1976 Champion Schwerma
Nor Cal 70's Racer
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
Araya 7B 1st Gen.
Silver High Flange Hubs (non matched set)
Cheng Shin & Kenda Knobby Tires
White Vinyl Stem & Bar Pads
Submitted by larock