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Our latest restoration was a ton of fun. The scope of the work called for fresh paint and a few new parts but no headlight work or chrome plating.The Schwinn came to us in pretty  rough shape. Lots of rusty bits and pieces. Since the agreement didn’t call for headlight restoration, (it was cost prohibitive) we agreed to simply leave the light sockets open. After the paint and new parts were added, the bike came out so well, that we wanted to do a little extra for the owner. I do get excited about these things! So I ground down some reflectors and shaped them to fill the void left by the missing headlights. The result gave the bike a better finished look at no added cost. We were very pleased with the final restoration. We know the customer LOVED it. What do you think!


  • Charlotte
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Where in Oklahoma can you have a Schwann black phantom restored

    • Post Author
      Posted August 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Hi Charlotte, I am not familiar with the shops in Oklahoma so I really do not have any recommendations for you. Best of luck!

  • Alfred Webb
    Posted September 19, 2017 at 10:43 am

    The bike looks fantastic! How were you able to match the paint, or did you repaint it entirely in similar colors? If you did the latter (similar colors) did you have to totally strip the old paint?

    The bike really looks like it just came out of the factory. Very well done!

    • Post Author
      Posted September 19, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Thanks for the comment. The bike frame was completely stripped before it was repainted the same color (or very close to the original).

  • Jim Kelly
    Posted February 18, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Hi, looking for a person to restore my Schwinn Racer, I received as a child

  • Nick Owens
    Posted March 3, 2020 at 11:31 am

    I have a few old Schwinn bikes that desperately need restoration. I planned to do it during my retirement. My plans have changed. I would like to sell to someone willing to put in the hours. I no longer have room to store them and it would be a shame to scrap them.

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