Unindentifiable brand of bike + what bike to choose from.
I have been given the right to do two things .
If i want ,to remake a bike i already have in to a road bike ,or replace it with a mozer bike that a former racer wants to give me in return for the one i have and restore the mozer bike .
Now i CAN restore the bike and this is not the issue .The real issue is that i can not really understand what is the bike i am currently having . The mozer bike is a bit rusted and has a bit more on the stearing tube . I think that it is not dead and can be restored ,but the frame i have looks very similar to the mozer in some aspects .On top of it all it is in pristine shape and no rust at all . What i can not understand is how much its worth ,because i have allot of parts laying arround and some are very good ones just waiting to be made in to a bike.The frame is a road frame and someone made a hybrid bike out of it !It is from Holland ,yet no rust ,or any issues inside ,or outside
I have made pictures of the unnamed bike in an atempt to get an answer of what the frame is .
Mmmmmm by VDCat on deviantART
Mmmmmmm by VDCat on deviantART
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Mmmmmmmmmm (2) by VDCat on deviantART
Mmmmmmmmmm by VDCat on deviantART
If the frame is good enough i might make it in to a good roadster .I have Shimano 600 and other components that will fit there and replace the hybrid stuff . The mozer though is a brand bike .. yet that rust just bugs me .The guy also told me that he was afraid if it might be f''ked .That i should ride it on smooth surfaces lol.I am also afraid that because of the nasty roads and the worse shape the mozer frame is a bad idea ,considering the fact that what i have is a well shaped frame .
So ,what is your OP ?
Seems like a no-brainer to me!
C'mon man! ...A rusted frame vs a perfect frame!
Well.. i am very crazy about the components combo thing ..
In the mozer there are original components there ,while here its gonna be a do it your self ,plus i hate the paint colour ..
In the mozer it's gonna get a new paint colour .
Though.... you are right about the frame thing and that really kicks my balls .I wanna get all things right and that is why it makes it so hard for me .
I am very mad about how that guy treated the mozer ...how could he think of leaving it near the bathroom door ,where moisture is .I am annoyed . If i repaint this one do ,every scratch will reveal the old green metalic .I usualy paint a bike with a similar to the botom colour and use the botom as a base ,or whatever is left of it after sanding .It works well .I have heard that sandblasting is not nice for thin frames .
The problem with rust, is the fact that once it starts, it's hard to stop it! There are parts probably rusting inside the downtube near the BB that you'd never see until the very end. The very end, which might very well be next year, or perhaps the year afterwards.
It's like a time bomb or something! You never really know....
Good Luck with that project, buddy!
Last edited by WestPablo; 05-02-14 at 04:13 PM.
Have you considered that the bike might have been stolen at some time and the insignia were removed to hide the identity? It does have the newer cartridge bottom bracket so the bike isn't decades old for all the rust that is on it. The other thing that shows up in the picture is a rear wheel with a solid axle and coaster brake. I haven't ever come across a quality bike with this combination. They all have quick release rear axles except for some specialty bikes with internal rear hubs (e.g.,SRAM dual-drive or Rohoff). The brazing on the frame looks good. Is it possible this bike has been cobbled together from parts? The arm on the coaster brake is held to the frame with a hose clamp. Cobble cobble!
I have thought about it ,but since the guy who sells them has many bikes and all imported from Holland and since it had the sign "Heyno "' on it that i removed i figure that some dutch person simply gave the original road bike to a company and paid for the restoration .All the components are good quality . The rims are Campagnolo and Rigida double wall .The front brake is excellent .The coaster brake is a Shimano inter 4 hub with brake . The pedals and stuff are very good . Only thing that bugs me is that IF i return it to a road bike form ,it might become an excellent road bike . I sometimes have second thoughts on that ,because i have two road bikes and this bike being a hybrid makes for a little diversity and for bad roads driving .
On the other hand the franchesco is killing me with its excellent components .. Padova breaks ,Allu everything ,originality ,Campagnolo speeds ,highest class shimano hubs and excellent rims ...
Its a hard choice to make ,because only the combo costs as much as this bike i have ,yet the frame of this is just excellent .I just don't know who built the frame .Whoever restored it was not the builder company .
I have decided to restore the mozer just for the sport and while doing it to try and check if there is too much rust and then i may decide .
Boy ,why i have such passion for road bikes . They look like athletes compared to everything ..
Last edited by velio; 05-05-14 at 05:41 AM.
Turns out that i will restore the mozer as well and keep the dutch bike . I have a city bike that i was selling ,but i decided to replace it for another bike that is good ,not that heavy and its a mixed breed ,both for men and women . The guy with the mozer has a daughter and that way both will have something to ride .It is a good quality bike , plus i will get some cash and lots of parts as well .
Good turnarround .
I will post pics of the restored bikes i have when i am done .You will be intrigued by the soviet road bike i have restored.