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    Raleigh and Schwinn Framesets and parts

    Over the weekend I went to a backyard bike mechanic shop looking for some klunker parts and came home with a few extra frames. Frameset 1 - Raleigh Sports 24" $45 plus shipping. There is a small dent in the top tube just in front of the seat post, otherwise, it seems very straight. That...
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    Needing advice for saddle covering

    Thanks, guys! ABS plastic sounds easier and leather sounds cooler from a build standpoint. Would it be feasible to do an ABS base with padding and a leather cover?
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    Mismatched Wheel or Tire Sizes

    26x2.125 front and 24x2.3 back - trying for the motocross look. I'm very happy with the setup, but the 2.3 barely fits in the Worksman chainstays. I am adding adjusters this weekend to help fine-tune the alignment.
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    Bike from the Dead's Freshly-Exhumed Finds (Everything I've dug up since 6/15/21)

    Love that caution sticker. This morning I was thinking about challenging my riding buddies to do a klunker build and ride. The caution sticker fit right in!
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    Needing advice for saddle covering

    I found this saddle frame in a bucket of old road bike parts. Does anyone have advice on where to buy a cover or on recovering it myself?
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    Hola amigos/a alguien pudiera ayudarme con

    Bienvenido, amigo, y buena suerte en su busca ! Nosotros usualmente communicar en ingles. Estoy usando Google Translate para compartir su mensaje en inglés. [Translation] Some data. Advice I hear about all information about my bicycle, the truth is that it only lacks the tires and wheels but...
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    The stupid, ugly, messed up bikes thread.

    Tiny gravel bike - awesome!
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    What is this little muscley bike?

    Thanks! Once in a while being obsessive pays off.
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    What is this little muscley bike?

    After a whole lot of image surfing that took me to Wikipedia, then Reddit, then RRB (in 2010) I learned that the little bike is an MTD Duke. They made a 3-speed version - the King, and a step-thru - the Duchess. MTD - Modern Tool & Die is an American company that has made lots of cool stuff...
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    What is this little muscley bike?

    I've messaged the seller and am hoping to hear back. I don't usually pay much attention to little bikes, but this one was odd enough to catch my eye.
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    check out my crusty cruiser build. maybe help give it a name?

    With that seat and grips, how about "Dress Blues"?
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    What have you been riding lately?

    Thanks! After riding on that seat, I am thankful to have that fork on the back.
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    What is this little muscley bike?

    This thing is for sale locally for $60. What is it?
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    What have you been riding lately?

    I rode my buildoff bike to coffee on its maiden voyage today. Two people asked about my Stingray :) Before coffee after coffee
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