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Yea, well...they're vehicles too.
Some are still with me, some have been sold off (those two all-chrome Schwinn Paramounts paid for the '71 and its parts). Almost all of them are bone-stock original - just polishing, no repaints.

Enjoy the pictures.

The prize of my collection - a 1979 Peugeot PY10 confirmed to be Peugeot's star showbike from the 1980 New York City International Bike Show, a genuine one-of-one made for the trade exhibition:
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1961 Schwinn Paramount P12 - a junker turned survivor, polished (but un-restored) and rebuilt with period parts:
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1951 Raleigh Sports "C" Tourist:
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1978 Raleigh Professional Mk.V w/1976 Campagnolo Super Record (first-generation) components:
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1970 and 1972 Schwinn Paramount P13-9's:
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My restomod 1982 Schwinn Superior, decked out to look like a 1960's French randonneur. Previous owner repainted in "Winesap" ('85 Porsche color):
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Another 1982 Superior, this one since sold, but a good example of what the red one above looked like when new. Component-wise, this one is also a restomod:
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1979 Rudge DL-1 rod-brake roadster:
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I had a few too many Paramounts for my own good at one time:
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Nice old bikes...Like that 79 rudge.

Got my old bikes from when i was a kid still in the garage...One is a red Schwin travaler 2...still has all the little fenders and stuff...Got a very rare Murray street machine...Has drum breaks..Mid sized cruzer...But impossible to find parts for...and i was tuff on it as a kid..lol
Nice bikes, Kurt! thumb

I actually still have my early '80s Sentinel Californian. It's not a particularly expensive bike, but it's fairly rare I've discovered, and was actually made in the USA in Van Nuys, CA. I rode it through high school, putting thousands of miles on it and not treating it very well, since my previous bike was a Roger DeCoster/Mongoose BMX bike. I used to hop curbs and whatnot as needed, so my back rim took a lot of abuse.

A few years ago, I 'restored' it - more like 'restomod.' I used some Specialized equipment ('commuter' seat, water bottle rack, brake pads, speedo/odo computer), Bar Phat foam handlebar tape, Shimano pedals (with clips on one side, no clips on the other), and a new back rim (can't recall the make/model, but I want to get a similar rim for the front as well), and some new tires as well. I love that bike, since it's a big-body frame I always felt comfortable on it. Even after almost 20 years of not riding it, as soon as I hopped back on, it just felt right.

I also have an early-'90s Mongoose Hill Topper MTB that I scored from a local Police bike auction, along with a Trek Antelope (that I sold/flipped to a friend). I like the Mongoose, but it's pretty heavy and I don't ride it much.

I wish I would've kept my early '80s Schwinn LeTour III, but foolishly gave it to a friend when he moved to Germany back in the late '90s. The frame on that bike didn't "fit" me anyway... I always felt too top-heavy on it.

FB's on the 'lock-out' site here at work, so I'll post before and after pics when I get home tonight.

Edit: Here's the 'before' pic, after living in the garage since '93:
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And the 'after' pic once I cleaned it all up and added the new stuff (and why I need to swap out the original front rim):
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And here's the stationary trainer I picked up a few months later:
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I need to start riding it again.


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Wow, and I thought car parts were hard to get! Is that also a pretty expensive hobby, or not?
I can't speak to the level of restoration Kurt's doing, but finding correct sized rims for mine (old school "inch" measurements, since the new standard is metric) has been a royal PITA, and they're quite pricey. I could almost buy a decent bike for the cost of a non-metric rim of discontinued size.

The rest of the gear I bought for mine was all less than $300. But again, those are 'accessories'-type things that you would be buying regardless of the bike's age.

Kurt's on a whole different level than just 'reviving' a bike with new equipment (like I did), and doing a damn fine job as well.


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Very cool, Kurt!


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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
Not here in East Tn they are targets and really dont see the benefits from the exercise. Share the road, right, when you can do the speed limit I will

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When did you take up biking Roy? Big Grin

Dude that "costume" is just flat wrong!!!!

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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droptop73;108677 Wrote:When did you take up biking Roy? Big Grin

Dude that "costume" is just flat wrong!!!!

Tnfastbk;108682 Wrote:
droptop73;108677 Wrote:When did you take up biking Roy? Big Grin

Dude that "costume" is just flat wrong!!!!


Meanwhile back at the Mustang Ranch.......Tongue

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
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