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Brian Hays

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  1. That frame and fork are WAYYYYYY to nice to "restore" . Restoring nice original bikes THAT DONT NEED IT just makes them WAY less desirable and ruins them as far as anyone here is concerned. If you want one to restore then get on ebay and find one that is trashed and needs it. Restoring something like this that is in very nice ORIGINAL shape only kills the value of it and greatly reduces the amount of people who give a shit about it. THEY ARE ONLY ORIGINAL ONCE. Nobody gives two shits about a shiny repowdered bike. Anyone can ruin one. Keeping one original is the way to go. If you had read this thread that you posted on about this amazing original bike I saved, you would know that. PLEASE DO NOT restore this amazing frameset. As far as value, if you plan on keeping it then who cares what it's worth. If you are fishing so you can sell it and cash in, then you are on the wrong site. With the exception of those HIDEOUS new tires and seat, that bike is a perfect time capsule. Take it apart, clean it up. Regrease it and buy some era correct tires and seat and love it...... or sell it to someone who wont restore it and destroy it by doing so.
  2. Bike is seriously badass!!! Digging JU's shirt too!
  3. Ya no kidding. Im not sold on this new brake lever either. May buy yet another one.
  4. Steve, still having issues posting more than 4 pics at a time. Literally have to close the tab on my phone and then re-enter web address every time I post four pics.
  5. Well she's finally done. After much back and forth in my head, I decided to initially go with the "as raced/ as found" combo. I'm a complete sucker for true survivors. I can't say thanks enough to shotgun for the help straightening the fork and farmboy for hooking me up with the exact seat post I needed and Metzone for the hookup on the exact tire I needed. As I said before, I replaced the tubes, rim strips, seat post, and added a brake cable ( it didn't have one). Everything has been scrubbed and polished (more than once). I also changed the brake lever. Otherwise it is all as it was back in 1981-82. Prodyne frame Tange TX1200 fork Tange headset Tange bottom bracket GT gen 2 bars Mushroom copy grips Shimano brake lever DiaCompe brake cable Shimano Tourney caliper Dia Compe brake pads ACS Stoker seat / Strong post combo ACS seat post clamp DK inverted stem Sugino spider Sugino sprocket Shimano DX pedals Ashtabula 178mm cranks (originally red) Sugino chain ring bolts Ukai 26x1.75 7C front rim Araya 26x1.75 7X rear rim Cooks Bros sealed hubs Izumi 3/32" chain Suntour freewheel Tioga Comp 3 26x1.75 front tire Snakebelly 26x1.75 rear tire
  6. Thanks. I read through it. My SG1 is dated 12/82 and the SG2 is dated 3/83.
  7. Feb 1984 frame. It is a PR200 which is a 19.5" top tube . They also made the PR200S which was for standard (not short as some claim) that had an 18.5" top tube. The seat tube decal says PR200 or PR200S to denote the difference. There has been a set of PR series forks on Museum in the for sale section for awhile.
  8. Cant believe its been a year and a half already.
  9. Also open to other trades. 80s Redline Flite full wrap cranks with BB and sprocket, Profile Box cranks with BB and spider, Technique midschool cranks with BB, Crupi pedals. Early 80s silver, chrome or black Tuf or Pro Neck. Early 80s Araya 7X silver, chrome, polished or black 20x1.75 rims with NICE hubs for my DY or whatcha got??
  10. When were the Cycle Pro 1 & 2 release dates? Google returns nothing here or anywhere. Thanks.
  11. 48 hours soaking. PB Blaster in seat tube filled to the top. Cut a couple relief slots with a hacksaw down to the seat mast. Dumped out the PB Blaster this morning and stuck the remaining seat post in the bench vice. Clamped it down and started twisting the frame back anf forth and finally POP and I lifted the frame right off the sear post. Frame was greasy feeling from all the penatrant that ran down the frame so I washed the frame with soapy hot water and then went through the whole process again. Two rounds of rubbing compound, two rounds of polishing compound and then two rounds of wax. Nightmare finally over.
  12. No sir but Ive been given some good pointers from guys who have dealt with this so we will see what tomorrow brings.
  13. Sent the fork off today to be straightened but hoping to sell the LG and be able to buy some CBR forks. Decided to go ahead and bolt a stem to the seat post and attached the LG fork to the stem and twisted and the seat post snapped off so now it's back down to a bare frame. Filled the seat tube up with PB Blaster and then filled it with hot water and am letting it soak. It's about six inches into the frame.
  14. Also as far as the Tange being or not being bent, by looking at this set on Ebay, mine are extremely bent.
  15. Soooooo I spent ALOT of money on these 26" Landing Gear only to find out when I got them today and went to put them in the frame that Landing Gear steer tube is considerably shorter than the Tange. The LG steer tube is 6&3/8" long for a 5" head tube and the Prodyne has a 5&5/8" headtube so the needed fork has a steer tube that is 6&13/16" long. The LG fork top edge of the steer tube only comes up level with the top bearing.
  16. I agree with every word you said.