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Came to me in fair condition. It was missing front brakes, few parts on the headset.
Mostly complete just in rough shape. I replaced all the parts that wear out. I have a really good powder guy. Together we brought this bike back to life. The owner was super excited. This...
This project was a complete Restoration. All Original parts are powder coated or polished. Wheels bleached and rebuilt with NOS Skyway wheel kits. Original Skyway spinmaster headset with a few modified parts. Rebuilt HSING TA pedals. Replacement parts....... Kashimax seat. Half link chain. AME...
Bike started as a 1979 ladies Schwinn Collegiate 3 speed with coaster brake 24”. Front wheel came off of a Stingray OC chopper and back wheel off a Huffy. Both from a trash pile. I unlaced the wheels and wrapped with Leopard skin tape. Painted the forks and chainguard with gold paint...
Front wheel finished. Added a little extra leopard skin on the hub.
Front wheel is a 48 spoke 24”.
Same deal. Unlaced. Paint black.
Wrap with Duct tape. Cleared over the seams. Relaced. The wheels match well with this OG solo polo. Next up big changes for chainguard and forks.
Finished the back wheel.
This 24” wheel came off a girls bike found in the Trash. Unlaced. Painted black. Leopard wrap.
Relaced. Mounted a knobby.
I painted the wheel black before the leopard skin to make nicks less noticeable as time goes by.
I will work on the front wheel this...
Transgender will not be necessary.
Girl power can be Cool, strong and feminine all at the same time.
Early models of the SLIK CHIK are good examples.
This Collegiate will take some work
But not impossible.
1980 Schwinn SX2000 bi-oval 4130 Chrom-moly Competition
I restored this one for the BMX museum Calendar build off Race Division.
Did a chrome powder coat on frame, forks, seat post, bars, and crank.
All orange parts Chevy Orange color powder coat.
Sunringle wheels with blades spokes laced...