Thursday, November 19, 2009

progress continues...

The last few Saturdays have been pretty exciting.  The shop is looking great, we did some cleanup last week and it made things considerably easier.
We've started putting some of our donated bikes together, and finished some pretty cool ones. 

Our "foreign exchange students" Brandon and Mai put together a Fuji Berkely (not pictured) and an old Peugot for themselves, both single speed of course. 

Brandon started working on a 70's Browning (yes, the gun company).  Not a lightweight racer but still a cool old lugged road bike.  It would make a great commuter bike for someone.  Just needs a decent set of wheels and little stuff.

Grady got an old Jamis Explorer up and running that I used for delivering on Monday in the rain and it was a champ.  A little upright for my taste but it rides smooth.  And its got a gold stem!

Just finished this Huffy cruiser, rescued from a barn.  Cleaned up pretty nice I think.  Super smooth ride with a freshly rebuilt coaster hub (my first successful attempt!)  Sorry, already sold :)

Brian's been working on these two mountain bikes, this aluminum Schwinn just needs the chainring bolted up and the brakes tweaked.  Neon green bar tape.  

This is an 80's I think Shogun Prairie Breaker I with some enormous 2.125" knobbies.  Sounds like it might need a little work on the hubs or the headset but overall a pretty cool bike. 

And here's a Centurion Le Mans 12 Brian picked up.  I lost my metric tape measure but it's a pretty large frame.  Paint's in great shape, Suntour ARX derailleurs, Dia-compe 500 brakes, Tange 900 double butted chromoly. 

And another Le Mans 12 donated last week, single butted Tange #5 tubing, not as shiny as the big Le Mans but still a nice frame.  This one might end up as Charli's bad weather beater. 

And that's just the tip of the iceberg, tons more frames just begging to be adopted.  Come by Saturday and check them out, 553 N Fountain from noon to 6pm.

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