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AGE / VALUE:   Ross Serial Numbers posted by: Matt Pirotto on 8/12/2005 at 2:00:19 AM
Hey all,

I recently restored/rebuilt a Ross Beach Commander cruiser. It is awesome, but I have no idea about the year of it. The serial number on the bottom of the bottom bracket shell is: I058910709. If anyone has a chart for Ross serial numbers that would be awesome. Or if anyone knows what year this is, that would be awesome as well.

-Matt
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CUSTOMS:   iverson posted by: luke on 8/10/2005 at 5:10:19 AM
i have a black 20 inch iverson i have seen iversons but none like this it has a frame that is some what similar to a western flyer. It has an extended neck and has a big crome fork that can adjust it has springs and looks like a 60s old school chopper. the seat says it was made in 78' it has mismachted rims so i dont no which is original i have th chainguard and original handle bars i took off the color is flat black and the is the factory paint it is not a primer job i bought it from the next door neighbor it belonged to his son for twenty bucks.I peeled of the head badge sticker and underneath is a montgomery ward sticker. Hours on the internet and i still have not found one alike it is mostly original but it seems like it is rare so i dont plan on selling it YET.
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   RE:CUSTOMS:   iverson posted by JimW. on 8/11/2005 at 3:02:28 AM
Did you shoot a photo of it before you took it apart? It would be interesting to see what it looks like. If it's from '78, it's a pretty late one. The company shut down not long after that, I'm pretty sure. The Iverson sticker over a Montgomery Ward sticker is odd. It could be that Iverson (Stelber) made bikes for Monkey Ward, although I never heard of that. But if they did, it might have been one already badged for Ward's which was surplus to an order, and then badged back to an Iverson. A photo would be very useful to see. Very few of the Barris Iversons had forks like that. One which may be like that is shown at: http://mywilson.homestead.com/barrisfiles.html

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   RE:RE:CUSTOMS:   iverson posted by sam borgna on 4/23/2006 at 6:45:11 AM
Hi i have a stelber im trying to find out what year it is not having any luck. Its a tank bike 26 in 1 3/4 in tires with two seats ser. no. D795 is it worth restoring ??? thanks sam
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   RE:RE:CUSTOMS:   iverson posted by Sam on 4/23/2006 at 1:40:07 PM
Jim, I am sending the photos in an e-mail directly to you. Any info you can give me is appreciated.
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   RE:CUSTOMS:   iverson posted by rey on 5/8/2006 at 5:05:47 PM
Hi,
I've also an Iverson chopper bicycle, but I think that some parts are missing, if some one coule help me to identify this bike and if some parts are missing or not.
Many thanks
REY


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LOWRIDERS:   using old schwinn frames for lowriders posted by: luke on 8/10/2005 at 4:56:34 AM
I my self love lowriders not chopppers there ugly. But i also love the old schwinn krates because they are just badass especially there springer forks its hard to believe they had those 40 years ago! I like to use 15inch schwinn handlebars with a old krate seat and a schwinn frame to make my lowrider the rest of the parts are lowrider parts i love the old schwinn frames dont get made that i turned one inyo a lowrider because this one was junk because the two little bars are missing but i just sheet metaled a tank i did the paint also and it looks good for a 16 year old if any one wants to sell a old frame in googd condition because i want to make a orande krat please post a reply sorry no pics my cameras broke.


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   RE:LOWRIDERS:   using old schwinn frames for lowriders posted by rod on 9/28/2005 at 8:54:36 PM
I'm all for lowriding old school Schwinns; I don't have pictures of it yet but my pride & joy is a '66 Heavy Duti w/ a Phantomesque vibe via the repro tank w/ '64 buzzer horn, repro Phantom hubcaps, a chameleonized '61 headbadge, a '60 Tornado 9-hole carrier rack, 68-spoke Dayton rims wrapped in whitewall balloon tires, and i'm investing in a Phantom springer fork (OG or repro)in the future as well as a new black paint job.
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   RE:LOWRIDERS:   using old schwinn frames for lowriders posted by rod on 10/28/2005 at 7:46:59 PM
By the way, the springer fork actually goes beyond the 60's; it was invented & patented by Schwinn in 1938, 10 years before the Black Phantom!
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CUSTOMS:   New Bikerodnkustom posted by: JimW. on 8/8/2005 at 6:44:26 AM
It doesn't get any easier with time. But, it's finally finished. Some good stuff in it.
http://bikerodnkustom.com
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   RE:CUSTOMS:   New Bikerodnkustom posted by AviationMetalSmith on 8/8/2005 at 2:25:25 PM
Notes from proofreader:
Some of the thumbnails in the gallery do not have the right names on them, or they go to a different picture when I click .
Also, I looked at the beutiful Tequilla Sunrise bike, and when I clicked to see the builders site, there was a letter missing from the URL. The "t" in dot net.
There may be more, but that was my preliminary proofreading.
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   RE:RE:CUSTOMS:   New Bikerodnkustom posted by JimW. on 8/8/2005 at 4:32:35 PM
Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?

But seriously, thanks for catching those glitches. They're fixed now.

Regarding Tequila Sunrise, I agree; it's very beautiful. And I know that you're as much into that full-faired composite thing as I am. However, when I looked at the photo on Jason's site, of him sitting on it, I was disappointed that he'd chosen to build it around one of those dinky little lowrider-scale frames. It looked ridiculous and unfunctional with an adult-scale person on it. I hope his next build is based upon a serious-sized frame.
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   RE:RE:RE:CUSTOMS:   New Bikerodnkustom posted by AviationMetalSmith on 8/9/2005 at 2:43:13 PM
Yeah , at first I thought Tequilla Sunrise was a full size bike, but then I saw the other pictires and it looks kind of small.
You've got to admit though, he saved a lot of fiberglass.
I've been thinking of doing my next bike as a 20" girls bike, to save fiberglass. Funtional just for the girls next door, but presented as an "artistic gift to the street."
The girls next door aren't interested in my daughter's Fiberglass Ladies Bicycle. Instead, their dad bought 49cc pocket bikes for them. I let them use my driveway so they don't have to make U-turns in the street.
Seriously, I've reviewed the bikes in the new gallery pictures. There are a lot of them this month. Some of these builders should take up building recumbents. The black bike with the suspension is technically a great machine. Except for the handlebars, it looked like a recumbent. I like the way the builder did mathmatical calculations before building it, leading me to beleive he's an Engineer or an engineering student.
Thanks ,Jim W., for another great issue of bikerodnkustom.
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:CUSTOMS:   New Bikerodnkustom posted by AviationMetalSmith on 8/14/2005 at 3:17:56 PM
I don't know what happened.
the Homestead banner says the site is unavailable due to high traffic.
Jim W., you haven't had the site go down since you started the paid advertizing. it was just an inconvenience before, but now you're losing money.
I hope the issue is resolved real soon, because I haven't read all the pages yet.
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:CUSTOMS:   New Bikerodnkustom posted by JimW. on 8/19/2005 at 2:17:46 AM
It's back up. If I'd waited until the 17th the bandwidth overage wouldn't have happened, because the monthly bandwidth resets on that day. Waiting until the 17th wouldn't have made any difference anyway, as someone figured out the new cover's URL and posted it on at least one discussion list. Because of that the issue had 750 visits before it was even linked from the doormat page. In the first 24 hours the issue had 7,500 visits. Since it came back up, less than 24 hours ago, it's already up to 11,600 visits. The last issue had 78,000 visits. That's a lot of bandwidth.

The outage hasn't cost anyone anything. Advertisers pay for a four-month placement. And all I have to do is keep the issue up an extra week, to make up for down time. If no one hacks the next issue before it's ready to go, there shouldn't be a bandwidth crash next time. To be sure it doesn't, the next issue will be password-protected until the official release date.
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AGE / VALUE:   Motorcycle Club Site posted by: AviationMetalSmith on 8/6/2005 at 5:47:23 PM
http://www.hellsangels.com

The HAMC site is now online.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Motorcycle Club Site posted by cam on 1/29/2006 at 2:47:02 AM
this is a bicycle web site not a motor powered two wheeler gosh!!!

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AGE / VALUE:   STILETTO posted by: LYONS on 8/3/2005 at 8:43:14 PM
IVE BEEN RIDING MY STILETTO THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. RIDES GREAT!ONE PROBLEM,IM GETTING A SORE ON MY TAILBONE.I AM 5"11.ANYONE THERE WITH A STILETTO HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   STILETTO posted by AviationMetalSmith on 8/4/2005 at 1:58:09 PM
I have seen the Stiletto and I had a chance to sit on it. I noticed that the seat is not very wide.
A wider seat for the Stiletto would be more comfortable.
If I had a Giant Stiletto I would build a fiberglass seat, with a slightly concave ass-pan, wide enough to fit my ass.
The Stiletto is a true recumbent bike, and most recumbents have a wide seat.
In the picture (click thumbnail below) the seat is concave to a depth of one quarter inch. There is a half inch thick latex foam cushion. It helps give your ass a feeling of "sinking-in to the seat".


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   STILETTO posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/5/2005 at 2:02:14 PM
Oh yeah.... it's a coccyx crusher to be sure. I have similar issues with mine and am approximately the same height as yourself.

One thing I plan on attempting is to get the seat back further... this will require a bit of midification.... and then... there's the standard "Motorcyclists Fix" for seat issues..... the SHEEPSKIN seat cover.

Aside from the pedals seemingly too close-in, I do like the bike. One thing I did do was to inflate the tires to 50PSI as opposed to the 40 as labeled. Don't know why they have them labeled as such... the same rear tire on my Rat Fink states to inflate between 40-55PSI.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   STILETTO posted by LYONS on 8/8/2005 at 7:38:15 PM
IREALLY LIKE THIS BIKE ALOT.IT RIDES GREAT.IRIDE IT ABOUT 25 MILES A DAY TO GET BACK AND FORTH FROM WORK ALL WEEK.OTHER THAN THE SEAT ISSUE I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS,ALTHOUGH YOU ARE CORRECT, THE PEDDLES COULD BE ALITTLE FURTHER FOWARD.I GIVE THIS BIKE A 9-3/4!!!
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   STILETTO posted by AviationMetalSmith on 8/9/2005 at 2:45:02 PM
Why don't you try raising the seat three or four inches?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: STILETTO posted by duburban on 8/31/2005 at 1:21:33 PM
what about for taller riders? I was thinking of getting one but i am well over 6ft
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   STILETTO posted by K LYONS on 9/3/2005 at 10:59:23 PM
I LOVE THIS BIKE! HOW MUCH TALLER THAN SIX FEET ARE YOU? I AM JUST UNDER SIX FEET,AND I FIND THE BIKE TO BE VERY COMFORTABLE, ENOUGH TO RIDE IT 22 MILES A DAY TO GET TO WORK EVERY DAY. IVE BEEN RIDING MY STILETTO ALMOST EVERYDAY SINCE LATE JUNE.I WOULD SIGGEST YOU FIND ONE TO SIT ON OR TAKE FOR A TEST RIDE BUT I CAUTION YOU YOU JUST MAY FALL IN LOVE WITH IT.
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AGE / VALUE:   should I chop this bike? posted by: sarah on 7/30/2005 at 4:34:14 AM
I'm sorry for the multiple post but I wasnt sure which forum to ask about this. I was looking for interesting frames to chop at the thrift store when I found this (from what I can determine from this site) 1979 Huffy girl's "Sweet Thunder" 20" that is in nearly perfect conditon, as far as I can tell, not only does it look like never been ridden, but it was hung from a ceiling somewhere so even the rims are straigt (the wire they hung it with is still attached to the handlebars and sissy) The fenders are plastic, so if the bike has no sentimental or collector value, they along with the front fork are going to go away! It just seems like a shame to destroy even plastic fenders when they are in such good conditon. I'm a customiser, not a collector, so I need to know if I should try to find it a new loving home or chop away.
thanks
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   should I chop this bike? posted by AviationMetalSmith on 7/30/2005 at 12:39:15 PM
No ones going to miss a Huffy. It hung from the ceiling for how many years, and no one rode it?
If you click on the thumbnail below, you will see bicycle my Daughter designed. I bought a NEW (in 1993) 24 inch ladies frame for $125. I added the fiberglass to make a moped style seat and frame. The spoiler is a quarter scale truck spoiler, as opposed to a motorcycle fairing (my daughter drives an eighteen wheeler).
I sold the fiberglass ladies bicycle protoype in 1999 for $1200.00 , Nearly ten times what I put into it, plus I rode it 8000 miles.


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   RE:AGE / VALUE: should I chop this bike? posted by Sarah on 7/30/2005 at 5:17:47 PM
Thanks! Whoo hoo! I kinda figured that no one would miss a 26 year old huffy. I was going to keep the original fork until I saw what lousy dropouts it had. And vintage or no, those plastic fenders have got to go! I'm probably going to chop it so that in additon to changing the profile, it looks "older", in additon to swaping out the fork woth a longer chrome one, I'd like to replace the 70's banana with a repro 60's style one and the plastic fenders with chrome.

Your bike looks great by the way!, I hadnt even thought about using fiberglass. I'd like to make a bike that looks like a spaceship! Thanks for replying.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   should I chop this bike? posted by Blake Farrell on 9/20/2005 at 10:24:52 PM
If you want to sell it,email me. Thanks.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   should I chop this bike? posted by cam on 1/29/2006 at 2:50:11 AM
chop it huffys suck!
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MISC:   Larz Anderson National Bike Show and Watertown Swap/ August 14th posted by: Peter Naiman on 7/27/2005 at 1:34:18 PM
A number of events beside the Concours are planned for Sunday August 14th. David Herlighy, noted cycle historian and author will be attending and doing a book signing and talk, the Wheelman will be attending and plan on riding at the show in period dress with possibly giving demonstration on riding a highwheeler. Mavic Wheels which is now a sponsor of the show is planning a demonstration which I will have more information on later.

At 9:00AM Jack Demerest or as most of his friends know him as Five Speed Jack will open the day by leading a ride through Bostons famed Emerald Necklace and return to the show at roughly 10:00AM for the shows opening. For those who want to drop off bikes and go on the ride, I will be at the Museum of Transportation by 8:30AM to take bikes in so those folks can go on the 9:00AM ride.

For more information about the show, please see our website at www.oldroads.com/show and thank you to Webmaster Vin Vullo for updating and hosting our site.
I can be contacted on my email address listed with this post for additional information on the show.

Hope to see you all there.

Peter Naiman
Shorewood, WI
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CUSTOMS:   JC Higgins Tandem posted by: Jon Hammer on 7/22/2005 at 4:15:07 AM
I am working on an old JC Higgins Tandem (50s or 60s?) bicycle. The bike is *very* nearly complete, the only thing missing appears to be one of the chainguards (I only have one chain guard, not sure if that's all there was, or if one is missing) and one of the brackets that mount it. I have the original seats (in warn but good condition), original handlebars (one might need replating). Both fenders are present and in near perfect condition. The wheels and cranks were badly pitted - so I had them powdercoated dark silver. The bicycle's paint was scraped up a lot and there was a fair amount of pitting. I sanded the paint to the metal to get the rust off, and everything has since been painted in red primer. I will be spraybombing it deep red this week. I don't have money to paint it 'for real' or to have anything replated, but someone mentioned to me today that the bike may have considerable value. I have kept, and intend not to 'corrupt' and of the original parts (like the seats and handlebars). I will either use them 'as-is' or save them and buy used parts which look good. I intend to ride the bike.
There are two serial numbers, 1 located on the bottoms of each bottom bracket. They are as follows: rear: TK 01853 *double diamond stamp* Front bottom braket: 5C14599 *single diamond stamp* If anyone has a date and any information as to how the chainguards fit on this bike - please let me know. I have bought new chains and whitewall tires, and will have it rideable within the ten days.

Any help on dates or values would be very much appriciated. Thanks, Jon
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   RE:CUSTOMS: JC Higgins Tandem posted by sam on 7/22/2005 at 8:04:30 PM
Sanding off the rust and prime & painting the parts will not hurt them.In fact,I think it should preserve them better than leaving the rust on them.Now if you had a valuable original paint bike --then it would make good sence to clean wax and keep it original--but sence you are respraying the frame--paint the chrome and use it too.Lots of bikes had models that used painted rims and Victory bike--those from 1940 tru 1946 had painted sprockets,bars and hubs.---sam
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AGE / VALUE:   My New Bike posted by: AviationMetalSmith on 7/16/2005 at 3:04:00 PM
I just bought a second LaFree Electric Bicycle. Back in October I saw a classified ad for a used mens LaFree for $250.It was well worth the price, but I wanted the step thru ladies frame. It can easily be upgraded from electric bicycle to electric moped. I paid $1000 for the second bike, and I now have the matching set.

I have a question.
The electric bicycle law states that an electric bicycle shall not have more thn one horsepower.
A Tandem is essentially a mens bike and a ladies bike welded together.
If I combine a mens electric bicycle with a ladies electric bicycle I should have an Electric Tandem.
Now me and my girlfriend can go riding together.
We each have a one horsepower motor, so the bike has a total of TWO HORSEPOWER.
Now I see this a a fine loophole in the law, where there is an exception to the one horsepower rule.
This exception to the law does not mean it's legal for 6 year olds to drive gopeds.
I hope the two motor Tandem can be built before some Village of Idiots bans it.


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   My New Bike posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/19/2005 at 4:48:31 PM
Hmmmm... could make for an interesting argument at that. Technically, your electric tandem is still ONE bicycle... hence limited to one HP.

However... is it crank HP or rear wheel HP?

;-)

Later!

Boneman
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   My New Bike posted by AviationMetalSmith on 7/22/2005 at 12:47:02 PM
The Electric Bicycle is like a Tandem to begin with.
The 24 volt 400 watt motor is doing the work of my girl (who's in Florida). I can take a break and let the motor do the work for a while. The motor doesn't complain if I'm doing only five percent of the work.
On the Electric Tandem, the girl's going to have her own throttle and her own motor. She will literally be a "Backseat Driver".
I can slack off and let her do the pedaling, or she can let the motor do the work, or I can tow her or I can let my motor do the work.
Seriously, with both of us pedaling and both motors going at the same time , we should go about 50 miles per hour.
The LaFree is chain drive (rear wheel drive) .
Although the Federal SR1156 law says there's a 750 watt limit, the New York State law allows 1000 watts per bicycle.
The trick is to mate the men's and ladies Electric Bicycles so it looks like two bicycles
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   My New Bike posted by nate on 9/18/2006 at 12:26:19 PM
sweet. love to see that!
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AGE / VALUE:   Bikes In The News !!! posted by: Joel on 7/13/2005 at 3:16:13 PM
Did anyone catch the NPR News story Saturday AM about C.H.U.N.K.666 and custom bikes? Great coverage of a custom bike ralley! You can probably still hear it on their website, NPR.org .
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AGE / VALUE:   Abita 05 came and went posted by: sam on 6/21/2005 at 4:25:50 AM
Here's some pics of the show----sam
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/frameteam2003/album?.dir=/3e1e
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MISC:   Larz Anderson National Bike Show and Watertown Swap/ August 14th posted by: Peter Naiman on 6/14/2005 at 10:58:39 PM
More information on our show at Larz Anderson in
Brookline, MA, please visit our website.

Our webmaster, Vin Vullo has had an extremely busy
season at his shop in Cambridge, MA and has been
unable to update our original site, so I've built a
temporary site with Vin's help. To access the site for
further information about this years show please visit
out new and temporary website while we build a new and
improved site. Below is the link.

http://oldroads.com/oldwebs.asp?uploadid=279

As noted on the site pre-registration is not required,
but we would love to hear from you before hand to find
out who is coming over and what bikes you will be
bringing to our event. If you wish to be on our
permanant mailing list, please contact me by email.

There will be a separate swap meet sponsored by Linda
Pernice on both Saturday and Sunday, August 13th and
14th in Watertown, MA about a ten minute drive from
our show. For further info on the swap please contact
Linda by email at: lpernice@juno.com

Best regards,
Peter Naiman & Maurice Bresnahan
Show Co-Chairman.


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WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by: Hernandez on 6/14/2005 at 12:20:07 PM
I want to know how and were to cut my frame to make my lowrider.
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   RE:WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by AviationMetalSmith on 6/18/2005 at 11:44:09 AM
I'm going to guess that you are talking about a Schwinn Stingray. And you have confirmed the 1969 production date by looking at the date stamped in the forged steel one-piece crank?
My advice is to leave the 69 schwinn as it is. And then buy a brand new 05 Stingray to ride around.
The 69 is a collectors item.
Schwinn's new Stingray is really a recumbent bike.
If you want to build your own lowrider, you should start from scratch. I assume you own a TIG welder?
You need to bend your own steel tubes. The lines of the bike will flow together better if you start with long pipes and bend them gradually.
If you chop and stretch your 69, there will be straight pipe in between schwinns bends, and the lines will not flow together as good.
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   RE:WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by JimW. on 6/20/2005 at 3:51:33 AM
I beg to differ, but a real lowrider frame is almost never built from scratch. The Schwinn cantilever 20" frame is almost compulsory. And the frame usually isn't reworked, structurally, whether it's an original Schwinn or one of the $40 repros. Most chopper frames are built from scratch nowadays, but cruisers and lowriders usually aren't. You start with a stock frame and begin hanging aftermarket parts on it, along with a lot of Bondo and some paint.

What I'd like to point out is that this is a weird time to be getting into building a lowrider bike, since the movement is pretty much out of steam. At the beginner level, it's just an inconveniently-sized and set up bike, which you can sort of ride without looking like a circus act if you're 12 years old; at the upper level, it's just an unrideable, hideously-expensive bike-like thing which sits in your living room clashing with the furniture and drapes. But sometimes it goes perfectly with it, which is probably much worse, from a home decor standpoint.

Lowrider Bicycle Magazine is shifting over to being more chopperbike-oriented, which should give you an idea of the way the wind is blowing. Have you noticed that LRB magazine comes out a lot less frequently than it used to? That's because a whole lot of people have decided that LRBs are at a dead end, and they're getting into other types of bicycles.
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   RE:RE:WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by AviationMetalSmith on 6/20/2005 at 2:18:55 PM
Jim W.:
Are the unridable bikes going out of style? Bikes for the sake of art are one thing. As for me, I started in 1985 as an Engineering student, so all my bikes had to be FUNCNTIONAL, or else it isn't a PROTOTYPE. In 1986 I built my first prototype of an Electric Motorcycle. I left the motor off of it, doesn't that make it non-functional enough? It was NOT recumbent. I said Electric Bicycles would become more popular than recumbents. Today's sales figures proove I was correct.
BTW- when does the next issue of bikerodnkustom come out?
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   RE:RE:WANTED: Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by sarah on 7/30/2005 at 4:32:20 AM
/quote/ bike-like thing which sits in your living room clashing with the furniture and drapes/quote

That's why the chopper I just built matches my furniture.
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   RE:WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by Rod on 8/2/2005 at 8:22:55 PM
I've seen Stingray frames either restored or customized to one's liking as well as 'eye-candy ideas' to those deciding on which path to go such as yourself. Every issue of Lowrider Bicycle magazine is full of practically every Schwinn Stingray from '63 to about '83 (and other 20" followers) with flawless customizing without any frame cutting. In other words, you can create a lowrider without cutting any part of your frame; but if you still want to cut up a frame, practice on a non-Schwinn 1st.
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   RE:WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by Rod on 8/2/2005 at 8:24:46 PM
I've seen Stingray frames either restored or customized to one's liking as well as 'eye-candy ideas' to those deciding on which path to go such as yourself. Every issue of Lowrider Bicycle magazine is full of practically every Schwinn Stingray from '63 to about '83 (and other 20" followers) with flawless customizing without any frame cutting. In other words, you can create a lowrider without cutting any part of your frame; but if you still want to cut up a frame, practice on a non-Schwinn 1st.
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   RE:RE:WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by luke on 8/10/2005 at 4:47:06 AM
i think lowriders are coll the way you can make them into triles or just two wheeled i have a old schwinn i picked up for 10$ it is just th 20 inch frame so i put lowrider parts on it and repainted it the original factory blue it looks a lot better tahn those crates with a 16 inch front rim and a 20 inch in the back and especially since it does not have cheap ass rims my 144 spoke rims are bad ass and turns heads more than a rusted through piece of shit krate
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   RE:RE:WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by luke on 8/10/2005 at 4:50:48 AM
i think lowriders are coll the way you can make them into triles or just two wheeled i have a old schwinn i picked up for 10$ it is just th 20 inch frame so i put lowrider parts on it and repainted it the original factory blue it looks a lot better tahn those crates with a 16 inch front rim and a 20 inch in the back and especially since it does not have cheap ass rims my 144 spoke rims are bad ass and turns heads more than a rusted through piece of shit krate


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   RE:RE:WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by luke on 8/10/2005 at 4:55:35 AM
i think lowriders are coll the way you can make them into triles or just two wheeled i have a old schwinn i picked up for 10$ it is just th 20 inch frame so i put lowrider parts on it and repainted it the original factory blue it looks a lot better tahn those crates with a 16 inch front rim and a 20 inch in the back and especially since it does not have cheap ass rims my 144 spoke rims are bad ass and turns heads more than a rusted through piece of shit krate


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FOR SALE:   New Bicycle Parts For Sale posted by: Richard on 6/10/2005 at 1:00:40 AM
I recently closed my bicycle shop. I have several new parts for sale. An email can be sent to S58wish@Yahoo.com for details. One price buys all. I will not seperate parts.
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