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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ron Funkhouser, May 1, 2018.

  1. One I spotted at the Carlisle PA. swap meet . 308.jpg
     
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  3. TerrytheK
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    This thread looks like fun. I'll play! :D
    That chopper bike is way cool. My son and I put a similar one together when he was around 10 (he's 25 now!) and it's still hanging in the rafters of my garage. I'll have to get a couple pics.
    So this pic was taken somewhere around 1964: me doing the wheelie thing with my first homebuilt Stingray style bike. I had seen a pic of one somewhere in a magazine and thought it was cool. So I bought a used 20" bike from the local Gambles Hardware store, mail ordered a banana seat and high bars, stripped the bike down and painted it pastel purple with model car paint. Spent all my money on the seat and bars so had to leave the mis-matched tires on it. As far as I can remember this was the first one of its kind in our little midwestern town, a year or so later they were all over the place.

    first stingray_600.jpg
     
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  4. Scored this on a Christmas Day some years back in the shittiest part of Oakland, CA. Paid $300 for it. Sold it for $3000! Paid for my new frame,complete rearend(new/custom made), and a few other needed parts....... =SCORE!
     

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  5. Nice thread!
    Here is some nice bikes i pinstriped and lettered for some friends friend
     

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  7. Muttley
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    Some of my junk................

    '65 Murray Wildcat X-65:
    MBBO Finished 5.JPG

    '65 Sting Ray:
    Heap New 2.JPG

    '66 Huffy Cheater Slick:
    MBBO 2017 - 1.JPG

    Western Flyer Buzz Bike:
    MBBO 2017 - 5.JPG

    '68 Huffy Rail:
    New Rail 1.JPG

    Some other shots of the same stuff.....................

    MBBO Finished 6.JPG

    MBBO Finished 12.JPG

    MBBO Finished 17.JPG

    MBBO 2017 - 4.JPG

    MBBO 2017 - 3.jpg



     
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  8. Hotdoggin DaddyO
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  10. WTF really
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    Bought her new 1981 I believe 20180509_174723.jpg
     
  11. southerncad
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    Here's a couple of neighborhood cruisers I redid for my Bride and I to use. cruzr1.jpg cruzr2.jpg
     
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  12. deucetruck
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    I'm not a bike collector, just a pack rat. Here is one I bought a few years back. Schwinn American (I think)..
    Two speed axle. Original except for the tires, so I can ride it!
    bike - schwinn american.jpg bike - schwinn american rear reflector.jpg
     
  13. deucetruck
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    Muttley, your bikes are COOL! What every kid wanted when I was growing up!!
     
  14. crashfarmer
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    I have some of those real old knee action bikes rotting in a shed that I thought I'd do something with about 30 years ago but now the shed is falling down and with my current balance problems I think bike riding might be out.
     
  15. mr.chevrolet
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    i'm not a bikeman, but I've got these
     

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  17. nunattax
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    kilmurray independance museum 001.JPG kilmurray independance museum 002.JPG kilmurray independance museum 003.JPG .this bike was used by the I.R.A.in the fight against the empire in 1920s.rare find with carbide lamp,rifle and holder and puncture repair kit/tools.viewed today in the independence museum Kilmurray just off the main cork-Killarney road outside Lisarda village.well worth a visit
     
  18. Muttley
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    Thanks!
     
  19. 49ratfink
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    here's my 1946 -47- or 48 Schwinn DX.

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  21. 49ratfink
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    I've had this 1949 Schwinn for 30 years. just recently rounded up the chain guard, tank, rack and fenders for it. I have the correct fatter fender for the rear, and what is called a "train light" fender for the front since I took this picture. sucker weighs 50 pounds!

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  22. rgdavid
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    Did you have the ralaigh chopper in the usa ?
     
  23. 49ratfink
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    this one started out as a Schwinn Varsity 10 speed. sectioned, stretched and raked, it's the chopper I never had when I was a kid. 26" wheels. still under construction.

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  24. 49ratfink
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    yes we did.
     
  25. Thor1
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    In 1970, when I was seven years old, my dad bought me a Columbia "Playbike 88" with the three speed stick shift for my birthday. The bike was exactly the same as the model 138 shown in this advertisement below. I can remember being escorted into our dining room for the big reveal, and my new steed was up on top of the dining room table on display glittering and sparkling in the light. I was absolutely floored. I had never seen anything so beautiful in my life before.

    This thread has brought back a lot of fond memories for me as I think about that old bike and the new-found freedom that it granted me. I would dearly love to find another one and re-live that wonderful time in my youth...

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  26. Hotdoggin DaddyO
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    I have a 48 skip link myself.

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  27. Osoty
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    A little modification to mine 20160614_181407.jpg
     
  28. Currently i am riding a new schwinn cruiser, but i grew up riding a 1967 schwinn fastback with slick tire and 5 speed on the crossbar. I have a 67 schwinn american getting ready to go together, my brother got me a 2speed hub and banana seat for it... 20180511_222934.jpg
     
  29. These are my 2 newer bikes 20180512_141712.jpg
     
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  30. Just repainted my swing bike that I’ve had since the early eighties. IMG_1995.JPG


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