Yeah, that's right......BICYCLES.
"Muscle Bikes" mostly, some completely custom designed and welded, some restorations of cool classics......I told ya', I'll restore almost ANYTHING.....and Bikes are COOL.
SOoooooooo, here's a few that I've put together, welded up, customized, restored, and even
competed with at some prestigious shows.
("prestigious"......I like that)
Here's a really cool "Rail" by Huffy, tagged for Sears. I restored it and added some accessories such as the speedo, light, rear turn signal...etc....Entered it in a show near Albany NY and took First Place.
Sold it....and wish I hadn't. Just tons of COOOOOL.
This is my Schwinn Krate "Lemon Peeler".....I did a mild restoration on it.....Spit and polish along with some new decals and touch-ups....
This one was LOADED with Schwinn Krate accessories that I parted out....
....and naturally, had I held them longer, they would have proven great investments.... But I bought and sold quickly back then so I could reinvest in new projects.
I did a 68 Orange Krate too, but failed to get any pictures of it. My son Bryan helped me on that one.
This one I wish I had kept for myself....a 1967 Fastback, with the 5 speed stick shift. They featured thin line tires and rode like a dream....Great riders for adults, and killer looks.
This one3 was in the rare Coppertone Metallic, and was as close to mint as they get.
I did a lot of polishing and scrubbing, but a gem was under the dirt.
A real beauty.
This one was a 1970 Schwinn StingRay Coaster. On this, I did a full restoration.
Completely stripped, every nut and bolt restored, new paint, new decals, new seat cover, and a lot of polishing on the chrome.
The bike was like new when finished, and I believe it was one of my very first Ebay auctions many years ago.
Here's a SWEET 1966 Schwinn StingRay "Fair Lady".....I bought it from a family friend in New York, (Rosey Smith....Sweet kid....Her Brother Chuck may have 'disagreed' back in the day!)...one owner, with the original manual and hang tag.
All I did on this one was a complete scrub and polish, and it was like brand new.
This was one of the best girls bikes of the era.
This is a 67 Hawthorne, I believe made by Columbia.
I bought this in so-so condition because it was as close to my original "banana-bike" that I'd found.... I rode one of these for most of my younger years in St. Johnsville NY....
Quite a little bomb.
A bit of polish, a good cleaning, and it was as good as new.
Cool bike with lots of memories.
I saw a kid riding this rusted out wild looking bike, and talked him into selling it. I took it to the shop, stripped it, rewelded a few spots, painted it a 2 tone purplish metallic, added a new purple sparkle seat and some custom lettering, and OUT popped the "Plum Crazy".
Just one of those things I "had to do".
Lemme' know when you figure it out.
This was a full blown custom.....
I started with parts from an old Columbia "Playbike" 20".... I cut and welded an extended frame, and lowered the front end....
Painted it Black Metallic with Clearcoat, and named it the
Really high and wild custom bent rear sissy-bar with a deep well saddle....and due to the lowered front end, I ended up with what I called "suicide pedals"....You did NOT want to get your toe bent forward, cause it could catch and literally fold you forward and flip the bike!
Not a ride for the faint hearted.