1969 Schwinn Collegiate

Rat Rod

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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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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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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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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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