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Should I get this?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
vintage 24" project parts - $45







I figure it could be fun to build up...

BUT

I already have a late 70's vintage (I think) FreeSpirit 3spd cruiser for my GF. It cost me $15 and the only thing wrong with that is the chrome is a bit pitted. I need to post picks of that...
post #2 of 9
Not unless your name is Frida Kallstrom.

http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/11/02/...emo-kallstrom/


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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
I already have a late 70's vintage (I think) FreeSpirit 3spd cruiser for my GF. It cost me $15 and the only thing wrong with that is the chrome is a bit pitted. I need to post picks of that...
If you feel like taking care of her, I can suggest aluminum rims and better brakes.
post #3 of 9
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Not unless your name is Frida Kallstrom.

http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/11/02/...emo-kallstrom/




If you feel like taking care of her, I can suggest aluminum rims and better brakes.
I do want to take car of her, but you may have seen my post in the other thread about her flipping over a car a few years ago. Thus, we really didn't want to spend a lot. She loved it though, we went out on night last week at rode about 7 miles, she was cranking along at 15 mph the whole time. At the end she made some comments on her :ahem: "physique" and what I wouldn't be able to keep my hands off of if she rode more...

We are currently in the market for something with a few more gears and maybe a bit sportier.

I wish I could get my stolen bike back...


Anyways, I like to work with my hands. I saw this today and thought it might be fun.
post #4 of 9
I wasn't kidding.

If you like to work with your hands, lace a pair of Al rims onto her current hubs or similar.

She will instantly have a lighter bike that's easier to pedal, to climb with, and that has better braking -especially- in the wet. For not much cost other than what you enjoy doing anyway.

Further upgrades could be:

- better brake cables; iirc the Free Spirits had no frame cable stops so the Delta Powerlines
http://www.deltacycle.com/product.php?g=14
could look really trick and provide significantly better pull.
- front and rear hub regrease
- mud flaps on the fenders
- better brake calipers (I heart Tektro 556)
- thudbuster-style post.

IMO, that should keep her happy for $cheap$ until she starts doing 30miles+ on a regular basis.
post #5 of 9
I am TOTALLY envious now. Someone on Rochy CL is selling a Workman trike.
post #6 of 9
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IMO, that should keep her happy for $cheap$ until she starts doing 30miles+ on a regular basis.
That's the plan. I wonder how much she can really enjoy riding with only a 3spd though...

I rode it around the lot a little while i was cleaning it up, I would like better brakes. The seat is a little wide for both of our tastes, plus the springs give it a really sloppy feel.




Want me to pick up the trike for you?
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Want me to pick up the trike for you?
That and a plaid blanket I would so get kilt.
post #8 of 9
We will be up in Rochy next week and bring it back to PA for you too .
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That and a plaid blanket I would so get kilt.
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We will be up in Rochy next week and bring it back to PA for you too .

Go for it comprex, no excuses now!


Phil, when are you guys coming up? Maybe with a little warning this time we could meet up for a bite or a drink. Ty living on or off campus?
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