Recently my wife found a ladies bike being thrown away that was in fairly decent condition. All it needed was a good wash and a quick tune and it was on the road again. We also purchased a baby trailer so we could all go riding together...I wanted another bike made for cruising and having been inspired by cleaning up my wife's bike that she found. I wanted a true junker, something old & classic that needed some tender loving care. A quick look on Craigslist and I found this 1970's Schwinn Suburban...[S]he needs some work & is in rough shape. The bike is non-rideable at the moment. On the way home I stopped by a Schwinn dealer and picked up a new front brake, all new cables, some missing nuts & bolts, and new tires & tubes. I also stopped by Autozone for some grease, steel wool, & some degreaser. I plan on breaking her all the way down, cleaning off the rust, & greasing her down. Then of course, building her back up with some fresh lube.
Happy grease-monkeying, Pete, and thanks for sharing!