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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:16 pm 
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Recently acquired this from the original owner who worked in a PA shop back in the late 1970's.  They scavenged together some bits from the shop basement and went out "bombing".  The bike shows a lot of evidence of being used hard and put away wet, including a few frame/handlebar repairs.  Kinda neat to see what folks were doing before there were official "mountain bikes"

More pics and details (including original owner commentary) @ http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/Bikes/1968_Schwinn_Bomber.html

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:47 am 
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Love it.....but that saddle mod could do some painful damage... :-o


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:09 pm 
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Proflex656 wrote:
Love it.....but that saddle mod could do some painful damage... :-o

Supposedly made from an old fork blade!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:21 pm 
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Ouch...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:24 pm 
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Proflex656 wrote:
Ouch...

Might explain the extra padding under the seat :D


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:35 pm 
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FirstFlight wrote:
Proflex656 wrote:
Love it.....but that saddle mod could do some painful damage... :-o

Supposedly made from an old fork blade!

Cool find and great story.
Guess the seat mod is to stop the saddle slipping backwards, bet that seatpost wasn't built for jumpin!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:50 pm 
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FirstFlight wrote:
Proflex656 wrote:
Love it.....but that saddle mod could do some painful damage... :-o

Supposedly made from an old fork blade!

Cool find and great story.
Guess the seat mod is to stop the saddle slipping backwards, bet that seatpost wasn't built for jumpin!


The old seatpost clamps weren't very robust and the Schwinn seatposts were undersized and prone to bending. Guess you wouldn't be raising or lowering the saddle too frequently!


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