Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Canton Ohio
Bikes: 1989 Trek 800/1976 Raleigh Sports/1984 Schwinn varsity
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Thought I'd post an update.
Know a lot of guys on this forum think I'm just polishing a turd,
but I'm having fun. So far I have....
Gave it a good cleaning & got the front derailluer working again.
stripped the crappy "new" decals & even what was left of the originals.
Greased the wheel bearings & spooned on a set of Kenda Krosscyclo tires
Could still use a better saddle, a wider set of bars/new bar tape &
& the stem mounted shifter is a pain.
Can I replace it with a clamp on down tube shifter? cheaply?
Think she's looking a lot better. Ride is pretty darn comfy.
So far I've got about $50.00 in it.