Sold Schwinn Tank bike ***NOW $700 in CT


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Jim Barnard

Finally riding a big boys bike
Sep 30, 2017
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New London, CT, United States
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I bought this a number of years ago. It had the right tank, frame, crank,. wheels, bars, goose neck, rack and sprocket. The fenders, light, seat, pedals and springer are all old original Schwinn parts (Maybe not the seat) that I thought might be correct for the year. Paint is a decent rattle can job done with care and love... but a rattle can job. Crank, sprocket and bars have been rechromed and are perfect. The head badge is AWFUL and is a shade off. The green paint is close but not perfectly matched. I never wired the light or tested the horn. Rack was bent where they all are bent and was welded by a bad child before being painted. A gorgeous glass jewel resides on the rack end.

This rides like a tank. Maybe that is why they call these tank bikes. This lives in New London CT. Shipping will be by Bike Flights and be about $80-90 dollars
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Jim Barnard

Finally riding a big boys bike
Sep 30, 2017
153
202
57
New London, CT, United States
#4
It looks like fender braces and hubs have been rattle canned silver. Can we get hub pictures
Good question! The braces are painted in primer... I thought it would look galvanized, but it does not. Spokes and hubs sprayed silver. They look a lot better than I thought they would.
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Nashman

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 2, 2016
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Winnipeg, Canada
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It looks like fender braces and hubs have been rattle canned silver. Can we get hub pictures
As mentioned, a fine looking bike, decent amateur resto for a spray bomb, and above ALL, good pictures and an HONEST description. Most ballooner's loaded with goodies are heavy. Good exercise pedaling around the block, or on a more ambitious cruise. GLWTS.
 

Nashman

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 2, 2016
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How is it loaded with goodies. That's the way it came from the factory. The bare frames people are riding now are missing all their parts.
An old friend of mine, Leon Dixon used to call the "goodies"..."gingerbread" and that referred to a stock bike with lots of deluxe "stock/factory" parts like rack, light, tank, that certainly adds weight to a bike, as opposed to a plain Jane without those "extra/stock" parts.
 
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Nashman

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 2, 2016
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Ha!! Yeah, this isn't my 1st rodeo. I don't specifically drop names, but have been doing this for decades and am proud of all the friends I've made along the way, what I've learned from others, and don't hesitate to quote or mention their names where appropriate. I feel I've made even more pals on the CABE, and am still learning/making new friends and contacts. It's a fun hobby, and not a measurement of who has the most or nicest bikes, or who knows the most about this or that, had pics in books, or featured in media/ TV, ( Like my pals Jerry Jr. and Sr. on American Pickers) but a forum to enhance the hobby and network with nice friendly people enjoying the same passion. I agree on Leon's pedigree as truly the "professor" of balloon tire bicycles. The hobby has come a long way, much of it because of him and his sharing. The CABE / Scott has run with the on line format, and we can all be thankful to him, all the moderators, and each and every person who contributes to the CABE on a regular basis. Have a nice Day CRIPPLE.

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Nashman

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 2, 2016
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Wow, i didnt mean to set off all that. I was just teasing you. It's all good and i agree Scott does a wonderful service for the whole hobby. Sorry man I must not have come thru in the chuckle in which it was written.
No problem. I'm chuckling along with you. Cheers....have a nice weekend.
 
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