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    ^posier than thou bryanhayn's Avatar
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    My grandpa's bike whup's yo ass.

    don't you agree?



    "drifting by just totally..."
    http://velospace.org/node/10377

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    not banned anymore

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    ^predictable play sir^

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    i'd roll around town on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abeyance View Post
    hahahahahhahahahaha
    best first reply evar.

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    awesome.

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    I'm planning on getting my columbia 3 speed that is very similar back on road soon. We have right around 11-ty billion of those free spirits at our shop for our refugee bike program.

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    I have my Dad's "Free Spirit" out in the garage.

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    Don't smoke, Mike. shapelike's Avatar
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    Feel free to take the shipping caps off the axles as some point.

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    It looks great, better than most of the conversions I have seen and is probably better put-together than most of them too. This is my mom's old Raleigh:


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    No offense to your grandpa's or anything, but an old Sears-sold Free Spirit bike is hardly worth mentioning. If it were a Phillips, or Schwinn, or Raleigh (like the one above), I'd be impressed.
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    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    fixed gear skids while the grandchild is buckled into that carseat looking thing in the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    No offense to your grandpa's or anything, but an old Sears-sold Free Spirit bike is hardly worth mentioning. If it were a Phillips, or Schwinn, or Raleigh (like the one above), I'd be impressed.
    I didn't want to say anything, but yeah. I could hit the local thrift stores and probably get you 2 of these by the end of the day.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    huh??? why did you even snap pictures of this bike?

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    wocca wocca

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    Dude, my mom has an old free spirit.
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    ^posier than thou bryanhayn's Avatar
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    yah, it was a poor joke. i just posted pics because it's sooo ****ty lookin'...and i was bored.
    "drifting by just totally..."
    http://velospace.org/node/10377

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    My Dad thought his free spirit was the greatest. so lay off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    My Dad thought his free spirit was the greatest. so lay off.
    Sounds like he was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    I didn't want to say anything, but yeah. I could hit the local thrift stores and probably get you 2 of these by the end of the day.
    only 2?
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    Quote Originally Posted by humancongereel View Post
    only 2?
    I should be more specific. I could get you 2 in that color. I could get you another 4 or 5 in that blueish color.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    live free or die trying humancongereel's Avatar
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    oh, okay. that seems less incredibly wrong than that first thing you said.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    I think this is a cool thread. Post your parents' or grandparents' bikes!

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    My grandpa had a nice Raleigh touring bike, which he gave to my uncle. If he still has it I may attempt to acquire it next time I'm back in my hometown.

    My parents each had mid-80s Peugeot road bikes. My dad sold his (blue) for like $20 at a garage sale and my mom threw hers (maroon, mixte) away because some of the chrome hardware was getting rusty. (wtf?!) I was pissed about it for years until one of my professors gave me this:



    I consider it a worthy replacement.

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    I love the old Free Spirit and if you are bored, you should really take a little time and polish the hell out of that bike for him.

    Sears never made their own bikes so contracted out to Raleigh, CCM, and even Austro Daimler / Puch to build bikes for them... my friend has a fixed gear that is built on an Austro Daimler built 531 Free Spirit. I insisted that he keep the Free Spirit decal so people would know they just got dropped by a "crappy" department store road bike.

    I don't need no stinking grandparents...


    1978 Raleigh Superbe


    1933 CCM - This could have belonged to my great grandparents.

    Seriously... I miss my grandparents a great deal.

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