Another Schwinn straight bar build

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  1. dirtyoldcrusier

    dirtyoldcrusier New Member

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    Well, as usual I find myself looking around for Schwinn bikes on E-Bay or Craigslist. Knowing I need another bike like another hole in my head; cause I just sick with it ( straight bar sickness ). Some of you might remember that saying before. LOL

    So anyway,,,, I found this 50 panther on craigslist for 250$ ,,, I will post the add here soon enough.

    This will be like my other Candy Red Schwinn I built awhile ago,, but decided not to motorize.

    So far I bought a PK-80 motor ,billet motor mounts & found a sweet old 30's 40's double spring seat. so take a look at what is completed so far.
    Later, DOC dnut
     

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  2. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Sweet!! (^)

    Did it come with that fork & tank for $250??
     
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    No tank & front fender,,, I will try to post the listing.

    It was Black & very rusty ,, wheels took a lot of weathering.

    The add shows 1952,,, but the serial numbers put it DEC 1950
     

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    That's ah nice ah!!
     
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    wheels arrived,, rides nice. will need to replace the spring on the front forks,,, spring is worm bad. Does any one know how to remove the bolt that's inside the spring? here how it is coming along.
     

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    Nice bike.. nice wheels too.

    My 80' schwinn came with a seat pan like that.. I took it off and was going to fabricate a mono shock support.. but somebody in my family threw it out.. I asked and they don't remember... I had cleaned the entire garage looking for it.. what a shame!

    My springer is just a hex bolt thru the spring.. maybe 7/8" hex on the front don't remember..
     
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    Ok, Now it has both fenders & ready for the motor dnut
     

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    That is one clean looking bike, great job so far!!
     
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    Looks great in the red you chose,in fact it looks like a new bike!
     
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    Thanks Chainmaker & motomags,,, I have 2 Schwinn straight bars in this color Candy red. The base coat is a silver, then the red. I will post some other pics soon,,, One is a hornet & the other is supposedly a panther. I plan to put a 2 stroke motor on it soon.
     
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    dirtyoldcrusier New Member

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    Well, some of my friends thought I only had one red bike,,,, take a good look at these! The hornet has a brown seat, & the panther has a black one which will get a 2 stroke motor
     

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    dirtyoldcrusier New Member

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    So here she is all complete,,,, rides like a dream
     

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    Great job!
     
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    Super clean! That looks terrific.
     
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    dirtyoldcrusier New Member

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    New update Sold her for 19 hundred $
     
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    glad you have dealt with the fork spring- they can break and cause a serious accident. I hope you replaced with a larger one and of higher grade. bike is very nice!!!
     
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    Super clean bike, congrats on the sale.
     
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    Thanks guys, yes I had the pivot bolt sent out to be replicated by a machinist & requested a higher grade steel . It wasn't cheap either
     
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    I need a set of those motorbike gastank stickers. whered ya get them?
     
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