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My wife brought home a junk bike, and I didn't have anything to do with it. I just have to rebuild it for her. But this is very good. She knows all the places (junk shops) but never has seen the need to visit any of them like I do. She travels around the area a lot with the organizations we support. So this is good. I showed her what types of frames I want so she can grab one anytime she might see one. What will she come home with next? Columbia from the 50's? Late 40's CWC? 39 Schwinn? I said she should get them even if they look damaged. The older American frames for sale here are way overpriced, 200-300 bucks for a bare frame. There's a rusted through Schwinn beyond repair for 75 bucks.
This was a 20" Ladies Bike as they call them here. Made in Japan or a Chinese copy. It's the most common among folks who use a bike as transportation. I have enough parts to make it look nice, maybe keep the original red paint.
At the junk shop they can't figure out what anyone wants with junk. When she asked how much, they check to see how crazy she is and ask a high price. Then there's some loud bartering and she still pays way more than what it's worth, but 8 dollars is ok, and they celebrate their instant cash at the junk shop. Beer tonight!:113: This is just the type frame I was looking for to put together a bike for her. Her 20" Ferrari in Hawaii was her favorite bike.
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It was going along pretty good until I got to the forks. The stem is stuck, I used a solid 5/8ths rod to hammer on it, then cut the stem off to get the forks off. It still won't budge, so It's getting a chrome BMX fork along with the chrome handlebars I already have. The wheels are heavy duty with 11 gauge spokes. Freewheel, either 16 or 18 tooth cog with a alloy 47 tooth chain wheel. New red tires are on order too.
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New tires already!
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And I have the new chrome headset, but it wasn't in a box when it showed up, just a plastic bag. The washer was missing, but I can work without it. Someone needed a washer and pilfered it then sold the rest to me. They threw in a Blues sticker as compensation.
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New tires already!
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And I have the new chrome headset, but it wasn't in a box when it showed up, just a plastic bag. The washer was missing, but I can work without it. Someone needed a washer and pilfered it then sold the rest to me. They threw in a Blues sticker as compensation.
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I've only been to one hockey game in my life, at the end of boot camp up in Great Lakes. 1981. The Blackhawks and the Blues. It was great!
 
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