1955 Schwinn Blue Phantom before and after!

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by THEGOLDENGREEK, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. #21 Posted Oct 24, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Wow George, your vision and effort are unbelievable with regard to transforming this bike! Very inspirational and I understand why it's a "keeper". I am still admiring the resto on the bicycle I bought from you as well!
     
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  2. #22 Posted Oct 24, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I was going to start my comment with the same three words that you began with.... definitely on the money!
     
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  3. #23 Posted Oct 24, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Looks amazing. Could you tell me the ratio of acid to water you used and how long you dipped for? Gonna give it a try.
     
  4. #24 Posted Oct 24, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Fantastic job, cool bike. I never woulda guessed it would clean up that well.
     
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  5. #25 Posted Oct 25, 2017

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    WOW! This is gong to become one of my Go-To threads when I need to show a non believer what can be done to a bike that looks like scrap metal to the undiscriminating eye!! Wonderful rescue, we should all have the luck to make a find like this and save it from the scrap pile.
    Gary
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    What a great transformation.
    Not sure if this affects the comfort or safety but the seat chassis is upside down.
     
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  8. #28 Posted Oct 30, 2017

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    I've never seen such a great transformation!
    Two thumbs up!
     
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  9. #29 Posted Oct 30, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Just took care of it thanks !!
     
  10. #30 Posted Oct 30, 2017

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    That is incredible! Nice job.
    Ride on
    Sean
     
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  11. #31 Posted Nov 4, 2017

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    WOW COOL MAN

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  12. #32 Posted Dec 1, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    The ratio i went with was with half of the small tub, i judged it by eye and as you can tell the bicycle looks and was all rusted badly, it honestly doesn’t hurt the amount you put in there i think!!
     
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  13. #33 Posted Dec 1, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    I've never measured either. Don't let the word "acid" scare you--this stuff is really mild. V/r Shawn
     
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  14. #34 Posted Dec 1, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    GREAT WORK!
    TURNED OUT NICE!.
     
  15. #35 Posted Dec 3, 2017

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    Truly inspirational...no bike should be left behind!

    Is this what you used? is it an aluminum cleaner?
    Zep-A-Lume
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  16. #36 Posted Dec 4, 2017

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    Yes only on the chrome parts, rims ,fenders, crank, handle bars. I did not use on the painted frame or rack or chainguard I used oxalic acid!
     
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