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‘35 Cal Custom Resto Mod

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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

Sprocket: ?

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)

Seat: Schwinn 

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:

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After a color sand with 1000 grit:

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Pre Build Layout:

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The Final Build:

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Tony- That thing is the shiz! Such a cool take on a classic. I've wanted to do a kick back Schwinn since I rode yours on the Strand back in '05 during the Gonzo's BBQ week, with Keith era Black Flag booming of the porch of the beach house. I'm going to make some calls to my local Schwinn guys, and see who has a hub/wheel and a base frame to be my lockdown distraction build.Hope you are doing well, Tony. Anyone hear from Mux or CK the past few years??

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You brought that frame back to life! Looks like it rides like a dream. I really dig the choice of parts, especially the Campa bits.

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Freakin love it!!

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Real nice Dirty.  It looks dialed and a cool cruiser in all ways!  

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Fantastic. Amazing save on the finish. And I dig the finished bike. Enjoy.

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This build is DOPE !!! 

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new project

who dis?  

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welcome back and thanks for posting that... this helps my mood 

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13 minutes ago, S.Brothers said:

new project

who dis?  

Yeah, it’s been a minute since I posted a project

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Big ups, looks even better in person!

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Nice work, much attention to detail!

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Oh shit Tony how did I miss this?  Even Big L posted on this!  That is a very cool "Strand'ie"!  Big up holmes...

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