Waiting for Summer !
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Sthlm , Sweden
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going for my first conversion !?!
HI all .
i dont know if the title was a good choice , but i have scored a dumpster bike .
its an old crescent ( swedish brand ) i live in sweden
and i have striped off almost all the components, brakes , racks, lights and alot of other misc stuff attached to the bike this evening .
1:the frame is a bit rusty ( surface rust ) but nothing i cant fix with the proper cleaners and a bit of elbow grease .( frame size is 53cm ) headset seems to be in very good condition .
2.The fork and the stem do not seem to be original .the fork ill toss . but ill keep the stem.
3:The stem has a marking on the side "SR" any ideas ?
4 The wheels are chrome and seem to be in very good shape . the only markings on the wheels i can find are made in belguim . and a few numbers i cant really read YET . need to be cleaned up .
5: the tires seem to be original they only have the size and then in small print say made in Czechoslovakia. so they are old ..LOL
6:The Cranks are 1 piece . stock ( original ) pedal i wont even talk about .
ill have this completly disassembled by monday and start on the conversion process ..
any tips are greatly appreciated on this conversion .
its not going to be pretty but it will make a nice beer+ grocery getter when i get it ridable .
ps anyone know about old crescent catalogs or brochures online so i can hahve a look at this bike in its original form . THANKS