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Yea, well...they're vehicles too.
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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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-Kurt

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#2
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
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#3
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.

Eric

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#4
Wow, and I thought car parts were hard to get! Is that also a pretty expensive hobby, or not?
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#5
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.

Eric

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#6
Very cool, Kurt!

Doc

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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
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#7
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!!!!

It said "ONE SIZE FITS ALL"
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Tnfastbk;108682 Wrote:
droptop73;108677 Wrote:When did you take up biking Roy? Big Grin

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

It said "ONE SIZE FITS ALL"

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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