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Old 02-28-12, 06:43 PM   #1
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New Bike for My Birthday : )

Actually its a Christmas/ B-day, saved up some cash . I ordered it today from MEC. Here are the specs.
http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Cycling/Bikes/PRD~5024-502/mec-chance-bicycle-unisex.jsp

41 years ago I got this one for my Birthday .It was a candy apple red 20" CCM Rambler single speed. It had white fenders and wide whitewall tires and a matching red and white saddle.Boy was I proud of it. I rode it until the seat was set as high as it would go and my knees hit the handle bars. I've decided to hang it up on my garage wall. I cant decide to leave it the way it is or just clean up the rust or give it a new paint job and try and restore it. What do you think ?
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Old 02-28-12, 07:16 PM   #2
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I'd restore it myself. Looks like it would be an awesome project.

EDIT: I'd at least take care of the rust. At least that way you can sell it off later if you so choose (or restore it), and the bike won't get in worse shape.

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Old 02-28-12, 07:27 PM   #3
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Nice upgrade! Just leave it the way it is. You will surely enjoy that new IGH 11spd. I bought myself a Kona Dr. Fine IGH 8spd for Christmas. I've can't remember having so much fun on a bike!
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Old 02-29-12, 03:01 AM   #4
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That's a great looking bike (the MEC). I think painting over the rust won't work; the new paint will flake off with more of the rust. Perhaps there are some posts in the Vintage forum on restoring bikes.
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Old 03-01-12, 09:00 PM   #5
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I would restore it also. Great little project!
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You might want to check this place out www.ratrodbikes.com.
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