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Old 04-27-11, 08:36 AM
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What's the worst condition bike you've saved?

A few of my recent purchases have been a tad 'worn out' when it comes to paintwork and mudguards, but I'm hoping to save them all...

I need some inspiration though - show me some pictures of your wrecked bikes that ended up being 'ok'
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Old 04-27-11, 09:22 AM
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Old 04-27-11, 11:01 AM
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I need to take "before" pictures of my junk. This bike was in much the same shape that green Peugeot before I rescued it. It was laying in the snow waiting for the scrapper.

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Old 04-27-11, 12:37 PM
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Autonoz, did you manage to save that saddle? I've got one similar in blue/white that I'd love to make a new cover for?
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Old 04-27-11, 01:14 PM
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Yes! WOW! you guys are talented!
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Old 04-27-11, 02:34 PM
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With all the time in the world I wouldn't be able to turn one of my rust buckets into the above!
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How did you get the chain to loosen up? lol, jk
Excelent job. What parts did you end up replacing?
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Old 04-27-11, 05:59 PM
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How did you get the chain to loosen up? lol, jk
Excelent job. What parts did you end up replacing?
Lots of oxcalic acid. Only replaced the saddle, brake levers, cables, bar tape, freewheel, spokes, tires & tubes. Put on a new pump and wingnuts. The old wingnuts were OK, but one was missing. Powdercoated the frame and made my own decals. Most of the parts I had laying around.

The bike is a 1962 Peugeot UO-8.
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Is that before or after?
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Is that before or after?
Put it into the OA and this is all that was left when I came back:

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I've posted these here before, but it does fit the post:





Unfortunately I lost the best "before" shot when it had flipped up bars, a wire basket on front and two incredibly smashed wooden wheels.

I re-used every original part that came with the bike except for the ball bearings, spokes, rims, and tires. Even the petrified Reynold block chain was saved, and the saddle was rebuilt using the original rails and hardware.
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Old 04-27-11, 07:06 PM
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When looking at these please keep in mind that I re-used about 95% original parts on all of these, I think only the Fuji had it's wheels replaced.











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I have a Nishiki Montana mtb with a stuck seatpost. Lime green, seatpost is black with lime green lettering (Sakae). Seatpost is also in backwards. With the ears spread and a small sledge, I've got it rideable. No need for a seatpost binder, but that's supposed to hold the cable stop for the rear brake. So, it's got a front brake, sort of, a backward seapost with the saddle sledge-hammered level. Threads are coming off the tires (gumwalls) and I'm not even going to attempt shifting, as all the levers just dangle.

My son needed a "beat up" bike and a "cool bike" for a school play. This one plays the "beat up" role quite well.

No before/after pics, because there is no after.
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This isn't the worst but it is close. Roger
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Old 04-27-11, 07:53 PM
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Stunning!
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Originally Posted by FORDSVTPARTS View Post
When looking at these please keep in mind that I re-used about 95% original parts on all of these, I think only the Fuji had it's wheels replaced.











I totally recognize that garage door from Craigslist! Where in Nokomis do you live?
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Old 04-27-11, 08:25 PM
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I totally recognize that garage door from Craigslist! Where in Nokomis do you live?
Sorry, wrong white garage door. I live in Shoreview

The garage door has to serve for before pics and the back of the school across the street is perfect for most of my after shots


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