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  1. Yankee John

    Yankee John New Member

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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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  2. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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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.
    SB
     
  3. Yankee John

    Yankee John New Member

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    Hey SB. Its a brand new bike- Bought it from Wally World for $150 tax included..
     
  4. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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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.
    SB
     
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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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    xseler Well-Known Member

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    Howdy & welcome!!

    That'll make a fine look'n ride when you're finished!
     
  7. 2door

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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.

    Tom
     
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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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