Some photos of my 1972 Schwinn Varsity fixed gear conversion

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    8 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    You should probably add brakes... riding brakeless is dangerous, especially with a heavy-framed varsity.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    She's a beauty alright.  Always good to see an old bike restored to former glory.

    Nice.   I was actually working on my Schwinn Racer last night.  Was working on removing 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.
      I forget the year but it's a single speed like in this picture
    but it's green and I gotta leave it that color  and how could I mess with the sparkely green handle bars?!?  I saw that you didn't know if yours was a 70,71 or 72.   You might already know but there is the seriel number on the unit and you can figure out what year and month by going to this page

    Also will be working on an old CCM bike (like in the link) sometime.  It's a bit rusted out so I might have to use some of your painting ideas

    Make sure you post the final product!!!

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    nice   I just got a couple bearings and my chain today.  I just have to clean and wax the frame up and I should be on the way or reassembeling it all also. 

    Looks like you're doing it up proper.  Hope the color turnes out great


    9 years ago on Introduction

    The trick of using the handlebars as a stand for painting is genius.

    Nice one!