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Old 03-09-12, 09:22 AM
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Yes you can!

I like to use a paste of Barkeeper's Friend and water, rubbed in lightly with a clean rag. Rinse with water. The chrome fenders and rims will clean up nicely. If there is rust on the frame, you will need to touch it up after you remove the rust. Hyper-formance (search online) has paints that match Schwinn colors.

Your bike appears to be intact and complete, which is a huge positive. If your rear reflector is unbroken and the jewel reflectors intact on the rear rack, you have a wonderful find. These are rare parts and expensive to find and replace.

Here's a '66 Starlet III in violet on the day that I bought for my 19-year-old daughter. She was agreeable because purple is her sorority's color. You will see a few rust spots which I addressed later:

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