Look Ma, No Hands!
Good afternoon! I've been bitten by the bug of vintage muscle bikes. I grew up with a Stingray and loved it. Years later I ended up with a bike from an estate sale and now just a few months into messing around with it I now have a 70 Schwinn coaster krate. I really have zero knowledge about krates, but have been reading threads and articles relentlessly. So as for the Krate, I kinda stumbled into it on ebay and bought it. I didnt know that there was even a coaster model, so that's an indication of how new I am to the vintage schwinn thing. According to the serial numbers it was manufactured in October of 1970. there aren't any witness marks to show a shifter mount, but it looks like there was a bendix brake mounted, also from what I can tell the frame resembles the way the coaster versions look. I've been collecting parts that are 1970 specific or vintage so far. Here's the Frame, crank, and chainguard as I bought it.