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Old 07-18-2010, 12:39 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Morgan Hill, Ca
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Cool 81' Schwinn Cruiser 5 Build (Picture Heavy)

First, a little personal history: Around 20 years ago, my dad bought this bike at a garage sale. He road it for a few years and then made the mistake of leaving it parked on the side of the house all winter (rainy season in NorCal). As you can imagine, anything that can rust... did. He pretty much gave up one it at that point. About 10 years ago, I decided to rebuild the bike for my dad for fathers day. I had the frame blasted and painted. Replaced all the rusted bearings and had the fork, crank, sprocket and handle bars nickel plated (not many people where doing chrome at the time, EPA I think). It was back to its former glory minus the pinstripe unfortunately. My dad road it for one more year before a back injury made it difficult for him to ride. It went back on the side of the house to rot away.

The bad news is there is a lot of rust again. The good news, this site has inspired me to resurrect it once again as a MotorBicycle. This time for me.

Now, the before pictures:

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