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Old 08-14-12, 04:20 PM   #1
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FINALLY finished the cleanup/mini-resto of the Aragon bike

I picked up an Aragon brand road bike SEVERAL months ago, some of you may remember me posting and asking if anyone knew anything about it. It has been filler work for me when I have had nothing else more important to do or work on and I FINALLY got it finished. It rides smooth and strong, and is everything you would expect a C&V steel bike to be. Here are some before and after pics.

First, the before (sorry, these are crappy cellphone pictures):







And now the AFTER:



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I may be biased, but I think it turned out OK.

I put new brake pads, new cables and housings, and new bar tape. Everything else cleaned up real nicely, and I used a LOT of the tips I learned on here (and I found out I LOVE Scratch-X!) to do the work. Bottom bracket and bearings were also cleaned and re-greased.

I was very pleased with my first ride around the neighborhood, very nice riding bike!
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Old 08-14-12, 04:25 PM   #2
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Very nice job on the clean up and restoration. hard to believe it is the same bike you showed us a while ago.

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Old 08-14-12, 04:50 PM   #3
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You did a great job bringing it back, I have the same bike in the garage in a smaller size waiting to be redone that was my wifes when she was a teenager.
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Very nice job on the clean up and restoration. hard to believe it is the same bike you showed us a while ago.

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Thanks Bill! It was a lot of fun and I always learn something new with every bike I work on. Thanks to this forum I have found a new hobby that I really enjoy!!!
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You did a great job bringing it back, I have the same bike in the garage in a smaller size waiting to be redone that was my wifes when she was a teenager.
I remember you posted about it when I found the bike, and I went back and found your original thread. I have searched high and low and absolutely cannot find out anything about this brand. I was very pleasantly surprised at how nice it rides!
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