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Karl I -- 1984 Schwinn Tourist

Carl I is a junker bike that I cobbled together for about $85 from parts on Craigslist. Now I have around 250 in it total, its a workhorse and i ride it every single day.

Frame:
Schwinn Tourist, 59cm

Fork/Headset:
Surly Cross Check Fork/Cane Creek 40

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Old Suntour/Shimano UN-55

Pedals:
MKS Sylvan Touring with modified power grips straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
18t Orign 8/ 48t SRAM Chainring/ KMC Track

Derailleurs/Shifters:
N/A

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto Randonneur 44cm/120mm ITM

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks B17/Uno

Brakes:
Tec-Tro Cantilever Front

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open Pro/Formula/Ritchie Cross Max 32c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open Pro/Formula/Ritchie Cross Max 32c

Accessories:
Newbaums Tape/Cat-eye front light/Velo-Orange Hammered Fenders

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. UPDATE
  3. Update 2

Current Stage Info:

What I've been riding every day for about 10 months

Added by otiswolf. Last updated about 4 years ago.

2 Comments

sloman

sloman says:

I would say this is theftproof-but it's NYC so I know better lol. Nice job,I like these pipeworks Schwinns(except for those chrome steel wheels) Enjoy.

Posted about 4 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

I love the stoppers. Have you considered champagnes? BTW consider yourself very lucky to live in NYC. I miss it terribly.

Posted about 5 years ago