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Tongue 

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I have more pics but loading more then one at a time is a problem for me. Finally after 40 minutes I got them uploaded.
Paid $40. It had been sitting in the thrift store for over a week and nobody wanted it. I think it is chromoly, but says light steel. Sears Free Spirit Explorer V bike. Seems pretty complete.
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The brakes are cool.

That is a really small frame.

The steel cranks would point towards "hi-ten" steel frame, rather than cro-mo.

With a better saddle, I bet it has a nice ride due to the long wheelbase.

What are your plans for it?
Nigel
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(03-25-2015, 03:42 AM)nfmisso Wrote:  The brakes are cool.

That is a really small frame.

The steel cranks would point towards "hi-ten" steel frame, rather than cro-mo.

With a better saddle, I bet it has a nice ride due to the long wheelbase.

What are your plans for it?

I'm going to clean it up, remove the rust and rebuild it. I will keep it as stock as I can. Clean and repair all the reusable parts. I will put newer tires on it, replace the cables, probably a new cassette if it is worn out, new chain etc. Replace the bearings if necessary. Just a recycling job to pass the time. The frame, wheels, handle bars and fenders look fine. Not sure if the seat post and forks are frozen or not. I will check that first. I'll post a pic when I'm done. It will be more about my labour and less about spending any real money. 
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(03-27-2015, 12:24 AM)elmore leonard Wrote:  
(03-24-2015, 10:20 PM)elmore leonard Wrote:  
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P The free wheel was in very good condition so I was able to reuse that. Greased the bearings, cleaned and trued the wheels and new tires.
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bike is now stripped. first go round. so I will post my progress.
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i have started the rebuild. this bike was made in Thailand. The parts, chain ring, derailleurs, clean up very nicely. the bearing are all in clips. . for a Sears bike I'm really impressed.
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