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Old 11-26-08, 07:37 PM   #1
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Thank You To Wordbiker

As many of you know, our very own Wordbiker gave my boys an old Redline Micro Mini that his son used to ride/race. It needed a bit of TLC, of which I have applied a decent amount over the last few weeks. The chain is not one I would trust mine sons to ride right now, but that is due to my lack of the correct chain break, something that I will remedy this weekend.

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Repacked every bearing, installed new crank, chainring, brake cable, brake pads, tires, tube, tape and grips. Used a half tube of metal polish, full tube of elbow grease and a case of Budweiser.

Thank You Wordbiker for a very selfless act.
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Old 11-26-08, 07:51 PM   #2
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Nicely done!
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Old 11-26-08, 07:59 PM   #3
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Good on you, WB!! That is awesome! You made a couple of little boys happy!! Well..one little one and one big one... ((hugs))
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Old 11-26-08, 08:07 PM   #4
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Excellent Wordbiker! And great job on fixing the bike Jsharr! The boys will have loads and loads of fun!!
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Old 11-26-08, 08:40 PM   #5
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Nice job WB!
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Old 11-26-08, 08:54 PM   #6
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Great job WB and JS!! Nice to see it back to life looking so nice.
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Old 11-26-08, 08:58 PM   #7
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Foo rocks. Congrats on the new bike, jsharr, and awesome of you to send it wb!
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Meh, it was an entirely selfish act.

Little does jsharr know, but I just used him to restore that bike. I've reported it stolen, and when he's in cuffs and I get it back it'll be good as new. MUAHAHAHAHA!!!



Kidding. You did a great job restoring it Jeff. Tell your boys unca Wordbiker is very happy to see any young boy riding a bike, but it being your boys makes me especially happy. Have a great Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-26-08, 09:44 PM   #9
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It looks better in person. Rolled over to ole Jsharr's this evening to give him a hand with the chain (though my tool was less cooperative). You won't believe what sorts of things he has in his basement...
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nice to see some true altrusim in action

srsly, nice job getting it safe and spiffy for your boys, Jsharr, and Wordbiker is another class act here on BF
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Little does jsharr know, but I just used him to restore that bike. I've reported it stolen, and when he's in cuffs and I get it back it'll be good as new. MUAHAHAHAHA!!!



Kidding. You did a great job restoring it Jeff. Tell your boys unca Wordbiker is very happy to see any young boy riding a bike, but it being your boys makes me especially happy. Have a great Thanksgiving.
No good deed will go unpunished. Nice bird Word.
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Old 11-27-08, 07:38 AM   #13
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I love seeing stories about successful bicycle re-homes .

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That sounds awesome! but I'm not really sure I need any human fingers and toes....
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