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Old 08-14-2011, 03:17 PM
59Cruiser 59Cruiser is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2011
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Default Vintage Schwinn Build - My First

Its an old schwinn barn find ... I think a 60's cruiser but have no idea what the
model is (maybe a Tornado). I can't make out the entire serial number but its on
the rear fork and ends with 544.

Anyway, previous owner somewhat restored it 25 years ago and then it sat in a
barn since then. It was in pretty rough shape. Much worse than it looks in the
pictures. Here's my introduction thread since I am new here which explains much
more about the bike and the build with a few pics

Every bearing on the bike is shot, and alot more rusted than the pictures show.
Here are a few before pictures. Build is well on its way already .. more to come later.
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