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el twe 12-05-07 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by Otis (Post 5749594)

Stunning.

bigbossman 12-05-07 04:48 PM

Here's how I received it:
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...e/cd28e076.jpg

Here's how it left, with its' new owner:
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...e/a2d00c0b.jpg

501breeze 12-05-07 09:41 PM

The red housing on those chrome schwinns is really really great. and that maroon miyata is super classy.
All these bikes are swell looking. nice work!

teambhultima 12-05-07 10:05 PM

2 Attachment(s)
1978(?) Schwinn Collegiate before ($6.88 at thrift) & after...
Merry Christams & Happy Holidays!

ricohman 12-05-07 10:09 PM

This is now my "new" favorite thread!

redxj 12-05-07 11:59 PM

I hardly ever take the before pictures, but here are a few I did and could find.

before:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1330/...9587b68a96.jpg

After:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2287/...51dad8f65c.jpg

Before:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2172/...5bd736db_o.jpg

After:
http://velospace.org/files/DSCF0451_0.JPG

Before:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2010/...9c79b06d_o.jpg

After:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1287/...fb4aaa7c_o.jpg

Stacey 12-06-07 06:30 AM

Ok, it's not a vintage roadie but....


BEFORE:

http://mysite.verizon.net/tegants/sting01.jpg



AFTER:

http://mysite.verizon.net/tegants/sting02.jpg

Old Yeller 12-06-07 07:06 AM

'89 Pinarello Montello
 
Before...
http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/5...narelloub6.jpg
and after
http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/6...o617061or0.jpg

tarwheel 12-06-07 08:03 AM

Great thread. I'll have to get out my camera and take some shots of my bikes.

bigbossman 12-06-07 09:14 AM

I kind of liked the rear fender - why'd you ditch it?


Originally Posted by Stacey (Post 5755208)


Stacey 12-06-07 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by bigbossman (Post 5755883)
I kind of liked the rear fender - why'd you ditch it?

Lotsa reasons. No front fender for balance, reflector riveted on and detracts from the lines, fender too short it should cover the front of the wheel too, & it's my bike and I didn't want it on. I'm a minimalist.:)

FlatTop 12-06-07 10:42 AM


Originally Posted by nlerner (Post 5751468)
Another one from me: a 1970s St. Etienne road bike

After

http://web.mit.edu/nlerner/Public/Bikes/Porteur1.jpg

Nlerner, that's a neat transformation. I love the paint, but the handcrafted wood accessories set it off "just so". Nicely done.

sekaijin 12-06-07 11:15 AM

This Gios above is my favorite so far, because it shows the clearest transformation from trash to flash. Some of these bikes don't look all that bad in their before pics!

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Here's mine:

BEFORE
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...derRoadBik.jpg

AFTER
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...n/IMG_3366.jpg

Otis 12-06-07 11:34 AM

[QUOTE=sekaijin;5756712]This Gios above is my favorite so far, because it shows the clearest transformation from trash to flash. Some of these bikes don't look all that bad in their before pics!

=========================================

The Gios frame was trashed! Brian Baylis painted it for me and he still b****es about how much time it took to get a smooth surface.

I had bought the frame sight unseen and had it sent directly to Brian. I never saw that "before" picture until it was already painted. If I had seen it first I probably would have kept looking for a different frame.

With that said it is really the best old bike I've ever ridden. Might have something to do with it being a perfect fit for me, but I really think they just got the angles right on those.

ricohman 12-06-07 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by bigbossman (Post 5755883)
I kind of liked the rear fender - why'd you ditch it?

I believe that was a front fender put on the rear for some reason.
It would look silly with the front fender and no rear.

bigbossman 12-06-07 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by sekaijin (Post 5756712)
This Gios above is my favorite so far, because it shows the clearest transformation from trash to flash. Some of these bikes don't look all that bad in their before pics!

You want trash to flash, eh? How about my Mondia?

Before, after tear-down. I received it as a complete bike, but didn't think to take a pic till after I stripped it. Features included crash damage, rust, a heavily corroded top tube, and a cracked head tube. Apparently it was raced hard:
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...ia_frame_4.jpg

After repair and restoration:
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...a_redone_1.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...a_redone_4.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...a_redone_9.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...dtube_lugs.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...a_redone_3.jpg

waldowales 12-06-07 03:06 PM

3 Attachment(s)
My 1962 Traveler.

Stacey 12-06-07 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by ricohman (Post 5757641)
I believe that was a front fender put on the rear for some reason.
It would look silly with the front fender and no rear.

No. It's a rear fender. The '81 Stingray II's had that wonky fender on them.

luker 12-06-07 04:04 PM

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ah, trash to flash, huh? waddabout dis?

Fortunately, Dick Cheney ran over me and then tried to shoot me in the face with his shotgun...the settlement allowed for the stunning restoration.

<edit> of course, it was really my fault...I deserved it, really...</edit>

JunkYardBike 12-06-07 04:23 PM


Originally Posted by luker (Post 5758955)
ah, trash to flash, huh? waddabout dis?

Fortunately, Dick Cheney ran over me and then tried to shoot me in the face with his shotgun...the settlement allowed for the stunning restoration.

<edit> of course, it was really my fault...I deserved it, really...</edit>

I think someone's been hitting the eggnog a little early.

If I send you a Free Spirit, you think you could do a similar restoration? :D

luker 12-06-07 04:38 PM

would you rather have a singer or a herse?

JunkYardBike 12-06-07 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by luker (Post 5759229)
would you rather have a singer or a herse?

Singer s'il vous plaît.

luker 12-06-07 06:42 PM

okeydokey. I'll get cheney on the phone.

Old Fat Guy 12-06-07 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by luker (Post 5759777)
okeydokey. I'll get cheney on the phone.

Careful, that crazy mofo dont play no games, fo' real.

Make mine an early De Rosa.
Thanks,
OFG

PS--- I shudder each time I cross Cheney Dr in Paradise Valley. It freaks me a little.

luker 12-06-07 09:36 PM

we're digressing...but he lives just east of here. They close the Snake when he wants to fish. He really is kind of creepy.


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