I'll let the images do most of the speaking.
Here it is as I received it. Paint is pretty scratched up on the TT. Also rust at the bb shell and in other places so I'm going to repaint.
Fork after sandblasting. The holes that are closer to the fork crown are for Schwinn's form of "lawyer tabs".
Frame after chemical stripping. The frame was too big to fit in the sandblaster at work so I had to resort to chemical stripper. Nasty stuff for sure, and very time consuming.
The right rack braze-on was busted off so I will be brazing a new one on. It will be my first time using a torch so wish me luck.
I'll be spray painting it black. My shopping list is as follows:
From Velo Orange
Grand Cru Bottom Brackets
VO Adjustable Brake Shoes
Down Tube Cable Stops
VO 48mm Polished Fluted Aluminum Fenders
VO Retro Cage
VO Leather Chainstay Protector, self adhesive
It will get a Brooks B.17, Shimano Bar end shifters, and if money comes around- nitto campee racks. Other wise I'll use a Blackburn ex-1, and probably one of the blackburn lowrider racks.
The bags will be a pair of eastpacks I picked up on CL, and I may try to get BF member Mechanical Ron to make me a pair of bags, as he is local ( and his bags are super ****ing awesome).
I don't have images of the wheels but they are Schwinn Approved hubs (I believe maillard) laced to somesorta aluminum single wall rims. 36h front 40h rear. Seems strange a wheel built for abuse would use a single wall rim (maybe the norm for the times?). Anyway, I'm sure they'll hold up fine.
Well thanks for looking and expect updates by spring.