Finally riding a big boys bike
- Sep 19, 2017
over the next several weeks I will be posting and in photos, my attempt in using extra bicycle parts to assemble a rideable custom schwinn phantom, after looking at the amazing and fabricated beautiful custom bikes on this site I'll tell ya up front this wont be anything of excitement or astonishing just the combination of different parts, I am not a fabricator in sheet metal, no plating experience and without a shop to build in, but I have accumulated alot of different parts, from everywhere along with the frustrations of not bidding high enough, seller raising his asking price, listed item disappears or what is received was not what was pictured, visiting recycling centers, wrecking yards, second hand stores, goodwill, salvation army on a regular basis for bike parts or bicycles for parts I've learned to ignore the comments from the employees like vampire or bike addict and stay focused, begging has crossed my mind at times at swapmeets when I had to go use the ATM and on my way back passed my deal being carried out by some kid that will spray can it to death before junking it, ah crap. where I live there are trucks with panels on the sides that allow stacking so high that I'm surprised they clear the underpasses stacked with bicycles going to Mexico. I have seen a phantom with tank, no bars, seat or rims, as well as a JC Higgins with colorflow rack and fenders, no rims or seat heading to the border, my heart drops seeing vintage bicycles stack on top of each other in this way, my project will consist of schwinn, jc higgins, monark silver king, mid 40s buick roadmaster, 50s studebaker, harley davidson, radsonne, and a little bit of Taiwan, ha ha ha, but really, photos coming soon...
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