60's schwinn cruiser

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  1. dbscrapper

    dbscrapper New Member

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    Just bought a 1960's schwinn cruiser in excellent condition for a $100.00
    I was looking for my next chinagirl project and there it was with a forsale sign on it.
    How do I date this bike?
     
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    dbscrapper New Member

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    Thanks AL-F

    I'll have peek at the bike's serial # and the date it in the morning.
     
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    good info thanks for the link.
     
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    What did it turn out to be pics??
     
  7. dbscrapper

    dbscrapper New Member

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    Chainmaker,

    It is a 1960. I will have picture on here today.
     
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    [​IMG]To date a schwinn; Buy it shinny jewelry to wear they love that, wisper sweet affectionate things while you touch it softly they love that too, Then take it some where quiet & secluded where you can ride it untill it squeels, then I would suggest you lube it up & do it all over again untill your legs go numb, keep in mind it's in its 50's so be respectfull.
     
  9. dbscrapper

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    this is my first try using photobucket, hope it works OK


    /http://s1162.photobucket.com/albums/q527/dbscrapper/?action=view&current=DSC03662.jpg
     
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    maurtis New Member

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    LMAO... well done.

    DB, the bike looks great! Are you going to use a shift kit on it?
     
  11. dbscrapper

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    Maurtis,

    Will it need one?

    I'm new to the schwinn type bike so I'm open to suggestions.

    Here is a run down on the bike, now that I got it strippped down The none schwinn parts are as follows.

    Suntour shifter, shimanno pedals and sprocket, after market fenders and a few other things such as the brakes. So lots of work on this bike Maybe leave the 5 speed rear sprocket as is, re-lace both wheels to a bigger dia spoke, strip the frame and repaint to what ever suits my fance when I get it ready to paint.
    Good thing I got it cheap, I think I'm looking at some $ to get to where I want it
     
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    The shift kit will allow you to use the motor with your multi-speed sprockets, instead of using a completely different drive sprocket. Not necessary by any means, but allows you to have torque and acceleration when you need it, or top speed.

    SBP sells them.

    If I were to do my cruiser build over again, I would definitely choose a bike with gears and a shift kit. In fact, if my Cranny frame collapses into a smoldering heap, I will do just that.
     
  13. dbscrapper

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    Maurtis,

    I had a look at the shift kit at SBP and looks like a great addition to my schwinn build. However being an old age pensioner and low income it will be a while before I order it. Anyway I will be busy restoring the bike first so time is on my side.

    DB
     

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