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Humma Hah, you may like this:(6 posts)

Humma Hah, you may like this:mattcrout
Apr 16, 2003 12:51 PM
I got this off the SS forum:
You might have already seen it maybe?
Thanks! I approve. Lotsa spokes = good.Humma Hah
Apr 16, 2003 3:46 PM
I'm pretty sure that's the same frame as on Humma Hah, but probably about 20 years older if that's the original chainguard. Maybe even older than that ... I'll need to check my Schwinn book. Very art deco features that might even place it in the late 30's.
The chainguard is 50's vintage, Phantom or Panther ...Humma Hah
Apr 17, 2003 7:00 AM
... pure classic Schwinn cruiser.

On Retro, there's a red '56 Phantom pic just posted, the bike going for $2500. Collectors might cringe at someone turning a bike of that vintage into a hot-rod, the way they cringe at folks 'rodding classic cars. But when you consider then number of cars that have been saved from the scrap heap by such conversions, its not so bad.

I'm guessing the starting material was a mess, but it sure is spectacular now!
Wow those wheels look strong! (nm)LC
Apr 16, 2003 8:37 PM
re: Humma Hah, you may like this:brider
Apr 18, 2003 9:53 AM
Two things:
* How da heck ya gonna true dem wheels? I know my spoke wrench wouldn't fit.

* Necessity of low tension. Look at that hub! Can you say "zipper?" Even with relatively high-flange hubs, those spoke heads are CLOSE together.

But hey, it LOOKS cool.
What? You thought it was for RIDING?Humma Hah
Apr 18, 2003 12:01 PM
That bike's for LOOKING. Takes cruising to a whole new level, more like Saturday Night Cruising at the local drive-in.

I'm sure this bike cost about as much as a brand-new C-40. No way he's gonna off-road it, no matter how much we may tease him. I chatted with the owner over on MTBR-SS a little. The chainguard is 50's vintage, but the frame is a '72, a year younger than mine. Not a super-old collectable, but a true Chicago Schwinn. Its a one-off piece of art by someone who does this on at least a semi-pro basis.