Black Phantom/Whizzer- Picture

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Bill Snow, Apr 6, 2007.

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  1. Bill Snow

    Bill Snow Guest

    This is a bicycle I have owned for many years. I just thought it was one of the nicest bikes Schwinn put out.


    This will be the third motor I have put on it. Electric, then a MX-5 and now a new Whizzer engine.

    This engine was modified by a pretty sharp fellow named Quention of Whizzer Outer Banks, North Carolina

    It has a redesigned high compression head, high lift cam, ported and relieved and a larger 26mm carb.

    The wheels have been relaced using Whizzer spokes,hubs and brakes but retaining the Black Phantom Rims.

    I wanted to keep the Black Phantom Bicycle look and that's the reason for the gas tank under the seat.

    Even with the mods done to the engine it starts very easy, runs and idles down smooth. It is capable of doing 65 - 68 mph. I have no intention of riding it that fast but quention has the same engine on his Whizzer and that's the speed he attains. I know, it's illegal as all get out but I keep the speed down so our police friends are not forced to pull me over. The power is mainly for hills. It does ride and handle very nice.

    Bill Snow

    Lynchburg, Virginia

    Sorry, did something wrong. Hope I make it this time with the pictures. This is normal for me doing it over again 2, 3 ,4 times until it get it right and sometimes never right

    Bill Snow ( I think I got the name right).

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Very nice!
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    looks like it came from the factory that way !
    very nice install
  4. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Hi Bill,
    Love your Phantom!!!
    I'm currently putting a Quenton HiPo Whizzer on a 1950 DX Kustom to ride from Washington state to the Portland, Indiana VMBC meet in July...
    Nice to see ya here.
  5. Bill Snow

    Bill Snow Guest


    I think you will like Quentions Engine when you finish, he does a real good job.

    Would like to see pictures of your bike when finished.

    That will be some ride and I have been told by Quention the VMBC meet is well worth attending. I am going to try and make it myself if all goes well. Maybe I'll see you there.

    Thank you for the nice comment.

    Bill Snow
  6. timmyP

    timmyP Member

    I really like the bike. are you gonna leave it as is or add the whizzer gas tank? I would leave it like it is, the tank behind the saddle could be covered in leather and it would look very appropriate. That way you perserve the original look of the schwionn.
  7. coax1ogsking

    coax1ogsking New Member

    Killer Bike! That frame is awesome and what a bad a** motor! And 65-68 MPH? I like EVERYTHING about this bike! Great job, man!
  8. jimraysr

    jimraysr Member

    BLACK PHANTOM rides again

    Close, but some changes from mine that I had in 1948-52.

    The front fender had a "streamlined" head light that used 2 - D cells, as did the horn in the tank. The fenders were chrome. The rear rack was black and had a tail light and brake light. Don't remember the arrangement of the tail light (two bulbs??) , but do remember the brake light was actuated by a wire C clip that rode in a grove cut in the rear coaster brake hub. It would ride in the grove most of the time (Lost several of them) with a tab of some kind which rocked back when you applied the brake. That tab closed a open contact switch which operated the bake light. 6 - D cells made for an expensive bike to ride and keep in batteries. )

    The other thing was the weight. I rode my J C Higgins all over Phoenix and hardly ever put my hands on the handle bar. Not so with the Schwinn. A little body lean and the "Knee Action" front fork would over steer. So that ended my no hands riding. OBTW, It cost $115 in a time I think bikes were running $20 - $40. An other detail, it had whitewalls.

    I rode it two miles to Adams School each day in the snow and ice and it was up hill both ways.


    Last edited: Aug 1, 2009
  9. yimmie

    yimmie Member

    nice man !
  10. Chris Crew

    Chris Crew Member

    gee whiz

    that's pretty

    Is the seat post stock? I'd like to have a curved one like that for my ride.

    68 mph? NO THANKS I'm too old for that s***. If you've never been to our Outerbanks, with the exception of the tallest sand dune on the east coast at Jocky's Ridge, the banks are flat.
  11. jimraysr

    jimraysr Member

    Black Phantom Seat Post

    Doesn't look like Bll Snow is still around. Could not find a post after Feb. of 08 from him.

    I know for sure my bike did not have a seat post like that. Have see others that were at a 45 degree angle to offset the saddle to the rear, but this is the first curved one I have seen. Really seems to blend with the lines of the bike and probably stronger overall?

    Jim (Really, really too old to do 68 MPH on a bike.) )

    PS: Parked my trailbike 10 years ago so the wife wouldn't have to push me around in a wheelchair for the rest of my life.

  12. Will Snow

    Will Snow Member

    Black Phantom seat post.

    Yes, still here, just been away for a while.

    I think I bought the seat post from the Whizzer company. I checked out their website for you and they do still have an off set seat post on sale for $14.83. It looks a little different than mine but you may want to check it out.
    There phone number is: (972) 418-5900. I think I have seen these off set posts at some bicycle websites but it has been so long I do not remember where.

    68 miles per hour: Yes, it is capable of that speed, but if the truth were to be known, I ride it between 18-25 mph. You will have to talk to Quention at Outer Banks, he is the daring one that will go 68 mph with his bike and he also built this engine for me. Great Guy.

    Thank you for the nice comments about my bike, I see so many neat motorized bikes on this forum and I am glad to add mine for your viewing.

    I greatly enjoy this forum and the Picture Gallery is one of my favorite places to go.

    Best Regards

    Bill Snow
    Fresno, California
  13. cwucat42

    cwucat42 Guest

    Outer Banks

    Isn't that where the Wright Brothers made history? I think this Schwinn did too!
  14. Chris Crew

    Chris Crew Member

    seems like those boys did build some sort of gas-powered bicycle out there . . .