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Padraig.Sea

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Restore my childhood Schwinn?
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:53:05 pm »
Hi there - I still have my childhood Schwinn that I learned to ride on and I'm hoping I can teach my son to ride on the same bike. At some point the bike was run over and sustained damage to the fork and one of the seat stays. I was wondering if, based on the so-so pics I've attached, anyone could tell me if this is restorable and maybe how much it might cost? The fork could probably just be replaced if need be, but the seatstay will definitely need to be straightened out/fixed. I'd probably like to do an all-over touch up, but I'm not looking to repaint the entire thing or anything - I'd like it to retain some of it's oldish look/feel.

Thanks!








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Re: Restore my childhood Schwinn?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 06:21:29 am »
The fork can be replaced but I wouldn't trust a repair on the seat stay.
Maybe look for a similar but safer bike on craigslist?
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Re: Restore my childhood Schwinn?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 09:59:00 am »
That's not a bad idea... too bad though. Thanks for your response!