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Old 09-24-11, 12:28 PM   #1
John E
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looking for advice on bike cleanup

Greetings all. On 16 October at San Dieguito United Methodist Church

(http://encinitaschurch.com/outreach-...2011-projects/)

I am scheduled to lead a project I call "extreme makeover, bicycle edition," to rehab donated bicycles for the local Community Resource Center. Kids' bikes will go into the annual "Christmas basket" program; each adult bike will either be used by clients for transportation or sold to raise operating capital.

My crew includes a few "master mechanics" and a much larger number of "spit-and-polishers," who will be responsible for making the bikes look as good/new as possible. Since my expertise lies more in the function than the aesthetic area, I am wide open to suggestions on cleaning and restoring paint, chrome, aluminum, tires, etc.
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Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
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