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Old 08-13-14, 12:18 AM
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Bikes: Vintage Magna

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Don't listen to the haters. I picked up a vintage Magna (before Target mass marketed them, 1981?) for $20, put some work into it, commute 15 miles a day now and absolutely love it.

The bike has been upgraded with a more comfortable saddle, lightweight aluminum handlebars with thick tape, and most significantly, a freewheel that has a small 11 tooth gear that makes it fly on any kind of incline. I'm also thinking of replacing the funky crankset, possibly with a sealed bearing bottom bracket kit conversion.

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