1969 Schwinn Collegiate

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  1. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    Purchased this bike from the original owner for $50. They still had the original owner's manual. I gave the bike a thorough cleaning and detail, replaced the tires/tubes, all cables, and put on a new NOS chainguard decal and some lever and valve cap covers. This bike rides like a dream!

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  2. Hooch

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    i see a speck of dust hehehe
     
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  3. Rat Rod

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    WHERE...WHERE!!!! :shock:

    Where's my white gloves?

    Ha Ha!
     
  4. Hooch

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    whhhoooopsiieeeee it was on my monitor lol

    sorry to raise your blood pressure lol man your old schwinns look sweet
     
  5. Rat Rod

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    Good...no need to mess up my Michael Jackson starter kit then. :wink:
     
  6. skoda

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    Very nice

    I got a 74 Collegiate last night in light blue. Needs tires (they hold air, but look like they have a skin disease, weirdest rot I have ever seen). After a good scrubdown, tires, cables and a tune, I can only hope it looks half as good as yours!

    The blue is great on it though, looks like someone rung out a Smurf into a paint gun!!
     
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    Re: Very nice

    Too funny!

    Can't wait to see some photos. :mrgreen:
     
  8. xddorox

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    Very nice looking bike. I just love that green.
     
  9. CCR

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    THAT THING IS IN AWESOME SHAPE !!! I wouldnt change a thing, how do you loosen up the brake controls clamps?, my cruiser 5 has the same set-up and i havent been able to figure em out yet, aside from forcing em off of there. And I agree theres somethin about that green too, it looks great !!!
     
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    that is a nice bike, ratrod. makes me want to fix up my woman's red breeze.
     
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    Today, I bought a 1969 Schwinn Collegiate in Campus Green off Craigslist. Mine does not look as good as yours does. I would like to say "yet", but I am not going to kid myself, your bike is amazing!

    What products/ procedures did you use on polishing the chrome? What about the painted parts?
     
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