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Old 11-04-22, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by GeezyRider View Post
The cantilever brake on the front is rather interesting.
Those are just your basic Dia Compe 980s. I think they were unhooked in this pic.
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Old 11-04-22, 10:44 AM
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Those are just your basic Dia Compe 980s. I think they were unhooked in this pic.
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Old 11-04-22, 11:17 AM
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Old 12-04-22, 08:03 PM
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2012 Trek Wasabi

Picked up this bike for my wife from an ad on Facebook Marketplace. It was probably a little over priced at $130 but I think it will clean up and make a nice casual low-mileage cruiser. I'm going to repaint the fenders, polish and touch up the frame and replace some rusted bolts with stainless.. It
ll also need new pedals and hand grips, new tires and a lube job on the bearings. We took it out for a short ride today and she loved it.

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Fenders off. I like it like this but she wants fenders.

Love the name.
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Old 12-05-22, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Greg C. View Post
It was probably a little over priced at $130 but I think it will clean up and make a nice casual low-mileage cruiser.
Absolutely not. It's a great bike in a great color. Well worth 130 bucks. it wouldn't be that cheap in my neck of the woods.
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Old 12-05-22, 09:19 AM
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Worth a million (metaphorically) if your wife loves it, and well worth $130. I'd hate to tell you how much I spent in $ and time to construct a bike my wife didn't like.
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Old 12-05-22, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Greg C. View Post
Picked up this bike for my wife from an ad on Facebook Marketplace. It was probably a little over priced at $130 but I think it will clean up and make a nice casual low-mileage cruiser. I'm going to repaint the fenders, polish and touch up the frame and replace some rusted bolts with stainless.. It
ll also need new pedals and hand grips, new tires and a lube job on the bearings. We took it out for a short ride today and she loved it.

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Fenders off. I like it like this but she wants fenders.

Love the name.
I'm a fender/chainguard guy, put them back on. Your wife is rocking that to show up other women, and it looks like a guy's bike with the goodies off. She needs a cute (ELECTRA!!!!) basket for the front as well.
DO NOT paint the fenders.
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Old 12-05-22, 10:27 AM
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Old 12-05-22, 11:57 AM
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I'm a fender/chainguard guy, put them back on. Your wife is rocking that to show up other women, and it looks like a guy's bike with the goodies off. She needs a cute (ELECTRA!!!!) basket for the front as well.
DO NOT paint the fenders.
Schweinhund I must ask why you say do NOT paint the fenders. Actually I plan to keep the graphics and repaint the worn and rusted areas with the same color. Appreciate your input. Thank you.
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Old 12-05-22, 11:58 AM
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Schweinhund I must ask why you say do NOT paint the fenders. Actually I plan to keep the graphics and repaint the worn and rusted areas with the same color. Appreciate your input. Thank you.
I had the idea you were going to change the colour, carry on.
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Beautiful bikes. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 12-11-22, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Greg C. View Post
Picked up this bike for my wife from an ad on Facebook Marketplace. It was probably a little over priced at $130 but I think it will clean up and make a nice casual low-mileage cruiser. I'm going to repaint the fenders, polish and touch up the frame and replace some rusted bolts with stainless.. It
ll also need new pedals and hand grips, new tires and a lube job on the bearings. We took it out for a short ride today and she loved it.

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Fenders off. I like it like this but she wants fenders.

Love the name.
Bought this exact bike for my wife about 6 years ago($80) and it's been great. Left it completely stock other than the seat, it had a problem with one of the springs not staying in place so I put a Mango seat on it I had. She likes the chain guard and fenders although the rear fender seems to rattle a bit. Recently picked up a 3-speed Trek Pure for her at $140. Gotta do some cleanup and adjustment on the new one(actually I believe it's a 2011 or 12 also.


Trek Pure 3-speed 2011 or 12

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Old 12-13-22, 04:15 PM
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Lots of cool looking cruisers in this thread. Just getting back into biking. Keep 'em coming!
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Old 12-15-22, 05:31 PM
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That's cool Mr. Pickem. My wife's Trek Wasabi, as of this week, has new tires/tubes and painted fenders (masked off and clear coated the graphics). All the rusted nuts, bolts and wahers I replaced with stainless. It appears this bike was truly a beach cruiser. Salt had eaten anything not aluminum or stainless. 😎
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Old clunker dressed up to look like 80s BMX Thruster...carbon trp lever, fuzik carbon seat with titanium rails, lock on grips, haro bars, new cable & chain and kenda tires



Clunker with mixed parts
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