Would like some finishing advice...

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  1. Waspswatter

    Waspswatter New Member

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    Almost finished with my boardtrack "homage". 70's vintage Schwinn frame. I was planning to paint the front forks and the gas tank white, with green striping and lettering on the tank. I didn't like the Schwinn seat at first, but then I thought it'd give it a nice retro look. Now I think a brown leather saddle would make the bike look MUCH more boardtrack, and much less 70's era cruiser.

    What do you think?
     

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    I think the brown saddle would look better. Maybe some brown dye on that saddle? Black rims and spokes? Don't really know.

    Terry
     
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    Well, they DO make brown vynyl seat paint. But I'd probably just keep that one original and get a vintage looking leather seat. Does anyone have a good source for vintage looking seats?
     
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    I'm familiar with the brooks saddles. They're a little spendy for this build. Although, it could end up on a different bike too...

    I can't remember where it was , but someone had posted some replica vintage seats for sale. Darn memory anyway.
     
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