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MPC 1/8 Scale Schwinn Orange Krate.....

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  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, December 12, 2020 4:05 PM

Yep, the must have bike for tweens in the early 70s, it and the Stingray in Electric Blue.

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Bucks county, PA
Posted by Bucksco on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 2:47 PM

Very cool! Takes me back to my childhood. Always wanted one of these but had to settle for a standard Schwinn Stingray...

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:10 AM

Aha!

 The famous but slippery Banana Seat! Great job, Can I ride it? That looks like Schwinn's version of a Sturmy-Archer Three Speed shift mechanism.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:54 PM

Nice Job!!! Looks fantastic. 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:40 PM

That's great, really like it.

Yes

-Greg

  • Member since
    November 2020
Posted by TnT92 on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:20 PM

That looks great. I bought one last year. Was going to do it in orange also. Spokes look great. I did buy some gray wire for the cables. Not sure why they did not include a smooth seat.

  • Member since
    March 2020
MPC 1/8 Scale Schwinn Orange Krate.....
Posted by Cruzmissile on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:59 PM

Wanted to sort of build something out of the norm for me. Picked up this kit at a model car show last October and thought it was a good idea to build it. Didn't like the oversized spokes on the kit so I replaced them with guitar strings. Nipples that hold the spokes are actually hypodermic needles cut into small pieces. I also decided to use my own wiring for the brakes, transmission and tachometer, the ones provided in the kit are also way out of scale. Kind of a finicky kit to build even at this scale but with a bit of patience, it truly does turn out pretty decent.....

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