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Old 04-30-18, 11:45 AM
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Been away for a while....

The restoration of a vintage pickup truck has been an obsession for a while, but some spare time and desire for fitness has rekindled the vintage bike thing. Went for a nice long ride on this Peugeot- after gathering dust for a year or so. I had forgotten how nice a rider it is.


I bought a mint condition 80's vintage Schwinn World Sport at a swap meet just for the 27 inch wheelset for this old pre- Grant Petersen Bridgestone:

I'm old and this upright riding position is more comfortable...but slow. The old Bridgestone is one of the quietest bikes I've had.

Then when looking at the remains of the little black World Sport, I realised I had a set of black SKS fenders and a set of mismatched 700C wheels, and thought the smaller wheels would give a decent fender line, plus some other better quality parts...so:

Sad to think I was at one point going to sell these bikes for a new one barrel carburetor.
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A photo or 2 of the vintage pickup is required as most of us are fans of a lot of vintage things
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A photo or 2 of the vintage pickup is required as most of us are fans of a lot of vintage things
It's a '65 Chevy C10, 250 six cylinder with granny four speed:



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Cool, my first 4 wheeled vehicle was a '62 C20 6cly/4 speed.

Now we need to know about the rifle too.
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Cool, my first 4 wheeled vehicle was a '62 C20 6cly/4 speed.

Now we need to know about the rifle too.
It's a 1965 J.C. Higgins .22 bolt action single shot. My dad paid $12.50 for it new at Sears It was a 12th birthday present, but really there was a pest that was digging in our garbage cans, and he wanted to scare it away with those little .22 shot rounds.
That was the way it was in 1965.
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Originally Posted by Shp4man View Post
It's a '65 Chevy C10, 250 six cylinder with granny four speed:



Nice! My wife and I had one of those in that same color blue back in about 1983, during our hippie vegetable-farming days. It was full of rust holes--you could see through the floor to the ground in lots of places. I think we paid $150 for it. We beefed up the springs and used it to transport carrots to the co-op in Hardwick, a ton or so at a time, or close to it. The truck didn't handle well with that kind of a load. I remember overdoing it a few times and getting to the point where the front wheels would come completely off the ground when you went over a bump.

Those were the days. Now that they're safely behind me, I mean.
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I also have a modern bike, it's a "commuter". I don't commute to work, it's 22 miles of hellish traffic, but the bike is a pleasure to ride, and almost completely maintenance free. It's a Scott Sub 10, Gates belt drive, Shimano 8 speed rear hub, hydraulic disc brakes...

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