Motorized 1930s Schwinn Board Track Racer

Discussion in 'Board Trackers and Vintage Motorized Bicycles' started by Venice Motor Bikes, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Here's some quick pix of a bike I've been slowly working on... It's a 1930s Schwinn 'C' Model.
    It's powder coated Emerald Green, & I just scored some Felt 1903 wheels & tires for it; so I thought I would take some pix.
    I also have a one of a kind 'in frame' tank that CCC made for it! (^)

    I'll post more pix real soon. :)

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  2. Dave31

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    I like it, I can wait to see it completed. You build some awesome bikes Norm.
     
  3. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Dave. Did I build a tank for that bike???
     
  4. chainmaker

    chainmaker Active Member

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    Yeah like Dave said you build some great bikes Norm. I cant wait to see it.
     
  5. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Yes, you built me a tank for it many moons ago! :)

    I'll get more work done on it next week & post some pix.
     
  6. truckd

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    Are the tires felt as well ? if not where might we be to purchase them and what would be the cost ?? went through the Felt catolog last night and didn't see those tires anywhere I like those
     
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  7. ANTIQUECYCLES

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    Norm,

    These can be ordered from Pedals bicycle shop in Riverside, Ca. They only take a day or two to come in (I think Felt is in San Dimas?). Are they 26 x 2.35?
    I saw them on a wide wheel and they looked AWESOME!

    P.S I am a friend of Chris (Robertriley) and it is a tradition that we bag on each other. Dan is building one for me now. I know you stop by his place sometimes. Please, no spy photos for Chris.

    :) Kris
     
  8. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Who's place are you saying I stop by sometimes??? :confused:
     
  9. truckd

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    Never any spy ops! MUM'S The Word Bag on! bro Bag on!
     
  10. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Beautiful bike, Norm. I'm looking forward to this one!
    SB
     
  11. Allen_Wrench

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    Norm's cookin' again. Time to check it out.
     
  12. ANTIQUECYCLES

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    Sorry, I smoke crack and get confused with "who's who". I think Norm is the one who visits Dan. Sorry.
    Kris
     
  13. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    We finally got around to doing more work on the green Schwinn...
    Where the seat is being held, I want to cut off the seat tube of the frame so the seat will drop all the way down into that pocket of the frame & tire.

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  14. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    The bike sure looks good, Norm. Dropping the seat like that will be perfect.
    SB
     
  15. truckd

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    I see you've changed the tires, the cream colored tires looked so sweet!!
    Might I suggest a Gyes leather saddle, Yah I'm always preaching on them but a GS-12 would look sooooo!!!! SSwwweeett!! www.crowcycleco.com is where you can find them,I've got five and they are comfortable and top Quality! they come in 4-colors
    brn,blk,hny and natural.
     
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  16. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I got the seat done & some temporary bars installed today.
    I cut & welded a super 'lay back' seat post to get the seat so low.
    I'm really liking the way this is turning out! (^)

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  17. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Nice! That seat really does it.
    SB
     
  18. chainmaker

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    Nice bike Norm!
     
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    Great work Norm! That's gonna be a great bike!
     
  20. Ludwig II

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    I'm going to suggest a heresy. What about a pair of curved stays from the rear wheel spindle up to the back to the seat? It looks unsupported and unfinished to me right now.
     

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