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    OLD Track Bike

    I posted to the single speed and fixed group, but would also appreciate any advice from you guys. Take a look at the following thread if you are interested:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...16#post3496616

    Pete

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    Cool bike.

    I think it' restorable though there's a caveat that I've only seen your pics.

    Even if wheels/drivetrain are gone I don't think the frame has terminal cancer and that stem is a sure fire winner.

    Since it's already been repainted the whole "patina" thing is moot.

    Put some wheels on it and take it for a ride.


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    I know someone who lives in Parkville that knows quite a bit about old bikes. He might be willing to take a look at it and give you some tips on restoration if you ask him nicely.
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    clean those wheels up and save them! Do not dispose of anything. I would keep it as original as possible if it were mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    I know someone who lives in Parkville that knows quite a bit about old bikes. He might be willing to take a look at it and give you some tips on restoration if you ask him nicely.
    That would be great. I sent a PM with my contact information.

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    I will post some detail pictures as I start to clean it up. I hope someone will be able to identify it or at least determine an age.

    If someone determines that it is a real museum piece worthy of a thorough restoration, I may try to find it a more deserving home. Other wise I may try to leave it as original as possible and just make it rideable, or put all the parts in a box and put new ones on, or something in between.

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    Staehpj1.

    Take the bike to Larry Black at Mt. Airey bicycles
    http://www.bike123.com/

    He is extremely knowledgable about old bikes.

    marty
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