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Monday, September 5, 2016

Out with the old...

This is what it is all about. Revamping old bikes that have had a long life and making something new. I received this bike (pictured below) via trade in. Josh purchased a freshly painted pink single speed from me and requested it be changed to a fixed gear bike. No problem! He was looking for a bike very similar to what he was riding, he knew his current bike was on its last leg.

When I look at this bike, I see a bike that has been around the block. It has been subject to numerous makeovers and a couple of crashes but is still rolling. Due to the multiple layers of rattle-canned paint, I can't make out the original make and model but judging from the frame style, I would guess it's from late 70's. The frame has unfortunately experienced its last mile; it has been used and abused. The parts however, are salvageable. A wheel set, Sugino crank, pedals, tubes, a sealed bottom bracket, a few nuts and bolts. This bike will live on, well, the components will..

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