Insane Bicycle Mechanic
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: other Vancouver
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Originally Posted by CaraFiji22
I know absolutely nothing about this bicycle. Whatever you can tell me will help a great deal. I received this bicycle for free and would love to fix her up and use her for an alternate means of transportation and exercise. For starters any guesses on the brand? Or type of bicycle? I only see one sticker and it says power kings?? I cant find anything on the internet and I need a little more than bicycle 101.
Hmmm... at a guess it's a '70's "Gas Crisis" bike. Cheap stuff for the era, and barely worth saving now. A lot of these were imported and sold by unknowing or unscrupulous businesspeople back then.
You could fix it up- it'll probably need:
new tires & tubes
new brake shoes & cables
new gear cables
maybe a new chain
perhaps new grease in the hubs, crank, and headset.
If at any point you discovered that major parts needed replacing (wheels, crank, etc.) I'd say that it's time to stop and find a better candidate. Bikes like that didn't sell for more than $70 when new- nowadays it would be hard to justify spending $50 in parts to bring it back.
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