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Old 05-10-2015, 11:38 PM
Yankee John Yankee John is offline
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Hey! Just saying hello. Just bought a Schwinn Swindler yesterday with the intention of putting an 80cc motor on it. I left off the fenders and reflectors, and flipped the bars over to make it look like a board track racer from the turn of the century.

Hope to learn a lot here!

John

PS. Here are a couple pics of the Swindler, plus one of a couple muscle bikes that I used to own- 24" Sears Spyders.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:10 AM
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Welcome to the forum, John. We're neighbors. Perhaps not next door neighbors as Minnesota is a big state, but still neighbors. Your bike makes being swindled an attractive idea. What vintage is that? Nice springer fork... it will make a fine motored bike. You're in good company here on what I think is the best forum the internet has to offer. If you're ever up Ely way, bring your bike along and come for a ride.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:34 AM
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Hey SB. Its a brand new bike- Bought it from Wally World for $150 tax included..
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:40 AM
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Is that what they call the model, a "Swindler"? Nice looking bike, much like one Schwinn sold in the 1950's & 1960's. It has a retro look with the springer fork and hand grips. Being new, be careful of the fender mount tabs if you use the fenders.
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:58 AM
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Welcome,yes seen them at wally world. I think they have bigger wheels then 26". That should make a nice ride. I am i Brainerd,and i think there are a couple more from MN. on the forum................Curt

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Old 05-11-2015, 02:53 PM
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Howdy & welcome!!

That'll make a fine look'n ride when you're finished!
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:57 PM
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Welcome to our community, John.
Your 'Swindler' has a great look and should make a good platform for a motorized bicycle.
Keep us informed on the progres of your build. Pictures are always appreciated.

My wife and I own some property in Bemidji. We'll be up there sometime in August. I'm not sure if I'll have a bike with me but if you're near there maybe we can meet.

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Old 08-31-2016, 11:02 PM
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Just built up a Swindler.
waiting for the offset intake manifold. otherwise complete.

Ha - I'm in Bemidji.
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