PROJECT QUICK CHANGE - SUBJECT: Schwinn Dixie (Custom 1950s Schwinn DX Bare Metal Bike)

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Porkchop & Applesauce

Finally riding a big boys bike
Right! So frickin beautiful! It took 70+ years to get that way! Why would anyone sand that off! Did you see on the what bike did you work on today thread how I faked those springer forks? I think you’ll love that technique! Last photo is of the faked fork!

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Bike from the Dead

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Love the back lit red in the tank idea! I would do it just like the first black and red rendering except make the fenders black! Not a big fan of the resale all red bikes either but do love the red accents on black!
Thanks! I think I made a mockup of that black fender idea in Photoshop a while back, but I'll have to check again. Yeah, red's better in smaller doses for me usually. Yeah, I might just go red on black, but we'll see!
Maybe even make the red in the tank a diamond shape as a nod to its Schwinn heritage!

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That's a good idea, but to expand on that, what about wings, like you'd see on original Schwinn tanks?
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I'll have to play around with those ideas. I haven't done anything with this bike since I last posted. May was crazy busy for me, and this week's not going to be any less hectic!
 

Bike from the Dead

Wore out three sets of tires already!

Bike from the Dead

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nice to see a fellow Comet owner. I've had my '65 for 13 years.

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NIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE! I see more '65s in magazines than I do in person! What's the story on it? That thing is cool!

I've had mine since late 2012, but I haven't fired her up since January 2019. I need to get the 260 rebuilt (bad lifter clatter and over 120,000 original miles,) and I need to upgrade to disc brakes. I also want to add a hitch so I can tow my bikes with me.
 

Bike from the Dead

Wore out three sets of tires already!
289, 4 Speed with a Hurst Comp Plus. It was originally an automatic but the guy I bought it from swapped in the stick. 15 x 4 CRAGARs with Pro-Trac 5.60s up front and Radir Cheater Slicks on original 14 x 7 Ford steel wheels out back. Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack your thread.

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Sweeeeeet. Do you race it, or are the slicks mostly for looks? I love the paint on it, age and all. Also... is that a bass drum pedal for a gas pedal?
As for hijacking my thread with 1965 Mercury Comet awesomeness...
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