1938/1939 Shelby Traveler BicycleDecember 21, 2020
The Guinness Grinder Custom FixieDecember 21, 2020
Eric found us online while searching for restorations. He called the shop and asked about the various levels of restoration and associated costs. After our discussion, he decided that we were the shop to restore his Vintage Schwinn Le Tour bicycle and that he would bring it to us from Sarasota. When he brought the bicycle into the shop, it was in pretty rough shape. We agreed to repaint the frame and fork, the original red Schwinn color. We also found Schwinn Le Tour N.O.S. decals and clear coated over the entire bicycle. Some of the chrome parts were too far gone to clean up, so we went with a little bit of a modern flair and added a new Tektro brake set, all new cables, black OPS pedals, Tange headset, sealed bottom bracket, new front, and rear derailleurs, and N.O.S. Suntour shifters. We were able to save the original rims and replace them with new spokes. It goes without saying that he got a new freewheel, chain, grips, tires, tubes, and rim strips to finish out the build. It turned out absolutely stunning. Eric was totally blown away! He plans to give the restored bicycle to his son who is currently in graduate school pursuing his Ph.D. It was such a pleasure to do such an important project for a future doctor! Since Eric was so pleased with this project, he plans to bring other bicycles from Sarasota to us for future work. We are blessed!