I just picked this bike up for my wife. I was going to just clean up the blue paint and restore all the white stuff, but my wife wants it to be green and cream, instead of blue, so it looks like it's going to undergo a full restoration, with some minor changes. Can anyone tell me who the manufacturer is and the year? Serial number is A127070 Also, can anyone tell me how to open the headlight? I messed with it for a few minutes, but I don't want to break it. Also, I don't understand why the white parts are in such awful shape (surface rusted and little to no paint left) and the blue is in great shape. The rims are completely void of paint and don't appear to have been chrome. Solid surface rust under what appears to be a white wash or something. At any rate, all of the white parts need to be media blasted and painted with a high build primer and sanded smooth before getting painted. Lots of fine pitting. The tires are specially cool IMO. Can I get reproduction Firestone tires? I pumped up the tires and rode it up and down the ally. Rode nice! I love the forum BTW! I'm new to old bikes. I just rustored (not restored, but not ratty either) a late 40's CWC Western Flyer to use as my daily rider. I was riding with my kids the other day and my wife felt left out, so I picked this up for her today. She wanted to buy a new "Walmart" Schwinn, but I wouldn't allow it. She just wants something comfortable and clean. I have to treat this ol' gal right for her.