Custom 1962 Schwinn American 5 Speed Cruiser Bicycle

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Price
400
Location
Saint Paul, MN
Zipcode
55101

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Hello, up for sale is a custom-built 1962 Schwinn "American" 5 speed klunker/cruiser bicycle. 17" size, best for those 5'6-5'10. Powder coated red. Frame has been professionally cold set with modified rear wheel to accept the 5 speed freewheel. Custom rear bracket allows for a rear caliper brake. NOS front chrome early mountain bike fork allows for front caliper brake. Bulldog BMX brakes provide great stopping power. 3 piece MRP American to Euro conversion bb and alloy crankset look the part. Original and included, but not installed Schwinn parts include the original Schwinn American 1 piece crankset and American bottom bracket, original Schwinn head badge, original Schwinn American chainguard, original Schwinn American fork with chrome top cap, original Schwinn American Pedals. Build Specs:
-1962 Schwinn American Frame
-NOS New early 80s cromoly steel mountain bike fork.
-NOS alloy mountain bike wheelset custom dished and spaced for 5 speed freewheels. 26" White wall cruiser tires.
-Powerful Bulldog style alloy BMX brakes with custom rear brake mount
-Weinmann alloy tourist brake levers
-3 degree rise alloy cruiser bars
-NOS early 80s 21.1mm quill double clamp bolt alloy stem
-80s Ritchey mountain bike grips
-70s Suntour Honor heavy duty steel 5 speed rear derailleur
- Sun Race micro-ratchet thumb shifter
- Shimano 5 speed freewheel 14-28
- NOS new Wald headset
- NOS New MRP black alloy American to Euro conversion with sealed bottom bracket
- Dotek single speed crankset with tuf-neck black alloy chanring.
- WTB sealed bearing mountain bike pedals
- Avocet Leather WII saddle.
- NOS Schwinn chrome steel seatpost

This custom 1962 framed build was inspired by the geared Schwinn Excelsior conversions of the 70s, considered by many to be the first mountain bikes. These cantilevered frame bicycles were meant for coaster brake wheels, and actually require a bit of work to build as a caliper brake bike with multiple gears. Many hours spent building this one. Be unique, and experience the whimsy of riding a custom vintage cruiser, but with gears to go the distance. This bike is solid and predictable, with great braking power. For sale locally in Saint Paul/Minneapolis area.
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I accept cash and Venmo. Thanks for looking!

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