Some photos of my 1972 Schwinn Varsity fixed gear conversion
nice but get some real cranks
You should probably add brakes... riding brakeless is dangerous, especially with a heavy-framed varsity.<br />
She's a beauty alright.&nbsp; Always good to see an old bike restored to former glory.
Nice.&nbsp;&nbsp; I was actually working on my Schwinn Racer last night.&nbsp; Was working on removing&nbsp;rust specks on the front tire with a dremel tool for an hour and then it took another thirty to fight the tire and get it on.<br /> &nbsp; I forget the year but it's a single speed like in this picture <a href="http://www.jsmotors.com/images/Cars/106_08941930Sm.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://www.jsmotors.com/images/Cars/106_08941930Sm.jpg</a><br /> but it's green and I gotta leave it that color&nbsp; and how could I mess with the sparkely green handle bars?!?&nbsp; I saw that you didn't know if yours was a 70,71 or 72.&nbsp;&nbsp; You might already know but there is the seriel number on the unit and you can figure out what year and month&nbsp;by going to this page <a href="http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/SchwinnCodes4.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/SchwinnCodes4.html</a><br /> <br /> Also will be working on an old CCM bike (like in the link)&nbsp;sometime.&nbsp; It's a bit rusted out so I might have to use some of your painting ideas<br /> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/49324777@N00/84666910" rel="nofollow">http://www.flickr.com/photos/49324777@N00/84666910</a><br /> <br /> <br /> Make sure you post the final product!!!
Nice guy, just found out its a 72!<br /> <br /> just got the paint in the mail, should be finishing it up this weekend!<br />
nice&nbsp;&nbsp; I just got a couple bearings and my chain today.&nbsp; I just have to&nbsp;clean and wax the frame&nbsp;up and I should be on the way or reassembeling it all also.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> Looks like you're doing it up proper.&nbsp; Hope the color turnes out great
The trick of using the handlebars as a stand for painting is genius.<br /> <br /> Nice one!<br />

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