plans for this "free spirit"

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eltatertoto

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ok, guys. i bought this bike 2 days agao at a church sale, for 6 bucks!!!!! there was a matching girl bike, that i didnt buy. this bike (to me) looks like it sat in a garage for 30 years. the only rust/damage is whats pictured. the only real bad mark looks like a scab on the top tube. i L-O-V-E those fenders! i dunno why. i think it might be the wrinkle. the ONLY reason i bought it is cause of the 3 speed hub. cause i am gettin 4 stroke , and i wanst gonna get one till i found one with a 3 speed hub. (cause i have to replace the cranks and gears) but anyway, heres the 20 or so pics. once i clean off the dirt/caked dust im sure it will shine!!! creative critisisim welcome)
 

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Large Filipino

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What 4 stroke you getting?
Will it be a frame mount?
That bike...you stole it,man!
You stole it!
It's gonna be fly.
 
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eltatertoto

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lol large. that was the nicest one there. i also got a brand new walker for $2 (for my grandma as a spare) and a bunch of other stuff. and yea frame mount. boy go fast on ebay put up an auction at my request. he said not many peeps buy his 4 stroke. i ended up paying 300 with shipping.http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=190214177567&Category=42319&_trksid=p3907.m29 now.... when i put air in it, if it holds it, that would be the best day ever!!!!!!!!!!!! (i hate to the pit of my stom,ach changing tires/tubes. i also love the design on the chain guard!!! it remings me of the videogame called bully.

or, the knights of columbus symbol. (old catholic men club thing)
 

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BSA

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Very strong bike, I think it's a raleigh 3 speed. Them frames will take anything. Steel; there theres nothing like it. I'm hoping to get an old 3-speed and fit a villiers engine on it; when I can get enough money together. They were everywhere in Britain in the olden days.

BSA
 
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eltatertoto

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yea, my murray (70s) is like a tank, and this bike has the same basic frame design., so it should hold up nice.
 
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HoughMade

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Hey, I bought that exact model of bike (same color, same everything) with my very own hard-earned cash new from sears in about 1983, 4 or 5. I think it cost $119 or $129- guys, that was a lot of money 25 years ago. I loved it...until I was in two wrecks with it- neither the bike's fault. The second owne tweaked the frame and it was never the same again...though it is still in my dad's barn in Michigan. In fact, the pedals from it and some of the cables are on my motored bike.

Rock on, neighbor.

I saw a bike like that for sale at a church run thrift store in the old Handy Andy on Broadway in Merrillville, you didn't get it there, did you?
 
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eltatertoto

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no, houghmade. i got it at a church sale near the bike path where central ends. mccool?? i cant remember exactly, but im pretty sure its mcool, and central. after you get your bike set up, and i get this one built, were definately gonna have to go on a ride.
 
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