|Wonder what stories this vintage Schwinn has to tell?|
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
An old bike hidden in an old garage
While in Louisville earlier this week, Bob and I dropped in on our friends Winn and Vivian at their Highlands brownstone they are rehabbing. Not much had been done to the old place since the 1930s or 40s so they really have their work cut out for them and it's nice to see that in the year since we first saw the place they've made quite a bit of progress, installing new plumbing, repairing the roof, insulating everything and building a new kitchen with modern conveniences while preserving important architectural features of the original structure. The fact that he is reusing and repurposing as much of the tear down materials as possible is also pretty impressive. The slate from the original roof will used for tile in one of the bathrooms. Nice!
Winn took us out to the ancient two-story detached garage to show us a few of his side projects, drawing my attention to a cool, vintage Schwinn leaning on the back wall directly across from the front door. Due to the nature of the very narrow stairwell currently without a hand rail, I decided not to climb to the second floor where the bike was housed for a closer look but did manage to snap the above photo for your viewing pleasure. I wonder if Winn will ever decide to restore it? Do any of you recognize this model or know anything about it?