This is such a beauty. I got it at a police auction a couple of years ago and haven't worked on it until now. I think I'm done. My daughters are 20 and 17, so they're much too old for it, so I'll sell it. It's been such a pleasure to have, just to look at it.
Do you folks have any advice? I'd like to know if there are things I can do to further improve the appearance. As you can see, there is rust, and there are lots of nicks in the paint. It looked much worse when it came in.
Also, how much do you think I should ask for? I'm thinking maybe $70.
I had to overhaul the coaster brake hub. The grease had turned to glue, so the brake didn't work at all. I cleaned and oiled the chain. I trued the wheels, too. Plus I did a ton of scrubbing and scraping and washing. I replaced the headset locknut. I am mentoring an 18 year old fellow in bike repair, so we overhauled the bottom bracket for the purpose of teaching. It turned out not to have needed it, but it's done now. What a well built crankset this is! There's nothing like it made any more. Ah, Schwinn!
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