1980s Chicago Made Schwinn Cruiser Deluxe Restorations / PreservationsDecember 21, 2020
1967 Schwinn Stingray RestorationDecember 21, 2020
Tim had his Schwinn Varsity since he was 7 years old. He used to ride the bicycle while delivering newspapers. It was his best friend. As the years progressed, he grew up, other things became bigger priorities for him, and he lost track of the bike. He thought he’d never see it again, but it had been stored away. He recently reacquired it but it was in pretty rough shape with the exception of the original paint. That’s when he found iride. He decided to bring the bike to us for restoration. We completely disassembled the bike, cleaned up the rusty parts, buffed out the original paint, re-spoked the original Schwinn rims with new spokes, ran new cables, installed new tires, handlebar tape, chain, freewheel, brake pads, tires, and tubes. The bicycle turned out really nice. Tim was so excited when he picked it up! He sent us an email when he got home. “I couldn’t be happier... you guys magically brought my childhood memories back to life!! Couldn’t wait to get home and ride my old Varsity. I jumped on the seat and all the years melted away... I found myself back in 1972! Thank you for making it all possible ... I love it! You guys are awesome ...and special."