Old 10-21-11, 11:15 PM
Sixty Fiver
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Yesterday was all for English bikes and today I worked on an old French lady that I had given to my step son 4 years ago when he was 17 and he has been riding this bike hard.

Came to me last week with a loose bottom bracket, it was stuck on one gear, and I was quite happy to see that the wheels I installed were still holding true although those tyres were looking pretty worn.

Swapped the cottered crank out for a Shimano Exage and replaced the Simplex Prestige with Suntour half ratchets, a Spirt front d, and an Honour rear d as he plans to ride through winter and who wants to subject a nicer V series derailleur to that ?

And if this bike is going to see winter it needed fenders and installed some nice cross tyres as we have yet to see snow and will then toss on some Nokain winter tyres.

Amazing how fenders can transform a bicycle...

He loves this bike... maybe he will also keep it for 50 or 60 years.

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