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#1 2011-05-21 12:17am

Tatersalad!!
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1976 Champion Schwerma

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/dougchampion1.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/clean41.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/clean31.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/clean51.jpg

1976 Champion Schwerma

One of the few Doug Schwerma Champion frames. (sold)

I bought this frame from  Darren Chan (One of his amazing finds)... it was in real bad shape. The nickel was half covered with a hideous orange paint... it was a true mess.
http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/Guthrie_Tater/new%20champion/c2.jpg
http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/Guthrie_Tater/new%20champion/c4.jpg
So I started the mission to restore the poor thing. Spent many many hours on removing the "evil" that had infested this unloved frame.
Still have a ways to go before it is done. But I did manage to find ORIGINAL decals for the frame. That was no easy task. I have spent six years looking for these decals.
Here are a few "cleaned up" shots.
http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/Guthrie_Tater/clean/clean1.jpg
http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/Guthrie_Tater/clean/clean5.jpg
http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/Guthrie_Tater/clean/clean4.jpg
http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/Guthrie_Tater/clean/clean3.jpg
http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/Guthrie_Tater/clean/clean2.jpg
I will post some more as I get closer to finishing it.


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Last edited by Tatersalad!! (2011-07-16 10:49am)


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#2 2011-05-21 12:21am

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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

Neat-o!


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#3 2011-05-21 12:23am

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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

That is bad ass!


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#4 2011-05-21 12:24am

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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

Incredible! Build it.


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#5 2011-05-21 2:19am

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Very cool save!cool


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#6 2011-05-21 5:10am

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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

itsdug wrote:

Incredible! Build it.

Yup.. I am. big_smile

It will very similar to what I rode back in the late 70's and early 1980's. Just missing a few things now. cool


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#7 2011-05-21 6:00am

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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

That thing is going to be a show winner for sure!! Nice save & good job!!!


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#8 2011-05-21 4:10pm

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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

wooooooow what a nice thing Alex!!!!


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#9 2011-05-21 4:11pm

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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

erdalicious wrote:

wooooooow what a nice thing Alex!!!!

My wife said that too. lol

J/K


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#10 2011-05-23 2:38am

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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

Excellent save.  God I love nickel.  You can always bring it back with a little love.  Looking forward to seeing this one built!


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#11 2011-06-10 9:27pm

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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

beautiful frame/fork, can't wait to see what you do with it

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#12 2011-06-26 9:19am

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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

Ok... almost done!

My friggin D.I.D. nickel chain was a 3/16" and not an 1/8" so it will not fit on that old Swiss Cheese Addicks sprocket! sad
So for now it is unfinished..

But here is the list of the goodies: (All the same parts I rode with as a kid... but on one bike)

Frame: 76 Doug Schwerma with NOS decals
Fork: Speedo
Bars: RedLine nickel plated Deep "V" uncut
Grips: NOS Oakley One (with tire logo)
Stem: Redline double clapm
Rims: Skyway Tuff 1 w/coaster brake
Tires: Carlisle Aggressor
Cranks: Ashtabula
Spider: 1st generation Addicks 118MM BCD
Sprocket: 1st generation Addicks 44 tooth "Swiss Cheese"
Fixing Bolts" NOS Takagi
Pedals: NOS MKS
Seat: NOS Cinelli Unicator w/tag
Seat clamp and post: Just no name
Headset: Tioga
Bottom Bracket: Schwinn
Chain: well I covered that.... friggin 3/16" bullstot! lol Igotta go find an 1/8" D.I.D. now!

http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/Guthrie_Tater/new%20champion/neardone1.jpg
http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/Guthrie_Tater/new%20champion/neardone2.jpg

Last edited by Tatersalad!! (2011-07-09 8:16pm)


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#13 2011-06-26 11:14am

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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

Looks fabulous!!


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#14 2011-06-27 8:32pm

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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

Alex, That thing came out amazing!!! Love the build

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#15 2011-06-27 8:39pm

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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

Nice cool


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#16 2011-12-17 4:27pm

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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

I dig those dropouts on the rear yikes cool


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#17 2012-09-01 7:34am

Tatersalad!!
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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

I have changed it up a bit.
Swapped out the Skyways for a set of Gurney Eagle mags. Also went to a first gen Addicks spider (no nuts.. bolts thread directly into spider)

New photos. smile

http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/Guthrie_Tater/91bmx/91bmx1.jpg
http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/Guthrie_Tater/91bmx/91bmx3.jpg
http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/Guthrie_Tater/91bmx/91bmx4.jpg
http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/Guthrie_Tater/91bmx/91bmx2.jpg
http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/Guthrie_Tater/91bmx/cat2.jpg
http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy244/Guthrie_Tater/91bmx/91bmx10.jpg


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#18 2012-09-01 8:09am

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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

Great restoration and choice on parts. I like the look of the Eagle mags. Hank&Frank and license are very nice details.


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> UKAI SPEEDLINE 26" hoops or wheel set in RED or BLUE
> 26 Squareback Champion : Cash and/or Trade
> 45t Sugino or Suntour chainring in BLACK or GOLD
> DX PEDAL single, spindle parts

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#19 2013-06-12 11:59pm

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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

Killa! Love it, nice job bro cool

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#20 2014-08-05 5:39pm

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Re: 1976 Champion Schwerma

Hey Tater, Killer Build! I could use some help! Tried pm'ing you but your inbox is full! Could you message me with contact info or clear out some space?

Once Again, Sweet Build.....


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