'79 GW Before and After


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bluec10
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'79 GW Before and After

Postby bluec10 » Mon May 19, 2014 6:09 pm



Before and after. Nice to get out of the garage and ride.






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Placerville
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Re: '79 GW Before and After

Postby Placerville » Mon May 19, 2014 6:45 pm

Very nice. Taking the 'Garage Sale' sign off helped a lot. ;)
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bluec10
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Re: '79 GW Before and After

Postby bluec10 » Mon May 19, 2014 6:52 pm

The only easier decision was ditching the car exhaust.

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Re: '79 GW Before and After

Postby dingdong » Tue May 20, 2014 7:10 am

bluec10 wrote:The only easier decision was ditching the car exhaust.


Ditching the king / queen seat helped more that anything. Good looking bike. You did a good job.
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bluec10
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Re: '79 GW Before and After

Postby bluec10 » Tue May 20, 2014 10:48 pm

I agree about the king/queen seat - that's one part of 80s bike culture that needs to be left in the 80s. Finding an original seat was quite an adventure and victory. I stared at GW seats on Ebay for so long that they were burned into my brain. On the way out of a local used bike parts store I caught a glimpse of part of the back of the GW seat hidden in plain view among hundreds of seats. After looking for so long I almost ran back into the store and bought it...for $80. On Ebay these things go for hundreds. I thanked the store owner for the deal - both of us knew it was a deal. He said, "I just made $80 from a seat that has been sitting in a pile for 25 years and you're happy. Everyone wins." We need more like him.




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