Found old frame,. what do you think,...?

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by heyscuba, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. heyscuba

    heyscuba New Member

    I found this old frame, after checking it out I figured it was a Schwinn Tornado, build 11-20-1961 in Chicago,.... serial number K127361
    I'm thinking about cleaning it up and building a bike with it,...
    was thinking rear mounted fuel tank to keep the bikes original look together,...
    any idea's,...

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  2. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    Great patina on that frame!
    A keg seat post mounted tank would look great.
  3. shell shock

    shell shock Member

    Im envious man. I would kill for a find like that. wanna sell it? XP
  4. heyscuba

    heyscuba New Member

    I'll keep you in mind if i decide not to do it,... Where do you live,....?
  5. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  6. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    please don't go with a rear mounted tank with that frame!
    make a tank that will fit in between the top bars of the frame.
    Make it a board track racer....That frame is killer!
    low bars (flipped over cruiser bars), tank mounted in between the bars on the frame, 2 stroke engine, custom exhaust, solo seat, no fenders and a nice set of fat tires would looks sweet.
  7. heyscuba

    heyscuba New Member

    was thinking about that,... I was a welder a long time ago, love watching the guys on tv make those tanks,... so thanks for the motivation,..... I'll let you know how it goes,.... gotta search 'fuel tank fabrication'
    see ya
  8. shell shock

    shell shock Member

    XP thanks for replying mate. Yup im in Canada.