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Bridgestone Kabuki Quiros

Old 08-11-08, 09:06 PM
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Bridgestone Kabuki Quiros

I just got a Kabuki off my neighbor's porch. It'd been sitting there for quite some time and has some weather damage on the frame. Got the wheels on and some air in the tires and the thing rides pretty well. There's a lot of missing paint on the top tube, and overall it probably needs a fresh painting. Seems like a solid bike otherwise. Front wheel needs truing, but the drivetrain is very clean and smooth, especially considering the conditions it's been kept in...

My question is, how much work am I looking at to get the frame looking decent enough? I have no experience painting frames and very little experience stripping down a frame. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have too many problems with the stripping down and cleaning part, but am wondering the reality of the situation. I took some pictures I can post in a bit.

Also, there are a few bike shops that do painting... If I can strip the frame and fork, how much do these places usually charge to prime and paint (simple, probably solid color)?

really just trying to figure out what kind of investment this bike could end up being to get to a point where I'd want to ride it.
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Old 08-11-08, 09:36 PM
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Well, apparently the pictures aren't coming anytime in the immediate future (tech problems with phone). It has bare spots with minor rust on the top tube and an overall rough paint job because of the weather exposure right now.
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My brother and I turned a real dumpster (in this case porch) dive rust bucket, and churned out a sweet ride. Only parts I purchased were handlebars & tape (it had a pvc pipe for handlebars) and a new british green brooks saddle (not pictured). Threw on a bottle holder that was lying around the house. Rest of it is just scrubbed clean original bike parts.

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That looks great. I take it there's a little bit of Irish in you haha. Could you show a picture of the drive side? I'm interested to see what's hanging haha. Cheers!
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