Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Linton, IN
Bikes: 1977 Bridgestone Kabuki Super Speed; 1979 Raleigh Professional; 1983 Raleigh Rapide mixte; 1974 Peugeot UO-8; 1993 Univega Activa Trail; 1972 Raleigh Sports; 1967 Phillips; 1981 Schwinn World Tourist; 1976 Schwinn LeTour mixte; 1964 Western Flyer
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Went to pick it up...GHETTO! I wasn't holding much hope, given the look of the house. He pulled it out, and it was a rocket bomb - pink white and blue! But...he couldn't be seen riding a pink bike, so he spray painted all the pink a deep red. Really pretty fugly. Even fuglier? It oversprayed all over the crankset and front derailer. Fantastic. So, me and my good ol' buddy Ace-tone are going to be doing some heavy stripping.
Anyone have any better ideas about stripping this paint? I also need new tires. The ones on it are 700X20 and are starting to come apart in a really bad way (as in, I expect to hear a BLAM as I sit typing this). Should I go with the stock 25's, "standard" '23's, or go with what was on it and stick with the '20's? I've already got a bike with 28's, and was wanting this one to have narrower tires...is there any reason to go smaller than 22 or 23?