CLASSIC FIXED GEAR

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 Some photos of my 1972 Schwinn Varsity fixed gear conversion

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

    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 http://www.jsmotors.com/images/Cars/106_08941930Sm.jpg
    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 http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/SchwinnCodes4.html

    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
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49324777@N00/84666910


    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

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

    Nice one!