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    I have no idea what the story is with the marque. But it's a beautiful bike. I like the weird angle of the head tube in relation to the seat tube. And the way the logos are visible to the user. And the pretty chromed fork ends.

    Seems like an excellent candidate for a fixed conversion. Show us what it looks like when you're done!

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    Never seen one before but i agree, it's hot. Fix it and post it.
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    Hi-Ten Steel. Sounds heavy. Fix it anyway.

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    Definetely a touring frame. Relaxed geometry and long wheelbase. The dropouts look like Campy, touring and not road race because of the fender eyelets. High ten steel not cromo makes a heavier but smoother ride. No braze ons. So, I guess a decent to high end touring bike from the 70s?

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    Bridgestone had a Jupiter Prince, but I only found an old ad, so I don't know if there was a separate marque. I wonder if Jupiter King was part of series...
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    truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??

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    powdercoat it?! you outta your mind? that thing is oozing style and youd cover it up with a solid color? no offense here.. but that thing is just another ho-hum touring conversion without that paint job..you people are puttinng me to sleep with powdercoated conversions.. yawn

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    If you do it, at least have the good sense to mask off the chromed stays and fork. That's classy. Maybe you can mask off the checks too.

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    Hmm, do you know of any good ways to get rid of the rust?

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    Sand or bead blast it. Bead blasting is better because it won't scour the frame.

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    I like the rust. It aint gonna last for ever anyway.

    What is that front hub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfmckenna
    I like the rust. It aint gonna last for ever anyway.

    What is that front hub?

    I'm not sure, it says "Road Vx".

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    Yes make sure you mask the chrome parts and take off the headtube badge before you do anything

    I agree that if there's lots of rust, a new paint job would re-beuatify it.

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    please dont powdercoat. this frame has style and unusual details.

    its an older bike, it suits it to have some scratches and dings and rust. put frame saver inside to protect against future corrosion, and dont leave it outside in monsoon season.

    only powdercoat a new custom custom bike, so it'll last forever.

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    please, please, please don't powdercoat that...

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    if you do want to paint it, consider PAINT instead of powder.

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    Very nice looking frame. Do keep it as original looking as possible. The chrome and the decals add a lot of style. Being a name not many know makes it more interesting. Outlining the lugs with a contrasting pin stripe would be nice though. I think it will make a great fixie.
    I don't know if lugs are a way to date something or not. However, the lugs are identical to a Gitane I have from the 70's. If it is from the 70's everyone was making bikes at that time. In this part of the USA there was a bike boom at that time.

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    If you need to clean it up, look for some rubbing compound in the automotive section to help rub out surface rust (gently does it) and/or just touch it up with model paint. To clean up the chrome, put some water on some aluminum foil and use it to rub out the rust (it won't scratch the chrome).
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    truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ^oZ

    cavit8; aluminum foil, the kitchen stuff?
    Yep, shiny side out. The foil will gradually turn black as your chrome is cleaned.
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    truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??

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    Never thought I'd get "Google is your friend'd". Thanks for the help everyone!

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