Juan Gonzalez of El Paso, Texas, first picked up his ’69 Schwinn back in 1995. The bike had a gold paint job for its initial debut on the show circuit in 2000. The bike maintained consistent success at the shows, placing everywhere Juan took it. The race reviews of the bike became threatened by increased competition, so Juan decided that he needed to completely redo the build in order to compete. In 2010, he did just that, as he tore the Schwinn down and began the makeover.

He met up with the guys at Krazy Kutting out of Yuma, Arizona, who began to fabricate countless pieces to fit Juan’s bike’s theme. Krazy Kutting also took care of the chroming and engraving on all of the custom parts they fabricated. He then had Robert Rios of R&I Customs from El Paso repaint the bike and strip it. David Lopez of El Paso was called in to add a mural to the custom seat. Luis Avila, of Los Cuates Hydraulics, in El Paso, installed the mini Pesco setup on the bike.

David’s diligence and hard work have more than paid off. This is one bike makeover that certainly took a two-wheeled creation to the next level, and the sweepstakes awards that David is taking home is all the proof he needs.