Collegiate DFBO

Oct 14, 2006
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Holly, Michigan,U.S.A.
Bike is way cool as it sits! I've had a couple of the blue Collegiates and that color always jump out in a crowd! Grab some matching grips, get a snazzy horn, throw a cool lighting system on her and enjoy life!

I love the way the fenders are trying to hug them tires! Great job.
Thanks for all the info and pics,
Chainsaw
 

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I'll take a few pics tomorrow. They should match nicely. I paid $5 at my LBS for the pair...never used them. I had planned to use them on my wife's 63 American, but I went with white instead. How does $6 shipped for the pair sound?

Here's a shot before I swapped out for white...

 
Sep 6, 2006
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La Porte,Indiana
OK....I'm done!! RatRod, I found an old pair of blue grips buried in the laboratory but thanx anyway! Guess I'll just ride till its time to post finished pics!! Thanx for everyones input!!
 

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Markm said:
OK....I'm done!! RatRod, I found an old pair of blue grips buried in the laboratory but thanx anyway! Guess I'll just ride till its time to post finished pics!! Thanx for everyones input!!
Good deal...always better to go with stock on hand. :wink:
 
Sep 3, 2006
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Calgary
Markm said:
It's got that forward freewheel or whatever the heck it is...
Aaah yes, those things. I had the same sort of system on my first 10-speed. It was cool that you could shift while coasting, but I don't know if there were any other benefits.

Lately, whenever I see a diamond frame, I want to make it into a fixie :roll: just a phase I'm going through I guess...

-Mp
 
Sep 3, 2006
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Calgary
Markm said:
multi: if you want it you can have it!!
Ooh! That's a very tempting offer

Very tempting indeed! Hmmmmmm.....

Do you have the original wheelset? I suspect it may already have a fixed gear cluster on the back. If it does, you could swap out the front freewheel for a standard crankset, remove the derailleurs and presto! Instant fixie!

-Mp
 
Sep 6, 2006
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I do have the wheels but never really checked them out...I'll let you think about the offer for a few then check to see if it is a fixed wheel...also, thanks for the fixie tutorial!!
 
Sep 6, 2006
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La Porte,Indiana
got the headlight mounted but its still not working... :?


got most of the dents pounded out of the chainguard and reinstalled it. Looks like it was bent in half at one time :shock: don't really care for it but it matches,still cant get the stickers off the darn frame though!!
 
Sep 1, 2006
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So. Florida
You did a super job straightening out the bent chainguard.... Hey.... I got some bent fenders over here :lol:

This looks like it would be quite comfortable.

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