• http://hughsbicycle.blogspot.com Hugh from Highland

    Great Bike! and an incredible deal for sure.I did a post on my blog about removing rust fron Allen-head bolts you might want to check it out. here is the url
    http://hughsbicycle.blogspot.com/2009/08/i-hate-rust.html Again Great Bike! Cheers

    • Joe B.

      I gotta try that rust removal process! Yo Dan B.; Tall frame – what are you…a giant? 🙂

    • Steve

      O.K.,checked out Hugh’s blog, and have seen many rust removal techniques, but my personal favorite is good old fashioned naval jelly, simply brush it on, (a small paint brush may work for allen heads but I typically use a toothbrush), let it sit for a few minutes, and rinse off with water and, Viola!, rust is gone! It may take more than one application, depending on how rusty the part is, but one or two has worked for most parts I’ve done. You will still have to polish when you’re done, but without having to get through the rust first. Much faster than polish alone. All that being said, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE BOTTLE!!!!! This stuff is phosphoric acid in a liquid/jelly form, “metal/steel/iron only” it says on the label, not for use on chrome or aluminum, although I have used it on both with awesome results, just don’t let it sit on there near as long, you can always re-apply if need be. I love this stuff!! Brush it on, rinse it off, no rubbing, grinding, sanding, scratching, well, you get the idea . . . it’s not very labor intensive. Find it at your local hardware store, or maybe Menards, Lowes doesn’t carry it. Good Luck!!

  • Dan B.

    Thanks for the tip. Checked out your blog — nice work on the Schwinn Sprint — I’ll check out your other restorations soon. Dan B.

  • Laverack

    Very nice! I like that particular Sugino crankset, which has appeared in this gallery several times, espicially the guard for the large ring. Does anybody know a model name or number for it? Again, NICE ride!

  • http://hughsbicycle.blogspot.com Hugh

    Good Eye Laverack, You do see that one a lot. Is it just me, Or does the right side of the fork sweep out a little less than right? Could it be slightly bent? 🙂

    • Dan B.

      No bend in the fork — handlebar is turned slightly in the photo.

  • PJay

    I am abt to work on the same bike. Mine, a $40 find also, is grey, and not as tall for sure.

    I like the gumwalls.

    Are the “suicide brakes” still on? I can’t quite tell from the photo. I am undecided between keepin’ it real, and making it safer functionally.

    The kickstand, as well as the weight, defines it as something other than “high performance.” What would be the ‘granny gear’ looks pretty big to me, but it is a double, so the granny gear in the back may only help so much taking this heavy thing uphill.

    The wide gear range and swept fork suggest a touring bike for mountainous areas, but nothing else really says “touring.” So, I figure it was a decent recreation/commuter roadbike for around-town where you might have some hills, and the next village might be a few miles away.