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#1 2015-11-09 2:21pm

juscrzn
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1963 Schwinn Corvette 26

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1963 Schwinn Corvette 26

1963 Schwinn Corvette 26in. Cruiser

This build was a couple of years in the making. I bought the frame and original forks(not the ones on it now) and wasn't sure weather to go factory original or not...well eventually I decided on not...I really like the way it turned out, and I love riding it around...I get a lot of good comments.
Most of the parts are Schwinn or were used on Schwinn's,
Forks: They are not King Sting...They are off an early Schwinn Cruiser...but the decals added to the look...I think.
Headset: Vintage Schwinn
Handlebars: Al's Rapid Transit KOS style...Aluminum, anodized blue
Rims: Off of a 1958 no name balloon tire bike I picked up a few years ago...sand blasted and re-painted.
Front Hub: High flange Schwinn
Rear Hub: Atom drum brake
Cranks: I ended up using a set of STLN Bike 3pc. cranks I had instead of the one piece I was going to use.
Chain-ring: Schwinn 46t.  Rear sprocket, ACS 20t 
Misc: ODI Vans lock on grips...Odyssey Twisted pedals...Tektro brake lever...No name Cruiser stem
Also, I was really lucky to find an original Schwinn starburst head-badge in such good condition.
Overall I'm very happy the way it turned out...I wanted a 26in cruiser, but I also wanted it to look a bit different than most.


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#2 2015-11-09 4:07pm

Brix
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Re: 1963 Schwinn Corvette 26

So clean! The rear pegs are a nice touch. Faved. cool

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#3 2015-11-11 1:13pm

rbell1970
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Registered: 2013-11-03
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Re: 1963 Schwinn Corvette 26

Thumbs up!smile


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#4 2015-11-11 1:26pm

TaylorRides
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From: Clearwater, FL.
Registered: 2014-09-18
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Re: 1963 Schwinn Corvette 26

Is this a BMX?  I have never seen one like it before.  Nice bike though!!!


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#5 2015-11-12 7:07am

juscrzn
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From: California
Registered: 2015-10-24
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Re: 1963 Schwinn Corvette 26

I guess I would call it a BMX hybrid.

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