Early 2000s Masi Road BikeMay 9, 2014
Mid 1970s Sears Free SpiritDecember 21, 2020
After we were featured on Fox 13’s Good Day Tampa Bay with Charley Belcher, Carlos brought in an old Schwinn Typhoon bicycle. He wanted it fully restored. It was missing some of the original parts and in need of restoration. Upon research of the serial number from the bicycle, catalog pictures of various Schwinn bicycles, and the overall appearance of the bicycle, Noel determined that the bicycle was not a Schwinn Typhoon at all. It was really a Schwinn American that had been made into a Schwinn Typhoon. Carlos decided that he wanted the bicycle to be restored as a Schwinn American as it would have been originally. He dug up a catalog picture of a Schwinn American that he remembered seeing as a child. He wanted his bicycle to look exactly like the picture that he found. It was a beautiful candy blue color with the blue and white Schwinn “S” saddle and blue Schwinn grips. Noel sourced the exact saddle and grips needed. He meticulously painted the frame, fork, and chainguard the Schwinn candy blue color over a silver base coat. It took several candy coats to build up the color to the exact shade. Noel cleaned up the chrome parts, installed new whitewall tires, tubes, rim strips, and chains. He also sourced the Schwinn American water slide decals to complete the restoration. It came out gorgeous! Carlos was amazed! Now he wants us to find a Schwinn Tandem and Schwinn Tricycle so that he can have them restored and added to his collection. We are currently sourcing them. If you have one, reasonably priced, in rough shape, suitable for restoration, please give us a call!