Old 10-27-17, 07:12 AM
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Ironfish653
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Bikes: 1997 Cannondale, 1976 Bridgestone, 1998 Softride

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The Bridgestone was 'free' but it needed lots of little things.
Tires& tubes -$40
Saddle -$15,
Bar tape -$10
Chain & Cables -$25
Freewheel -$15
DT shifters -$15
Brake calipers & new hoods -$50 (not needed, but sooo shiny!)
So, about $165, plus a month's worth of evenings for cleaning, polishing, painting, and rehab.

My Softride was $250, and pretty much rideable as was, other than a fouled shift cable. (replaced from spares)
It needed a couple of minor upgrades for Century service, tho:
'Proper' saddle -$30 CL take-off
New chain, brake pads, bar tape -$45
Wheels and tires are serviceable, but i'm looking out for a good deal on upgrades. Oh, and there's a set of FSA brake calipers on clearance, and.......

I have a hard time leaving the bikes alone.
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