It’s been close to 10 years since I’ve built a bike. i purchased this frame about 9 years ago with the intention of building it then. When we got pregnant it went on the shelf. Now my son rides...
In anticipation of the summer to come I recently built this 1935 Schwinn Cycleplane Cal Custom. It kind of came out like a resto mod...
Frame paint is original. Parts were kept with original finish where possible. In cases such as the rims and handlebars polishing was needed to restore finish and color uniformity.
Frame: 1935 Schwinn Cycleplane
Forks: SE Racing Landing Gear
Bars: Tuf Neck
Grips: Ame Rounds
Stem: Tuf Neck
Headset: Tioga MX-2
Headset Lock: Tange
Cranks: Campagnolo Strada
Pedals: Shimano DX
Rims: Ukai 26X2.125
Spokes: 16g Stainless
Nipples: Red Annodized
Front Hub: Campagnolo Gran Sport Nuovo Tipo
Rear Hub: Bendix Automatic (2-Speed Kickback)
Tires: Cheng Shin (it’s a daily rider...)
Badge is not era correct but the head tube looked naked and needed something...
What it looked like when I got it:
After a color sand with 1000 grit:
Pre Build Layout:
The Final Build: