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Red Lounge Bikes
Yes, there really is a red lounge. And yes there's really a disco ball and deer heads. And antique radios, traffic lights and guitars and red couches and chairs.
It's a sanctuary, it's asylum, it's tranquility.
It's quirky and idiosyncratic.
Maybe a little trite and clichéd too.
Furnished piece by piece over the course of years.
The fun is in the journey.
1973 Schwinn World
All new 16 speed drivetrain with grip shifters; Alivio and Dura Ace deraillers
Tiagra hollow double cranks 50-34
Tektro sidepull brakes
Pink aero Weinmann 700c rims with gravel/street tires
upright cruiser bars
Flat street pedals
We found this bike collecting dust for decades in an old garage upstate.
The original story with this model is that Schwinn, after generations of producing bikes out of Chicago, saw the international writing on the wall and contracted some imported models from Panasonic, high quality framebuilders in Japan but much cheaper to produce, back when Japan was what China is today.
It was meant to be a Paramount-level bike.
Hand-brazed, double-butted, 4130 cromoly steel, chrome plated head lugs, fork crown and front/rear fork ends, and heavy-duty forged Suntour GS horizontal dropouts with screw adjust.
But parts from 1973 were vastly inferior to what is available now. Alot has changed in almost 50 years so we have done a resto-mod with all current parts.
Lighter, faster, more efficient, more comfortable.
And more colorful.
In short a better riding experience.
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