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Old 03-05-10, 07:03 PM   #1
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Schwinn Bike Shop Request

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I bought a 1984 Schwinn Chicago Cruiser and want to restore it. Does anybody know of a good Schwinn bike shop near Irvine?
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My other bikes are a Diamondback Insight 2 and Trek 7.2FX. I ride on the San Diego Creek Trail and like riding on the Backbay loop. This site rocks!!!!
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Old 03-05-10, 09:06 PM   #2
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Post pictures!

What does it need or what do you want to end up with? Perfect 100 point restoration (expensive, and means the bike won't get ridden much) or a good cleaning & mechanical refurbishment. Either way, OC has someone who can do it.

Oh yeah, I live just over the 55 in Costa Mesa.

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Take it to any bike shop; they'll be able to work on it.
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You might try Two Wheels One Planet, which is on 17th St. in Costa Mesa. It used to be Sea Schwinn. Their mechanics, Tomas and Fernando, have been there forever; they may have originally put your bike together!
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Thanks for the replies!! This was a great deal that I got on CL. I didn't really need it but was keeping my eye out for one within the years of 83-85 last of the American made Chicago's before they went BK and sourced out to Giant. I can't believe how heavy it is. Got it for $120.

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1626585036.html
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Why don't you post this on the Classic and Vintage forum? Some sharp dudes over there.
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Thanks for the replies!! This was a great deal that I got on CL. I didn't really need it but was keeping my eye out for one within the years of 83-85 last of the American made Chicago's before they went BK and sourced out to Giant. I can't believe how heavy it is. Got it for $120.

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1626585036.html
I agree with Doohickie- any bike shop should be able to work on it. For that matter, learn to work on it yourself- it's about as basic a bike you'll find anywhere. A good general cleaning on the painted surfaces and maybe some de-rusting of the chrome should be all it needs.
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