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Old 03-09-05, 02:52 PM   #1
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A little more Sentinel info uncovered

And it was right under my nose. I rode my rebuilt Sentinel to my LBS today, and the owner said, "Oh, yeah -- we used to sell those; we got them from a company called Wilco in San Jose. They sold for $89 in 1973 (the year mine was built), but they were only imported for a couple years and not in any quantity. He didn't know which Japanese manufacturer built them though.

Here's mine, fresh paint and wheels too good for it.



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Old 03-09-05, 05:05 PM   #2
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Did you do your paint yourself?
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Actually, the Sentinel frames were manufactured and assembled in California, according to a 1978 road test of the Sentinel Whisper that I recently found. Which would also indicate that they were around for more than a couple of years.
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Did you do your paint yourself?
Yup -- came out pretty good for a spray-bomb job.

T-mar -- Could I convince you to scan me a copy of that article?
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Yup -- came out pretty good for a spray-bomb job.

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Looks to me like you have a lot of patience. Nice 70's look to it.
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Not a lot of patience, but 3M blue masking tape and a good pinstriping sword.
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