1977 Chicago Schwinn Twinn

June 7th, 2009 in member junk     
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This is my latest dumpster save! After some super sleuthing I found the serial number and discovered it's age. We are actually going to restore/rebuild and ride it. Yesterday we went to a couple of local bike shops and purchased new cables, tires, tubes, etc. and ordered new seats, handle grips and streamers. I can't wait to finish it! We are going to take it on a test spin today, my handy-dandy husband is cleaning, tuning, lubing and putting it back to together to make sure it is road worthy. I ask myself is there anything he can't do? This is an awesome piece of functional "junk."


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Comments (11)

shabbychick writes: Too much fun! I remember there was a putt-putt golf course that used to rent those when I was a kid - we had huge fun!!! Thanks for the memory and be safe out there!!

What a great find - you're one really lucky junker that's for sure!

Kathy Posted: 12:10 pm on June 10th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: How fun is that! This is definitely a project you will both be able to enjoy!
Candy Posted: 8:45 am on June 9th
oldnews writes: You have to be one of the luckiest junkers around, that is an amazing find! Please show us the end product! Can't wait to see it! Marie Posted: 11:02 am on June 8th
suewhitney writes: Very cool tandem! This sure reminds me of my youth. Love to see it when it has been restored. Have fun!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:07 am on June 8th
writes: OH. HOW. FUN! What a great find. Please tell me you are going to keep that wonderful color - it is perfect!

:-) JennyK Posted: 2:34 am on June 8th
JunkArchitect writes: I missed out on a tandem at a flea market once…didn’t have enough cash. Vintage tandems are worth quite a bit so this is a fantastic find.

Jim Posted: 8:04 pm on June 7th
fellowjunker writes: What an absolute amazing find!!!! I am soooo jealous!!
xojanis Posted: 7:04 pm on June 7th
georgiamoon writes: Sue, I can't believe someone would throw this away. Be careful out there on the road but have FUN! Georgia Posted: 5:37 pm on June 7th
texasjunkermom writes: Why do people throw great stuff like that away?! I've never understood that. What a great rescue! Happy riding! Posted: 5:37 pm on June 7th
alicemom writes: What a wonderful find & save!!
smiles, alice Posted: 3:31 pm on June 7th
monakent writes: FUN!!!! My family had a tandem bike growing up. I sure wish we would have kept it. This brings back very good memories for me. Enjoy (as I know you will)!!! gailmarie Posted: 1:46 pm on June 7th
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