Schwinn Breeze for wife

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  1. ndaway

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    Got an all original 70s Schwinn Breeze from my wifes uncle. My wife rode it and fell in love so im going to rebuild it for her. She wants lite powder blue with all white tires (which i found for the s-6 rims :shock: ) white decals and white seat and grips. I figure that leaves me with the black schwinn seat and grips for another project :wink: it has a three speed that works great i polished a spot on the wheels,hubs,and handel bars and all will polish out great so im starting teardown tonight [​IMG]
     
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    got her torn down and polished the rear wheel [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    also when i pulled the tires and tubes the tubes say in yellow letters original equipment 8)
     
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    Once you get it done we will need to get the girls together.
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    I can only hope mine turns out even close to that good. and my wife already mentioned a front basket 8)
     
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    8) build can't wait to see this one
     
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    spent a couple of days polishing :roll: butt everything turned out pretty nice got the tires mounted up. I have the frame at the powdercoaters should be tuesday or wednesday they said 8) i ran the numbers and its a 78 so not as old as first thought but the wifes happy so thats all that counts :mrgreen: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    That is going to look really beautiful. She will be able to enjoy that for a lifetime.
    I have to ask - Where does one get white s-6 tires?
     
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    My local bike shop only had all black for 12$ and I had wanted whitewall so I looked on ebay and found whitewall for 58$ each :shock: so that wasn't happining. But while looking around on ebay I found the all white 42$ free shipping for the pair the ad was for one set so I don't know if there are anymore
     
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    almost done. I am going to look for some white pedals and i need a new front caliper some how i broke the bolt that goes through it :x better pics tomorrow hopefully my lbs has a caliper :roll: the white decals really look good but they dont show up well in pictures[​IMG]
     
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    looks really purty. I bet she will love it.
     
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    better pics [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    That turned out REALLY nice,and she looks very happy with it,cool beans,my friend! :D
     
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    That's really nice!!! 8) 8) 8)
     
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    Yeah, wonderful job; everything just compliments the bike so nicely and the white tires really make it pop.
     
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    Thanks again to member Pick for the mowhawk front fender every body loves that fender 8)
     
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    No problem buddy! Glad you are putting it to good use. The powder blue & white tires make the perfect combo.

    Looks like she loves it! See ya @ the swap meet my friend!
     
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    I just pi ked a Breeze for my wife as well, and it has the 3speed hub and all. Looks to be all original(except seat) and in really great shape. Any info on the year would be helpful, and history would be great. I'm hoping my wife likes the original black and white, but if not it will be a shame to customize this classic.

    thanks, Earl
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    That one will clean up sweet 8) love the black. Doesn't look like a three speed tho because it has no shifter or rim brakes its probably a 2 speed kick back :wink: as for the year Schwinns are easy just find the serial number and check it to this web page http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101 ... des1.html/
     
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    I believe yoir right on the two speed kick back. I looked it up and that is what it has. The yellow stripes give it away...I have mot tracked down the year yet, but the serial number is on the rear dropouts. Another thing is I never see this bike in black would it be a rarer color? I'm looking to brake it down, clean it up and hand over to my wife.....thanks for all the info!
     

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