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Schwinndian (Model #2)

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Here at the Schwinndian factory we have been working diligently over the past few weeks to get our Schwinndian (BETA Model #2) on the streets (or board tracks).

Fresh out of the shop as of late last night, I’m happy to present to you Model #2:

So far I have approximately 5 miles on it, and it’s holding up without a problem. When building this, the biggest problem I was observing was that the chain had very small margins to operate within, so I took special care to ensure the chain holds tight with a custom built spring tensioner.

Custom spring tensioner.

The muffler also presented some spacing issues with the pedals. So, to cut down on weight and elude our spacing troubles, the muffler was left behind thanks to my trusty cut-off grinder. That’s right, 2-cycle straight pipe!

Model #2 greatly resembles it’s ancestors, 1900s-era Board Track Racers

New at the Long Castle: Murphy Table

It has finally arrived: The Midwestern Winter

So, what does that mean? In short, this means it’s going to get cold every day and even colder every night, doing a swell job at making you just want to stay inside as much as possible… and build cool stuff out of wood!

Recently I found myself in a table-dilemma. I really needed a place to work where I could sit down, focus and get things done. The perfect quiet zone in my house is (by no contest) my bedroom.