Schwinny Cooper

This may be the oddest bike I have ever owned. You can shift while coasting. Yes, you read that correctly. By moving the freewheel to the crankset the chain stays in motion. Which makes the five speed fixed cassette an oddity as well. My only complaint with this bike is the comically short cranks. Who puts 165mm cranks on a 23″ bike?

I’ve been told this is either a 1981 or 1983 reproduction of a 1930’s Schwinn World Tourist.

 

Nikon D80, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8



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