(MBBO#5 Class 1) Bike of opportunity Build! 68 Torino 300

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  1. QUEASY RIDER

    QUEASY RIDER

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    [​IMG]While working on my Vista Torino 500 in the build off, forum member KJV posted pics of a Torino 300 he saw at a swap meet. He was kind enough to pick it up for me and then also send it. Turned out to be a pretty nice original bike sold by the original owner. Long gone was everything that made it a three speed and the Vista S7 front and rear wheels. I used some Araya wheels from a later Torino. I laced up the Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub on the rear. Put caliper brakes and levers back on it. Worked out the fender problem and located the correct shifter for it. It rides nice and solid and I love the brown color.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. OneHorsePower

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    Very nice ! Well done :113:
     
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  3. OddJob

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    Nice job on bringing it back to life! Great looking bike, really dig the brown as well. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. LukeTheJoker

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    This is great!
    I think it is my favorite of the three actually, would not have thought I would love a brown bike so much!

    Luke.
     
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  5. furyus

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    Another very clean job. Cool to see this one saved.

    furyus
     
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  6. KJV

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    Super nice :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  7. Chad T

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    Wow....this one turned out super nice too...a trifecta...don't remember anybody entering 3 bikes before. Great job bringing this beauty back to life. It fell into the right hands for sure.
     
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  8. franconuevo

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    Nice...very nice...love the color on this bike
    :happy:
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  9. Wildcat

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    Nice!

    It came with S-7's?
     
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  10. QUEASY RIDER

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    The first year they used the 20x1 3/4 tires front and rear. Here is a pages for the catalog that has that info.
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  11. N.Kildare1718

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    I love that brown also.
    Classic look.
     
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  12. roadwarrior

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    My favorites on this bike are the seat/sissy bar and that cool slick tire.
     
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  13. LukeTheJoker

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    Since this bike turned up I have been eyeing off the brown metal flake for my little Datsun... Just looks so awesome!

    Luke.
     
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  14. kingfish254

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    That cleaned up beautifully!
    Love the tootsie roll seat.
     
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  15. KJV

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    QR, you need to send this one,
    back to Ohio. :21:

    Looks like it did,
    Christmas 1968 :cool2:

    Just needs a,big green bow, on seat.:)
     
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