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76 Champion Schwerma

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I recently picked up this Schwerma to replace the one I just sold. This frame was found and sold by Darren Chan. When Darren found it the frame was covered with orange paint. The guy who bought it spent a lot of time stripping the paint off and hand polishing the frame retaining the original nickel finish. The finish is far from perfect but shows well. The Hank & Frank brake adapter and frame stickers are originals. The fork is an original 5" Speedo that was beat to hell and was cleaned up and re plated. I figure if I never polish the frame or fork it will lose the shine and be just the way I like it. I also got the uncut Redline Victory Bars and Redline Proline Double Clamp Stem from the same guy. With a few other parts I had lying around I was able to piece together a very nice Nor Cal style 76 Schwerma Race Bike!

Thanks to Alex Douglas for the smoking deal on the frame, fork, bars and stem.

 

76 Schwerma Frame

Single Dropout Speedo Fork

Redline Victory Bars

Redline Proline Stem

Preston Petty Grips

Shimano Tourney Brake & Lever

Hank & Frank Brake Adapter

Webco Seat Clamp

Wald Seat Post

Kashima Quilted Seat

Takagi MX Crank

Addicks Spider

Addicks Chainring

Lyotard Pedals

Araya 7B 1st Gen.

Silver High Flange Hubs (non matched set)

Cheng Shin & Kenda Knobby Tires

White Vinyl Stem & Bar Pads

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Love it! The forks are awesome!

 

Do you take trade-ins? haha

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fantastic, William.

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vERY cool, Darren always finds the cool stuff, where did you find Speedo forks?

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vERY cool, Darren always finds the cool stuff, where did you find Speedo forks?

 

 

Aaron,

the frame, fork, bars & stem came from Alex Douglas aka tatersalad.

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Hey Folks,

 

Larock- Thanks for the post... Great bike

 

I am new to the forum and was hoping some of you folks could help clear up some questions I have wondered about over the years regarding Champion (Hayward).

 

Questions regarding Champion in Hayward Ca:

 

When did Doug Schwerma build his first BMX Frame?

Was Terry Knight a Welder/Fabricator for Doug?

If so did Terry Knight weld any of the BMX frames at Champion?

What period of time did Terry work at Champion?

Did Champion build any forks?

What is the date of Doug Schwerma’ death?

 

Thank you,

Chris P.

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those are ill grips. i remember having a set bitd...i didn't dig 'em at at the time. they'd get too slippery when my lil' hands got sweaty. Emoticon_frustrated.gifbiggrin.gif

 

 

 

can you post a detail shot of the seat clamp?

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Ahhhh, Tatersalad has been a Champion guy for a while, I think I saw this when it was orange, with blue parts if I remember correctly.

Anyways, as usual William, your current build looks classy and old school, as it should, good show! :bowdownAll:

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The whole bike is awesome, but FWIW, those pedals are kick-ass. I don't believe I have ever seen those before.

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Nice!

 

1/2 " Lyotards are super trick in my book. They came on some of the older Schwinn 10 speeds

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Reilley likes Leotards.....

 

This bike, as all your stuff makes me warm and fuzzy.

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Reilley likes Leotards.....

 

This bike, as all your stuff makes me warm and fuzzy.

 

Specially 1/2" ones

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Beautiful NorCal machine LaRock....Seeing that pic of Brent shows why the Patto Long is soo long especially for the period.

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Thanks again guys!

I hope you're ready for more to come.

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70's Moto at its finest! Man those top tubes were short, Brent looks cramped on his.

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