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Old 01-29-20, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by ptempel View Post
Cool. Looks like you have an Alum frame road bike from Kettler? What year is it? I found it interesting that they were doing Alum since the late 1970's. The bike above was my Dad's bike. Taking the front wheel off was a PITA. They did a good job of using a locking tab and washer between the fork and the hub. No way to get the wheel off short of literally unscrewing the bolts and flexing the fork away from the security tab with a screwdriver. This "security washer" puts the forks with the "lawyer tabs" to shame.

Edit: Just realized that I misspelled "Kettler" as Ketler". Ah well...
I don't know the exact build date, but early eighties would not be far off, I think. What I like about it is that it's a bit left field. If it were any closer to my size I'd have rebuilt it long ago.
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