Monday, February 15, 2010

Rachel's Townie Bike Project

So Rachel had this Schwinn that we got a thrift store in Sacramento. She rode it a lot in Portland, and when I wanted a new bike project, I dove into making this ugly 1991 Schwinn something pretty cool.

I showed Rachel a picture of a townie bike that I thought she might like:

 

But that bike costs $1200. I took the Schwinn she had and added $200 worth of parts/materials to make this. Fun project.

In the end, I kept the Headset, BB, RD, frame, fork and wheels. I had the Schwinn decals custom made by www.bikenames.com. Also, ground off the teeth on the large ring so that it would act as a guard.

Before:





After:





5 comments:

RedMIssMitchell said...

Wow that is amazing! Have fun...I can't wait for it to warm up and I can ride my bike

Nancy said...

Super job Jeremy!!!

Kaitlin said...

Super Sweet! I want a townie!

MegsCamaren said...

Good job it looks great.

Kathy said...

What a great job!