1958 Schwinn Corvette, tank bicycle,balloon,vintage Nr

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  • Item Category: Transportation and Vehicles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 02, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

Up for auction is a 1958 Schwinn Corvette “resto-mod” bicycle.I began to put this bike together because I wanted a vintage beach cruiser (not a cheap reproduction) that was capable of doing longer rides and was able to keep up with my friends with newer, lighter bikes. The reality is that some of the classic balloon bicycle bikes are like pedaling a tank. This bike rides awesome.

I call this a resto-mod because I started with an original Corvette Schwinn middleweight two speed and modified to be easier and more comfortable to ride(it is now a 5 speed). My goal was to accomplish this while trying to retain the overall look and quality of an original Schwinn Cruiser. Most modification were made using parts from original Chicago Schwinns or other high end parts. There has been over 1000 dollars spent on the rehab plus alot of time.

Bike features include:

Original Parts:

1958 Schwinn Corvette bicycle (started with a rust free original corvette). The bike has a two stage paint job. Clear coated with house of color clear. All decals have been clear coated over giving the bike a very clean finished look. The bike is painted sage green with antique white accents (not a stock schwnn color). Paint looks as it does in the picture. The paint is in great condition but there are few tiny chips here and there but nothing that really stand out. This is not a museum
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