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Let's see your beater SSFG

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Old 06-09-13, 05:05 PM
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This Serotta Atlanta frame was bought as a "project" from my local bike rescue for just $200.00 The BB was siezed in place, and an allen key was welded to the BB spindle in an attemt to work it free. Never happened!

The previous attemps by others to free it all left a few hacksaw cuts in the BB shell, but the new BB lock ring covers those nicely. There is a little paint discoloration on the bottom of the BB shell from the heat of the previous welding, but it's underneath so no biggie.

A nice plus is an almost perfect set of Campagnolo duel pivot brakes were included in my buy price of $200.00 The rest of the parts i had laying around from ebay used purchases, except for a new set of tires and tubes.





I spent 6-7 hours on it grinding the entire bottom bracket out from the center until just the threads.

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Old 06-09-13, 05:12 PM
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A few pics of the work:

This is how i recieved the frame,...Urgh! The sections of the stuck BB that were cut off also done by previous attemps of others. I decided to work from the center out.





Someone even tried a drill near the threads, but cut into them in a few spots. Works fine now though.









And FINALLY clear! NO GREASE present, of course! Got rid of most all the surface rust and added some light grease to protect it.





Front Brake. (rear brake same groupo) Dura Ace Headset also included.



Looks pretty good now and climbs like a champ!


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Old 06-09-13, 05:24 PM
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I'll play. Peugeot conversion from CL. Blah blah got it for a reasonable price and swapped stuff around, you know how it goes.
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Cobra track bike sizing?

Does anyone have a sizing chart for Cobra track bikes? Tube lengths and frame angles?
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Does anyone have a sizing chart for Cobra track bikes? Tube lengths and frame angles?
If you're asking about the Euro-Asia Imports Cobra carbon track frameset, your best bet would be to contact EAI directly.
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As much as I hate zombie threads and as much as the question asked had nothing to do with the topic of the thread at all in any sense of anything. It was a pleasure to see some old beaters and I for one would love to see this rejuvenated. Granted I don't have any SS/FG beaters but maybe one day.
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Old 02-13-18, 11:39 PM
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yeah man. lol @ post #30
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Well, since I posted my OP, my “beater” has morphed into this:

https://m.imgur.com/4pKKjkA

So, I no longer own any bikes that qualify as true beaters.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Well, since I posted my OP, my “beater” has morphed into this:

https://m.imgur.com/4pKKjkA

So, I no longer own any bikes that qualify as true beaters.
You could now have a crank forward unicycle . Electra eat your heart out!
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With me, they always start out as beaters, I get upgrade-itis and the next thing you know I can't leave it locked anywhere.
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With me, they always start out as beaters, I get upgrade-itis and the next thing you know I can't leave it locked anywhere.
LOL so true
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My beater

This is my effort to revive this thread:

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My 14 year old Trek. First "real" mountain bike, now is my neighborhood, kid hauling, bike path/road and my backup singletrack bike.
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Dumpster-save 66cm 1977 Ross CrMo (I'm 6'6"). Stripped bare and refinished with Rustoleum.
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Dumpster-save 66cm 1977 Ross CrMo (I'm 6'6"). Stripped bare and refinished with Rustoleum.
Isn’t this a re-post? Not a fan of the matchy-match colors, but it looks like you did a nice job!
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Isn’t this a re-post? Not a fan of the matchy-match colors, but it looks like you did a nice job!
Not in this thread. Posted elsewhere. Thank you--I like the gray and white contrast.
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Son of Zeus, Son of Leto...


20181112_100027[1] (2) by dc460, on Flickr
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20181112_100027[1] (2) by dc460, on Flickr
cool!
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This thing got stolen from me about a year ago. 2003 KHS flite 100. The bike is just as crappy as the photo is. Loved this thing! and miss it. I left it at work and would use it for quick trips to grab lunch or run short errands



edit: that blue bike up there is my MTB. My favorite bike!
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