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1954 Schwinn Straight Bar 26

#1 2014-09-01 8:36pm

jonmarinello
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1954 Schwinn Straight Bar 26

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1954 Schwinn Straight Bar 26

1954 Schwinn Chrome Plated Strait Bar BMX Build.
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Built: 08/05 to 08/06 of 1954 or...
Built: 08/04 to 08/08 of 1956.

Frame # L54666
Parts breakdown:
Frame: Chrome: Schwinn Strait-barRear hub: Silver, Curtis Odom Coaster Brake/Sturmey Archer (SA) two-speed kickback coaster brakeFront hub: Silver, Curtis Odom high flangeRims: Polished aluminum, Sun Rhyno LitesSeat: Black, Brooks B72Bottom bracket: Schwinn cups and bearings with Shimano (3-piece conversion) spindleCranks: Aluminum, 170mm Top Line (with one-of-a-kind spider)Chainring: Silver, SuntourChain: Nickel, unknownHandlebars: Nickel, Genuine "Cook Bros" reproductionsPedals: Blue, MKSForks: Chrome, Landing Gear 1 1/8" threadlessHeadset: Silver, Chris King (turned down for 1" head tube)Stem: Blue Ano, ProfileFront brake: Silver, MX1000Brake lever: Silver, Dia CompeSeat post clamp: Silver, unknownSeat post: Aluminum, layback fabricated by Santa Barbara CruisersTires: Black/yellow, Kenda 26" x 2.125"
I hope you all enjoy this custom build.

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#2 2014-09-02 12:00pm

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Re: 1954 Schwinn Straight Bar 26

That is exactly what I would love to build, you have given me some ideas for sure.

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#3 2014-12-19 9:38pm

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Re: 1954 Schwinn Straight Bar 26

Hey Jon just picked one of these frames up.Cant wait to build it.Wont be as nice as yours though.   :cool:


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#4 2015-01-06 4:22pm

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Re: 1954 Schwinn Straight Bar 26

Wow, those bars are cool! nice job on the build too..I also like your pics.. well done


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#5 2017-08-05 7:20pm

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Re: 1954 Schwinn Straight Bar 26

I have one of these all the years ive had i didnt know what to do with it. Now i do. :cool:


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#6 2017-08-05 9:03pm

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Re: 1954 Schwinn Straight Bar 26

Nice SB Cruiser, hope to see it on the ride tomorrow

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