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Echo_Delta's likes1 of 4Bicycle built for 2 Kevin's 1954 Unrestored Schwinn Streamliner Survivor!
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    Posted 12 years ago

    Vontrike
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    About 25 years ago I had mentioned to my Dad about wanting a antique bicycle to restore. Not long after he came home from a estate sale with this Huffman. He had bought it for 10 bucks. Everything was painted blue, even the chrome. The bike was put in the shed for a couple years as I was busy getting engaged and then married to the love of my life. In the first couple years of marriage I restored the Huffman, while at the same time started a friendship with Mike, one of the staff at the local bike store. Mike now owns the store and we have been friends for over 21 years. As for the bike it is a 26 inch Huffman that I painted using as close to the original color as I could. It is not a perfect restoration, but a great rider. I just put the headlight on this morning, though I have had it ready a year ago. This bicycle was the official start of me being a collector. The bike was named after my Dad using his middle name. Boone. Thanks for looking,,,and keep collecting. You end up with some cool stuff,, and some cooler friends.

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    1. toolate2 toolate2, 12 years ago
      Great job! I love the Persons siren. Nice color, thanks for sharing!!
    2. Vontrike Vontrike, 12 years ago
      Thanks toolate2 and Manikin for the love.
    3. Vontrike Vontrike, 12 years ago
      Thanks kerry10456.
    4. Vontrike Vontrike, 12 years ago
      Thanks officialfuel. The kids in the neighborhood love the siren toolate2.
    5. Vontrike Vontrike, 12 years ago
      Thanks youngpicker96.
    6. ignatz ignatz, 12 years ago
      WOW,great ride.
    7. DavesCoolStuff DavesCoolStuff, 12 years ago
      Great job! You said it was painted over in blue, is this the original colors?
      What type of paint did you use (rattle can or automotive)?
      Love those Persons sirens, I've got a couple myself.
      I love peoples reaction to them, lol!
    8. Vontrike Vontrike, 12 years ago
      I matched the paint to the fork below the treads, so it is real close. The stripping is wrong, but at the time I had no photos to reference. I used automotive paint. It was my first attempt. Fogged a little, but not bad. Thanks. And, yes, the siren is fun. Thanks much, DavesCoolStuff. And thank you ignatz.
    9. Vontrike Vontrike, 12 years ago
      Thanks, Echo_Delta for liking the old ride.
    10. Vontrike Vontrike, 11 years ago
      Thanks timetraveler, mustangtony, and crabbykins.

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