Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-06-07, 07:27 PM   #1
Mooo
I am the Eggman
Thread Starter
 
Mooo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So what would you have done?

So... I'm riding home from work last week, and I see this:


Kind of needs tires, but it does ride nice. :-)
Mooo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-07, 07:30 PM   #2
East Hill
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
Posts: 21,514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Free? Why not?

Is that original paint?

East Hill
__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
East Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-07, 07:33 PM   #3
Mooo
I am the Eggman
Thread Starter
 
Mooo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by East Hill
Is that original paint?

East Hill
You betcha. Like two nicks in it. Decals all good too. It's a 74 1-owner Suburban. I think he put new tires on it a couple years ago, but who knows really. They have sidewall dry rot, but still have the nibs.

Seriously, it's a sweet bike.

(edit: here's a slightly older ladies 10 speed 'burban I'm setting up for our oldest.)
Mooo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-07, 07:35 PM   #4
forensicchemist
40 something and counting
 
forensicchemist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: dallas/ft.worth texas
Bikes: Colnago,Tsunami, Kestrel, Univega
Posts: 421
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
very nice. I love the green
forensicchemist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-07, 07:37 PM   #5
East Hill
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
Posts: 21,514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
It seems as if that bike went to a good home then .

Is the ladies version to be a singlespeed, or is it just not quite finished?

East Hill
__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
East Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-07, 07:55 PM   #6
Mooo
I am the Eggman
Thread Starter
 
Mooo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by East Hill
It seems as if that bike went to a good home then .

Is the ladies version to be a singlespeed, or is it just not quite finished?

East Hill
Thanks.
The ladies bike will be a 7 or 14 speed, depending on whether I hook up the front derailleur. The wheels are 700C's with sort of generic alloy rims. It had been a 10 spd, with fairly rough paint. The rattlecan job is OK unless you look really close, but it's doomed to be nicked, I'm afraid. I have the crank & brakes on it now and need to sort out the cables. There's an SRAM 7 speed shifter on the bars, and a 7 speed cassette in back... It ought to be workable if I can get a derailleur and a hanger...

Re: the green: I like it too :-)
Mooo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-07, 11:31 PM   #7
FRANKIEJ
Senior Member
 
FRANKIEJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Columbus, Indiana
Bikes:
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mooo
So... I'm riding home from work last week, and I see this:


Kind of needs tires, but it does ride nice. :-)
Nice. You didn't have a wreck trailing it home, did you? If you need any parts for it, let me know!
FRANKIEJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-07, 06:51 AM   #8
Sammyboy
The Legitimiser
 
Sammyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southampton, UK
Bikes: Gazelle Trim Trophy, EG Bates Track Bike, HR Bates Cantiflex bike, Nigel Dean fixed gear conversion, Raleigh Royal, Falcon Westminster.
Posts: 4,847
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'd totally have taken it, even if only for the mirrors!
Sammyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-07, 08:12 AM   #9
le brad
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: portland, or
Bikes:
Posts: 288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Peed my pants. I like green bikes, and that is the GREENEST.
le brad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:40 PM.