Pedal Crank and Parts Cleanup

Last week I began a project restoring a 1967 Schwinn Sting-ray Slik Chik. It may seem beneath my manhood to give this kind of attention to a girl’s bike but my original plan was to part it out for quick cash. But once I saw the bike I knew I had to bring it back to life.

Nathan and I have been devoting an hour here and there to dismantling the bike. Tonight I got an hour or so in the garage after everyone was in bed and finished taking apart the pedal crank assembly.


After I get the chain apart the disassembly will be finished. Until I buy the tool necessary for this I am beginning to clean and polish the parts as they come off. The rear fender was pretty pitted with rust but with some work and some chrome polish it is coming along nicely.



I got through about a third of the rear fender and will hopefully get to finish the rest sometime this week. I also worked on cleaning up the sprocket.

I decided to wrap tonight’s work up and go to bed after disassembling the crank and labeling the parts and after beginning the work on restoring the fenders and the sprocket.


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