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1980s Chicago Made Schwinn Cruiser Deluxe Restorations / Preservations

Jill found our website searching for bicycle restorations. Her husband Don had 2 old rusty Schwinn Cruisers that were very sentimental to him. He remembers days from his youth when he and his brother used to ride them all over their farm. Therefore, he wanted them functionally restored with the rusty patina kept intact. After Jill dropped off the cruisers, Don stopped in to talk with Noel about the details he envisioned. Noel showed him other projects in progress and all available options for restoration/preservation. Don decided to go with the preservation of the frame and fork to keep the patina finish. The wheels and other parts were too far gone to preserve so he selected replacement parts. Most of the replacement parts were black to give the bikes a stealthy look. Once the re-assembly was complete, 2 awesome Rat Rods emerged. They sat on the showroom floor for a couple of weeks. Our customers responded to them with “Wow! Those are amazing!” “I love that look!” “How much are they?” Needless to say to the dismay of our interested customers, they weren’t for sale. The bikes went home to their original owner who was very pleased. They looked fantastic and rode extremely well. We are blessed to be able to help restore and preserve not only bicycles but also important memories for our very valued clients! Stay tuned for our next projects!

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