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    Posted 11 years ago

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    I've had this bike for a few years now and am thinking of restoring it, but i've never restored a bike before. i have a couple friends who like to trick them out and i was thinking of doing that w/ this one, but if that would destroy it's value [if it has any ?], then i probably won't do it. any suggestions? is it a good bike? anyone know what year it's from?

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    1. DinoMan DinoMan, 11 years ago
      :)...... Kool!!
    2. toolate2 toolate2, 11 years ago
      Here's a link that'll help you figure out what year you have... I'm thinking your serial numbers will be found on the left rear dropout. That's where the axle for the rear tire attaches to the frame. As far as restoring the bike I would only do it as a labor of love. You would never recoup the money you'd spend... From what I can see your fenders are pretty dented up. You could send them off and have them "rolled." I'd also replace the handlebars and grips. The hand grips you have are not original to the bike and your handlebars look pretty roached. Otherwise I'd just do some serious scrubbing and cleaning ...taking care not to disturb the nice original decals I see... Here's another link. Contact these guys about fender rolling, handlebars, grips, and anything else you might think you need. It's a very nice bike! Thanks for sharing it!! Here's that link:
    3. toolate2 toolate2, 11 years ago
      Also, everybody has a different opinion about rust removal. I find a good scrubbing with a few SOS pads does the trick. Try it on those rims. You'll be surprised!!
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 11 years ago
      thank you toolate2 and dinoman and mustangtony. lots of great feedback here...
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 11 years ago
      since the value is not really all that high, i'm leaning towards tricking this bike out w/ the help of some young people in my neighborhood who love to do this sort of thing. it will help them and show an appreciation of their craft. we'll see...
    6. toolate2 toolate2, 11 years ago
      See if they'd like to do it as a resto project for you. Here's a cool link:
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 11 years ago
      i did show them the link and their response was 'boring!' which i expected. i think i will have them trick it out oakland style - which is pretty out there, but to do it in a way as to not really change the structure too much. if they come up w/ a design that's really cool, i might let them change it even more.
    8. bobby1951, 8 years ago
      thanks,yours look like a 1959, check the serial # on frame by lft rear axel and go to for list of serial #s.mid weight bikes are very popular now!!

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