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    restoring this bike

    long story short friend found a bike in his garage and he happens to want to ride a fixed. Didn't get a good look a the bike yet but from the pics I saw the frame looked nice and the stickers actually looked decent. Question is how do we make the bike look good again?
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    http://i37.tinypic.com/efqxli.jpg

    http://i33.tinypic.com/50jors.jpg

    http://i33.tinypic.com/2hmg4ra.jpg
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    It already looks pretty good to me. If you intend to convert it, I would recommend doing all of the required disassembly first. Then, one good wipedown with some dishsoapy water and a clean rag is all it should need. Seriously. It isn't very dirty looking as-is.

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    what do you mean nice again? There's nothing wrong with it. If your converting it get rid of that crank for sure. I'd put a new BB on it, new brake pads, brake lines, and...honestly i'd just leave the gears on it. It looks nice.

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    that bike sucks
    throw it away
    w w w . t a r c k b i k e . c o m

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    looking at it in person, its in better condition then i thought. we'll probably just put on new wheels, chain, and pedals. I'll look into the the bottom bracket when I have a chance.

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    That would make a good candidate for a conversion. And you wouldn't have downtube shifter bosses sticking out like on my two conversions. It could turn out pretty nice.

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    i heed you not to not paint it i love to own a panasonic! funny someone on the forum just recently got a pansonic jacked... but it wasnt' in that color! dont' turn that thing into a fixie
    Last edited by Popozao; 07-30-08 at 01:37 AM.
    Upon buying my bike, I was told it is older than i am, i guess i can say i'm riding a BIKEASARAUS *ROAR*

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    ...converting it is not restoring it.
    xoxo David
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    katana's out frank! always be ready.
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