66 Starlet III

Discussion in 'Middleweight Bicycles' started by GregG, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Jul 24, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    My twin daughters have been hounding me to let them ride some of my old bikes. One daughter's favorite color is pink, and the other purple. I had a pink '66 Fiesta for the one, but needed a purple bike for the other. I broke down and overpaid for a '66 Starlet last Friday, and spent the weekend getting it back into shape. The bike was pretty much unridden, but loaded with rust from sitting around. The chrome cleaned up fairly well, except for a few spots on the rear rim. The tank is pretty much a goner, as it still had the battery in it from 50 years ago, and the bottom is now as thin as a piece of Reynolds wrap. I haven't looked inside the headlight just yet, but am expecting the same thing. End result: my daughter loves it, and another Schwinn has been saved from the scrap pile.

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  2. #2 Posted Jul 25, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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  3. #3 Posted Jul 25, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Great job on the clean up. Congrats to the twins.
     
  4. #4 Posted Jul 26, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    That violet sure cleaned up nice!
     
  5. #5 Posted Aug 6, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    My daughter loves her violet starlet III also..

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  6. #6 Posted Aug 22, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Gorgeous turnaround! Congrats!