This was a barn fresh ebay find I bought a couple months back. I pretty much replaced everything. Parts that couldn't be replaced were restored with a lot of elbow grease, steelwool and WD40.
It's an original, made in Chicago, steel frame Schwinn. Quality that doesn't really exist anymore
I've wanted to murder out a bike for a while now and the old black (flattened from age) frame made for the perfect canvas. I added a hipster 700c wheelset with SOMA tires. They're the best I've found. I've been rolling on them for five years and never had a puncture. Adding the bigger wheels meant losing the fenders. I like the low pro look anyway.
I tried for more black parts but wanted to keep some chrome vintage parts (crank, stem, handlebars) for cost and aesthetic considerations. I even bought a black chain but it was a piece of shit and not worthy of this bike.
I bought a new seat, pedals and seatpost. The original post had become one with the bike and luckily I have a patient friend with a shop and a blowtorch and his dad helped me free it. Added the Oury grips too.
Coaster brakes all day everyday.