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Old 07-26-10, 01:39 PM
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How would you advertise this?

I came across this bike last weekend and after careful? thought, decided to go ahead and use some of the parts bin stuff building up. It is a ladies free spirit. Originally equipped with 650A's, northroads type handlebar and a Suntour honor rear derailleur making it a 5-speed.

Also worth mentioning is that it came with full steel fenders. Now, I don't really need to get into another type of wheel... 650A's and the expanding parts bin bloat. So I took off the wheels and found that 27's don't fit with the front fender. Then I removed the front fender and... voila!... it does fit. So in my haste, I remove the rear fender and install a rear 27 inch wheel and it fits also. The rear wheel comes with a six speed freewheel. In the parts bin happens to be a fully assembled drop handlebar with brakes, foam stuff and stem. On it goes...

Happens that I have in the parts bin a set of very short side pull brakes that I had to modify for a ladies frame. Brake cable routing for the rear.
What would you call a bike that was a cruiser and now is a road style bike?
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I would call it a road bike, due to the drop bars. You took on a project with that one. I have picked up a few similar to that, and took them straight to my favorite thrift store and donated them (they can sell anything). I swear, if they were selling $10 bills for $20, people would buy them!

I would change out that saddle, if you have something in the bin.
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