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1964 Schwinn Speedster 26

#1 2015-10-24 9:36am

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1964 Schwinn Speedster 26

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1964 Schwinn Speedster 26

Found this '64 "Camelback" completely stock in NYC but just had to give it the custom cruiser treatment.  My first museum build off entry.  I kept it lean and classic with all chrome/polished components to offset the nicely patina'd og black paint.  It has a short top tube at 21.5" which makes it feel more like a 24".  It rides smooth and fast! US made Bendix coaster hub and Schwinn seat clamp are original to the bike. Finding the 1964 stamped Brooks saddle was the cherry on top. Thanks for looking.


Frame: 1964 SCHWINN Speedster (sold)
Fork: 1982 SCHWINN Sidewinder (sold)
Stem: Win KP Motocross
Bars: Nitto B708 cruiser
Grips: Oury
Headset: Tioga MX-2
Saddle: 1964 Brooks
Seatpost: Wald 13/16
Seat clamp: Schwinn
Rims: Sumo 26 x 1.75
Front Hub: SR high flange
Rear Hub: Bendix Red Band
Tires: Kenda K905 K-Rad 26 x 1.95
Dustcaps: Black acorn
Nipples: 16mm
Spokes: Phil Wood
Sprocket: Bendix 18t
Chain:  IZUMI
Cranks: Sugino 175mm
BB: Tioga sealed
Chainwheel: Sugino snowflake 44t
Pedals: MKS BM7


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#2 2015-10-24 9:37am

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Re: 1964 Schwinn Speedster 26

In order to avoid confusion.. YES, some schwinn bikes are allowed here, not all..
This one has enough bmx "influence", parts and style to be included.
I do like other schwinns, but they are not included in the bmx "museum"..


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#3 2015-10-24 7:56pm

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Re: 1964 Schwinn Speedster 26

Extra Nice!smile


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#4 2015-10-25 10:50am

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Re: 1964 Schwinn Speedster 26

rbell1970 wrote:

Extra Nice!smile

Thank you sir.  wink

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#5 2015-10-25 10:52am

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Re: 1964 Schwinn Speedster 26

'64 Speedster in it's pre cruiser status.
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#6 2015-10-25 9:49pm

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Nice transformation,came out nice cool

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#7 2015-10-25 9:52pm

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Re: 1964 Schwinn Speedster 26

Dig it.


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#8 2015-10-25 9:56pm

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Re: 1964 Schwinn Speedster 26

I dig it.  I'm a camel back nut -- got a 24 and a 26 myself.  The 24 is all muscled out, but the 26 is all original.  The thought of BMXing her or my Worksman 26 out is tempting...


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#9 2015-10-27 9:00am

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I dig it! I bought a Speedster a while back specifically because it had a Bendix 2-speed kick-back on it. It was super original when I got it. I swapped out the rear hub for a regular red band Bendix so I could use the kick-back on one of my other cruisers.

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#10 2015-10-27 10:18am

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Love it. cool


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#11 2015-11-02 6:51am

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Thanks for the compliments gents. It was cool to work on a build that was custom i.e. not stock or completely era correct textbook part selection etc. it gives you a little more room to move, the look and finish of the parts were what mattered most. I bought the Brooks saddle on eBay thinking that the surface of the leather had a similar patina to the paint on the frame. I couldn't believe it when the seat arrived and was date stamped 64!  cool

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