Refurb Number 2

I love reusing things I already have, and refurbishing a frame to give it new life is one of my favorite forms of reuse.  Early in 2014 I repurposed an old Reynolds-tubed Trek, and in the summer of 2014 I completed this bike.  This frame was a new steel frame I picked up when I worked for Performance Bike a long time ago.  It served as my wife's bike for a couple years, and then spent over a decade hanging from the ceiling.  I had a friend who wanted a hardtail with cantilever mounts, and this frame seemed perfect.  I re-rerouted the rear brake cable to the underside of the…
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Refurb Number 1

July 1, 2013: This project involves rehabbing a Trek 660 frame from around 1985.  This is a cool frame and fork made in Wisconsin with Reynolds 531 tubing.  It is over 30 years old though and could use some modifications and fresh paint to bring it up to date.  I'm going to remove the brake housing guides along the top tube and braze on some split guides on the bottom left side of the top tube.  I will also cold set the rear spacing to 130mm and hone the inside of the seat tube.  Then it is off to powder coating to be blast off the old paint and get…
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Refurb Number 2

I love reusing things I already have, and refurbishing a frame to give it new life is one of my favorite forms of reuse.  Early in 2014 I repurposed an old Reynolds-tubed Trek, and in the summer of 2014 I completed this bike.  This frame was a new steel frame I picked up when I worked for Performance Bike a long time ago.  It served as my wife's bike for a couple years, and then spent over a decade hanging from the ceiling.  I had a friend who wanted a hardtail with cantilever mounts, and this frame seemed perfect.  I re-rerouted the rear brake cable to the underside of the…
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Refurb Number 1

July 1, 2013: This project involves rehabbing a Trek 660 frame from around 1985.  This is a cool frame and fork made in Wisconsin with Reynolds 531 tubing.  It is over 30 years old though and could use some modifications and fresh paint to bring it up to date.  I'm going to remove the brake housing guides along the top tube and braze on some split guides on the bottom left side of the top tube.  I will also cold set the rear spacing to 130mm and hone the inside of the seat tube.  Then it is off to powder coating to be blast off the old paint and get…
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