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    Glutton for Punishment
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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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    Chronic Tai Shan ofofhy's Avatar
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    Did you do your paint yourself?
    From Craig's List: IF its a singlespeed that means----all the other parts are broken cut off and dumped...dont buy singlespeeds, the bikes will make your balls fall off

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by ofofhy
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mswantak
    Yup -- came out pretty good for a spray-bomb job.

    T-mar -- Could I convince you to scan me a copy of that article?
    Looks to me like you have a lot of patience. Nice 70's look to it.
    From Craig's List: IF its a singlespeed that means----all the other parts are broken cut off and dumped...dont buy singlespeeds, the bikes will make your balls fall off

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    Not a lot of patience, but 3M blue masking tape and a good pinstriping sword.

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