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    dmogie dmogie's Avatar
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    Fort Collins, Colorado

    Last month my 17 yr old son decided he wanted to sell his high-end mountain bike and switch to a road bike for cruising around his college campus (Colorado State University). We picked up a craigslist '86 Schwinn Traveler and immediately retro-modded it. It came out so cool and fun to ride that we started looking for a bike for me. Immediately an '88 Paramount pops up on craigslist for under $200. I snatch it up and we are now half-way through the resto-mod on this bike. My wife and daughter are left out- but wait! A '75? KOBE Cobra appears on craigslist, 50cm frame. It's dirty, I talk the guy down to $75. We wash it up and sure as heck, it looks like it spent the past 35 years in dry storage! It is immaculate, and the original tires still hold air. I may not ride much (yet) but this sure is a fun hobby so far! I never had a nice bike when I was growing up and now we have 3 steel frames AND an '85 Specialized Stumpjumper.

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    I know of one guy that had 5,000 bikes.
    Keep it going.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    DEK
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    Welcome to BF. How about some pics of your restored rides?

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    dmogie dmogie's Avatar
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    2011-09-04 11.37.59.jpg2011-08-13 15.25.02.jpgIMG_1532(2).jpg1976 KOBE Cobra, purchased for original owner, all original including the tires! 1985 Specialized StumpJumper, purchased from original owner, 1988 Schwinn Paramount (now stripped and rebuild has begun)
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    1987 Traveler
    1985 StumpJumper
    1976 KOBE Cobra

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    dmogie dmogie's Avatar
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    1988 Paramount
    1977 Paramount
    1981 Voyageur 11.8
    1987 Traveler
    1985 StumpJumper
    1976 KOBE Cobra

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    DEK
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    Nice rides. I especially like the Traveler. Good job.

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    Cool.

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