Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Schwinn Cruiser Project

I found this beauty last week at the local thrift shop — It was begging for a good home, and it could use some TLC. A great bike to have at the office for grabbing lunch, cruising around the ’169. Maybe a nice ride to Publix or library if someone is feeling adventurous.

This bike's a little rusty in some spots, but overall not in bad shape. I would guess this bike is from late ’70s/early ’80s.

The immediate needs:
• chain - 1/2 x 1/8 -
• tires - must be whitewalls - 26 x 2.125
• fresh tubes
• grips - may get some donor grips I have laying around, but these here would be swell:

Update 10/12/09
Top photo is newly refurbished ride.


Unknown said...

I just got the same bike! I love what you did with the brown saddle and matching handle grips. It looks so nice with the blue paint. Mine still has the chrome splash guards over the tires, but otherwise it is exactly the same. I'm so inspired by you I am going to get the brown grips and saddle for my bike too. They will be cousins :) Thanks for the great photos, and nice find!

Ryon said...

Thanks - did you get yours fixed up?