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Posted 24 Dec 2012Since Joe seems to like buying RRS's, I officially call dibs and glws on Patrick's RRS if he ever decides to sell it...
It looks like my '81 RRS 24's long lost little brother. VERY cool build Patrick.
Some incredibly cool and rare bikes this year. Had to do my typical routine of voting in half the classes one night and the rest the next. Too many tough choices for one sitting.
Posted 7 Aug 2012My favorite line:
"He Said any Changes in Geometry Would be Minor and Covered Up by the Chroming Process."
Posted 6 May 2011It's some sort of "return" spring for a motorcycle. Looks very similar, but smaller, to the kickstart arm spring on my '48 Harley.
Here's a pic of mine I found and cropped. Look just above where the two exhaust tubes join near the kicker arm.
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Posted 23 Apr 2011Thanks Guys.
I'm glad you like it. I like it better than I thought I would when I decided to slap it together. I was reorganizing my parts stash one day and realized I had what could be a pretty decent build sitting there in boxes...
I usually have everything planned out WAY ahead of time, so this was kinda a new thing for me.
I concur. That's original finish and used? I can't see a mark on it in the photo. Awesome.
Not sure if you're talking about my Sting or John's frames, Lee.
My red Sting is in good shape, but it does have a few honest racing battle scars.
The Schwinn paint is very distinctive. Both the Cardinal Red and the Sky Blue they used were similar to a candy apple type of metallic paint process but looked different than anything else.
Lots of Schwinn collectors have tried to duplicate it, but I don't think anyone has really come close to the original Schwinn metallic finishes. It also seems to hide scrapes and chips too! lol
Here's the closest-up pic I have for now. I'll get some better ones when I take the final pics. You can see some of the scars and beauty marks in this photo though
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Posted 20 Apr 2011Here's a preview of a bike I put together recently. A 1981 Schwinn Sting in original Cardinal Red metallic put together (for now) with "orphan" parts that I hadn't used on other builds over the years but were still nice.
Some stuff isn't year correct for the frame (XC-II pedals, sealed 1984'ish Graphites, Oakley I's, tires, etc.) I finally realized one day that it's way more fun to build it and ride it rather than have the parts in boxes waiting for "the perfect build" to use them on.
Everything is OG finish and the only repro items are two numberplate stickers; the Rockville BMX sticker and even though the Oakley sticker was sold to me as real, I have my doubts....
It's actually alot of fun to ride. It's not the lightest bike in the world, but it's sure stiff and solid even with my 180lb old man body riding it. I'm 6'0" and even though the ESP XL reach stem helps, it still feels a bit short at first.
I'll start a new post soon and include more pics and a parts list.
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