1972 Schwinn Hollywood Women's Cruiser Bike - Blue
Old bike in front of an old wall
Schwinn spared no steel, and no weight, when they constructed this 1962 Schwinn Hollywood women's cruiser bike. You may call it a fun vintage cruiser, I call it a blue tank.
With a steel frame and fork, steel wheels, steel one-piece crank, steel coaster-brake hub, and steel etc. etc. etc., the Schwinn Hollywood is a rock-solid ride. It looks good with its blue paint, white rims, and matching Mesinger Schwinn "S"-logo springer saddle.
This bike suffered from irresponsible storage, and it has some ugly rust on the rims, pedals and rear fender struts. The handlebars look like they're bent, and I have no idea what the stem bolt is supposed to be.
But with about an hour worth of work and some new tires, this sturdy 1962 Schwinn Hollywood will be ready to cruise again.
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Sporty three-quarter view
Chrome handlebars, Schwinn head tube badge
Schwinn Approved grip
This stem doesn't look original and the bolt is bizarre
Another Schwinn Approved grip
Blue and white Mesinger Schwinn S-logo seat
Rear seat view
Schwinn head tube badge and shiny chrome headset
Dented front fender, rusty front rim
Classic front lines and Schwinn top tube graphics
Fork blade detail and fender pinstriping
Seat clamp and tipped stays, Schwinn Quality Chicago decal
Rear fender and driveline
Rusty block pedal
Seat stays and fender mount
Schwinn Westwind tires
Steel four-leaf clover sprocket
Schwinn Hollywood chainguard graphics
Right rear dropout, cog and and some ugly rust
Bottom bracket, crank and some more rust
1962 serial number, Schwinn Approved Mark IV coaster brake
Coaster brake with oil fitting, and more rust