New Venice~ Vintage Schwinn Boardie

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  1. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Here's one I just got the parts back from chrome & powder coating & started a test build.

    It's another restored 1950s Schwinn straight bar with a Sportsman Flyer tank, VMB Monark-2 fork, Felt wheels & slicks.

    First I'll get everything test fitted & then break it down & rebuild it with grease & loctite everywhere.

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    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Here's a couple of setups that I had powdered while I did this....

    One's a 1950s Monark frame & fork & the other's a custom stretch Schwinn & vintage springer fork.





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  3. Tony01

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    Nice. How are those thick slicks? have ya tried the CST cyclops, are the slicks better?
     
  4. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    The Thickslicks are nice!
    I've used them on my race bikes with good results... I've seen other racers using the Cyclops tires, but I've never tried therm.
     
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    Another nice build going on! Rick C.
     
  6. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I installed a new engine & took it for its first test ride today... It runs really well but I prefer my bikes to have a lot of extra power.

    The next thing to do is to install a good front disc brake & some vintage style pedals.

    When I get more time in a few weeks, I'll concentrate on hot rodding the engine with a reed, big carb & a pipe.


    I also checked the serial numbers... it's a 1953 Schwinn

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  7. sportscarpat

    sportscarpat Bonneville Bomber the Salt Flat record breaker

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    Nice bike Norm! Nothing like a straight bar Schwinn build. Come to think of it I still have one of those frames kicking around and a paint stencile kit.
    Pat
     
  8. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Knowing me, you should know that I can't leave anything 'stock'...

    I'm completely porting & rebuilding the entire engine for a reed valve, 22mm carb & a CR-80 pipe

    I'll post more pics of the progress as it happens...



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    Good looking bike Norm, I haven't been riding much lately or working on bikes, I've been trying to finish my old Ford.
     
  10. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Here's where I left off yesterday...

    I machined the cylinder for the reed block & opened up the port as large as possible.

    Next week I'll finish the machining, build the engine & start making the intake for the 22mm Mikuni carb.




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    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I had a very productive day with the bike today...

    I finished machining the engine, put it all together and then fabricated the intake manifold for the 22mm carb.



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    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Here's a couple more pics of the finished engine...

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    Good to go to san diego early- real early this sunday??? Dtm tho
     
  14. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I was playing with a picture app today... Here's some pics of the finished engine.



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    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Here's the actual pictures...


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    Venice, Beautiful bike, amazing engine work too. The bright blue really pops and fits that bike to a tee. Thanks for the detailed picts.

    -Zip
     
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    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Here's a nice pic of it.... I'm still in the process of tuning the carb & pipe.

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    Norm I'm a fan of the China girls and currently have three bikes running them, including my daily rider, a Grubee frame board track style, so when I say your Schwinn is awesome take into account my prejudice as well as my sincerity...your combination really works. Rick C.
     
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    dnut Wow love that color blue,,, Great job Norm. Schwinn straight bars are my favorite build too!
     
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    Very nice, I like the Blue!
     

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