Schwinn Windwood Cruiser

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by STL Sparky*, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. STL Sparky*

    STL Sparky* New Member

    Ongoing project, but pretty well tuned at this point.
    Any thoughts, concerns, or words of encouragement welcomed:batman:
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  2. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Nice clean real good looking bike. Enter my drawing, information provided in the link in my signature.
  3. Looks really nice/clean it should be flat black though :D
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    nice looking bike !!!
    I am digging the suspension stem :)
    do you have a link for it or more info ?
  5. STL Sparky*

    STL Sparky* New Member

    I totally agree with the FLAT-BLACK;)
    At this point, It will remain the way it is until I get the itch to break it down again...But even then, I will have it done professionally (Not a rattle can job).
    Thanks for the kind words!
  6. STL Sparky*

    STL Sparky* New Member

    I purchased a lot of old store stock at an estate auction, and there was 2 brand new soft-ride suspension necks/stems in the box I won for $15.00 !
    The retail on the outside box/packaging was over $250.00 !
    One of the neck/stems was for a threadless fork, and the other was for a threaded (the one installed on my bike).
    I had never heard about these, and never knew it was an option when I was sourcing out a suspension fork. I'm glad I found one of these before I purchased one...It works really good!
    The bad news is, I don't have a clue as to where one could just be purchased, Even at full retail...I don't know if the company that made these exists anymore??? I sold the Threadless one on eBay for $89.99 a couple months ago, and the guy that bought it raved about how well it works mountain biking...So maybe its a mountain bike part? The best place to look for new, or used would probably be eBay I'm guessing (The brand name is Softride, or Soft Ride, and they refer to them as "Suspension Stem").
    This works better than a suspension fork from what I've tested out, and I wish there was a better supply of these available.
    Thanks for the compliments, and sorry I don't have a better answer for where to find these.
  7. StoreKeeper

    StoreKeeper Member

    Where can I get a Air Filter like yours?

    I have the Black one that came with the kit?

    Thanks in advance


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  8. chainmaker

    chainmaker Member

    Nice looking bike . I Pretty much got the same one except the single speed. If You get another elbow for the EXP chamber You can twist it around to the other side like this, not really a problem for burnin the legs like you would think.

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  9. STL Sparky*

    STL Sparky* New Member

    Hey Bruce "StoreKeeper",
    I bought this from "Pirate Cycles"...Great service, and you can't go wrong with cost!

    Hello "Chainmaker",
    Thanks for the compliment, and what a nice bike you have there yourself:D
    I have an idea of how I would like my pipe to be located similar to yours, but I want to rake the actual expansion chamber/muffler to run right along my rear rack. I thought of just getting a piece of copper pipe, and bending it up with some nice curves to get it there in one piece without the elbows/couplings.
    I worry about the length being to much for it to work properly though (I heard its supposed to mounted within 6 to 10 inches max from engine mount...I think with the parts included in kit it reaches about 12 or more already!)...I don't want power loss.
    Thanks to everyone for the kind words ;)
  10. Molotov256

    Molotov256 Member

    I dunno, man... my Huffy Santa Fe is a lot cooler looking than that! lol!! jk... that really is a sharp looking ride. I've never had anybody try and buy one of my rides at a stoplight, so that pretty much settles the debate right there.

    I'ma probably need to make you come back my way sooner or later... i'm having no luck at all getting anything to start. I'm getting closer and closer every day to buying a **** moped and calling it quits. All you folks with working MBs which you can put 100's of miles on between major mechanical failures are making me jealous!
  11. STL Sparky*

    STL Sparky* New Member

    Thanks for the compliment ;)
    I think both of your rides look GREAT! (the Choppa' is looking more Steam-Punk every time I see it), they have lot's of character...Not so "out of the box" looking like mine. Your bikes have allot of knuckle-Banging heart pumped into them, and they show all the great times you've had with them just from first look...Don't give up on them!
  12. coax1ogsking

    coax1ogsking New Member

    Killer build, Sparky! I dig the flipped handlebars. It changes the whole look of the MB, I did the same w / the bars I found for mine. Great build, man.