Vintage 1978 KLUNKER 5


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vincev

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 2, 2008
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crown point<indiana
#22
Yours is all original except for the shift cable, brake cables, and is missing the F&R reflectors. OE was grey housings.
Thanks for the info.It was from out west and the paint is really faded away but a resto would ruin it for me.
 

Xlobsterman

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 25, 2018
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#23
Thanks for the info.It was from out west and the paint is really faded away but a resto would ruin it for me.
I would keep it as is if it was my bike. I am keep the bike I just got in the codition as found. Just cleaning, polishing, and lube. New tires and cables will be installed though, just because the others are toast.
 

Xlobsterman

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 25, 2018
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#24
It is slowly getting back together......!

Just waiting on the new tires, and Shimanno cable clamps. But I am still trying to source the correct front wheel for the right price.

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GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
10,545
9,314
Central Arizona
#25
Looking good.

Posting the specific details on the front wheel on these Klunkers might help in your search. Did these come with the non stamped S-2's?
 

Xlobsterman

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 25, 2018
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#26
Looking good.

Posting the specific details on the front wheel on these Klunkers might help in your search. Did these come with the non stamped S-2's?
The original front wheel is the same as was used on all the Schwinn Spitfires from 77 to early 79.

Stamped S-2 rims, 105ga spokes, and the small flange Union hubs like in this catalog pic.

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Xlobsterman

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 25, 2018
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#27
Looking good.

Posting the specific details on the front wheel on these Klunkers might help in your search. Did these come with the non stamped S-2's?
BTW, you can see the correct front wheel in the pics the other guys posted of their bikes.

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razinhellcustomz

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 28, 2018
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kiel wisconsin
#31
It is staying all original, as the imperfections in the paint give it character as to what it has been through in its life. I would like to know the story of how it got to Kansas from California though.

It has already been stripped down to the bare frame, and is starting to go back together.

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People move to kansas every day. That's how it ended up there. Go figure. Ride On. Razin.
 

hm.

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 10, 2018
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Whittier CA
#38
its super cool you got it back in your hands after 4 decades...hands down..100% keeper for sure!
 

razinhellcustomz

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 28, 2018
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#40

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