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    Senior member Dan Burkhart's Avatar
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    Sometimes, N+1 just happens.

    Like today for instance when, out of the blue, I see an old, but still serviceable Nishiki that looked to be just about my size propped on a pole along side the street at a house in my neighbourhood.
    That is usually a signal that the item is free for the taking, but just to be sure, I rang the bell and spoke to the nice lady, who assured me, that yes, I was free to help myself.
    Turns out I've been keeping an eye open for something exactly like this for a planned project, for which I have already amassed most of the major components.
    It's going to be a back burner project for now, as I already have 2 winter projects lined up, but I expect it will be ready to roll out come spring in it's new form, which if I stick to the current plan will be a 3 speed with bull horns.
    Here's a little look at the bike.

    Gearhubs demystified and other cool stuff.


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    Nice bike and for free. Cant beat that. So did it lose 3lbs after removing lock and cable?

    Is that a suntour RD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
    Nice bike and for free. Cant beat that. So did it lose 3lbs after removing lock and cable?

    Is that a suntour RD?
    Yup. Suntour Honor rear derailleur, Suntour front derailleur and shifters, Sugino crankset, Dia Compe brakes.
    Looks like a very low mileage machine. Hardly any visible wear on the drivetrain and tires.
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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    Sweet.

    I got a Kabuki Syd from a co-worker who was leaving town. I'm thinking touring bike.
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    Senior member Dan Burkhart's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
    Nice bike and for free. Cant beat that. So did it lose 3lbs after removing lock and cable?

    Is that a suntour RD?
    Just for the fun of it, I just hung the lock and cable on the scale. Afraid it only accounted for one pound of the total weight.
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    Step one

    Dis-assembly complete.

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    Senior member Dan Burkhart's Avatar
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    Well, the rebuild is complete, and this baby has officially joined the stable. It got the 3 speed Sturmey archer hub and cow horn handlebar. Started out to be a bull horn, but I trimmed the ends off, so I'm calling it a cowhorn.
    No opportunity for a real ride today, but a short test ride says this is going to be a keeper.



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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Turned out nice

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    Senior member Dan Burkhart's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Turned out nice

    Don't forget to post on the N+1 of 2012

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...he-N-1-of-2012
    Done, thanks.
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