Schwinn Typhoon

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  1. #1 Posted Oct 25, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I've been spectacle about posting this one. It's got such a crazy story, it's kind of hard to believe. It's my dad's all original 1972 Schwinn typhoon. Your probably thinking right now that there is no way it is all original. That's exactly what I thought when I heard about it. The story is, the original owner thought it was way to nice to ride. So, he decided to keep it on his porch and just admire it. The man my dad bought it from thought the same thing when he bought it. So, he just kept it in his garage in Maine and when my dad bought it he decided to do the same thing. I know it's hard to believe, you'll just have to trust me on this one.
    -Connor
    FullSizeRender (5).jpg FullSizeRender (4).jpg FullSizeRender (3).jpg IMG_2322.JPG IMG_2320.JPG IMG_2323.JPG IMG_2302.JPG
     
  2. #2 Posted Oct 25, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Really nice bike! LOVE the color.
     
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  3. #3 Posted Oct 25, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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  4. #4 Posted Oct 25, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I would probably just admire that one as well.....beautiful MW
     
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  5. #5 Posted Oct 25, 2016

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    One couldn't ask for a better example. That is nice!
     
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  6. #6 Posted Oct 25, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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  7. #7 Posted Oct 28, 2016
    BKM
    BKM

    On Training Wheels

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    Wow!
     
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  8. #8 Posted Oct 29, 2016

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I'd be tempted to do the same!! Either the og owner or the Schwinn dealer added the ww's.
     
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  9. #9 Posted Oct 29, 2016

    I live for the CABE

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    Great looking bike you have
     
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  10. #10 Posted Oct 29, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    They look pretty original.
    -Connor
     
  11. #11 Posted Oct 29, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Thanks! I didn't see your message.
    I meant, the tires look pretty original.
     
  12. #12 Posted Oct 30, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Nice!
     
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  13. #13 Posted Nov 18, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    You could pretend your Ferris Bueller but instead of driving a Ferrari you could take the Typhoon out for a spin.
     
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  14. #14 Posted Nov 18, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Lol
    -Connor
     
  15. #15 Posted Dec 11, 2016
    REC
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Very nice. I have a sibling to it, but its had the crap ridden out of it. (and it shows!) Mine isn't ripe either.
    REC
     
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  16. #16 Posted Dec 12, 2016

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    what a looker!
     
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  17. #17 Posted Dec 18, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    superb!!
     
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  18. #18 Posted Jan 23, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I thought my 62 Corvette was in good shape... love that color.

    Nice
     
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  19. #19 Posted Jan 24, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    image.jpg That's one really clean campus green Typhoon. Hard to find one that nice and OG. Had a 71 but wasn't anywhere near that nice. These middleweights ride so nice.
     
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  20. #20 Posted Jan 24, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Love the simplicity of a typhoon.;)
     
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