24" Specialized Hotrock

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Picked this up at a Police auction 2 years ago. I assume it was recovered theft. Tires were bald and entire bike painted flat black. All I did was give it a bath with oven cleaner and throw much better used tires on it. I'm gonna redo it for my grandson, it's ride able now but very ugly.
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this derailleur may be toast. :(
 
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Lucky grandkid! I've been looking for one of those. JrThundrrr1 outgrew his 20" MTB, and I ain't buying him another new bike. He had the most expensive bike in the whole fleet, and he outgrew it in about a year. Or six months in Canadian
 
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Lucky grandkid! I've been looking for one of those. JrThundrrr1 outgrew his 20" MTB, and I ain't buying him another new bike. He had the most expensive bike in the whole fleet, and he outgrew it in about a year. Or six months in Canadian
Thanks!
A few months ago he got to ride it around here and had a blast - even in it's current sad shape. It's really a nice little bike. :)
 
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Tearing it down, trying to clean off the awful black / gold spray bomb.
Crank seemed a little sloppy, pulled apart, full of dirt and one bearing ball cracked and fell out of the cage!
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Did oven cleaner last year. Seems like goo gone and maybe some 1000 grit wet or dry sandpaper will finish cleaning the overspray.
 
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Well, couple hours scrubbing with "goof off" got quite a bit of the spray bomb off. Gonna try some wet sanding next.
 
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So much crappy overspray! Easier to paint it black...
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Replaced the plastic OEM pedals with experienced Huckjam pedals with fresh paint.
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Got it together and out in the sun!
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Swapped out pedals for these which seemed a better size.
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Upgraded the seat as original gonna go on little kids bike.
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Shifts great now everything needed a good cleaning and lube.
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