'65 Schwinn waiting to motorized

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by jtmiyake, May 26, 2009.

  1. jtmiyake

    jtmiyake Member

    There is a '65 Schwinn that I am thinking about purchasing to motorize. I hate to take such a nice bike and make it something it should not be but this bike is perfect.... 3-speed... good frame.... good gears, good brakes, good price.


  2. jtmiyake

    jtmiyake Member

    what the he!! am I waiting. This is step one into bringing this hobby up a level. I want to build, sell, and then build some more, and then sell more. I know there is no money in this and that I can not deal with any liablility but ... but.... but.... but........

    You got to admit that it would be a cool build if anything
  3. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Somehow I always pop up to advise against coaster brakes and 3 speeds, prefer 7's & 21's with hand brakes.

    The frame looks great, but the rear wheel most likely will have to be switched out for heavier gauge.

    I tried a lower priced but heavier gauged 3 speed wheel only once, and the jury is still out, because it's on a vacation bike and not used heavily every day.
  4. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    Don't do that to an old collectible Schwinn !!
  5. RusticoRay

    RusticoRay Member

    I picked up a schwinn typhoon a couple of weeks ago 50's cruiser. I was all ready to build it out but I just couldn't hack up a 50yr. old bike. Pictures in my album section.
  6. jtmiyake

    jtmiyake Member

    Guess I should just stick with wally world specials.
  7. Junster

    Junster Member

    Craigs is a better bet if you just do some real looking. You can find a bike with good quality hubs and rims for under $100, maybe even front suspension.