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Scored another Grail bike for my collection

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When I was 16, I had the 1st Floval in the store, and loved that bike. Until I cracked it, sold it when I was 18.

I knew one of my buddies had this one, tucked away, and turns out he built it new in 1980, then parked it. Where it sat, burried under a pile of tires, for 30 plus years. We dug it out last week, I never know it had Bottemas, and beautiful blue rims. All SE parts. My friend sold it to me, and after a quick clean up, here it is. All OG finish, decals, parts, rubber, everything original. Grips fell apart, but everything else is intact.

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Wow! Incredible bike.

Check out those dropouts. Looks like the nuts were torqued down one time only.

Enjoy.

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That is just friggin' stunning! That's right baby! Flat + Oval = Floval!! :rockout:

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Now that’s a nice score!!

 

Side note....you said “all SE parts”. I only see the frame and seat.

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Looks like it did not get a lot of use, very nice. and +1 on what nycet3 said.

 

A question: Did you and your friend have and ride your bikes at the same time? And was yours like this one?

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My Original Floval had a Landing gear fork, and a 24 inch Tuff wheel on the front. Other parts where similar. Back in the day, I rode the crap outa mine. This one here, was ridden down the street maybe twice. No cracks, drop outs look like virgins. This is almost NOS!

 

Floval Frame, Landing gear race fork, Sr Cranks, Sr Seat Clamp, Sr Stem,

SE Seat, bars and Seat post, Sugino Spider, GT Platform pedals,

MX1000 with DX lever, AME modular grips, Araya 7x on Sunshine hubs. Comp3 tires

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Another thing nobody pointed out, the key hole, back of seatmast,  under the seat clamp. Early Flovals tended to crack back here. Mine did 4 times. This one, is like new. Look in my photos. This thing is so clean. Not one hint of cracks, of course its never been raced, or even jumped.

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I just love this bike and the parts on it. And those Bottemas are amazing. That Troxel-made SE seat/seatpost combo is a nice touch as well. Perfect.

Edited by larsvegas43

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INCREDIBLE, AWESOME !!!!!! like being reborn !!!!! Love it !!!!

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I truly love that bike.  Such a beauty. 

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Glad I can share it .....

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