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my first bike: a restoration story completed(13 posts)

my first bike: a restoration story completed_rt_
Jan 3, 2003 10:13 AM
x-post from MTBR Passion & the Retro forum

Wow! Nice Job!Fez
Jan 3, 2003 10:34 AM
You must have had fond memories riding this. Restoring it must have been a trip down memory lane. I wish I had one of my bikes from yesteryear.
thanks. (nm)_rt_
Jan 3, 2003 11:36 AM
And its just your sizemoneyman
Jan 3, 2003 10:39 AM
That looks like it was a lot of fun. Nice pics.

$$ (Still waiting for your phone call)
yes. i'm selling the rest of the stable_rt_
Jan 3, 2003 11:38 AM
and only riding this one from now on!

who needs 2 alu bikes, 1 carbon bike, and 1 ti bike when i can have 1 steel bike that out-weighs all of the others combined!!

rt- will be calling as soon as i get my spring schedule figured out! promise.
re: my first bike: a restoration story completedJuanmoretime
Jan 3, 2003 10:46 AM
Very cool. My oldest daugther's first road bike hangs in our garage, a Giant Kronos. While it's in relatively good shape, I would hope someday she will do the same. I'm envious, I won't let her bike go. Where those bikes of attained childhood dreams of mine are once again dreams.
my parents have every bike..._rt_
Jan 3, 2003 11:42 AM
my brother & i rode as kids. i'm not sure why they saved them all, or what they thought they would do with them in the future but they're all down in the storage room waiting for something. good thing i got a PhD and then went to work at a bike shop!

as soon as i told my mother that i had finished this bike her immediate response was 'we'll bring the Urago when we come to visit'!

rt - looking to be busy restoring for a long time to come
Beautiful job...Dave Hickey
Jan 3, 2003 10:52 AM
I remember your original post. Great restoration.
Jan 3, 2003 11:43 AM
i knew being anal would come in handy one day. ;-)

re: Is that bike a WSD?teoteoteo
Jan 3, 2003 10:52 AM
By WSD I mean Wee-Man Specific Design of course. That is a cool story. I remember being a kid with a BMX bike and being very jealous of another kid with a "ten speed" in my neighborhood. It must have been around 77 or 78 though and it was red.

I'd love to have a couple of those for the shop, we always joke about putting on a "Shriner Style" figure 8 display in our local parade's.
no it's a TTCSW_rt_
Jan 3, 2003 11:36 AM
Teeny-tiny child specific design!

I must have bugged my parents incessently to get me a 10-speed (or in this case a 6 speed!) but because i was so tiny for my age it was a real challenge.

my brother had a little red 10-speed that my parents recently got back from some family friends whose child had also ridden it. that bike was probably from about the same time as yours--'78-ish.

absolutely amazing -- pat yourself on the back (nm)maximum15
Jan 3, 2003 4:24 PM
very cool. nmdesmo
Jan 3, 2003 4:49 PM