could not afford the big money for such a novelty.
I was very happy with how the china girl mounted in the frame and fit very nicely and I had pretty good clearances all the way around. I had to bend the left side of the crank a bit but it turned out nice and also made my own sprocket adapter I knew from the get go there was no way I was going to mash the spokes like that. Rolling on 30 year old rubber right now while not worn it is a bit dry rotted I wish there were more tire choices available for this rim, oh well. Want to get a more comfortable seat.
Love the website, thanks for all the information on it.

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Old 03-13-2011, 12:05 PM
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Location: Old Pueblo,Arizona
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Smile Re: Hello from SE WI.

Welcome to the forum, very nice ride
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:39 PM
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Location: PA! USA
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Default Re: Hello from SE WI.

cool bike! what make and year is it do you know? im looking for a older schwinn for a build using a china motor im rebuilding. i had the bike i wanted in my mind, and your bike is by far the closest to what im looking for.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:32 PM
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Location: San Diego, Kaliforgnia
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Default Re: Hello from SE WI.

Welcome to the addiction!
I spent the better part of my childhood in SW WI.
It looks like you have done quite well with your build. Congratulations!
"It's a chinagirl. It's a sometimes fun little engine that often will break your heart. It's disposable.

Does not come with a fortune cookie."
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