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 Post subject: My Rocky restoration
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:37 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Not sure if anyone remembers the "what kind of bike is this" thread I posted for this bike but I finally got the ball rolling to get it on the road. Goal was to get a rideable bike for this weekends trip to kenora, Ontario, Canada.

Here's the thrift store find when I got it:
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I decided to get it powdercoated through a guy in town here. Initially I was going to go with an off white as there were so many different colours painted on this bike I didn't know what the original colour was. While disassembling the bike, I took out the bottom bracket and sure enough the original colour was in the bb threads - neon green.

After:
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Parts are a mishmash for now to get it rideable for the weekend. Still need a decent chain set, rd, and front shifter (hopefully ASAP for the latter).


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 Post subject: Re: My Rocky restoration
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:08 pm 
BoTM | Gold | PoTM
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That's a little beauty 8) Not sure about the Flexstem though but I didn't like them 20 years ago either :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: My Rocky restoration
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:42 pm 
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Nice! Good choice on the colour.


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 Post subject: Re: My Rocky restoration
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:47 pm 
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Location: Behind you with the duct tape pulled out.
Looks a right lil belter now, good work that man.


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 Post subject: Re: My Rocky restoration
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:28 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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That looks marvelous, apart from the stem and the saddle :D Did you ever determine what model it is?


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 Post subject: Re: My Rocky restoration
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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No didn't ever get confirmation of a model. The consensus seemed to be wedge but I left any model name off the bike since I'm not sure.


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