Opaque Blue was a signature Schwinn color in the early 1970’s and Dan B. went down to the iconic Ray’s Bike Shop and bought this much beloved bike. Five decades later, Dan dropped it off for a complete rehab so his grandkids can enjoy riding it.

Check out the before and after photos below and see what a fresh coat of Opaque Blue paint and polished chrome will do.

Special thanks to Roger Schenkel and the team at Auto Value Auto Parts for matching up the color
Where the frame was when we started.
Where the chrome was when we started
Cleaned and polished original and vintage replacement parts from the HBS Schwinn stash.
Toasted wheels – just wait till you see the new chrome replacements with gum wall tires
Can only get better from here!