For sale is a 1960 Schwinn Wasp. I restored this bike a few years ago.
According the serial number on the left rear dropout (K040583) it was made on 10/18/60, the last year for this paint scheme & chain guard style. I never forgot how it felt to ride it, and after he passed I decided to find one exactly like his and restore it. My bike is a west coast bike and has 26 Schwinn Tubular S2 rims, Schwinn springer fork and a Bendix 2-speed kickback hub. The 2-speed hub was completely rebuilt with a new NOS index spring so it shifts perfectly.
As you can see, I went all out on this bike, restoring everything. It rides like a dream. The original paint on the bike was black & white.I had the paint on the frame, fenders, forks and chain guard done professionally. The tires are reproduction 26 x 2.125 Schwinn Typhoon cords. Lots of re-chromed original parts, like the fender braces, cranks, sprocket, AS bolts, etc. These bikes are getting pretty rare, especially ones that have vintage springer forks and a 2-speed rear hub. Personally I like the look of these over the Black Phantoms even though they share a lot of the same parts i.
Cantilever frame, chain guard style. This one stands out like a vintage hot rod when I'm out riding it. Well, my family wants to throw all our bikes in the truck and go for bike rides, but I just can't bring myself to "throw" this restored bike (that I spent a great deal of time restoring) in my truck and risk damage to it. I only ride it around near my house, and it sits at home most of the time. So I've decided to get a beater vintage Schwinn to "throw" in my truck instead, and sell my restored 1960 Schwinn Wasp.This vintage bike needs nothing but a new home and someone to appreciate like I do. I will consider reasonable offers. The item "1960 SCHWINN WASP -MENS HEAVYWEIGHT -BALLOON TIRES -RESTORED! NICE VINTAGE BIKE" is in sale since Monday, April 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Bicycles\Complete Bicycles". The seller is "pap1996" and is located in Arroyo Grande, California. This item can be shipped to United States.