Old 03-10-09, 10:20 PM
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Bikes: 1990 Trek 1420 - 1978 Raleigh Professional - 1973 Schwinn Collegiate - 1974 Schwinn Suburban

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Originally Posted by OrenG View Post
What paints and rust removers/polishes etc, do you recommend?
Mequires scratch X works well, really any kind of auto polish and wax would be great. I would not use rubbing compound though, and be careful around the fragile decals.

Originally Posted by OrenG View Post
What is good/bad about the bike I'm restoring?
This question can depend a lot with personal preference and how you plan to use it.
Most Schwinns are pretty heavy, and that has it's own ups and downs. They are durable, comfortable and pretty easy to work on. They are pretty common and share a lot of similar parts, so it's not hard to find replacements.

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