Last spring Jim and Julie N. brought in this 1963 Schwinn Stingray to be rehabbed to rideable condition. They have had the bike since it was bought and know its history, including all the non-Schwinn accessories on the bike (grips, banana seat, and high sissy bar. Julie’s grandfather had the bike stripped of the original Coppertone (we think) paint and chromed in the late 60’s – early 70’s. Her brother rode the bike for years and now Julie’s 9 year old grandson is going to be able to enjoy riding this bad boy bike when he stays with his grandparents! The chrome was hazy and needed thoroughly cleaned and polished. We rebuilt the original Schwinn wheels and carefully removed the original Schwinn tires, and replaced them with rideable updated tires. The bike turned out beautifully, even with a few “beauty marks” adding originality to the project.

Grandpa Jim feeling 10 years old again!
Grandparents Jim and Julie who has this heirloom bike rehabbed for their 9 year old grandson to enjoy! Third generation of family riders.
Chrome, Glitter Blue and Black
60 year old Schwinn Chrome looking fine.
Got the right Schwinn headbadge on and polished the chrome to a high gloss. New black rubber looks great against the chrome.