Classic & Vintage - Saved from certain death...............
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07-03-11, 09:50 PM
Craigslist post was older Gary Fisher Mtn Bike. $65.00! On it like Oprah on a baked ham...OMG it was a real mess! Older mid-90's Hoo Koo E Koo steel frame USA built but it had sat in the sun so long the red paint was faded in most places to the undercoat. the cables were shot and the chain so rusted it would not move.. and tires fell apart as I turned them. the owner said his wife told him to sell it but he wanted to take it to the dump. I told him that it was near terminal..."How much would you give me for it?"...Once I saw the cr-mo sticker I got very optimistic....the thought of it at the dump broke my heart:( so.... a new stray in the mix....209084209085209086209087So I gave him 10.00 and left with a new July project....
07-04-11, 07:10 AM
Gets a nice rating ... http://www.mtbr.com/cat/older-categories-bikes/bike/pls_91crx.aspx
Wheelset in good shape?
07-04-11, 11:39 AM
That paint "fade" job looks just like my Casati! You should leave it just like it is; it would definitely turn heads and start conversations. Nice save.
07-04-11, 11:52 AM
Gotta love CL.
Two weeks ago I got a Eddy Merckx scandium frame for $200.
+1, the faded finish actually looks neat. You did a good thing, it's worth a 2nd chance at life. A nice bike!
I did similarly a few months ago, but for an 88 Schwinn Sierra in my size. Missing half its parts. But a fully chromed frame lurked under the damaged paint. $10 future project. Gotta love CL.
07-05-11, 01:04 AM
Keep it as is. I'm digging the faded patina. Lol.
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