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Well… I got a lot of bikes to build (and hopefully sell) this summer!!!! Let’s get it started!

Here’s #1 for 2023: 24” speedster camelback

Nothing huge going down on this thing:

a lot of people look down their noses at 24” bikes: I do enjoy casual evening rides down to the lake on a 24” bike. I regret selling ‘the Schwinn no one wanted’ so I picked up this guy!

We’ll build it, enjoy it and see what happens !!!!

The bike is really in good shape: 100% complete and beautiful patina: both wheels don’t spin too well, but some carb cleaner and lube and this guy will be good!!!

So, here’s the plan for this guy;
Wash
Fresh tires
Bobbed fenders
BLO
‘Naner seat
Apes
Lube, tune and roll!!!
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Curved top tubes just add a certain oomph to the overall profile of a bike. Like a powerful panther preparing to pounce. If I were to ever trade my beloved Racer it would indeed be for a Speedster only. Excellent acquisition. I would say have fun with whatever way you choose to in modifying this bike but I’m certain that you will and it will be tastefully done. 😎
 
We have........

"Winter"
Dead lawn
Pollen season
More pollen
Clover season
Hot
Hot
Hot
"Fall" where all leaves come down and disappear in one week
Back to "winter"
You can't believe how tough "mud season" is. Sun is out, trees are green, birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, trails are completely unrideable
 

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