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Old 10-10-2014, 08:37 AM
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Default Re: Vintage bike I bought

That's a great old touring bicycle. Nice shade of green too.

Listen to Dan about the fenders. My bike has them, but I can't honestly say I endorse them. (Notice it says "Resident Mad Scientist" up there. But I'm not completely crazy. I made sure the fenders weren't rusty when I restored my bike. I used a pair of fender braces on each wheel in addition to the front wheel having a bolt running through it into the bottom of the fork, and the rear wheel being bolted both to a cross-brace at the top of the seat stays and at the meeting of the chain stays to the bottom bracket. I upgraded all the bolts, and used high-end lock nuts, and put a curve in some fender washers and used them for added strength. And I made sure there was more than enough clearance.
And still, at the end of it all, I can't really say I recommend their use.

"There is nothing wrong with wanting a motorbike that is an extension of your personal taste and fashion sense; if you must ride somewhere, I say do it with style!"
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