68' coppertone standard


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kasper

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 12, 2017
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Brooklyn, United States
#1
Finally took some time to start cleaning 1 of the bikes in my collection. So I decided it was going to be one that I ride. Some i will some i wont. This 1968 standard was all original except the front tire, even the inner tubes were schwinn originals. There was heavy stickers and gunk I had to get off carefully. Still have some work left but heres the progress.
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kasper

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 12, 2017
212
69
34
Brooklyn, United States
#3
Finished the bike up today and it came out great. It's no show stopper but a real clean rider and and I was extremely happy with the results on the wheels. The fork has its issues with paint and the gaurd is in great shape but the lettering is weak. Overall great project.

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kasper

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 12, 2017
212
69
34
Brooklyn, United States
#9
If anyone has a set of 68 69 stingray pedals I need a set for this bike the pedals are broken. Thanks in advance -Thomas
 

kasper

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 12, 2017
212
69
34
Brooklyn, United States
#11
frame and wheels
I used the 3m stage 1 compound on the frame and 0000 steel wool with chrome polish on the steel wool for the wheels. Keep in mind you have to have a light hand for both items when cleaning the objective is less is more. You dont want to compound the paint off you just want to very lightly compound the dirt and dullness out of the very top edge of the paint and same for the wheels dont push down hard when cleaning or you will create scratches. As for any bearings or crank parts or any parts with hard dried grease on them I use a toothbrush and gasoline to get the old dried grease off and then wipe with a rag and then use metal cleaner for example on the sprocket. I know not everyone will agree with the gasoline but it works great.
 

jrcarz

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 22, 2014
246
71
Hampshire, United States
#12
Thanks for the info. Always good to hear different ways of cleaning up these bikes.
 
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