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I figured I would post a thread where I can just dump all the bikes I find into. My hobby currently is buying/selling/building bikes so I come across alot of them.

Picked up a new bike tonight that I really like, I might end up adding this to my collection.

Electra Cruiser 1 with aluminum frame. Swapped the tires with some electra white walls, installed the pedals from my ghost rider, and shortened the chain as it was way too long. It has a few scuffs and scrapes but nothing too bad.

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I had some fenders from another Electra women's bike kicking around that I made to fit my cruiser 1. Was pretty easy to get them to fit. Front was a direct fit and the rear just needed a hole drilled and a cut out for chain clearance. I can't stand when fenders/chain guards rattle while riding. Waiting for the paint to try and then I'll install.
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Also picked up a new bell and some grips today before our family ride.
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Picked up a couple flips tonight, already sold both for an 80 dollar profit. Had to swap some tires and the front wheel on the Bigfoot with spares from parts collection. It has Araya rims and a cool Smith 1 piece bullhorn bar.

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Picked up 12 bikes this week to flip, here are few worth showing. A bunch were junkers that I stripped for any good parts. Also picked up a Park Tool stand second hand, makes things so much easier.

Universal 3 speed cruiser, Shimano SE hub.
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Norco Mini Mountain 24" Wheels.
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Norco Scene step through.
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Raleigh 10 speed, has a bunch of nice components, MKS MR-1000 pedals are sweet.
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Devinci Cameleon MTB
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Fun fact: that Devinci frame was made right here in Canada from materials mined in Quebec. They're sneaky little bikes, really high quality, but practically unheard of. V brake and disk are a pretty unusual thing too, should make it easy to pin down a date.
 
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Fun fact: that Devinci frame was made right here in Canada from materials mined in Quebec. They're sneaky little bikes, really high quality, but practically unheard of. V brake and disk are a pretty unusual thing too, should make it easy to pin down a date.
That's cool, I seen it had stickers on it that it was made in Canada. Didn't realize the materials were mined here too! It's already gone to a new owner, I contemplated keeping it but I can't have them all lol.
 
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Picked up a few more flips this week.

Norco Scene 7 Speed Step Through

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Gary Fisher Advance

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Gary Fisher Wahoo

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Some new flips this past week.

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Giant Butte Frame
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Bertin Frame
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Trek FX
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Norco Hi-Fi
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Trek 220
 
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Blizzard is pretty high up in their lineup. Fits in above the Expert, just below the Team Comp
Here's my notes on early 90s Blizz:

Blizzard (glacier being the euro version, probably due to some other brand using the blizzard name there) w/Prestige Concept frame, XT Group, and Syncros parts for the stem and bar, Tange Struts rigid fork or syncros fork, Wolber AT-18 rims.
Looks like yours is missing some original parts (is that an Alpinstars logo on the fork?) but if the frame is Prestige chromo, that's just lovely stuff.
I want those thumb shifters. They are perfect for any retro MTB
 

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