Schwinn Straight Bar

Discussion in 'Project Rides' started by then8j, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. #1 Posted Apr 16, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    A friend of mine picked up this bike at a goodwill and asked me to clean it up and make a rider out of it. Thought that I would share the project on here.


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  2. #2 Posted Apr 16, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  3. #3 Posted Apr 16, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    So far so good.
    The three major painted parts are cleaned up. I used the pictured Krud Kutter and steel wool. For this frame and paint that worked the best, I tried a number of different things experimenting until I found what worked the best.
    The darts and pinstripping are the most fragile. The red stripping was wiping off with soap and water, (it was so deteriorated) .

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  4. #4 Posted Apr 16, 2016

    I live for the CABE

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    nice job!
     
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  5. #5 Posted Apr 16, 2016

    I live for the CABE

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    Dang, that's coming out nice.
     
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  6. #6 Posted Apr 16, 2016

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Thanks for sharing the use of Krud kutter. I've been using this on chrome with a brass bristle brush for years with great results. Bike looks great.
     
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  7. #7 Posted Apr 16, 2016

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    IF YOU WANT A SMOOTH BRASS KEY CUT TO FIT THE CYCLE LOCK
    OR A BROKEN KEY REMOVED OR LOCK REPAIR, I CAN HELP!
    EMAIL ME DIRECT AT wespinchot@yahoo.com
    WES PINCHOT
     
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  8. #8 Posted Apr 16, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Why can't I fibs something like that at goodwill?
     
  9. #9 Posted Apr 16, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Good will...... It's all the timing I guess
     
  10. #10 Posted Apr 16, 2016

    I live for the CABE

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    Sweet bike. Nice work bringing the paint back.
     
  11. #11 Posted Apr 17, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    You got to love the oxalic acid baths



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  12. #12 Posted Apr 17, 2016

    I live for the CABE

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    You're doing a great job bringing this one back to life!
     
  13. #13 Posted Apr 18, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Ah,, just love them straight Bar Schwinn's
    Here is my 1950 Panther. & 1956 Deluxe hornet 240399-8508aad58e3320fcfd5643ef8f8981d8.jpg 240400-19fc19adeb17489f69ce05c07db4a6d9.jpg

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  14. #14 Posted Apr 18, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Those look very nice!
     
  15. #15 Posted Apr 20, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Starting to put it back together........and picked up leather for the seat

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    Starting to put it back together........and picked up leather for the seat
     
  16. #16 Posted Apr 20, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I can't believe how much paint there was left under the rust, great job breathing new life into this ride!
    Did you put the whole frame in a bath of Krud Kutter or wipe it on and wipe it off?

    I always think of the old Palmolive commercial, "You're soaking in it..."
     
  17. #17 Posted Apr 20, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I used Krud Kutter and steel wool, one small patch at a time, wiping it down with a dry towel as I went.
     
  18. #18 Posted Apr 22, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Where can I buy a bottle of Krud Kutter?
     
  19. #19 Posted Apr 22, 2016

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I used to buy it at Ace Hardware.
     
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  20. #20 Posted Apr 25, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Here is the updated picture....
    The paint and the rust removal turned out ok.

    The leather was thick so it was really hard for me to work with when I recovered the seat, looks like an amateur did it because I am an amateur.


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