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11-10-09, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Heres the completed bike(ill have to take...

Heres the completed bike(ill have to take pictures tonight on my usual ride) enjoy. i am sorry that its dirty, i got caught in the rain and went through some mud.lol

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11-10-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Im uploading some pictures right now, but that...

Im uploading some pictures right now, but that seat is actually very comfortable. I've riden this bike over five miles without a problem, i may change it out later though, and give the seat to my mom...
Forum: BMX
11-10-09, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,325
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

yall are talking like its a million dollar bike...

yall are talking like its a million dollar bike :rolleyes:

the good thing about HIM buying HIS bike, is HE can do whatever he wants to with it. after all HE BOUGHT IT.



But o.p. chrome wont...
11-04-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

I refuse to use anything by anyone that called...

I refuse to use anything by anyone that called himself "a god", thats fine if the man had the "god" complex, but he was a psycho in my book, i guess that why all the "hipsters" like him.
Forum: BMX
11-04-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

I know what your talking about man, i play drums...

I know what your talking about man, i play drums in a little local band, im always learning how to do stuff. if you practice drums to much it just gets boring. But its kinda cool, you learn alot of...
11-04-09, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Thanks! im not very interweb savy.

Thanks! im not very interweb savy.
11-04-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Ive never even heard of the Gitane forum.

Ive never even heard of the Gitane forum.
11-04-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

IM not cool enough for sheldon brown, i dont have...

IM not cool enough for sheldon brown, i dont have a trust find, and my parents dont buy me everything. also im not one of those cool people that use a mac.

But thanks for trying to help!
11-01-09, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,963
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

HEres the only thing that resembles a serial...

HEres the only thing that resembles a serial number on it, i found it located on the left hand side of the seat tube, HD90504671
11-01-09, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,963
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

This bike definatley is versatile! i can actually...

This bike definatley is versatile! i can actually climb hills with, and off road its very comfy, but that may just be that big ol' saddle i have on it :D
10-31-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,303
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

It may be just me, but that looks very...

It may be just me, but that looks very complicated, and could easily mess up.
10-31-09, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

yes! post some pictures! even if it is all...

yes! post some pictures! even if it is all chipped and scratched, heres a tip if it has chrome.

If you want your chrome to shine first: hit it with a wire wheel, not just quick little pecks, lay...
10-31-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Tubulars, and clinchers??? what are those? iirc?...

Tubulars, and clinchers??? what are those? iirc? im not hip enough to understand internet acronyms.
10-31-09, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

I cleaned up these forks: ...

I cleaned up these forks:

http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq254/The_Emo_Gearhead/1975%20mystery%20road%20bike/019.jpg

with a wire wheel, then repainted them, and now they look like this:
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10-30-09, 11:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Well mine came out so light because i used a...

Well mine came out so light because i used a white primer, if i had used a gray,dark gray, or even a black primer it would have come out a lot darker, also a great thing about metallic paint, the...
10-30-09, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,431
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

I recently bought a 88' yokoto redwood...

I recently bought a 88' yokoto redwood city(basically a mountain bike for the streets) for ten bucks from a local charity house. I spent $38 for new tubes(bontrage) and new tires(kenda) , also on a...
10-30-09, 11:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,303
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Brifter? wtf?

Brifter? wtf?
10-30-09, 11:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

I got My Gitanes seat post out!

I've been stalled on the resto of my 70' gitane becasue i had a stuck seat post, well i finally got it unstuck tonight. Also when i first posted here you nice folks said get the seat post out and...
10-30-09, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Hey, dont part it out! If you just take your time...

Hey, dont part it out! If you just take your time you can touch up that metalic blue paint thanks to rustoleum!

check it out.
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10-29-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,433
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Thanks!

Thanks!
10-29-09, 02:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,433
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Yep, rustoleum metallic blue, im thinking about...

Yep, rustoleum metallic blue, im thinking about stripping then doing it a metallic black instead.
Its about six bucks a can so prep work is a definite must.

I started out with a white bare metal...
10-28-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,653
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Im in love with those dropouts.

Im in love with those dropouts.
10-28-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,963
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

I just got back from our maiden voyage, riding...

I just got back from our maiden voyage, riding this bike is like a hot knife through butter! I just have a few more spots to hit with the wire wheel and shell be done(besides brake pads) I bought...
10-28-09, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Does my newest bike belong in this forum??

I recently purchased this from a local charity store(like the slavation army store but a local charity) for $10.

IM just wondering if anybody knows anything about this bike?

Its a yokoto...
10-28-09, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,963
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

This bike is cleaning up very very well! i should...

This bike is cleaning up very very well! i should have it on the road by this afternoon! ill have to go for a ride and take some pictures :)
10-28-09, 06:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,341
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

They do ride very well!! :thumb: teh only...

They do ride very well!! :thumb:

teh only thing i didnt like about how mine rode was the shifting, i wasnt alive when these were the "top of the line"(ten speeds) by the time i started riding...
10-27-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,670
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

just a few days ago i had a stuck stem on my...

just a few days ago i had a stuck stem on my gitane, nothing worked(i even soaked it for a few days in pb blaster and every other lubricant) i finally got the rounded off stem bolt out and i had to...
10-27-09, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,963
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Also i do have the front wheel, just when i took...

Also i do have the front wheel, just when i took htis picture i was in the middle of cleaning all the rust off the spokes.lol
10-27-09, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,963
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Is this a vintage bike?

I bought this from the local boys and girls club(just like people helping people, or goodwill), the top tube says Redwood city, and the seat tube says yokoto, the bike says it was made in taiwain.
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10-27-09, 08:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,341
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

The only reason ive been saying its from 75' is i...

The only reason ive been saying its from 75' is i took it to a local collector to see if he could tell me anything about it, he guessed it in the early to mid 70's so i just went with it. Where can...
10-27-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,341
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

When i first got my bike it didnt have any...

When i first got my bike it didnt have any decals. It got resprayed with red spray paint at some point in its life.

Heres some pictures from before i started restoring it.
...
10-27-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,341
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

also mine doesnt have a place for a kickstand.

also mine doesnt have a place for a kickstand.
10-27-09, 03:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,341
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

I did find this bike which looks almost identical...

I did find this bike which looks almost identical to mine, only mine had the shifters on the bottom tube, not on the ends of the bull bars.
...
10-27-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,341
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

I wasnt planning on replacing them, i was just...

I wasnt planning on replacing them, i was just wondering how good they were, and maybe how old they are(im still not sure if its a 35 year old bike) Where could i get more of those little bearings...
10-27-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,341
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Heres better pictures as promised. ...

Heres better pictures as promised.


http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq254/The_Emo_Gearhead/1975%20mystery%20road%20bike/005-1.jpg

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10-27-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,433
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Sometimes spray paint looks better than...

Sometimes spray paint looks better than powdercoating.

http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq254/The_Emo_Gearhead/1975%20mystery%20road%20bike/003-1.jpg

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10-27-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,341
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Fork crown?? Im pretty much a noob when it comes...

Fork crown?? Im pretty much a noob when it comes to bicycles.
10-27-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,341
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Yea my bike has no decals :lol: , i was told it...

Yea my bike has no decals :lol: , i was told it was a Gitane from the guys here in this forum.

You wouldnt happen to know where i could get a decal set at do you? After i get it painted i'd like...
10-27-09, 12:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,341
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

The only thing i dont like about these forks is...

The only thing i dont like about these forks is that there are no cup bearings, when i dismantled it it was the old ball bearing style(just a bunch of little ball bearings coated in grease) so could...
10-26-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,341
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Alright im putting some pictures up(sorry for the...

Alright im putting some pictures up(sorry for the lousy fuzzy kitchen pictures, its already dark and its raining out.

My Gitane is a Tour De France, ive been told, mines probably just a low end...
10-26-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,341
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Nervor forks

Are these forks any good?

I took them off my 75' Gitane that im in the process of restoring.



Thanks,Jeff
10-24-09, 03:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

a rdwoo cty yokoto?

i just got back from a yard sale,and i boght anolder looking bike. The name on the bike says redwoodcity, and i guess the model is yokoto does anybody know anything about this bike?


...
10-22-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

that made me wanna build a chopper bike.

that made me wanna build a chopper bike.
Forum: BMX
10-22-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,953
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Well i ride by cops all the time, state and...

Well i ride by cops all the time, state and local, they dont say anything about it not having brakes, even the sherrif hasnt said anything.
10-21-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,439
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Right now im almost down to a bare frame, all i...

Right now im almost down to a bare frame, all i have left is the cranks,stem,forks,and seat tube. IM probably going to take it to a bike shop and have them get it to a bare frame for me. then i have...
10-21-09, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,735
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

It may be just me, but that looks severely...

It may be just me, but that looks severely uncomfortable to ride, but of course im used to riding a bmx bike.lol
Forum: BMX
10-21-09, 07:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,953
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Read it again, i said i havent broken anything...

Read it again, i said i havent broken anything since ive been riding, but i took the brakes off a while back, and i gotta say i do like it alot better than with brakes. it makes my bike look cleaner.
10-21-09, 06:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,039
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

I say fix it up however you want to! it really...

I say fix it up however you want to! it really doesnt matter what everybody else thinks, as long as your happy with it and you like it, thats cool in my book! :thumb:
10-20-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,033
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

Awesome, thanks! Jeff.

Awesome, thanks!

Jeff.
10-20-09, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,033
Posted By bmxkidinTexas

wich side of the road to ride on?

Soon ill start riding my bike to work and want to be as safe as possible.

When i was a kid i was always told to ride going against traffic, but then ive also been told to ride with traffic. Ill be...
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