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Schwinn Corvette(3 posts)

Schwinn Corvettetheeatkins
Oct 13, 2002 5:19 AM
Does anyone out there remember the Schwinn Corvette? In the early '60s, my father bought a Schwinn Corvette and had a 5 speed cluster built for it. It was unreal! A mid weight bike with gears! I eventually replaced it with a Schwinn Varsity. But I'll always fondly remember the Corvette.
I have Corvette forks for my cruiser ...Humma Hah
Oct 13, 2002 5:48 PM
The Corvette had the standard Schwinn cruiser "aero" forks, with one difference: they had brake bosses. My stock forks on my Typhoon did not. When I decided to mount front brakes on my old bike, I used an adapter that bolted in to the fender bolt hole, but that meant I could never again mount a fender.

But last year I bought a set of 'Vette forks, had them powdercoated and decalled, and I just picked up a set of NOS sidepull brakes to fit those bosses. I already have a set of quick-detach fenders that will work with this arrangement. Very soon old Humma Hah will be able to mount a front fender again, for rainy days like today.
I've had 4wooglin
Oct 14, 2002 5:07 AM
All three speeds. One black (a 57), two red (a 63 and I don't know what the other was), and one blue (a 58). Good for cruising around campus.