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Schwinn Sierra "Lovely Rita" build

Old 02-15-20, 08:05 PM
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Schwinn Sierra "Lovely Rita" build

Purchased this mess for the stem. As I took a closer look, I realized this was a nice machine many moons ago. My daughter asked me what I was doing and wanted to know if I could paint it pink. I guess the build is on......This bike will take cues from the Electra beach style cruiser I just finished.

If you look close there are numbers there.

Looks like 6026559 G0186




Ancient Araya

Partial 4130 from Taiwan



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Old 03-04-20, 10:06 AM
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Gathering stuff

Picked up some grips and cleaned up some SR pedals...


Spent way too much time getting these oldies to spin again. Used some left over paint. My daughter can use these until I can find something else. SR SP-518 Made in Japan
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Old 03-05-20, 08:26 AM
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Found some rims

Not the shade of pink she was looking for, but you can't be too picky.

Straight lace the front in red and/or oil slick...
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Sa s2c kb

My 3rd Sturmey Archer 2 speed wheel set. My old B2C kick back hub is still serving me well.

Waiting on high flange FH
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Old 03-09-20, 03:36 PM
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HF hub

mail lady dropped off the front hub.

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Frame / forks and bits almost complete

So glad to get break from the constant media barrage of Corona this, corona that....ugh. I think my daughter will dig the fade on this old beast.

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Need a Japanese 1" headset since my daughter doesn't care about me putting a King on her bike. Maybe an old skool Kuwahara?
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Fork came out nice


Delicious!
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Discarded bmx bar

I found this rusty bmx bar in my junk pile meant for the dump.

I might cut this down after a test fitting with my daughter.
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Social distance parts cleaning

I pulled this headset off a mid 80's Nishiki Colorado. Took a bit of elbow grease to get it ready for the #schwinnlovelyrita mid 80's Sierra.

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Digging the wheels

My daughter is stoked!


Simple street smasher wheels for this old MTB...

High flange action!
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Bb

Chased the crusty old BB...

Nastiest BB I've come across....
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Seat tube honed

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Treasure hunting

Went digging in the old parts box for a BB. Found a really dirty Hatta that will clean up nicely.


Old technology still good today!
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Rear wheel action

I think my daughter will dig the two speed action...


SA S2C

Kick back braking
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