Vintage Schwinn Cruiser Built in the Strandie / BMX Style
Vintage Schwinn cruiser built in the strandie style.
Got carried away on this one. Arrived in super rough condition and probably should have stepped away. Intent was to build a period, Strand ripping BMX cruiser for 'the Nice Price.' New BMX style tube 26" fork from J&B/Sunlite. New steel coaster wheels. Kenda gumwalls. XLC 1/2 bear trap pedals that are copies of the Suntour XC period mountain bike pedal (my favorite platform pedal.)
Don't think Suntour made a 1/2" thread pedal for the steel Schwinn one piece cranks. New Black Ops 4 bolt stem. New Fairdale wide BMX style cruiser bar with new Oury BMX bikes. Gold KMC chain.
A cool, moderately low buck build that you can accomplish pretty easy - escpecially if the bike comes with a decent wheel set and you can grab some swapmeet grade parts like the stem and pedals. Many would delete the chain guard on a build like this and you wouldn't be wrong, but we left it as it is original paint with a ghosted logo. If we can find an original headbadge, that would be a nice upgrade. If it was me, I would find a round Vuarnet sticker for a headbadge and hit the beach.
This bicycle has been refurbished to the Blue Tag standard which includes a 30 day warranty. For more on Coco's color coded refurb standards, click.
Coco's is a local bike shop, primarily selling local bikes. Dis-assembly, packing and shipping adds a hefty $150.