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Offline Smoopys

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King-SCHwing-A-ling..1962 Schwinn King Size American
« on: December 18, 2016, 09:16:05 AM »
hey guys and gals..been awhile since I last visited..thought I would share a bike I built back in the summer..it started life as a 1962 Schwinn King Size American..I've always wanted one of these..got it as a frame/fork package..added my own flare including chomre 57mm wheels..full on House of Kolor kandy Apple red..NOS Bendix 2-speed..custom covered seat..look for this bike in an upcoming feature in Kustomized Bicycle Magazine..enjoy!!
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Re: King-SCHwing-A-ling..1962 Schwinn King Size American
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2016, 10:42:32 AM »
That looks terrific! Can't beat bright and shiny!  8)

Nicely done.

Tad
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Re: King-SCHwing-A-ling..1962 Schwinn King Size American
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2016, 11:40:46 AM »
Yes, fantastic looking bike.  I'm very envious!
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Re: King-SCHwing-A-ling..1962 Schwinn King Size American
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2016, 01:09:07 PM »
... added my own flare including chomre 57mm wheels ....

Those are fat bike wheels, correct? It looks like there is plenty of clearance -- did you have any issues? --Ron
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Re: King-SCHwing-A-ling..1962 Schwinn King Size American
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2016, 02:40:21 PM »
Those would be fat bike RIMS, spoked up on the regular hubs for the Schwinn.

Fat bike rims come in different widths (45 to 110 mm). That's up to 4. 1/4" just for the rim.

Fat bike hubs have a much wider old (outside locknut dimension) and would not fit.

It's a beaut.  I like the red alloy nipples for contrast.

Oh look again, it's got streamers.

rick
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Re: King-SCHwing-A-ling..1962 Schwinn King Size American
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2016, 03:04:07 PM »
Very nicely done down to the smallest detail. It's faster because it's red.  ;) The King size frames are hard to find.

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Re: King-SCHwing-A-ling..1962 Schwinn King Size American
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2016, 04:13:08 PM »
Beauty!

Congrats on the magazine exposure.

Bob