I was given a Schwinn Tempo and I am wondering if it is worth restoring? It has some rust which I have started to clean up, plus it needs tires, cables, brake pads etc.
Some pictures are posted here: http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.newnham/Bike#
My primary concern is will the bike be safe? Is there a significant chance that the frame could be structurally compromised due to rust or general fatigue? Are there other components that could make the bike unsafe?
I plan to check inside the head tube for rust....what else should I look for?
The bike weighs about 23 lbs as it is and I weigh 169lbs (if that makes a difference!)
Thanks for your advice!