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Echelon Spectra by Cherubim

Old 08-21-12, 08:50 PM
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Echelon Spectra by Cherubim

I just picked up this frame for $160 on my local craigslist. It was a little higher than I originally wanted to pay but the frame had a lot of good qualities and it having a connection to Yoshi Konno made it worthwhile. Some fellow posters in the Appraisals forum definitely helped push me in the right direction. The seller, a BMX enthusiast along with his son, said there were 23 other offers and the highest was $150. After he accepted my offer, he said the previous bidder offered $300 for his lot of bikes (like how he originally wanted to sell) but he stuck with me. For that, I'm grateful. As funds become available, I hope to put Shimano 600 components on it. I'm also waiting on a line from the gentleman about any spare parts he might have for me. I know there's not much out there on Echelon but they were rebadged Cherubim bicycles and there was arecent thread where another C&V'er found one similar to this.













It looks like someone tried to highlight the chrome underneath the paint by sanding the lugs but didn't get to it all. What are those little holes that are inside of the fork? I heard vinegar works well on rusted chrome so I'll give that a shot. The seller's son pulled this frame out of the dumpster after someone riding on it on the bare wheels LOL. A blue and white scheme would work perfect on this bike.
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Number 4 on fork tube.

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holy cr*p, somebody threw that in a dumpster??
Yes it's a very nice frame and worth every nickel you paid.
Try oxalic acid instead of vinegar, but in any case it's going to turn out fine.
The "little holes" in the fork blades are vents to allow hot air and gasses an escape during brazing. Often stays will have vent holes too, sometimes they are all brazed shut (plugged) as a final step before finishing.

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