Vintage 50’s Schwinn Rat Rod Bicycle
This bike started as an old Schwinn that looked well-worn and tired. The red reflective tape torn seat, and dented fenders show this bike had a lot of history. It definitely was not a showroom queen despite the high price tag that accompanied Schwinn bikes of its day. Rather than repaint and start over, I fell in love with the vintage patina and decided to use that as a foundation to bring this beauty back to life.
My goal for this bike is to look a little rough around the edges but have all critical components updated to give many more years of useful service.
What I didn’t expect was the FUN-FACTOR that this bike brings to the table. This bike is a real blast to ride!! The high handle bars and low springy seat make for a super comfortable riding position. Everyone that has ridden this bike wants to keep riding it.
Here are the details about this bike:
~ New red whitewall tires, working headlight, chain, and pedals
~ Antique long spring saddle with new hand sewn leather cover and double layer padding
~ All bearings regreased
~ Cool ape hanger handle bars and black twisted spoke wheels sourced from another bicycle
~ Hand-made custom leather license plates, mudflap, carry strap, hub shiners, and hand grips made here in my shop (FX Saddle Company)
~ Pinstriping on rear fender
~ Bicycle built in 1954 or ‘56 according to serial# N71095
~ Quality bicycle made in the USA!
Please ask if you have questions or would like to see additional pictures. Bike is being sold As-Is.
$499.99 Regular Price