Classic Cruiser overhauled

by michelle bontrager in


A neighbor brought in this American classic in hopes of making it rideable once again. Clearly this bicycle is well worn yet still loved for it once belonged to his father. We decided to overhaul the key components just to keep things lubed and working appreciating those details that were once so commonplace on our everyday bicycles.

Chain rings used to be a detail that bicycle manufacturers could display some style. I have seen birds, stars but hearts may be my favorite. Why did this fall out of standard?

Chain rings used to be a detail that bicycle manufacturers could display some style. I have seen birds, stars but hearts may be my favorite. Why did this fall out of standard?

A bit lopsided but amazingly comfortable and very irreplaceable.

A bit lopsided but amazingly comfortable and very irreplaceable.

LaSalle bicycles from Chicago IL.

LaSalle bicycles from Chicago IL.

We replaced the unsafe, broken pedals with a new pair of rubber block platforms.

We replaced the unsafe, broken pedals with a new pair of rubber block platforms.

Well worn,

an old one for sure

Memories still attached.

Make it ridable,

honor of those fun times

with polish and  pride.