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Old 04-16-10, 06:35 PM
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Signed up a while ago, but just now got a bike to ride/work on.

Hi everyone! I posted an introduction last summer, but then winter came and I wasn't much on the bike scene. But now that the nice weather is back, it's time to ride! Here is my story of how I got to where I am now with my bicycle situation. I had a cheap GMC Denali road bike from Wal-mart that was decent, but then I got the urge to customize it and switch it to a ss/fg. Took it all apart and realized, I'd like an older bike with a more slim frame to convert and fix up instead. So I bought an old Schwinn Varsity from craigslist for $15. Got it all taken apart and half sanded but realized that it will need a new.... everything, basically ha. That will take time and money and I need a bike now, so I went back to craigslist and got this fixed Fuji Sports 10 for $160, which seemed like a reasonable price. I've already made a few changes and have more ideas in my mind for the near future.

GMC Denali not taken apart

GMC Denali taken apart



Schwinn after I bought it and got it home

Here is where it stands now, half sanded, needing to be finished, painted, and a crapload of new parts to be bought.



Here is my current ride. This picture was in it's ad on craigslist

Got it home, cleaned up a bit, fixed the handlebars




Painted the seat post, chopped some old handlebars and painted them. I plan on painting the crank and the fork, and stem black next when I can find time




Future plans for the Fuji: replacing the crank with something better and higher geared (current is 40t with 16t track cog), putting a white chain on it, better pedals (possibly with straps?), getting handlebar tape on (white or black?? I can't decide), throwing a front brake on... not too sure what else.

Thanks everyone for looking! I'm excited to meet some people and gain a lot of information on here, especially since a lot of this bicycle stuff is new to me.

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Old 04-16-10, 07:31 PM
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Welcome to BikeForums.
Nice bikes. Post pics when the Fuji is finished.
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Old 04-16-10, 09:08 PM
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Welcome!!Nice bikes
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Old 04-16-10, 09:51 PM
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Thanks guys, I'll be sure to keep updating!
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